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The Woman in Black: FINE SIGNED FIRST EDITION

Hill, Susan

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ISBN 10: 0241109876 / ISBN 13: 9780241109878
Published by Hamish Hamilton Ltd, 1983
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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A fine first printing with the usual discolouration to the boards edges {normally much heavier}, in a fine unclipped dust wrapper with the original price intact, having the merest hint of fading to the spine, really mild, usually more visible This lovely gift condition copy {appears unread} is SIGNED by the author to the title page. An outstanding copy with superb attributes.BOXED DESPATCH: OVERSEAS AIR ONLY: PLEASE DO NOT SELECT SURFACE!. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-14791429318

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Title: The Woman in Black: FINE SIGNED FIRST ...

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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When a junior solicitor attends the funeral of the sole inhabitant of Eel Marsh House, he catches sight of a wasted woman dressed in black. He feels uneasy, but his unease is deepened when the locals show their reluctance to talk to her. From the author of GENTLEMEN AND LADIES, I'M THE KING OF THE CASTLE and STRANGE MEETING.

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What real reader does not yearn, somewhere in the recesses of his or her heart, for a really literate, first-class thriller -- one that chills the body, but warms the soul with plot, perception, and language at once astute and vivid? In other words, a ghost story written by Jane Austen?

Alas, we cannot give you Austen, but Susan Hill's remarkable Woman in Black comes as close as our era can provide. Set on the obligatory English moor, on an isolated causeway, the story has as its hero Arthur Kipps, an up-and-coming young solicitor who has come north from London to attend the funeral and settle the affairs of Mrs. Alice Drabow of Eel Marsh House. The routine formalities he anticipates give way to a tumble of events and secrets more sinister and terrifying than any nightmare: the rocking chair in the deserted nursery, the eerie sound of a pony and trap, a child' scream in the fog, and most dreadfully -- and for Kipps most tragically -- The Woman in Black.

The Woman in Black is both a brilliant exercise in atmosphere and controlled horror and a delicious spine-tingler -- proof positive that this neglected genre, the ghost story, isn't dead after all.

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