The Wine-dark Sea by Robert AickmanThe Wine-dark Sea by Robert Aickman

The Wine-dark Sea

byRobert Aickman

Paperback | September 30, 2014

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Peter Straub called Robert Aickman 'this century's most profound writer of what we call horror stories'. Aickman's 'strange stories' (his preferred term for them) are a subtle exploration of psychological displacement and paranoia. His characters are ordinary people that are gradually drawn into the darker recesses of their own minds.
First published in the USA in 1988 and in the UK in 1990 The Wine-Dark Sea contains eight stories that will leave the reader unsettled as the protagonists' fears and desires, at once illogical and terrifying, culminate in a disturbing yet enigmatic ending.

For fans of the horror genre Robert Aickman is a must read. As Peter Straub notes in his introduction 'Aickman's originality was rooted in need - he had to write these stories, and that is why they are worth reading and rereading'.

'Superb tales of suspenseful unease . . . a contemporary master of the genre.' Publishers Weekly

Robert Fordyce Aickman was born in 1914 in London. He was married to Edith Ray Gregorson from 1941 to 1957. In 1946 the couple, along with Tom and Angela Rolt, set up the Inland Waterways Association to preserve the canals of Britain. It was in 1951 that Aickman, in collaboration with Elizabeth Jane Howard, published his first ghost st...
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Title:The Wine-dark SeaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.8 × 5 × 1.19 inPublished:September 30, 2014Publisher:Faber & Faber AgencyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0571311725

ISBN - 13:9780571311729

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