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From the hilltop Franz searches for his own apartment window, catches sight of it through the lenses, and is horrified to see a pale brown creature leaning from the windwo and waving back at him. Taffy went to my house and stole a marrowbone. It is a chilling moment, and things develop spookily from there.

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Franz discovers that his apartment building was once a hotel, where lived an eccentric scholar of the supernatural named Thibaut de Castries. He now reads this apparently crack-brained work of pseudo-science with renewed interest, and it begins to make a strange kind of sense. De Castries believed that modern cities, with their vast quantities of steel, concrete, oil, paper and electrical energy were breeding grounds for so-called paramental entities — which is to say, ghosts befitting a technological era.

It would seem that a supernatural line of power runs between Corona Heights and the apartment block which was once a hotel where de Castries himself resided : Franz Westen is being haunted by a paramental. Despite a lack of action in the middle passages, the climax of the story is truly frightening. At the end, he comes close to the point of dissolution, but survives.

Our Lady of Darkness is a first-class supernatural horror story, written with all the relaxed ease of an old master. It is plainly an autobiographical fantasy, one which speaks of real suffering, but it also has a mellow quality. Search for:. Our Lady of Darkness. First published in by Putnam as a Hardback.

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Sign In Register Help Cart. Cart items. Toggle navigation. Currey, Inc. Summary Discuss Reviews 0 Fritz Leiber may be best known as a fantasy writer, but he published widely and successfully in the horror and science fiction fields.

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While studying his beloved city through binoculars from his apartment window, he is astonished to see a mysterious figure waving at him from a hilltop two miles away. He walks to Corona Heights and looks back at his building, to discover the figure waving at him from his apartment window—and to find himself caught in a century-spanning curse that may have destroyed Clark Ashton Smith and Jack London.

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Putnam's Sons, [].. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Leiber is rare in being an American writer who uses America settings [San Francisco in this case] but can still be very Jamesian.

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Winner of the World Fantasy Award for best novel. Joint winner of the British Fantasy Award. Barron ed , Horror Literature Tymn ed , Horror Literature Tymn ed , Fantasy Literature, pp. King list, p.

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Winter list, p. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with touch of rubbing at spine ends. A nice association copy. Seller: L. Published: []. ISBN: Putnam's Sons, []. A fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with mild shelf wear to corner tips and spine ends. Seller: John W. Knott, Jr. Affectionately, Fritz. Fine in near fine, bright dust jacket. First edition, first printing.

New York: Berkley; G. Putnam's Sons, First Edition. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.

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This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed, with a short inscription, by the author on the title page.

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The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but has one semi-closed tear to the bottom front edge that has a tiny chip associated. Lovecraft and Robert Graves in the first two decades of his career.

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