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We Are for the Dark is a sewn hardback of 258+xii pages, printed lithographically, with head and tailbands, and d/w.


ISBN 978-1-905784-42-4


£40.00 inc free p&p worldwide


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We Are for the Dark


Robert Aickman & Elizabeth Jane Howard


Introduction by R.B. Russell


We Are for the Dark is a remarkable collection, and one that can be said to have kick-started the ‘Aickmanesque’ short story. Credit for the genesis of this sub-genre of the ghost story should be given jointly to Robert Aickman and his collaborator in We Are for the Dark, Elizabeth Jane Howard. Contributing three tales each, the authors were not identified with their own stories when the book was first published in 1951.


We Are for the Dark contains six stories: ‘The Trains’, ‘The View’ and ‘The Insufficient Answer’ are by Robert Aickman, while ‘Three Miles Up’, ‘Left Luggage’ and ‘Perfect Love’ are by Elizabeth Jane Howard.


R.B. Russell’s new Introduction is based on his interview with Elizabeth Jane Howard.


Cover artwork by Stephen J Clark of The Singing Garden.



'For those who love unnerving but elegant dark fiction but missed this book in the past, the present beautiful volume represents a splendid opportunity to get (re)acquainted with two masters of the genre.' Mario Guslandi, Specusphere


Also available:

We Are for the Dark (with Elizabeth Jane Howard)

Dark Entries

Powers of Darkness

Sub Rosa

Cold Hand in Mine

Tales of Love and Death


Night Voices

Go Back At Once

The Attempted Rescue

The River Runs Uphill


see also: Robert Aickman: An Attempted Biography by R.B. Russell



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