ROBERT AICKMAN

www.robertaickman.com

Master of the modern strange tale, novelist, critic, editor, literary agent and saviour of the British waterways, Robert Aickman (1914-1981) is best known as one of the most accomplished writers of ghost stories of the twentieth century.

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

SHORT STORIES

NOVELS

AUTOBIOGRAPHY

NON FICTION

 

SHORT STORIES

 

We Are For the Dark: Six Ghost Stories, Cape (London), 1951

(with Elizabeth Jane Howard)

 

Including, by Aickman: ‘The Trains’, ‘The Insufficient Answer’, ‘The View’. (By Elizabeth Jane Howard: ‘Three Miles Up’, ‘Left Luggage’ and ‘Perfect Love’)

 

ditto, Mayflower (London), 1965 (paperback)

 

ditto, Tartarus Press (Carlton-in-Coverdale), 2013 (Introduction by R.B. Russell)

Dark Entries, Collins (London), 1964

 

Including: ‘The School Friend’, ‘Ringing the Changes’, ‘Choice of Weapons’, ‘The Waiting Room’, ‘The View’, ‘Bind Your Hair’

 

ditto, Tartarus Press (Carlton-in-Coverdale), 2011 (Introduction by Glen Cavaliero)

Powers of Darkness, Collins (London), 1966

 

Including: ‘Your Tiny Hand is Frozen’, ‘My Poor Friend’, ‘The Visiting Star’, ‘Larger Than Oneself’, ‘A Roman Question’, ‘The Wine-Dark Sea’

 

ditto, Tartarus Press (Carlton-in-Coverdale), 2011 (Introduction by Mark Valentine)

Sub Rosa, Gollancz (London), 1968

 

Including: ‘Ravissante’, ‘The Inner Room’, ‘Never Visit Venice’, ‘The Unsettled Dust’, ‘The Houses of the Russians’, ‘No Stronger Than a Flower’, ‘The Cicerones’, ‘Into the Wood’

 

ditto, Gollancz (London), 1968 (40 signed copies)

 

ditto, Tartarus Press (Carlton-in-Coverdale), 2010 (Introduction by R.B. Russell)

Cold Hand in Mine, Gollancz (London), 1975 [1976]

 

Including: ‘The Swords’, ‘The Real Road to the Church’, ‘Niemandswasser’, ‘Pages from a Young Girl’s Journal’, ‘The Hospice’, ‘The Same Dog’, ‘Meeting Mr Millar’, ‘The Clock Watcher’

 

ditto, Scribner’s (New York), 1975 [1977]

 

ditto, Faber (London), 2008 (paperback)

 

ditto, Tartarus Press (Carlton-in-Coverdale), 2011 (Introduction by Phil Baker)

Tales of Love and Death, Gollancz (London), 1977

 

Including: ‘Growing Boys’, ‘Marriage’, ‘Le Miroir’, ‘Compulsory Games’, ‘Raising the Wind’, ‘Residents Only’, ‘Wood’

 

ditto, Tartarus Press (Carlton-in-Coverdale), 2012 (Introduction by Michael Dirda)

Painted Devils: Strange Stories, Scribner’s (New York), 1979

 

Reprint collection including: ‘Ravissante’, ‘The Houses of the Russians’, ‘The View’, ‘Ringing the Changes’, ‘The School Friend’, ‘The Waiting Room’, ‘Marriage’, ‘Larger Than Oneself’, ‘My Poor Friend’

Intrusions: Strange Tales, Gollancz, (London) 1980

 

Including: ‘Hand in Glove’, ‘No Time Is Passing’, ‘The Fetch’, ‘The Breakthrough’, ‘The Next Glade’, ‘Letters to the Postman’

 

ditto, Tartarus Press (Carlton-in-Coverdale), 2012 (Introduction by Reggie Oliver)

Night Voices: Strange Stories, Gollancz (London), 1985

 

Including: ‘The Stains’, ‘Just a Song at Twilight’, ‘Laura’, ‘Rosamund’s Bower’, ‘Mark Ingestre: The Customer’s Tale’

 

ditto, Tartarus Press (Carlton-in-Coverdale), 2013 (Introduction by Barry Humphries. This edition also contains ‘The Model’)

The Wine-Dark Sea, Arbor House (New York), 1988

 

Reprint collection including; ‘Introduction’ by Peter Straub, ‘The Wine-Dark Sea’, ‘The Trains’, ‘Your Tiny Hand Is Frozen’, ‘Growing Boys’, ‘The Fetch’, ‘The Inner Room’, ‘Never Visit Venice’, ‘The Next Glade’, ‘Into the Wood’, ‘Bind Your Hair’, ‘The Stains’

 

ditto, Mandarin (London), 1990 (paperback)

 

ditto, Faber (London), 2008 (paperback)

The Unsettled Dust, Mandarin, (London) 1990 (paperback)

 

Reprint collection including: ‘The Unsettled Dust’, ‘The Houses of the Russians’, ‘No Stronger Than a Flower’, ‘The Cicerones’, ‘The Next Glade’, ‘Ravissante’, ‘Bind Your Hair’, ‘The Stains’

 

ditto, Faber (London), 2008 (paperback)

The Collected Strange Stories, Tartarus/Durtro (Horam, Sussex/London), 1999 (2 vols)

 

Reprints all original short stories, including: ‘The Trains’, ‘The Insufficient Answer’, ‘The View’, ‘The School Friend’, ‘Ringing the Changes’, ‘Choice of Weapons’, ‘The Waiting Room’, ‘Bind Your Hair’, ‘Your Tiny Hand is Frozen’, ‘My Poor Friend’, ‘The Visiting Star’, ‘Larger Than Oneself’, ‘A Roman Question’, ‘The Wine-Dark Sea’, ‘Ravissante’, ‘The Inner Room’, ‘Never Visit Venice’, ‘The Unsettled Dust’, ‘The Houses of the Russians’, ‘No Stronger Than a Flower’, ‘The Cicerones’, ‘Into the Wood’, ‘The Swords’, ‘The Real Road to the Church’, ‘Niemandswasser’, ‘Pages from a Young Girl’s Journal’, ‘The Hospice’, ‘The Same Dog’, ‘Meeting Mr Millar’, ‘The Clock Watcher’, ‘Growing Boys’, ‘Marriage’, ‘Le Miroir’, ‘Compulsory Games’, ‘Raising the Wind’, ‘Residents Only’, ‘Wood’, ‘Hand in Glove’, ‘No Time Is Passing’, ‘The Fetch’, ‘The Breakthrough’, ‘The Next Glade’, ‘Letters to the Postman’, ‘The Stains’, ‘Just a Song at Twilight’, ‘Laura’, ‘Rosamund’s Bower’, ‘Mark Ingestre: The Customer’s Tale’

The Strangers and Other Writings, Tartarus Press (Carlton-in-Coverdale), 2015

 

Including: ‘Preface’, Fiction: ‘The Case of Wallingford’s Tiger’, ‘The Whistler’, ‘A Disciple of Plato’, ‘The Coffin House’, ‘The Flying Anglo-Dutchman’, ‘The Strangers’, ‘The Fully-Conducted Tour’, Non Fiction: ‘The Plays of Oscar Wilde’, ‘A Review of The Sporting Queensberrys’, ‘Are You An Anarchist Without Knowing It?’, ‘The Popular Poltergeist’, ‘Crime by Proxy’, ‘Crossfire: A Criticism’, ‘Gentleman’s Agreement’, ‘Ghost Story Anthology Introduction’, ‘Postscript to Harry Price’, ‘The Avon’, ‘Irving in The Bells’, ‘The Bells of Bealings House’, ‘Magnificence, Elegance and Charm’, ‘ “Ghoulies and Ghousties” of England’, ‘Some Notes on Delius’, ‘Review of Russell Kirk’, ‘Excerpts from Bulletin’, Poetry: ‘Pimlico’, ‘Thea’.

 

NOVELS

 

The Late Breakfasters, Gollancz (London), 1964

 

ditto, Portway, 1978

 

ditto, Faber (London), 2014 (paperback)

 

ditto, Valancourt Books, 2016

The Model, Arbor House (U.S.), 1987

 

ditto, Robinson (London), 1988

 

ditto, Faber (London), 2014 (paperback)

AUTOBIOGRAPHY

 

The Attempted Rescue, Gollancz (London), 1966

 

ditto, Tartarus Press (Carlton-in-Coverdale), 2001 (Introduction by Jeremy Dyson)

 

ditto, Tartarus Press (Carlton-in-Coverdale), 2013

 

The River Runs Uphill, Pearson, 1986

 

ditto, Tartarus Press (Carlton-in-Coverdale), 2014 (Introduction by Rosalie Parker)

NON FICTION

 

Know Your Waterways, Coram Publishers (London), 1955

 

The Story of Our Inland Waterways, Pitman (London), 1955

 

 

CONTRIBUTIONS

 

Aickman, Robert, "An Essay", The First World Fantasy Awards: An Anthology of the Fantastic: Stories Poems Essays, Doubleday 1977; reprinted in The Collected Strange Stories, Volume 1.

 

Aickman, Robert, "Britain's Waterway Heritage", The Field Annual 1951, The Harmsworth Press, 1951.

 

Aickman, Robert, "English Ghoulies and Ghosties", Illustrated London News, Christmas Number, 1959, Ingram House 1959 (with five drawings by Juliet Pannett).

 

Aickman, Robert, "Postscript to Harry Price", London Mystery Magazine, August/September 1950; reprinted in Mystery: An Anthology of the Mysterious in Fact and Fiction, Hulton Press 1952

 

Burman, John H., Echoes of a Canal Travelling Man, Burman Cooper & Co, 1981. Foreword by Robert Aickman

 

Ingram, Tom, Bells In England London: Frederick Muller Limited 1954. Contains two Appendices by Robert Aickman: "Irving in The Bells" and "The Bells of Bealings House".

 

 

 

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