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Aickman, Robert

Overview
Works: 94 works in 311 publications in 1 language and 2,874 library holdings
Genres: Paranormal fiction  Short stories  Horror fiction  Fiction  Ghost stories  History  Guidebooks  Biography  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PR6051.I3, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Aickman
Cold hand in mine : strange stories by Robert Aickman( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight stories of the macabre and the occult, including "The Swords," "The Clock Watcher," and "Meeting Mr. Millar."
The wine-dark sea by Robert Aickman( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'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
Painted devils : strange stories by Robert Aickman( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compulsory games : and other stories by Robert Aickman( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aickman's superbly written tales terrify not with standard thrills and gore but through a radical overturning of the laws of nature and everyday life. His territory of the strange, of the 'void behind the face of order, ' is a surreal region that grotesquely mimics the quotidian: Is that river the Thames, or is it even a river? What does it mean when a prospective lover removes one dress, and then another--and then another? Do a herd of cows in a peaceful churchyard contain the souls of jilted women preparing to trample a cruel lover to death?"--
Cold hand in mine by Robert Aickman( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Aickman's best collections, containing eight stories that show off his powers as a 'strange story' writer, being more ambiguous than standard ghost stories. The reader is introduced to a variety of characters, from a man who spends the night in a Hospice to a German aristocrat and a woman who sees an image of her own soul. There is also a nod to the conventional vampire story ('Pages from a Young Girl's Journal') but all the stories remain unconventional and inconclusive, making them all the more startling and intriguing
The model by Robert Aickman( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dark entries by Robert Aickman( Book )

13 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author (1914-1981) was the grandson of Richard Marsh, a leading Victorian novelist of the occult. Though his chief occupation in life was first as a conservationist of England's canals he eventually turned his talents to writing what he called 'strange stories.' This title presents a horror story
The unsettled dust by Robert Aickman( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert Aickman, the supreme master of the supernatural, brings together eight stories where strange things happen that the reader is unable to predict. His characters are often lonely and middle-aged but all have the same thing in common - they are all brought to the brink of an abyss that shows how terrifyingly fragile our piece of mind actually is. 'The Next Glade', 'Bind Your Hair' and 'The Stains' appeared together in The Wine-Dark Sea in 1988 while 'The Unsettled Dust', 'The House of the Russians', 'No Stronger Than a Flower', 'The Cicerones' and 'Ravissante' first appeared in Sub Rosa in 1968. The stories were published together as The Unsettled Dust in 1990. Aickman received the British Fantasy Award in 1981 for 'The Stains', which had first appeared in the anthology New Terrors (1980), before appearing in the last original posthumous collection of Aickman's short stories, Night Voices (1985).'We are all potential victims of the powers Aickman so skilfully conjures and commands.'
Intrusions : strange tales by Robert Aickman( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six macabre tales, in which the strange and unexpected happens to ordinary people at the most ordinary times
Know your waterways by Robert Aickman( Book )

21 editions published between 1953 and 1968 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Night voices : strange stories by Robert Aickman( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The late breakfasters by Robert Aickman( Book )

10 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of love and death by Robert Aickman( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sub rosa: strange tales by Robert Aickman( Book )

7 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We are for the dark : six ghost stories by Elizabeth Jane Howard( Book )

6 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of our inland waterways by Robert Aickman( Book )

14 editions published between 1955 and 1967 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Powers of darkness by Robert Aickman( Book )

5 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected strange stories by Robert Aickman( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The late breakfasters and other strange stories by Robert Aickman( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An omnibus collection featuring some of the finest works of a master of weird fiction One of the preeminent writers of weird fiction, Robert Aickman is celebrated for his unsettling and often ambiguous "strange stories," but he once wrote that "those, if any, who wish to know more about me, should plunge beneath the frivolous surface of he Late Breakfasters," his only novel, originally published in 1964. In he Late Breakfasters, young Griselda de Reptonville is invited by Mrs. Hatch to a house party at her country estate, Beams (which, incidentally, is haunted). There, amidst an array of eccentric characters and bizarre happenings, she will meet the love of her life, Louise. But when their short-lived relationship is cruelly cut short, Griselda must embark on a quest to recapture the happiness she has lost. Never before published in the United States and long unobtainable, Aickman's odd and whimsical novel is joined in this omnibus volume by six of his finest weird tales (two of them making their first-ever American appearance): "My Poor Friend", "The Visiting Star", "Larger Than Oneself", "A Roman Question", "Mark Ingestre: The Customer's Tale", and "Rosamund's Bower", as well as a new introduction by Philip Challinor. "A master of the creepy, the uncanny and the strange." - Wall Street Journal "Reading Robert Aickman is like watching a magician work." - Neil Gaiman "Robert Aickman at his best was this century's most profound writer of what we call horror stories." - Peter Straub
The second Fontana book of great ghost stories by Robert Aickman( Book )

9 editions published between 1966 and 1974 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The wine-dark sea
Covers
The wine-dark seaDark entriesThe unsettled dustSub rosa: strange talesRobert Aickman : an introduction
Alternative Names
Aickman, Robert 1914-1981

Aickman, Robert Fordyce 1914-1981

Robert Aickman britischer Schriftsteller

Robert Aickman Brits schrijver (1914-1981)

Robert Aickman brytyjski pisarz

Эйкман, Роберт

روبرت ايكمان

روبرت ایكمان

로버트 에이크먼

エイクマン, ロバート

ロバート・エイクマン

Languages
English (193)