London: Frederick Muller Limited, 1960. First British Edition. Hardcover. Item #13820
Green cloth stamped in gold on the spine. A fine copy in fine dustjacket with just a touch of wear to spine panel and corners. The author's first book. "...a supernatural fiction in chamber-opera form, whose small cast of sharply realized characters play out their destinies within a narrow compass, without any genuine exit available into a fantasy healing: their coming to terms with life and death is, in the end, this-worldly." The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, eds. Clute and Grant, 1997, p. 94. #24 in Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels, ed. David Pringle, 1989.; Octavo.