THE SKYLARK. Peter Straub.


[Burton, MI]: Subterranean Press, 2010. Octavo, cloth. First edition. One of 500 numbered copies signed by Straub. From the publisher's website: “What Subterranean Press will be publishing is an earlier state of the novel now called A Dark Matter, not merely the limited version of the trade edition. I wish to have it preserved and published in this form as well as the final, many-times-re-edited form to indicate what I hoped its shape would be like. This is a much looser, sloppier, more wild-eyed version of the book, with blind alleys, red herrings, and false trails.” -- Peter Straub. This version is 200 manuscript pages longer than the finished novel (A DARK MATTER). “As regards the differences between the two versions of the novel, The Skylark provides a more detailed linear account of events leading up to the event in the agronomy meadow, and fuller backstory for the characters… The publication of the two together constitutes a major event in horror publishing this early in the 21st century.” - Locus online. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. (23328). Item #23328

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