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Compulsory Games

(1976)
A Novella by

 
 
The best and most interesting stories by Robert Aickman, a master of the supernatural tale, the uncanny, and the truly weird.

Robert Aickman’s self-described “strange stories” are confoundingly and uniquely his own. These 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? Does a herd of cows in a peaceful churchyard contain the souls of jilted women preparing to trample a cruel lover to death? Published for the first time under one cover, the stories in this collection offer an unequaled introduction to a profoundly original modern master of the uncanny.

Genre: Horror

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Paperback Editions

May 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Compulsory Games (New York Review Books Classics)
Author(s): Robert Aickman, Victoria Nelson
ISBN: 1-68137-189-8 / 978-1-68137-189-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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Kindle Editions

May 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Compulsory Games (New York Review Books Classics)
Author(s): Robert Aickman, Victoria Nelson
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU