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Darkness at Dawn

(1985)
Early Suspense Classics by Cornell Woolrich
A collection of stories by

 
 
From 1934 until his death in 1968, Cornell Woolrich wrote dozens of “tales of love and despair” that chill the heart and display his mastery of the genre he all but created. In a title for a story he never wrote, he captured the essence of his tortured world: “First you dream, then you die.”

Introducing these 13 tales, Nevins describes the dark world Woolrich so vividly creates. “The dominant reality in his world is the Depression, and Woolrich has no peers when it comes to describing a frightened little guy in a tiny apartment with no money, no job, a hungry wife and children, and anxiety eating him like a cancer. If a Woolrich protagonist is in love, the beloved is likely to vanish in such a way that he not only can't find her but can't convince anyone she ever existed.”

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Cornell Woolrich's Darkness at Dawn

Hardback Editions

January 1989 : UK Hardback
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Title: Darkness at Dawn: Early Suspense Classics
Author(s): Cornell Woolrich
ISBN: 0-947761-65-9 / 978-0-947761-65-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz / Xanadu
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1988 : UK Hardback
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Title: Darkness at Dawn
Author(s): Cornell Woolrich
ISBN: 0-17-735538-7 / 978-0-17-735538-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Xanadu Publications
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September 1985 : USA Hardback
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Title: Darkness at Dawn: Early Suspense Classics by Cornell Woolrich (Mystery Makers)
Author(s): Professor Francis M Nevins Jr , Martin H Greenberg
ISBN: 0-8093-1232-8 / 978-0-8093-1232-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
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Paperback Editions

October 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: Darkness at Dawn: Early Suspense Classics
Author(s): Cornell Woolrich
ISBN: 0-947761-66-7 / 978-0-947761-66-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Xanadu Publications Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


April 1988 : USA Paperback
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Title: Darkness at Dawn: Early Suspense Classics by Cornell Woolrich
Author(s): Cornell Woolrich
ISBN: 0-87226-204-9 / 978-0-87226-204-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Peter Bedrick Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK