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SHADOWLAND

Straub, Peter

ISBN 10: 0698110455 / ISBN 13: 9780698110458
Edité par Coward, McCann & Geoghegan [1980]., New York, 1980
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Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 6-356. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-289. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#50301). N° de réf. du libraire 50301

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Titre : SHADOWLAND

Éditeur : Coward, McCann & Geoghegan [1980]., New York

Date d'édition : 1980

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included

Edition : 1st Edition

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A classic tale of supernatural horror from the acclaimed author of Koko, The Talisman and Mr X. Now reissued in a new cover style. IF YOUR SHADOW DOESN'T MOVE WHEN YOU DO, THEN YOU'RE IN SHADOWLAND In a private school in New England, a friendship is forged between two boys that will change their lives for ever. As Del Nightingale and Tom Flanagan battle to survive the oppressive regime of bullying and terror overseen by the sadistic headmaster, Del introduces Tom to his world of magic tricks. But when they escape to spend the summer holiday together at Shadowland -- the lakeside estate of Del's uncle -- their hobby suddenly takes on much more sinister tones. After a summer exploring the mysteries and terrors of Shadowland nothing will be the same.

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First setting: an all-male prep school in Arizona, where two sensitive freshmen form a bond based on their interest in magic tricks. Second setting: the labyrinthine house of a weird magician uncle in New England, where the two boys spend a memorable summer being trained in the art of illusion. Or is it real magic? Third setting: an alternate world where dark forces are at play--forces that first show up at the school, but intensify their power the summer. Shadowland is a superb, under-recognized, early novel from a master of literary terror. Get it while it's back in print!

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