The Black House (Signed copy)
Signed by Paul Theroux
First US edition, first printing hardback in dustwrapper. 22 × 15cm, 245pp.
Signed directly to the title page by Paul Theroux.
A reign of terror begins for Alfred and Emma Munday when they take their failing marriage to the solace of an old country house. Terror and the lurking of what seems supernatural in that most ghostly of places—the English country house—are the keynotes of this remarkable novel. But it is more than a bewitching ghost story. It is about marriage, isolation and the kind of elemental response that pervades our most civilized acts.
The book itself is in very good condition, the dustwrapper is a little faded to the spine and has light wear to the edges. There is also an unfortunate scratch across the front of the wrapper. The wrapper has not been price-clipped and is now within a protective sleeve.