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Sub Rosa

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Published 1968 by Gollancz
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According to a number of sources, "Sub Rosa" is one of Robert Aickman's best works. The book contains some of Aickman's longer stories. Of the eight stories in the book I'll just talk about a few of them to give a taste of it. Seven of the eight stories in the book concern travel or going elsewhere.

The first story in the book titled "Ravissante", which is french for delightful or enrapturing, concerns a young painter who visits the widow of a deceased painter. The widow is old and ugly and quite
Feb 25, 2010 Jocelyn marked it as to-read
Shelves: out-of-reach
Described by someone who knows as "the dreamy side of horror"...I thought that genre was out of reach, and with it's +$200 cost, it continues to be...
My caveat over Aickman's take on the Magic Mountain aside, superb stuff.
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Does anyone know where I can find this book??
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Robert Aickman Re...: Sub Rosa: Strange Tales (1968) 1 6 Nov 29, 2011 04:01AM  
Author of: close to 50 "strange stories" in the weird-tale and ghost-story traditions, two novels (The Late Breakfasters and The Model), two volumes of memoir (The Attempted Rescue and The River Runs Uphill), and two books on the canals of England (Know Your Waterways and The Story of Our Inland Waterways).

Co-founder and longtime president of the Inland Waterways Association, an organization that
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