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Valancourt Books (valancourt_books) | 262 comments J. B. Priestley's classic chiller BENIGHTED (1927), basis for the film The Old Dark House (1932) by James Whale is now available in a gorgeous new edition! This new printing features lovely new cover art and an introduction by Orrin Grey. Available worldwide in hardcover, paperback, ebook, and audio.


Book Description

A torrential downpour forces Philip and Margaret Waverton and their friend Roger Penderel to seek shelter in an ancient, crumbling mansion inhabited by the strange and sinister Femm family. Determined to make the best of the circumstances, the benighted travellers drink and talk to pass the time while the storm rages outside. But as the night progresses and tensions rise, dangerous and unexpected secrets emerge. On the house’s top floor are two locked doors: behind one of them is the mysterious, unseen Sir Roderick Femm, while the other conceals something terrifying and deadly ...

Benighted (1927), a classic ‘old dark house’ story of psychological terror, was the second novel by one of the most prolific and beloved British authors of the 20th century, J.B. Priestley (1894-1984). This edition includes an introduction by Orrin Grey, who discusses the connections between the novel and its film adaptation, James Whale’s The Old Dark House (1932).


‘There are none too many stories comparable with this one.’ - The New York Times

‘Priestley is one of the finest and most popular storytellers of the last hundred years.’ - Margaret Drabble

‘J.B. Priestley is one of our literary icons of the 20th century. And it is time that we all became re-acquainted with his genius.’ - Judi Dench

Now available:

Website | Amazon US | Amazon UK
Website | Amazon US | Amazon UK
Website | Amazon US | Amazon UK
Amazon US | Amazon UK | Audible

Jeff McIntosh | 176 comments Always wanted to read this book...library never has a copy...


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Latasha (latasha513) | 11381 comments Mod
this sounds fun and the cover is beautiful.

Kimberly (kimberly_3238) | 6697 comments Mod
Ordered my copy!! :)

Valancourt Books (valancourt_books) | 262 comments Hope you enjoy!

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