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Berkley, 1980 - Fiction - 468 pages
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The #1 New York Times bestselling author's all-time horror classic
Now with a new introduction by Peter Straub
Few modern horror novels have been able to stand the test of time like "Shadowland," Now, with a new introduction from Peter Straub, this classic becomes a collectible for his insatiable fans-and for new readers who have just discovered Straub through the bestselling "Black House," co-written with Stephen King.

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User Review  - Carl_Alves - LibraryThing

Shadowland was one of the first horror books I read growing up (I think I may have been twelve at the time that I read it). Along with some of the early works of Stephen King, it was one of the big ... Read full review

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User Review  - SevsOnlyGirl - LibraryThing

Read as a teen, this book was horrifying and had many layers to the story. I was glad to see that when reading it as an adult, the story held up. The story begins at a fancy prep school. Del and Tom ... Read full review


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About the author (1980)

Author Peter Straub was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1943. He earned degrees in English from the University of Wisconsin and Columbia University. He taught English at his former high school for three years and worked for a time on his doctorate in Ireland. He began writing in 1969 and published two books of poetry in 1972. His novel Julia (1975) was an attempt to find a successful genre in which to work, after his first novel, Marriages (1973), did not sell well. He found that he had a talent for writing horror thrillers in the Gothic tradition. His stories are complex and well paced, with authentic settings that add to the believability of the plot. He is particularly good at creating grotesque characters and gruesome situations; the eeriness of his work is captivating. He has won numerous awards including the British Fantasy Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the World Fantasy Award.

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