The Height of the Scream, Ramsey Campbell. Published by Arkham House, Sauk City, Wisconsin, 1976. First Edition. Limited to a run of 4,348 copies. 12mo up to 7½” tall., 229pp. Black boards with gilt spine titles, grey endpapers. In fine, unread condition; unclipped jacket has price whited out and is otherwise fine, protected in mylar. Contains 18 stories plus the author’s introduction.
“A fracture in the smooth surface of everyday life lets loose the liquid rush of pure terror that clutches your heart into spasm, and casts you out into the limited darkness of your own fears. You are reaching THE HEIGHT OF THE SCREAM.”
Contents: The Scar; The Whining; The Dark Snow; Missing; Reply Guaranteed; Jack’s Little Friend; Beside the Seaside; The Cellars; Litter; Cyril; Smoke Kiss; Words that Count; Ash; The Telephones; In the Shadows; Second Chance; Horror House of Blood; and The Height of the Scream.
Ramsey Campbell is a British writer considered by a number of critics to be one of the great masters of horror fiction.