Against the Light. A Nightside Narrative. Kenneth GRANT, Aleister Crowley - related works.

Against the Light. A Nightside Narrative.

London: Starfire Publishing, Ltd., 2016. Second edition [ Limited, Revised and Corrected Edition ]. Hardcover. Octavo. (xiv) + 124pp. Fine black cloth with gilt title etc. to spine. The second edition - revised and corrected - of this volume of occult fiction in Grant's Nightside Narratives series. From Starfire: "Kenneth Grant began writing the novel in the mid 1980s. He developed it in order to explore, in a fictional setting, many of the themes of ‘The Book of the Spider’. The original intention was that Against the Light be published before The Ninth Arch, and this was achieved in 1997. Now that the Ninth Arch itself is to be republished later this year, it is fitting that the publication of Against the Light again precedes it. This new edition of Against the Light has been re-set, and incorporates the corrections and additions which Kenneth Grant noted in his copy of the 1997 edition. New illustrated endpapers have been designed to include diary entries by the author from 1985 when the novel was started. Also, some early plot notes; the first draft of a cover blurb from 1995; and a gloss where Grant gives the meaning of symbols on the front of the dust-jacket, and a colored frontispiece that reproduces the bust of Mephistopheles, a mysterious and compelling figure, which is an integral feature of this novel, and which appears elsewhere in Grant’s work." NEW Book, Fine condition. Item #56841
ISBN: 0952782413

Price: $95.00