The Dark

James Herbert


A few years after The Fog, James Herbert again decided to tackle the idea of a impenetrable thick substance that drives people to madness and evil. Unlike The Fog, however, The Dark takes time to discuss, on a philosophical level, the nature and problem of evil. The result is one of Herbert’s best novels, with solid characterization, excellent suspense, and thoughtful meditations on the nature of man.
       The Dark is an ambitious novel, here reprinted with a fine new introduction by Brian Hodge, a cover by Gustav Klimt, the original Signet paperback art, a bonus short story by Herbert, and a long interview with Herbert from 1984.
       This is a big, thick book with a lot of art, marbled endsheets, ribbon marker, printed front cloth, and beautiful back cloth from Europe. Signed by James Hebert and Brian Hodge, limited to just 150 copies for sale.

edition information

  • Limited to 150 copies, each signed by James Herbert and Brian Hodge.
  • Introduction by Brian Hodge.
  • A bonus short story.
  • An interview with James Herbert by Lisa Tuttle.
  • Ribbon marker, head and tail bands, three-piece cloth construction.
  • Original book price: $95.
  • Published April 2011.
  • ISBN 978-1-933618-67-8.