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Earthbound

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David and Ellen Cooper came to the lonely beachside cottage in hopes of rekindling their troubled marriage, but they are not alone on their second honeymoon. Marianna, a beautiful and enigmatic stranger, comes to visit David whenever Ellen is away. Who is Marianna, and where has she come from? Even as he succumbs to her seductive charms, David realises that Marianna is far more than a threat to his marriage, for her secrets lie keep in the past and beyond the grave. And her unholy desire endanger the lives and souls of everyone she touches...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 138 x 206 x 18mm | 199.58g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765311712
  • 9780765311719
  • 828,545

Review quote

"Matheson, master of horror, gives us picture of a man obsessed, then possessed, by the ghost of a beautiful, depraved woman....Incredibly powerful." "The author who influenced me the most as a writer was Richard Matheson." --Stephen King"Matheson, master of both horror and suspense, here gives us picture of a man obsessed, then possessed, by the ghost of Marianna, a beautiful, depraved woman....Incredibly powerful." --Library Journal on Earthbound The author who influenced me the most as a writer was Richard Matheson. "Stephen King" Matheson, master of both horror and suspense, here gives us picture of a man obsessed, then possessed, by the ghost of Marianna, a beautiful, depraved woman....Incredibly powerful. "Library Journal on Earthbound"" "The author who influenced me the most as a writer was Richard Matheson."--Stephen King"Matheson, master of both horror and suspense, here gives us picture of a man obsessed, then possessed, by the ghost of Marianna, a beautiful, depraved woman....Incredibly powerful."--"Library Journal" on "Earthbound"show more

About Richard Matheson

Richard Matheson was The New York Times bestselling author of I Am Legend, Hell House, Somewhere in Time, The Incredible Shrinking Man, A Stir of Echoes, The Beardless Warriors, The Path, Seven Steps to Midnight, Now You See It..., and What Dreams May Come, among others. He was named a Grand Master of Horror by the World Horror Convention, and received the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement. He has also won the Edgar, the Spur, and the Writer's Guild awards. In 2010, he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. In addition to his novels Matheson wrote several screenplays for movies and TV, including "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet," based on his short story, along with several other Twilight Zone episodes. He was born in New Jersey and raised in Brooklyn, and fought in the infantry in World War II. He earned his bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. Matheson died in June, 2013, at the age of eighty-seven.show more

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571 ratings
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2 19% (109)
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