The #1 New York Times bestselling authors ultimate edition of his wildly successful first novel featuring his preferred textand including his special Neverwhere tale How the Marquis Got His Coat BackPublished in 1997, Neil Gaimans darkly hypnotic first novel, Neverwhere, heralded the arrival of a major talent and became a touchstone of urban fantasy. Over the years, a number of versions were produced both in the U.S. and the U.K. Now Gaimans preferred edition of his classic novel reconciles these works and reinstates a number of scenes cut from the original published books.Neverwhere is the story of Richard Mayhew, a young London businessman with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he discovers a girl bleeding on the sidewalk. He stops to help heran act of kindness that plunges him into a world he never dreamed existed.Slipping through the cracks of reality, Richard lands in the Neverwherea London of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels that exists entirely in a subterranean labyrinth. The Neverwhere is home to Door, the mysterious girl Richard helped in the London Above. Door, a noblewoman whose family has been murdered, is on a quest to find the agent that slaughtered her family and thwart the destruction of this underworld kingdom. If Richard is ever to return to his former life, he must join the journey to save Doors worldand find a way to survive.A hallucinatory fantasia of mystery, mythology, and terror that draws equally from George Lucas, Monty Python, Doctor Who, and John Milton (USA Today), Neverwhere is an Alice in Wonderland with a punk edge (Poppy Z. Brite), that is both the stuff of dreams and nightmares (San Diego Union-Tribune).