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Archive for the ‘Richard Dalby’ Category

Richard Dalby – The Anthology Of Ghost Stories

Posted by demonik on February 6, 2011

Richard Dalby (ed.) – The Anthology Of Ghost Stories (Tiger, 1994)

Robert Aickman – The Unsettled Dust
Louisa Baldwin – How He Left the Hotel
Nugent Barker – Whessoe
E.F. Benson – The Shuttered Room
Ambrose Bierce – An Inhabitant of Carcosa
Charles Birkin – Is there Anybody there?
Algenon Blackwood – The Whisperers
L.M. Boston – Curfew
A.M. Burrage – I’m Sure it was No. 31
Ramsey Campbell – The Guide
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – The Limping Ghost
Wilkie Collins – Mrs Zant and the Ghost
Basil Copper – The House by the Tarn
Ralph A. Cram – In Kropfsberg Keep
Daniel Defoe – The Ghost in all the Rooms
Charles Dickens – The Bagman’s Uncle
Arthur Conan-Doyle – The Bully of Brocas Court
Amelia B. Edwards – In the Confessional
Shamus Frazer – The Tune in Dan’s Cafe
John S. Glasby – Beyond the Bourne
William Hope Hodgson – The Valley of Lost Children
Fergus Hume – The Sand-Walker
Henry James – The Real Right Thing
M.R. James – The Haunted Dolls’ House
Roger Johnson – The Wall-Painting
Rudyard Kipling – They
D.H. Lawrence – The Last Laugh
Margery Lawrence – Robin’s Rath
J. Sheridan Le Fanu – The Dream
R.H. Malden – The Sundial
Richard Marsh – The Fifteenth Man
John Metcalfe – Brenner’s Boy
Edith Nesbit – Uncle Abraham’s Romance
Fitz-James O’Brien – What was It?
Vincent O’Sullivan – The Next Room
Roger Pater – The Footstep of the Aventine
Edgar Allan Poe – William Wilson
Forrest Reid – Courage
Mrs J.H. Riddell – The Last of Squire Ennismore
L.T.C. Rolt – The Garside Fell Disaster
David G. Rowlands – The Tears of St. Agatha
Saki – The Soul of Laploshka

I’m guessing Tiger were an instant remainder imprint?

If you’re looking for an A-S of great ghost story authors, this is one for you! At first glance a straight reprint of Richard Dalby’s Mammoth Book Of Ghost Stories Vol 1, closer inspection reveals they’d not set aside enough pages so once we’re done with Saki’s story there’s no more room making the reference to Mark Twain on the cover entirely spurious. Worse, the stories gone AWOL include some of the best in the volume:
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Sapper – The Old Dining-Room
Montague Summers – The Between-Maid
Mark Twain – A Ghost Story
Mark Valentine – The Folly
H. Russell Wakefield – Out of the Wrack I Rise
Karl Edward Wagner – In the Pines
Manly Wade Wellman – Where Angels Fear
Edward Lucas White – The House of the Nightmare
Oscar Wilde – The Canterville Ghost
William J. Wintle – The Spectre Spiders

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Richard Dalby – The Virago Book of Ghost Stories 2

Posted by demonik on April 11, 2009

Richard Dalby – The Virago Book of Ghost Stories: The Twentieth Century: Volume 2 (Virago, 1991)

Richard Dalby – Preface
Sara Maitland – Introduction

A. S. Byatt – The July Ghost
Mary Butts – With and Without Buttons
Celia Fremlin – Don’t Tell Cissie
Margaret Irwin – The Book
Rebecca West – The Grey Men
Daphne du Maurier – The Pool
Ann Bridge – The Station Road
Penelope Lively – Black Dog
E. Nesbit – No. 17
Pamela Sewell – Prelude
D. K. Broster – The Pestering
Jean Rhys – I Used to Live Here Once
Clotilde Graves – A Spirit Elopement
Eleanor Smith – Whittington’s Cat
Ruth Rendell – The Haunting of Shawley Rectory
Margery Lawrence – Mare Amore
Antonia Fraser – Who’s Been Sitting in My Car?
Elizabeth Fancett – The Ghosts of Calagou
Edith Wharton – Afterward
Mary Williams – The Thingummajig
Mary Elizabeth Counselman – The House of Shadows
Richmal Crompton – Rosalind
Dorothy K. Haynes – Redundant
A. L. Barker – The Dream of Fair Women
Rosemary Pardoe – The Chauffeur
Joan Aiken – The Traitor
Elinor Mordaunt – The Landlady

Thanks to paisleycravat of Vault for posting the contents!

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Richard Dalby – Virago Book Of Ghost Stories 2006

Posted by demonik on April 11, 2009

Richard Dalby (ed.) – The Virago Book Of Ghost Stories (Virago, 2006)


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Cover illustration: Tina Mansuwan at CIA

Inside cover blurb:
Bringing together vintage tales from the outstandingly successful Virago anthologies The Virago Book of Ghost Storied (Volumes I and II) and Victorian Ghost Stories, comes this chilling new omnibus.
Lost loves, past enmities and unwanted memories mingle with the inexplicable as unquiet souls return to repay kindnesses, settle scores and haunt the imagination.
Featuring some of the finest writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, these stories gather to haunt and horrify — an irresistible read for those with a taste for being spooked.

Preface – Richard Dalby

Charlotte Bronte – Napoleon And The Spectre
Elizabeth Gaskell – The Old Nurse’s Story
Amelia B. Edwards – The Story Of Salome
Mrs Henry Wood – Reality Or Delusion?
Charlotte Riddell – The Old House In Vauxhall Walk
Margaret Oliphant – The Open Door
Ella D’Arcy – The Villa Lucienne
Mary E. Wilkins (Freeman) – The Vacant Lot
E. Nesbit – The Violet Car
Edith Wharton -The Eyes
May Sinclair – The Token
Richmal Crompton – Rosalind
Margery H. Lawrence – The Haunted Saucepan
Margaret Irwin – The Book
F. M. Mayor – Miss De Mannering Of Asham
Ann Bridge – The Station Road
Stella Gibbons – Roaring Tower
Elizabeth Bowen – The Happy Autumn Fields
Rosemary Timperley – The Mistress in Black
Celia Fremlin – Don’t Tell Cissie
Antonia Fraser – Who’s Been Sitting In My Car
Ruth Rendell – The Haunting Of Shawley Rectory
A. S. Byatt – The July Ghost
A. L. Barker – The Dream Of Fair Women
Penelope Lively – Black Dog
Rosemary Pardoe – The Chauffeur
Lisa St. Aubin De Teran – Diamond Jim
Angela Carter – Ashputtle
Elizabeth Fancett – The Ghost Of Calagou
Joan Aikin – The Traitor
Dorothy K. Haynes – Redundant

Notes on the authors

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Richard Dalby – Twelve Gothic Tales

Posted by demonik on June 20, 2008

Richard Dalby (ed.) – Twelve Gothic Tales (Oxford, 1998)

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Richard Dalby – Introduction

Charles R. Maturin – Lexlip castle
Mary W. Shelley – The Dream
Edgar Allan Poe – Metzengerstein
Sabine Baring-Gould – Master Sacristan Eberhart
J. Sheridan Le fanu – Dickon the Devil
Bram Stoker – The Secret of the Growing Gold
F. Marion Crawford – The Dead Smile
Stephen Hall – By One, By Two, and By Three
L.A.G. Strong – The Buckrose Ring
Basil Copper – The Knocker at the Portico
Gerald Durrell – The Entrance

Blurb:

In this anthology we see a dozen fine examples of Gothic literature, spanning over one hundred and fifty years–from Mary Shelley and Charles Maturin’s classic fiction up to an unexpected master of the macabre, Gerald Durrell. All of the tales feature sinister settings such as castles and ancient houses, along with protagonists who are haunted by the tyranny of the past and physically or else spiritually incarcerated by their circumstances. Designed to provide an overview of the genre, and offering a balance of classic and more unusual stories, this is a book that will appeal to both the newcomer and dedicated collector of Gothic fiction.

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Richard Dalby – The Sorceress in Stained Glass

Posted by demonik on May 30, 2008

Richard Dalby (ed.) – The Sorceress in Stained Glass & Other Ghost Stories (Tom Stacey, 1971)

Dalby Sorceress

Lewis Spence – The Sorceress in Stained Glass
H.R. Wakefield – ‘And He Shall Sing…’
E. & H. Heron – The Story of the Moor Road
Mrs. L. Baille Reynolds – The House Which Was Rent Free
E.K. Allan – The Round Graveyard
F. Marion Crawford – The Doll’s Ghost
A.D. Avison – The Horror in the Pond
J. Sheridan le Fanu -The Child that Went with the Fairies
N. Dennett – The Menhir
Ambrose Bierce – A Jug of Syrup
George Benwood – The Interrupted Honeymoon
A.M. Burrage – Footprints
E.F. Benson – The Other Bed
W. Hope Hodgson – The Stone Ship
J.A. Hopson – The House With No Road
M.R. James – A Vignette

Thanks to Alan Frackelton for providing the contents and cover scan!

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Richard Dalby – Mammoth Victorian and Edwardian Ghost

Posted by demonik on December 20, 2007

Richard Dalby (ed.) – The Mammoth Book of Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Stories (Robinson, 1995)

Mammoth Victorian And Edwardian Ghost Stories

Introduction – Richard Dalby

Anon – Ghosts (verse)
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu – Schalken the Painter
Dinah Maria Mulock – M. Anastius
Fitz-James O’Brien – The Lost Room
Charles Dickens – No. 1 Branch Line: The Signalman
Anon – Haunted
Henry James – The Romance of Certain Old Clothes
Mary E. Braddon – John Granger
Harriet Beecher Stowe – The Ghost in the Mill
Harriet Beecher Stowe – The Ghost in the Cap’n Brown House
Rhoda Broughton – Poor Pretty Bobby
Amelia B. Edwards – The New Pass
Erckmann-Chatrian – The White And The Black
John Berwick Harwood – The Underground Ghost
Frank Cowper – Christmas Eve On A Haunted Hulk
Theo Gift – Dog or Demon?
J. E. P. Muddock – A Ghost From The Sea
Richard Marsh – A Set of Chessmen
Bram Stoker – The Judge’s House
Grant Allen – Pallinghurst Barrow
E. Nesbit – The Mystery of the Semi-Detached
Ralph Adams Cram – Sister Maddelena
Lettice Galbraith – The Trainer’s Ghost
W. C. Morrow – An Original Revenge
Alice Perrin – Caulfield’s Crime
Robert W. Chambers – The Bridal Pair
Robert Benson – The Watcher
Thomas Nelson Page – The Spectre In The Cart
Sabine Baring-Gould – H. P.
Lafcadio Hearn – Yuki-Onna
M. R. James – The Ash-Tree
Allen Upward – The Story of the Green House, Wallington
A. C. Benson – The Slype House
Bernard Capes – A Ghost-Child
Alice Perrin – The Bead Necklace
Clive Pemberton – A Dead Man’s Bargain
Tom Gallon – The House that Was Lost
Henry James – The Jolly Corner
F. Marion Crawford – The Doll’s Ghost
Ambrose Bierce – The Moonlit Road
Alexander Harvey – The Forbidden Floor
E. Nesbit – The Shadow
William Hope Hodgson – The Gateway of the Monster

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Richard Dalby – Mystery for Christmas

Posted by demonik on December 19, 2007

Richard Dalby (ed.) – Mystery for Christmas ed. (O’Mara, 1990)

Mystery For Christmas

Richard Dalby – Foreword

Charles Dickens – The Black Veil
Mrs. J. H. Riddell – The Banshee’s Warning (Hertford O’Donnell’s Warning)
Erckmann-Chatrian – The Citizen’s Watch
Thomas Hardy – What The Shepherd Saw
Edward Lucas White – The Picture Puzzle
Dolf Wyllarde  – Ellison’s Christmas Dinner
Marjorie Bowen – Marwood’s Ghost Story
Margery H. Lawrence – The Man Who Came Back
Joseph Shearing  – The Chinese Apple
Ronald Duncan – Diary Of A Poltergeist
Muriel Spark – The Leaf-Sweeper
Derek Stanford – The Illuminated Office
H. R. F. Keating  – The Case Of Seven Santas
Sydney J. Bounds  – Mage Of The Monkeys
Maggie Ross – Nostalgia
Roger F. Dunkley  – The Reluctant Murderer
John S. Glasby – Cyanide For Christmas
Elizabeth Fancett  – The Cloak Of DeSouvre
Roger Johnson – The Soldier
Ron Weighell – The Case Of The Fiery Messengers
David G. Rowlands – The Codex
John Whitbourn – Peace On Earth, Goodwill To Most Men
Mary Williams – Christmas Rose

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Richard Dalby – Horror For Christmas

Posted by demonik on December 18, 2007

Richard Dalby (ed.) – Horror For Christmas (Michael O’Mara, 1992)

horror for christmas

Cover: Graham Potts

Foreword – Richard Dalby

W. W. Jacobs – Jerry Bundler
Sabine Baring-Gould – Mustapha
F. S. Smythe – The Sinister Inn
Hugh Walpole – Tarnhelm
Marjorie Bowen – The Crown Derby Plate
Nigel Kneale – The Stocking
F. McDermott – The Spider
Robert Aickman – The Visiting Star
Ronald Chetwynd-Hayes – Christmas Eve
Robert Bloch – The Night Before Christmas
Ron Weighell – The Greater Arcana
Basil Copper – Wish You Were Here
Stephen Gallagher – To Dance By the Light of the Moon

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Richard Dalby – Tales of Witchcraft

Posted by demonik on September 13, 2007

Richard Dalby (ed.) – Tales of Witchcraft (Michael O’Mara, 1991)

Richard Dalby Tales Of Witchcraft

Foreword – Richard Dalby

Saki – The Peace of Mowsle Barton
M. R. James – The Fenstanton Witch
N. Dennett – Unburied Bane
Jessica Amanda Salmonson – The Toad Witch
Ron Weighell – Carven of Onyx
A. M. Burrage – Furze Hollow
William F. Harvey – Miss Cornelius
Marjorie Bowen – One Remained Behind
Robert Bloch – Catnip
Shamus Frazer – The Yew Tree
Stephen King – Gramma
Nathaniel Hawthorne – The Hollow Of The Three Hills
Roger Johnson – The Taking
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – The Day Of The Underdog
David G. Rowlands – The Executor
E. F. Benson – Gavon’s Eve
Gans T. Field [Manly Wade Wellman] – The Witch’s Cat

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Richard Dalby – Vampire Stories

Posted by demonik on September 13, 2007

Richard Dalby (ed.) – Vampire Stories (Michael O’Mara, 1992)

Richard Dalby Vampire Stories

 Cover: Graham Potts

Foreword by Peter Cushing

Ivan Turgenev – Phantoms
Bram Stoker – Dracula’s Guest
‘E. Bland’ (Edith Nesbit) – The Haunted House
M. R. James – An Episode of Cathedral History
E. F. Benson – ‘And No Bird Sings’
D. H. Lawrence – The Lovely Lady
L. A. Lewis – The Author’s Tale
John Wyndham – Close Behind Him
Margery Lawrence – The Woman On The Stairs
Josef Nesvadba – Vampires Ltd.
Manly Wade Wellman – Chastel
David G. Rowlands – The Apples of Sodom
Anne Rice – The Master of Rampling Gate
Robert Bloch – The Undead
Ron Weighell – China Rose
A. F. Kidd – Saint Sebastian And The Mona Lisa
Jessica Palmer – Quiet Is The Night
Ken Cowley – The Last Sin

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