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Montague Summers – The Supernatural Omnibus

Posted by demonik on September 2, 2007

Montague Summers (ed.) – The Supernatural Omnibus, (Gollancz,1931) (Penguin, 1976, 1984)

Supernatural Omnibus

Introduction – Montague Summers

J. S. Le Fanu – Narrative of the Ghost of a Hand
J. S. Le Fanu – An Account of Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street
Edith Nesbit – Man-Size in Marble
Bram Stoker – The Judge’s House
Percival Landon – Thurnley Abbey
E. & H. Heron – The Story of the Spaniards, Hammersmith
Amelia B. Edwards – The Phantom Coach
Amyas Northcote – Brickett Bottom
M. E. Braddon – The Cold Embrace
Amelia B. Edwards – How the Third Floor Knew the Potteries
Rosa Mulholland – Not to Be Taken at Bed-Time
Charles Dickens – To Be Taken With a Grain of Salt
Charles Dickens – The Signal-Man
Charles Collins – The Compensation House
Amelia B. Edwards – The Engineer
Vincent O’Sullivan – When I Was Dead
E. & H. Heron – The Story of Yand Manor House
Vincent O’Sullivan – The Business of Madame Jahn
Vernon Lee – Amour Dure
Vernon Lee – Oke of Okehurst
M. E. Braddon – Eveline’s Visitant
E. Nesbit – John Charrington’s Wedding
Roger Pater – De Profundis
Wilkie Collins – The Dream Woman
R. H. Barham – Singular Passage in the Life of the Late Henry Harris, Doctor in Divinity
Jasper John – The Spirit of Stonehenge
Jasper John – The Seeker of Souls
Roger Pater – The Astrologer’s Legacy
Amelia B. Edwards – My Brother’s Ghost Story
J. S. Le Fanu – Sir Dominick’s Bargain
Vincent O’Sullivan – The Bargain of Rupert Orange
J. S. Le Fanu – Carmilla
Frederick Marryat – The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains
Roger Pater – A Porta Inferi
R. H. Barham – Jerry Jarvis’s Wig
John Guinan – The Watcher of the Dead
E. & H. Heron – The Story of Konnor Old House
W. B. Seabrook – Toussel’s Pale Bride

Strong contender for the best anthology of it’s kind with the finest introductory essay we hapless aficionado’s of ghost and horror stories are ever likely to see. Summers may have been pretty gaga when it came to his vampires and werewolves, but he certainly knew how to put an enduring collection together.

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