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Peter Haining – Nightfrights

Posted by demonik on September 9, 2007

Peter Haining (ed.) – Nightfrights: An Anthology Of Macabre Tales That Have Terrified Three Generations (Gollancz, 1972, Peacock, 1975)


Foreword – Peter Haining

1. Tales That Frightened Your Grandparents

Robert Louis Stevenson – The Bodysnatcher
Wilkie Collins – The Story Of The Terribly Strange Bed
Edgar Allan Poe – The Tell-Tale Heart
J. S. Le Fanu – Madam Crowl’s Ghost
Andrew Lang – The Man In White
E. Nesbit – Man-Size In Marble

2. Tales That Scared Your Parents

Bram Stoker – Dracula’s Guest
H. G. Wells – The Valley Of The Spiders
M. R. James – The Haunted Dolls House
Ambrose Bierce – The Middle Toe Of The Right Foot
Algernon Blackwood – The Transfer
Agatha Christie – The Lamp

3. Tales That Will Horrify You

August Derleth – The Lonesome Place
John Wyndham – Close Behind Him
Robert Bloch – Enoch
Mervyn Peake – Same Time, Same Place
Ray Bradbury – The Small Assassin
Joan Aiken – Furry Night


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