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Archive for June 9th, 2008

Evening Standard Book Of Strange Stories

Posted by demonik on June 9, 2008

Anon – The Evening Standard Book Of Strange Stories (Hutchinson, n.d.)

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Grateful thanks to Richard Humphreys for providing the cover scan!

W. W. Jacobs – A Tiger’s Skin
Ralph Straus – The Room On The Fourth Floor
Margaret Irwin – The Book
H. A. Manhood – Crack Of Whips
A. M. Burrage – Nobody’s House
A. M. Burrage – The Black Diamond Tree
F. Britten Austin – The Strange Case Of Mr. Todmorden
Martin Armstrong – Mary Ansell
Barnard Stacey – The Devil’s Ape
L. A. G. Strong – Chailey’s Folly
Anthony Marsden – Dusk Below Helvellyn
George R. Preedy – Crab-Apple Harvest
‘Seamark’ – Query
Louis Golding – He Fought A Ghost
Anthony Gittens – The Third Performance
Hal Pink – The Screaming Plant
Holloway Horn – The Old Man
C. Patrick Thompson – Sunset Woman
Kathleen Rivett – Portrait Of A Queen
William Gerrhardi – The Big Drum
Alfred Tressidder Sheppard – The Third Medal
H. De Vere Stackpoole – Chinese Girl
A. J. Alan – My Adventure At Chiselhurst
A. J. Alan – The Hair
Guy de Maupassant – Fear
Guy de Maupassant – The Hand
Thomas Burke – The Song Of Ho Ling
Thomas Burke – The Hollow Man
J. S. Fletcher – The Lighthouse On Shivering Sands
Francis Gribble – The Secret Of The Schwarztal
Basil Tozer – The Pioneers Of Pike’s Peak
Michael Kent – The Shade Of Peterbee
F. Marion Crawford – The Screaming Skull
T. F. Powys – The Two Horns
Jan Neruda – The Vampire
S. L. Dennis – The Second Awakening Of A Magician
Oscar Wilde – The Sphinx Without A Secret
Charles Davy – The Vanishing Trick
George Meredith – The Punishment Of Shahpesh, The Persian, On Khipil, The Builder
Basil Murray – Three Pennyworth Of Luck
L. C. S. Anson – An Experiment With Blood
Charles Dickens – No 1 Branch Line: The Signalman
Frank R. Stockton – The Lady, Or The Tiger?
Ambrose Bierce – A Horseman In The Sky
E. H. Lacon Watson – Escape
E. M. Delafield – Squirrel In A Cage
Hector Bolitho – The Albatross
Algernon Blackwood – The Land Of Green Ginger
Algernon Blackwood – Ancient Lights
Arthur Morrison – The Thing In The Upper Room
Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch – A Pair Of Hands
Sir John Squire – Entirely Imaginary
Sheila Kaye-Smith – Mrs Adis
Michael Arlen – The Battle Of Berkeley Square
Stacey Aumonier – A Man Of Letters
Phyllis Bottome – Henry
Graham Greene – The End Of The Party
Ethel Mannin – Romanoff
Marthe McKenna – Glasshouses
Lesley Storm – Discipline
P. C. Wren – The Dust That Was Barren
Francis Brett Young – Balalaika
Oliver Onions – Phantas
Theophile Gautier – The Mummy’s Foot
Dorothy L. Sayers – The Unprincipled Affair Of The Practical Joker
F. A. Kummer – The De Medici Cup
Eden Phillpotts – High Tide
Lady Eleanor Smith – Mrs. Raeburn’s Waxwork
Lady Eleanor Smith – Satan’s Circus
R. H. Mottram – I Pagliacci
Alphonse Daudet – The Elixir Of The Rev. Father Gaucher
Lafcadio Hearn – The Story Of Ming-y
Selwyn Jepson – Nor The Jury
E. Nesbit – Man-Size In Marble
John Metcalfe – The Tunnel
John Metcalfe – The Bad Lands
J. D. Beresford – The Misanthrope
J. D. Beresford – Powers Of The Air
E. F. Benson – Mrs Amworth
Jerome K. Jerome – The Dancing Partner
Maurice Baring – Venus
Ernest Bramah – The Story Of Yung Chang
Geoffrey Moss – Primula
Norman Matson – The House On Big Faraway
Sir Max Pemberton – If A Man Might Tarry
Marc Connelly – Coroner’s Inquest
Hjalmar Bergman – Judith
W. Somerset Maugham – The Taipan

E. F. Bleiler gives the publication date as 1934. Haining, Aickman, Chetwynd-Hayes and Mary Danby are among those editors who’ve dipped into this one for their own collections, and if you have the Fontana Ghost/ Horror/ tales Of Terror books you’ll already have a fair number of these.

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Evening Standard Second Book Of Strange Stories

Posted by demonik on June 9, 2008

Anon – The Evening Standard Second Book Of Strange Stories (Hutchinson, 1937)

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Grateful thanks to Marijke Van Duyn for providing the cover scan and contents!

G. B. Stern – The Hazard Of The Spanish Horses
Ring W. Lardner – Man Not Overboard
Lloyd Hooper – All Fools’ Court
Simpson Stokes – Air Lock A.G. 75
Sheik A. Abdullah – The Shrine Of The Holy Fir
Alexandre Dumas – My Adventure At Soissons
P. C. Wren – The Statue And The Bust
Phyllis Bentley – Conversion
Richard Carol – The Magic Of Hussein
Frederic Boutet – Lenger And Keller
A. M. Pushkin – The Queen Of Spades
C. Patrick Thompson – The Shuttlecock Of Ritz-Ritz
Alfred de Sauviniere – The Raise Of Spectres
John Talland – Reincarnation
Rearden Connor – Rats
Saki – Gabriel-Ernst
Eric Ambrose – The Man Who Died
H. A. Manhood – Wish Me Luck
James Hilton – Lives Of Men
Edgar Wallace – White Stocking
Kathleen Warren – Remnant Of ’22
George R. Preedy – The Anecdote
Eric Walrond – Inciting To Riot
John Collier – The Right Side
Dorothy L. Sayers – Maher Shalal Hashbaz
R. N. Currey – The Black Dog
Sheridan Le Fanu – Wicked Captain Walshawe
Eric Ambrose – Carlton’s Father
Ivan Turganev – The Adventure Of Second Lieutenant Bubnov
Anon – A Ghost Story Of Long Ago: The Suitor Of Selkirk
D. Kosztolanyi – The Honest Finder
Agatha Christie – The Veiled Lady
Francis Stuart – Love Or Money
E. M. Forster – Coordination
T. H. White – Shining Hat At Tarring Neville
Selma Robinson – The Departure
John Brophy – Mr. Langpool’s Buffalo
D. Wilson MacArthur – The Chasm
Howard Jones – Marriott’s Monkey
M. R. James – A School Story
John Gloag – Galley Trot Blind
Michael Kent – Supper At Borgy’s
Eric Bennett – Postscript
Albert Halper – Going To Market
Erskine Caldwell – The First Autumn
Louis Bromfield – The Urn
Norman Matson – Death On The Straightaway
Ralph Straus – Horse Of Death
Gouverner Morris – Derrick’s Return
Peter Fleming – Felipe
Phyllis Bottome – Spellbound
Eric Linklater – Country Born
Helena Lefroy Caperton – Oblivion
Hugh Walpole – The Snow
Manuel Komroff – So You Won’t Talk
Jack Lindsay – Judgement In The Underworld
Peter Cheyney – Nice Work
Louis Golding – Painted Love
Michael Fessier – Over The Hill
Herman B. Deutch – Doo-Doom Got To Hang
Post Wheeler – The Diviner And The Poor Woman
Walter R. Brooks – Like A Diamond In The Sky
Manuel Komroff – Siamese Hands
Thomas Burke – The Horrible God
Michael Joseph – The Yellow Cat
G. B. Stern – Quiet Corner
Storm Jameson – Murder
Henry Peterson – Lum Lo’s Idol
Marcel Ayme – The Dwarf
T. O. Beachcroft – The Ringed Word
John Hastings Turner – The House In The Wood
Marjory Bowen – The Pleasant Husband
Thomas Burke – The Shadow And The Bone
Pansy Pakenham – The Cook’s Room
Mrs. Violet Campbell – Lady Harpton’s Garden Party
L. Biro – Doctors
Lord Dunsany – A Drink From A Running Stream
Elizabeth Irons Folsom – Towers Of Fame
Philip Curtiss – The Resurrection Of Chilton Hills
Alexandre Arnoux – The Late Bernard
Fritz Hopman – The Bearer Of The Message
Edward Acheson – Hide Your Eyes
Oliver La Farge – Haunted Ground
Dana Burnet – Beauty In His Brain

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Not To Be Taken At Night

Posted by demonik on June 9, 2008

John Robert Columbo & Michael Richardson (eds.) – Not To Be Taken At Night: 13 Classic Tales Of Mystery And The Supernatural (Ravette, 1988)

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Preface

Robertson Davies – The Cat That Went To Trinity
H. R. Percy – The Timeless Island
Hugh Garner – The Premeditated Death Of Samuel Glover
Yves Theriault – The Barren Field
Graham Petrie – Village Theatre
Al Purdy – The Undertaker
Brian Moore – The Sight
P. K. Page – The Woman
Wilfred Watson – The Lice
Michel Tremblay – The Thirteenth Wife Of Baron Klugg
Lawrence Mathews – The Death Of Arthur Rimbaud
Andreas Schroeder – The Late Man
Ethel Wilson – Mrs Sleepwalker

Acknowledgements

“The oldest acid strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. “ – H. P. Lovecraft

Blurb:

NOT TO BE TAKEN AT NIGHT is a collection of thirteen eerie tales of the unknown — from the subtly bizarre to the frankly blood-curdling — by thirteen top writers. Some of these authors write of the supernatural; some delve into the darker side of our own psychology; some explore those strange boundaries of normal and paranormal, real and surreal. But all succeed in cutting out from under our feet the terra firma of “what is”, leaving us suspended in the frightful void of “what ought not to be”.

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