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Archive for October 5th, 2009

Harrison Dale – More Great Ghost Stories

Posted by demonik on October 5, 2009

Harrison Dale  (ed.) – More Great Ghost Stories (Herbert Jenkins, 1932)

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Harrison Dale – Anthologists And Other Ghouls

Daniel Defoe –  In Defence Of His Right
William Austin – Peter Rugg, The Missing Man
R. S. Hawker – The Bothanen Ghost
Nathaniel Hawthorn – Young Goodman Brown
Charles Dickens – No. 1 Branch Line: The Signal-Man
J. S. Le Fanu – The Familiar
Perceval Landon – Thurnley Abbey
Margaret Oliphant – The Open Door
W. D. Howells – Though One Rose From The Dead
Edith Wharton – Afterward
Howard Pease – In The Blackfriars Wynd
James Grant – The Phantom Regiment

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Harrison Dale – Great Ghost Stories

Posted by demonik on October 5, 2009

Harrison Dale (ed.)  – Great Ghost Stories (Herbert Jenkins, 1930)

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Harrison Dale – The Art Of The Ghost Story

Sir Walter Scott – Wandering Willie’s Tale
Mrs. Gaskell – The Old Nurse’s Story
Lord Lytton – The Haunted And The Haunters
Fitz-James O’Brien – What Was It?
J. S. Le Fanu – Madam Crowl’s Ghost
Robert Louis Stephenson – Thrawn Janet
Trad – Teig O’Kane And The Corpse (Translated by Douglas Hyde)
Edith Wharton – The Lady’s Maid’s Bell
F. Marion Crawford – The Upper Berth
Theophile Gautier – the Mummy’s Foot
Gustavo Becquer – Maese Perez, The Organist
Pedro De Alarcon – The Tall Woman
Lafcadio Hearn – The Story Of Ming-Y
Lafcadio Hearn – The Cedar Closet
Anon – The Corpse And The Blood Drinker (Translated by George Soulie)

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Colin De La Mare – They Walk Again

Posted by demonik on October 5, 2009

Colin De La Mare  (ed.) – They Walk Again: An Anthology Of Ghost Stories (Faber & Faber, 1931)

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Walter De La Mare – Introduction

Algernon Blackwood – Keeping His Promise
Lord Dunsany – The Electric King
Richard Middleton – The Ghost Ship
Ambrose Bierce – A Tough Tussle
Edith Wharton – Afterward
J. D. Beresford – Powers Of The Air
R. H. Benson – Father Girdlestone’s Tale
Algernon Blackwood – The Wood Of The Dead
L. P. Hartley – A Visitor From Down Under
E. F. Benson – Caterpillars
William Hope Hodgson – A Voice In The Night
Oliver Onions – The Beckoning Fair One
Richard Middleton – On The Brighton Road
M. R. James – The Story Of A Disappearance And An Appearance
Walter De La Mare – All Hallows
W. W. Jacobs – The Monkey’s Paw
J. S. Le Fanu – Green Tea

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Adam L. Gowans – Famous Ghost Stories by English Authors

Posted by demonik on October 5, 2009

Adam L. Gowans  (ed.) – Famous Ghost Stories by English Authors (Gowans & Grey, 1919)

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Charles Dickens – To be Taken with a Grain of Salt
Mrs. Gaskell – The Old Nurse’s Story
Sir Walter Scott – The Tapestried Chamber; or, The Lady in the Sacque
Lord Lytton – The Haunted And The Haunters; Or, The House and the Brain
Allan Cunningham – The Haunted Ships
Charles Dickens –  No. 1 Branch Line: The Signal-Man
James Hogg – The Mysterious Bride
Daniel Defoe –  A True Relation of the Apparition of Mrs. Veal
Charles Dickens –  The Bagman’s Story
James Hogg – Mary Burnet
Charles Dickens – Telling Winter Stories (article)

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Marjorie Bowen – More Great Tales of Horror

Posted by demonik on October 5, 2009

Marjorie Bowen (ed.) –  More Great Tales of Horror (John Lane, 1935)

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James Hogg – Laird of Cassway
J. S. Le Fanu – Wicked Captain Walshawe of Wauling
Allan Cunningham – Wooden Woman (aka The Haunted Ships)
W. W. Fenn – The Roon With the Arras
James Hogg – Laird of Wineholm
Allan Cunningham – Ezra Peden
Alexander Pushkin – The Coffin Maker
Anon – The Fatal Hour (translated from French by Marjorie Bowen)
Anon – Elie Anderson’s Revenge
Mrs. Catherine Crowe – The Haunted Mill
Anon – The Laird of Cool’s Ghost
J. S. Le Fanu – The Sexton’s Adventure
Anon – The Suitor of Selkirk
W.W. Fenn – Hand on the Latch
J.S. Le Fanu – Vision of Tom Chuff
Anon – Fain Bride
J. Smith – Black Joe O’ the Bow
Mrs. Catherine Crowe – A Ghost in Prison
Anon – The Accursed Portrait (translated from French by Marjorie Bowen)
Robert Chambers – Infernal Major Weir
J. S. Le Fanu – Spectre Lovers
Anon – The Murder Hole
J. G. Lockhart – Perling Joan
W.W. Fenn – Ghost on the Chain Pier
D. M. Moir – Resurrectior Men
Allan Cunningham – The Ghost With the Golden Casket

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Margaret Armour – The Eerie Book

Posted by demonik on October 5, 2009

Anon [Margaret Armour] (ed.) – The Eerie Book: Tales Of The Macabre And Supernatural (Shiells, London, 1898: Castle, 1981)

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Illustrated by W. B. MacDougal

Edgar Allan Poe – The Masque Of The Red Death
George W. M. Reynolds – The Iron Coffin (extract from Faust, A Romance)
Hans Andersen – The Mother And The Dead Child
Robert Hunt – Tregeagle (extract)
Catherine Crowe – The Dutch Officer’s Story
Edgar Allan Poe – The Cask Of Amontillado
Anon – Earl Beadie’s Game At Cards
Mary W. Shelley – Frankenstein (Abridged)
Catherine Crowe – The Garde Chasse
Anon – A Dream Of Death
Rev. Bourchier Wrey Saville – The Mysterious Horseman
Catherine Crowe – The Blind Beggar Of Odessa
Robert Chambers – The Story Of Major Weir
Rev. Bourchier Wrey Saville – Marshal Blucher
Baron de la Motte Fouque – Sir Hulbrand’s Wife (extract from Undine)
Thomas de Quincey – Klosterheim, or The Masque (abridged)

Published in the USA in 1981, it’s hard to tell if this is a fascimile copy of an authentic Victorian collection or just a modern take on what the editor suspected one would have looked like. Interesting rather than great, with three solid stories from Catherine Crowe (more often than not included in ‘factual’ ghost story anthologies), and two excellent tasters from de la Motte Fouque and Reynolds, the latter serving up a torture chamber death to Lucrezia Borgia.

see also Vault’s thread for The Eerie Book

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Cynthia Asquith – My Grimmest Nightmare

Posted by demonik on October 5, 2009

Cynthia Asquith (ed.)  –  My Grimmest Nightmare (Allen Unwin, 1935)

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Cynthia Asquith – The Follower
Gabrielle Vallings – To Be Let Furnished
Miranda Stuart -Thunderbolt
Algernon Blackwood – By Water
Inez Holden – Not Long for This World
R. A. Monson – Jungle Night
L. Vorley – The Anonymous Gift
S. E. Reynolds – There Is One SOS
J. B. Morton – In the Jotunheim Mountains
E. Betts – Dead Man’s Room
Marjorie Bowen – Incubus
H. Jay – Into the Enemy’s Camp
H. de Vere Stacpoole – The Mask
N. Streatfield – Behind the Wall
E. Middleton – The Mad Hatter
James Laver – Six Months Ago
C. Madden – Rendezvous With Fate
Noel Langley – Serenade for Baboons
C. Spencer – The Surprise Item
Ann Knox – Split Second
Algernon Blackwood – The Blackmailers
Theodora Benson – Room 2000 Calling

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C. A. Dawson Scott & Ernest Rhys – Twenty And Three Stories

Posted by demonik on October 5, 2009

C. A. Dawson Scott & Ernest Rhys (eds.) – Twenty And Three Stories: By Twenty And Three Authors (Thornton Butterworth, 1924)

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Introduction: Ernest Rhys & C. A. Dawson Scott

Edith Wharton – Kerfol
L. de Bra – A Life – A Bowl Of Rice
W. B. Yeats – The Crucifixion Of The Outcast
The Marquess Curzon Of Kedleston – The Drums Of Kairwan
T. F. Powys – Alleluia
A. E. W. Mason – Hatteras
Elinor Mordaunt – Hodge
Thomas Burke – The Chink And The Child
Robert Hichens – The Nomad
Cutcliffe Hyne – The Ransom
Edwin Pugh – The Other Twin
Morley Roberts – Grear’s Dam
Ward Muir – The Reward Of Enterprise
H. de Vere Stackpoole -The King Of Maleka
Algernon Blackwood – Violence
A. Conan-Doyle – Captain Sharkey
Arthur Lynch – The Sentimental Mortgage
Ellis Roberts – The Narrow Way
Louis Golding – The Call Of The Hand
Walter De La Mare – The Creatures
W. Somerset Maugham – The Taipan
John Masefield – Davy Jones’ Gift
W. W. Jacobs – The Monkey’s Paw

“The New Terror is apt to be more psychical, more psychological perhaps, than the old. The method of the latter is based on EDGAR POE and the writers for Blackwoods Magazine, while the former is akin to the Russians, to SOLOGUB and TCHEKKOV.”

Strong mixed bag of Ghost stories, mysteries and thrillers – “stories of sensation” as the authors put it – with enough of a horror bent to be included here. A companion piece to their Thirty And One Stories of the previous year which is more diverse in its approach but still finds time to include genre contributions from Percival Gibbon, Violet Hunt, May Sinclair and H. G. Wells of those I recognise.

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Stephen Jones – Dark Detectives

Posted by demonik on October 5, 2009

Stephen Jones (ed.) – Dark Detectives: Adventures of the Supernatural Sleuths (Fedogan & Bremer, 1999)

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Stephen Jones –  Introduction: The Serial Sleuths

Kim Newman – Seven Stars Prologue: In Egypt’s Land
Peter Tremayne – Our Lady of Death
Kim Newman  – Seven Stars Episode One: The Mummy’s Heart
William Hope Hodgson – The Horse Of The Invisible
Kim Newman – Seven Stars Episode Two: The Magician and the Matinee Idol
Basil Copper – The Adventure of the Crawling Horror
Kim Newman – Seven Stars Episode Three: The Trouble with Barrymore
Manly Wade Wellman – Rouse Him Not
Brian Lumley – De Marigny’s Clock
Kim Newman – Seven Stars Episode Four: The Biafran Bank Manager
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – Someone Is Dead
Brian Mooney – Vultures Gather
Clive Barker – Lost Souls
Kim Newman – Seven Stars Episode Five: Mimsy
Jay Russell – The Man Who Shot the Man Who Shot The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence
Kim Newman – Seven Stars Episode Six: The Dog Story
Neil Gaiman – Bay Wolf
Kim Newman – Seven Stars Episode Seven: The Duel of Seven Stars

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Cynthia Asquith – Shudders

Posted by demonik on October 5, 2009

Cynthia Asquith (ed.) – Shudders: A Collection Of New Nightmare Tales (Hutchinson, 1929)

L.P Hartley – The Travelling Grave
Hilda Hughes – Those Whom The Gods Love
E.F Benson – The Hanging Of Alfred Wadham
Walter de la Mare – Crewe
Arthur Machen – The Cosy Room
Huge Walpole – The Snow
Elizabeth Bowen – The Cat Jumps
M.R James – Rats
Algernon Blackwood – The Stranger
C.H.B Kitchin – Dispossession
Shame Leslie – The Lord-In-Waiting
W.B Maxwell – The Last Man In
W.Somerset Maugham – The End Of The Flight
Mrs Belloc Lowndes – Her Judgment Day
Cynthia Asquith – The Playfellow

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