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Archive for the ‘Giles Gordon’ Category

Mysteries: A Classic Collection

Posted by demonik on December 31, 2007

Mysteries: A Classic Collection (Bracken, 1994)


Mysteries


Jacket design: Ken Leeder. Cover, Images Colour Library

Introduction: Giles Gordon

A. J. Alan – The Diver
Michael Arlen – The Ghoul Of Golders Green
Arnold Bennett – The Murder Of The Mandarin
J. D. Beresford – Powers Of The Air
Algernon Blackwood – Keeping His Promise
Gerald Bullett – Dearth’s Farm
G. K. Chesterton – The Hammer of God
Joseph Conrad – The Secret Sharer
A. E. Coppard – The Tiger
Guy De Maupassant – The Hostelry
Lord Dunsany – A Large Diamond
Jeffrey Farnol – The Cupboard
J. S. Fletcher – The Other Sense
Pamela Hansford Johnson – Ghost Of Honour
O. Henry – Roads Of Destiny
C. D. Heriot – The Trapdoor
C. F. Hoffman – Ben Blower’s Story
Tom Hood – The Shadow of A Shade
Washington Irving – Guests From Gibbet Island
M. R. James – The Mezzotint
Jerome K. Jerome – The Dancing Partner
D. H. Lawrence – The Woman Who Rode Away
Oliver Onions – Rooum
Barry Pain – The Green Light
Eden Phillpotts – The Iron Pineapple
Alexander Pushkin – The Queen Of Spades
Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch – The Seventh Man
Saki – Laura
W. B. Seabrook – Goat-Cry, Girl-Cry
May Sinclair – The Mahatma’s Story
H. De Vere Stacpool – Deep In The Forest
R. L. Stevenson – The Island Of Voices
Edgar Wallace – Man Of The Night
Hugh Walpole – Major Wilbraham
Anon – A Tale Of A Gas-Light Ghost
E. F. Benson – The Confession Of Charles Linkworth
Ambrose Bierce – The Moonlit Road
L. P. Hartley – A Visitor From Down Under
W. H. Hodgson – The Voice In The Night
W. W. Jacobs – His Brother’s Keeper
Edgar Allan Poe – Berenice
A. E. D. Smith – The Coat
Bram Stoker – The Squaw
P. C. Wren – Presentiments

Pretty much a modern, 606 page, reprint of J. M. Parrish & John R. Crossland (eds.) Mammoth Book Of Thrillers, Ghosts & Mysteries, (Odhams, 1936), but minus the contributions of Alduous Huxley, Agatha Christie, J. B. Priestly, Rebecca West, H. G. Wells, Somerset Maugham and Walter De La Mare.

There are at least three companion volumes of interest (as yet unseen): Creepy Stories introduced by Fred Urquhart, Tales Of Terror & The Supernatural introduced by Michael Moorcock and Thrillers introduced by Robert Sheckley.

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Giles Gordon – Scottish Ghost Stories

Posted by demonik on September 21, 2007

Giles Gordon (ed) – Scottish Ghost Stories (Senate, 1996: Lomond, 2000: originally published as Prevailing Spirits: A Book of Scottish Ghost Stories (Hamish Hamilton,  1976: Panther, 1977: Grafton, 1986.)

Scottish Ghost Stories

Forbes Bramble – Holiday
George MacKay Brown – Beliah
Elspeth Davie – The Foothold
James Allan Ford – A Kind of Possession
Antonia Fraser – Who’s Been Sitting in My Car
Clifford Hanley – The Haunted Chimley
Dorothy K. Haynes – The Curator
Angus Wolfe Murray – The Curse of Mathair Nan Uisgeachan
Robert Nye –  Randal
Iain Crichton Smith – The Brothers
Fred Urquhart – Proud Lady in a Cage
Gordon Williams – The Horseshoe Inn

Cover shown is the Lomond edition. Thanks to Steve Goodwin for providing info on the early publishing history.

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