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Archive for the ‘Lucy Berman’ Category

Lucy Bergman – Phantom Lovers

Posted by demonik on October 24, 2011

Lucy Bergman (ed.) – Phantom Lovers: Tales Of Unearthly Passions And Fiendish Seductions  (Tandem, 1970)


Cover photograph: Michael Stannard
Introduction
Christianna Brand – Akin To Love
W.B. Seabrook – Toussel’s Pale Bride
General Benoit Batraville – Formula For Calling Up The Dead
Edgar Allan Poe – Ligeia
Extract From The Trial Of The Witches Of Huntingdon
Barry Pain – The Moon Slave
Graham R. Tomson – Ballad Of A Were-wolf
F. Marion Crawford – For The Blood Is The Life
Robert Hitchens – How Love Came To Professor Guildea
 – Madam Lucifer
Thomas Lovell Beddoes – The Phantom-wooer
Joseph Sheridan LeFanu – Schalken The Painter

Blurb
Fiends from Hell and malevolent ghosts, vampires, sorcerers and succubi, even Lucifer himself; at all periods and in many lands they have captivated and seduced their victims. Sometimes these victims, men and women, resisted their unearthly lovers. Sometimes, as other stories in this collection tell, they yielded eagerly to demonic fascination and discovered too late who now possessed them body and soul.

Nervous readers, on finishing this book, may like to consult the Anglo-Saxon Leech Book, which contains the recipe for a salve ‘against elf-kin and night-walking demons and those persons with whom a devil has sexual intercourse’.

Many thanks to thecoffinflies for providing the cover scan, blurb and list of contents.

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Lucy Berman – The Creepy-Crawly Book

Posted by demonik on January 15, 2010

Lucy Berman – The Creepy-Crawly Book (Target, 1973)

Lucy Berman – The Legend of Arachne
Sir Walter Scott – The Legend of Robert Bruce and the Spider
H. G. Wells – The Valley of Spiders
Leonard Clark – Good Company
Thomas Bulfinch – The Legend of Cadmus
Rudyard Kipling – Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
David Starr Jordan – Old Rattler and the King Snake
Ogden Nash – The Cobra (verse)
Carl Sandburg – Worms and the Wind
Lucy Berman – The Legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin
Bernhardt J. Hurwood – The Curse of Mouse Tower
Henry Williamson – The Mouse
William Beebe – The Vampire Bats
Joan Beadon – Rats
Randall Jarrell – Bats
Lewis Carroll – The Mouse’s Tail
Richard Henwood – The Scorpion
Gerald Durrell – Wilhelmina
Hanns Heinz Ewers – The Ants
Ogden Nash – The Ant (verse)
Ogden Nash – The Termite (verse)
Lucy Berman – The Legends of the Kraken and the Hydra
Jules Verne – The Squid (extract from [i]Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea[/i])
Victor Hugo – The Octopus
Lord Alfred Tennyson – The Kraken (verse)

Blurb:

What living thing would you LEAST like to be left alone with in a room late at night?
A large, hairy, tropical spider?
A poisonous snake?
A large rat? – with red eyes of course!
Or would you go in for smaller fry like a mouse, or a scorpion, or an ant?
Are these unpleasant creatures in every case as nasty as they seem?
Read the book and find out ….

Strictly for older boys and girls!

see also Vault’s Creepy Crawly Book thread

thanks to The Coffin Flies  and Allthingshorror for the table of contents and scans.

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