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Posts Tagged ‘Catherine Crowe’

Anonymous (Margaret Armour) – The Eerie Book

Posted by demonik on August 27, 2017

Anonymous (Margaret Armour) – The Eerie Book  (Castle, 1981: originally J. Shiells & Co, 1898)

W. B. MacDougall

Edgar Allen Poe – The Masque Of The Red Death
G. W. M. Reynolds – The Iron Coffin (From Faust: A Romance)
Hans Anderson – The Mother And The Dead Child
Robert Hunt – Tregeagle
Catherine Crowe – The Dutch Officer’s Story
Edgar Allen Poe – The Cask of Amontillado
Anonymous – Earl Beadie’s Card Game
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley – Frankenstein (abridged)
Catherine Crowe – The Garde Chasse
Anonymous – A Dream Of Death
Rev. Bourchier Wrey Savile – The Mysterious Horseman
Catherine Crowe – The Blind Beggar Of Odessa
Robert Chambers – The Story Of Major Weir
Rev. Bourchier Wrey Savile – Marshall Blucher
Baron de la Motte Fouque – Sir Hulbrande’s Wife
Thomas De Quincey – The Masque (extract from Klosterheim: or, The Masque)

Blurb:
Gothic horror at its best! Spanning the mood and style of authors from Hans Christian Anderson to Edgar Allen Poe, The Eerie Book presents 16 terrifying tales of the macabre and supernatural. This reproduction of a turn-of-the-century classic offers to the reader some of the most engrossing stories of menace ever written.

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Anonymous – Ghost Stories

Posted by demonik on March 20, 2012

Anonymous – Ghost Stories   ( Cathay, 1984)


illustrations by Ian McCraig

H. P. Lovecraft – The Music of Erich Zann
Charles Dickens – The Ghost in the Bride’s Chamber
M. R. James – A School Story
Oscar Wilde – The Canterville Ghost
Edgar Allan Poe – The Tell-Tale Heart
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – The Cat Room
Catherine Crowe – The Monk’s Story
Saki  – Laura
Fritz Leiber – Smoke Ghost
Frederick Marryat – The Phantom Ship
Leon Garfield – An Adelaide Ghost
E. Nesbit – Man-Size In Marble
Hugh Walpole  – A Little Ghost
Rosemary Timperley  – The Mistress in Black
Guy de Maupassant – An Apparition
Penelope Lively  – The Ghost of Thomas Kempe (extract)
Algernon Blackwood – The Occupant of the Room
Jerome K. Jerome  – The Haunted Mill
Elizabeth Le Fanu – The Harpsichord
J. S. Le Fanu – The White Cat of Drumgunniol
W. W. Jacobs – The Three Sisters
Joan Aiken  – Sonata For Harp and Bicycle

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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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Montague Summers – Victorian Ghost Stories

Posted by demonik on April 11, 2009

Montague Summers (ed.) – Victorian Ghost Stories (Fortune, 1933)

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Sutherland Menzies – Hugues, the Werewolf
J.S. Le Fanu – The Dream
J.S. Le Fanu – A Chapter in the History of the Tyrone Family
J.S. Le Fanu – The Dead Sexton
Catherine Crowe – The Italian’s Story
Catherine Crowe – Round the Fire
Anon – The Mysterious Stranger
Mark Lemon – The Ghost Detective
Thomas Hood – The Shadow of a Shade
Anon – The Dead Man of Varley Grange
Anon – The Ghost of the Bank of England
Katherine Tynan – The Picture on the Wall
E. & H. Heron – The Story of Medhams Lea
F.G. Loring – The Tomb of Sarah

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Richard Dalby – Virago Book Of Victorian Ghost Stories

Posted by demonik on September 10, 2007

Richard Dalby (ed.) – The Virago Book Of Victorian Ghost Stories (Virago, 1988)

Virago Book Of Victorian Ghost Stories

Preface    – Richard Dalby
Introduction – Jennifer Uglow

Charlotte Bronte – Napoleon And The Spectre
Elizabeth Gaskell – The Old Nurse’s Story
Dinah M. Mulock – The Last House In C— Street
Catherine Crowe – Round The Fire
Mary Elizabeth Braddon – The Cold Embrace
Rosa Mulholland – Not To Be Taken At Bedtime
Amelia B. Edwards – The Story Of Salome
Rhoda Broughton – The Truth, The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth
Mrs Henry Wood – Reality Or Delusion?
Vernon Lee – Winthrop’s Adventure
Charlotte Riddell – The Old House In Vauxhall Walk
Margaret Oliphant – The Open Door
Lanoe Falconer – Cecilia De Noel
Louisa Baldwin – Many Waters Cannot Quench Love
Violet Hunt – The Prayer
Mary Cholomondeley – Let Loose
Ella D’Arcy – The Villa Lucienne
Gertrude Atherton – The Striding Place
Willa Cattier – The Affair At Grover Station
Mary E. Wilkins (Freeman) – The Vacant Lot
Isabella Banks – Haunted!

Notes on the authors

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Peter Haining – Werewolf

Posted by demonik on September 6, 2007

Peter Haining  (ed) – Werewolf: Horror Stories Of The Man-Beast (Severn House, 1987)

Cover: Trevor Newman

Introduction – Peter Haining

Catherine Crowe – The Lycanthropist
Henry Beaugrand – The Werwolves
Algernon Blackwood – The Wolves Of God
Oliver Onions – The Master Of The House
Montague Summers – The Phantom Werewolf
Guy Endore – The Wolf Girl
Seabury Quinn – Fortune’s Fools
Robert E. Howard – Wolfshead
Paul Selonke – Beast Of The Island
Jane Rice – The Refugee
Robert Bloch – The Man Who Cried ‘Wolf!’
Ralph Thornton – I Was A Teenage Werewolf
T. H. White – The Point Of Thirty Miles
Basil Copper – Cry Wolf
James Farlowe – The Demythologised Lycanthrope

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