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Posts Tagged ‘H. P. Lovecraft’

Louise Welsh – Ghost: 100 Stories To Read With The Lights On

Posted by demonik on June 13, 2016

Louise Welsh [ed.] – Ghost: 100 Stories To Read With The Lights On (Head of Zeus, 2015)

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Introduction
Pliny the Younger – The Haunted House
Anon – Daniel Crowley And The Ghosts
Robert Burns – Tam O’Shanter
Brothers Grimm – The Singing Bone
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley – Captain Walton’s Final Letter
Sir Walter Scott – Wandering Willie’s Tale
James Hogg – The Mysterious Bride
Charlotte Bronté – Napoleon And The Spectre
Nathaniel Hawthorne – The Minister’s Black Veil
Edgar Allan Poe – The Tell-Tale Heart
Charles Dickens – Christmas Ghosts
Wilkie Collins – A Terribly Strange Bed
Elizabeth Gaskell – The Old Nurses Story
Mark Twain – Cannibalism In The Cars
Sheridan le Fanu – Madam Crowl’s Ghost
Fyodor Dostoyevsky – Bobok: From Somebody’s Diary
Auguste Villiers de L.’lsle-Adam – The Very Image
Bram Stoker – Dracula’s Guest
Henry James – The Romance Of Certain Old Clothes
Anton Chekhov – A Bad Business
Oscar Wilde – The Canterville Ghost
Thomas Hardy – The Withered Arm
Rudyard Kipling – My Own True Ghost Story
E. Nesbit – John Charrington’s Wedding
Robert Louis Stevenson – Thrawn Janet
Charlotte Perkins Gilman – The Yellow Wall-Paper
Jerome K. Jerome – The Dancing Partner
Robert W. Chambers – The Yellow Sign
W. W. Jacobs – The Monkey’s Paw
Jonas Lie – Elias And The Draug
Emile Zola – Angeline, Or The Haunted House
H. G. Wells – The Inexperienced Ghost
Mary Wilkins Freeman – The Wind In The Rose-Bush
Guy de Maupassant – A Tress Of Hair
M. R. James – ‘Oh Whistle And I’ll Come To You, My Lad’
Mary Austin – The Readjustment
Ambrose Bierce – The Stranger
Oliver Onions – The Rocker
F. Marion Crawford – The Doll’s Ghost
E. F. Benson – The Room In The Tower
Richard Middleton – On The Brighton Road
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – How It Happened
Arthur Machen – The Bowmen
Saki – The Open Window
Edith Wharton – The Lady’s Maid’s Bell
H. P. Lovecraft – The Terrible Old Man
Richard Crompton – The Ghost
May Sinclair – The Nature Of The Evidence
D. H. Lawrence – The Rocking-Horse Winner
Virginia Woolf – A Haunted House
P. G. Wodehouse – Honeysuckle Cottage
Graham Greene – The Second Death
William Faulkner – A Rose For Emily
Franz Kafka – The Hunter Graccus
Zora Neale Hurston – High Walker And Bloody Bones
Dylan Thomas – The Vest
W. Somerset Maugham – A Man From Glasgow
Elizabeth Bowen – The Demon Lover
Sir Alex Guinness – Money For Jam
Stevie Smith – Is There Life Beyond The Gravy?
Ray Bradbury – Mars Is Heaven!
Shirley Jackson – The Tooth
Flann O’Brien – Two In One
Yukio Mishima – Swaddling Clothes
Rosemary Timperley – Harry
Muriel Spark – The Girl I Left Behind
Elizabeth Taylor – Poor Girl
Richard Brautigan – Memory Of A Girl
Tove Jansson – Black-White
Stephen King – The Mangler
J. G. Ballard – The Dead Astronaut
Robert Nye – Randal
Ruth Rendell – The Vinegar Mother
Jean Rhys – I Used To Live Here Once
William Trevor – The Death Of Peggy Meehan
Truman Capote – A Beautiful Child
Louise Erdrich – Fleur
Tim O’Brien – The Lives Of The Dead
Jewelle Gomez – Off-Broadway: 1971
Margaret Atwood – Death By Landscape
Angela Carter – Ashputtle Or The Mother’s Ghost
Kazuo Ishiguro – The Gourmet
Tananarive Due – Prologue, 1963
Joyce Carol Oates – Nobody Knows My Name
Hilary Mantel – Terminus
Kelly Link – The Specialist’s Hat
Phyllis Alesia Perry – Stigmata
Ali Smith – The Hanging Girl
Kate Atkinson – Temporal Anomaly
Haruki Murakami – The Mirror
Lydia Davis – The Strangers
Annie Proulx – The Sagebrush Kid
Jackie Kay – The White Cot
Ben Okri – Belonging
Adam Marek – Dinner Of The Dead Alumni
Michael Marshall Smith – Sad, Dark Thing
Joanne Rush – Guests
Helen Simpson – The Festival Of The Immortals
Fay Weldon – Grandpa’s Ghost
James Robertson – Ghost

Extended Copyright

Blurb:
Haunted houses, mysterious Counts, weeping widows and restless souls, here is the definitive anthology of all that goes bump in the night. Hand-picked by award-winning author Louise Welsh, this beautitul collection of 1OO ghost stories will delight, unnerve, and entertain any fiction lover brave enough…
Here are gothic classics, modern masters, Booker Prize—winners, ancient folk tales and stylish noirs, proving that every writer has a skeleton or two in their closet.

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Elizabeth Lee (ed.) – Spine Chillers

Posted by demonik on April 18, 2013

Elizabeth Lee (ed.) – Spine Chillers: an Anthology of Mystery and Horror  (Elek, 1961)

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Edgar Allan Poe – The Pit and the Pendulum
Edgar Allan Poe – The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar
Edgar Allan Poe – Berenice
Charles Dickens  – No. 1 Branch Line, the Signalman
Charles Dickens  – The Trial for Murder (Aka To Be Taken with a Grain of Salt)
Wilkie Collins – A Terribly Strange Bed
Sir Walter Besant & James Rice – The Case of Mr. Lucraft
Ambrose Bierce – A Watcher by the Dead
F. Marion Crawford – The Screaming Skull
E. Nesbit – Man-Size in Marble
E. Nesbit – John Charrington’s Wedding
M. R. James –  The Mezzotint
Arthur Machen – The Novel of the White Powder
H. G. Wells – Pollock and the Porroh Man
H. G. Wells – The Red Room
Edward Lucas White – Lukundoo
E. F. Benson – In the Tube
E. F. Benson – At the Farmhouse
Vincent O’Sullivan – When I Was Dead
Vincent O’Sullivan – The Business of Madame Jahn
Algernon Blackwood – The Strange Adventures of a Private Secretary in New York
Oliver Onions – Benlian
Oliver Onions – Phantas
May Sinclair – Where Their Fire Is Not Quenched
William Hope Hodgson – The Voice in the Night
Lord Dunsany – The Bureau d’Echange de Maux
H. Russell Wakefield  – That Dieth Not
H. P. Lovecraft- The Thing on the Doorstep
H. P. Lovecraft – Cool Air
H. P. Lovecraft – The Outsider
L. P. Hartley – A Visitor from Down Under
William Faulkner – A Rose for Emily
Elizabeth Bowen – The Cat Jumps
Pamela Hansford Johnson – Ghost of Honour
Robert Bloch – Catnip
Robert Bloch – Enoch
Muriel Spark – The Portobello Road
Ray Bradbury – Skeleton

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Attention Bruce Pennington Fans!

Posted by demonik on August 2, 2012

From the maker of Paperback Fanatic: coming soon!

PENNINGTON - a portrait of a master fantasy artist
PENNINGTON – a portrait of a master fantasy artist

Legendary for his paperback covers for H P Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Frank Herbert, Edgar Rice Burroughs and more, Bruce Pennington gets the Fanatic treatment
If you’re not familiar with his work, check out the attached covers for a taste!
Two volumes, totalling 140 pages with 125 full colour reproductions of some of his most striking covers
Including an overview of his early career, an auto-biographical essay and a full checklist of his art.

Strictly limited edition based on orders received by 31st August
UK price for both volumes including postage £12.50
AIr-mail is £15.00
Order at the on-line shop now!

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Paul Kane & Marie O’Regan – Mammoth Book Of Body Horror

Posted by demonik on April 27, 2012

Paul Kane & Marie O’Regan – The Mammoth Book Of Body Horror  (Robinson, 2012)

Cover design: Carlos Castro

Stuart Gordon – Introduction

Mary Shelley – Transformation
Edgar Allan Poe – The Tell-Tale Heart
H. P. Lovecraft – Herbert West: Re-Animator
John W. Campbell – Who Goes There?
George Langelaan – The Fly
Richard Matheson – ‘Tis The Season To Be Jelly
Stephen King – Survivor Type
Clive Barker – The Body Politic
Robert Bloch – The Chaney Legacy
Ramsey Campbell – The Other Side
Brian Lumley – Fruiting Bodies
Nancy A. Collins – Freaktent
Richard Christian Matheson – Regions Of The Flesh
Michael Marshall Smith – Walking Wounded
Neil Gaiman – Changes
James Herbert – Others
Christopher Fowler – The Look
Alice Henderson – Residue
Graham Masterton – Dog Days
Gemma Files – Black Box
Simon Clark – The Soaring Dead
Barbie Wilde – Polyp
David Moody – Almost Forever
Axelle Carolyn – Butterfly
Conrad Williams – Sticky Eye

Back cover blurb:
25 horrific tales of TRANSFORMATION, MUTATION and CONTAGION

This truly disturbing collection of ‘body horror’ ranges from Mary Shelley’s revelatory ‘Transformation’ to H. P. Lovecraft’s ‘Herbert West: Re-Animator’, brought to a new audience by the success of Stuart Gordon’s film ‘Re-Animator’, to George Langelaan’s ‘The Fly’, filmed most recently by David Cronenberg, and a chilling story by Lovecraft’s disciple, Robert Bloch, best known as the author of Psycho.

The term ‘body horror’ has long been used to describe films such as The Thing, based on John W. Campbell’s ‘Who Goes There?’, which is reprinted here, and most recently District 9, but the subgenre did not begin with film.

Here you will find profoundly unsettling stories spanning the entire history of the subgenre by the very best writers of horror ….

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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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Otto Penzler – Zombies: A Compendium of the Living Dead

Posted by demonik on January 9, 2012

Otto Penzler (ed) – Zombies: A Compendium of the Living Dead   (Corvus, 2011: originally US, Zombies! Zombies! Zombies!, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, Sept. 2011)

Otto Penzler – INTRODUCTION

W. B. Seabrook – Dead Men Working In The Cane Fields  
David A. Riley – After Nightfall
Hugh B. Cave – Mission To Margal
Chet Williamson –  The Cairnwell Horror
Arthur Leo Zagat – Crawling Madness
Lisa Tuttle – Treading The Maze
Karen Haber – Red Angels
Michael Marshall Smith – Later
Vivian Meik – White Zombie  
Guy de Maupassant – Was It A Dream?
Steve Rasnic Tem – Bodies And Heads
Dale Bailey – Death And Sufferage
Henry Kuttner – The Graveyard Rats
Edgar Allan Poe – The Facts In The Case of M. Valdemar
Yvonne Navarro – Feeding The Dead Inside
Charles Birkin – Ballet Negre  
Geoffrey A Landis – Dead Right
Graham Masterton – The Taking of Mr. Bill
Jack D‘Arcy – The Grave Gives Up
H. P. Lovecraft – Herbert West: Reanimator
H. P. Lovecraft –  Pickman’s Model
Robert Bloch – Maternal Instinct
Kevin J. Anderson – Bringing The Family
Richard Laymon – Mess Hall
J. Sheridan Le Fanu – Schalken The Painter
Thorpe McClusky – While Zombies Walked  
Mary A. Turzillo – April Flowers, November Harvest
Mort Castle – The Old Man And The Dead  
Henry S. Whitehead – Jumbee  
Peter Tremayne – Marbh Bheo
Thomas Burke – The Hollow Man
Anthony Boucher – They Bite
Gahan Wilson – Come One, Come All
Ramsey Campbell – It Helps If You Sing
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – The Ghouls
Seabury Quinn – The Corpse-Master
F. Marion Crawford – The Upper Berth
Ralston Shields – Vengeance Of The Living Dead
Harlan Ellison & Robert Silverberg – The Song The Zombie Sang
John H. Knox – Men Without Blood
Uel Key – The Broken Fang
Theodore Sturgeon – It
Day Keene – League Of The Grateful Dead
Garry Kilworth – Love Child
Edith & Ejler Jacobson – Corpses On Parade
Richard Christian Matheson – Where There’s A Will
Michael Swanwick – The Dead
Manly Wade Wellman – The Song of The Slaves
H. P. Lovecraft – The Outsider
Robert R. McCammon – Eat Me
Joe R. Lansdale – Deadman’s Road
Robert E. Howard – Pigeons From Hell
Scott Edelman – Live People Don’t Understand
August Derleth & Mark Schorer – The House In The Magnolias
Stephen King – Home Delivery
Arthur J. Burks –  Dance Of The Damned
Theodore  Roscoe – Z Is For Zombie

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Stephen Jones & Dave Carson – H.P. Lovecraft’s Book Of Horror

Posted by demonik on July 29, 2010

Stephen Jones & Dave Carson (eds.) – H.P. Lovecraft’s Book Of Horror (Robinson, 1994)

Bruce Pennington

H. P. Lovecraft – Supernatural Horror In Literature

Charles Dickens – The Signalman
E. Bulwer-Lytton – The House and the Brain
R L Stevenson – The Bodysnatcher
Hanns Heinz Ewers – The Spider
Theophile Gautier – The Foot of the Mummy
Guy De Maupassant – The Horla
Edgar Allan Poe – The Fall of the House of Usher
Ambrose Bierce – The Damned Thing
F Marion Crawford – The Upper Berth
Robert W Chambers – The Yellow Sign
Mary Wilkins Freeman – The Shadows on the Wall
Ralph Adams Cram – The Dead Valley
Irwin S Cobb – Fishhead
Edward Lucas White – Lukundoo
Clark Ashton Smith – The Double Shadow
Rudyard Kipling – The Mark of the Beast
E F Benson – Negotium Perambulans
Hugh Walpole – Mrs Lunt
William Hope Hodgson – The Hog
Arthur Machen – The Great God Pan
M R James – Count Magnus


Stephen Jones – Lovecraft and the ‘Literature of Cosmic Fear’

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Horror Stories: By The Greatest Masters Of The Gruesome

Posted by demonik on January 16, 2010

Anonymous (ed.) – Horror Stories: By The Greatest Masters Of The Gruesome (Paul Elek Bestseller Library, 1962)

Alexander Woolcott – Midnight Sonata
Arthur Machen – The Novel Of The Black Seal
E. F. Benson – Mrs. Amworth
F. Marion Crawford – The Upper Berth
H. P. Lovecraft – The Dunwich Horror
Guy de Maupassant – Was It a Dream?
Bram Stoker – The Judges House
Charles Collins & Charles Dickens – The Trial For Murder
J. F. Sullivan – The Man With A Malady
Anonymous – Sawney Beane and His Family
Bram Stoker – The Squaw
A. J. Alan – The Hair
Fitz-James O’Brien – What Was It?
H. G. Wells – The Cone
F. Marion Crawford – The Screaming Skull

Blurb

Warning
If these tales are read late at night when the reader is alone in the house, the publishers will not he responsible for the consequences.

and nor will i be held accountable for posting ’em here!

Perhaps the most interesting thing to be said for this selection is that the contents are identical to  The Arrow Book Of Horror Stories (1965)

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Ramsey Campbell – New Tales Of The Cthulhu Mythos

Posted by demonik on October 15, 2009

Ramsey Campbell (ed.) – New Tales Of The Cthulhu Mythos (Grafton, 1980)

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Ramsey Campbell – Introduction

Stephen King – Crouch End
A. A. Attanasio – The Star Pools
Brian Lumley – The Second Wish
Frank Belknap Long – Dark Awakening
Basil Copper – Shaft Number 247
T. E. D. Klein – Black Man with a Horn
H. P. Lovecraft & Martin S. Warnes – The Black Tome of Alsophocus
David Drake – Than Curse the Darkness
Ramsey Campbell – The Faces at Pine Dunes
Notes on Contributors

Blurb:
RETURN TO THE CAVES OF ABOMINATION

Mythmaker, visionary, conjuror of nightmare, outsider in his own century, H. P. Lovecraft called a whole universe into being: Great Cthulhu, the blind idiot god Azathoth, the sunken realm of R’Iyeh, the infamous Necronomicon – a world peopled with a festering pantheon of creatures who stalked upon the Earth before humanity’s spanning …

In their own startlingly modern interpretations of the Cthulhu Mythos, these contemporary adepts of abomination will guide you to the caves of abject, unrelenting terror, where vast unspeakable presences wait in the clammy darkness. Then they will turn off the lights …

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Stephen Jones – Dancing With The Dark

Posted by demonik on September 25, 2009

Stephen Jones (ed.) – Dancing With The Dark: True Encounters With The Paranormal By Masters Of The Macabre (Vista, 1997)


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Cover by Splash: Photography by Simon Marsden

Stephen Jones – Introduction: Dancing with the Dark

Joan Aiken – My Feeling about Ghosts
Sarah Ash – Timeswitch
Mike Ashley – The Rustle in the Grass
Peter Atkins – Take Care of Grandma
Clive Barker – Life After Death
Stephen Baxter – The Cartographer
Robert Bloch – Not Quite So Pragmatic .
Ramsey Campbell – The Nearest to a Ghost
Hugh B. Cave – Haitian Mystères
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – One-Way Trip
A. E. Coppard – The Shock of the Macabre
Basil Copper – The Haunted Hotel
Peter Crowther – Safe Arrival
Jack Dann – A Gift of Eagles
Charles de Lint – The House on Spadina
Terry Dowling – Sharing with Strangers
Lionel Fanthorpe – Hands on the Wheel
Esther M. Friesner – That Old School Spirit
Gregory Frost – Twice Encountered
Neil Gaiman – The Flints of Memory Lane
Stephen Gallagher – In There
Ray Garton – Haunted in the Head
John Gordon – The House on the Brink
Ed Gorman – Riding the Nightwinds
Elizabeth Goudge – ESP
Simon R. Green – Death is a Lady
Peter Haining – The Smoke Ghost
Joe Haldeman – Never Say Die
James Herbert – Not Very Psychic
Brian Hodge – Confessions of a Born-Again Heathen
Nancy Holder – To Pine with Fear and Sorrow
M. R. James – A Ghostly Cry
Peter James – One Extra for Dinner
Mike Jefferies – A Face in the Crowd
Nancy Kilpatrick – Raggedy Ann
Stephen King – Uncle Clayton
Hugh Lamb – Go On, Open Your Eyes…
Terry Lamsley – Moving Houses
John Landis – Inspiration
Stephen Laws – Norfolk Nightmare
Samantha Lee – Not Funny
Barry B. Longyear – The Gray Ghost
H. P. Lovecraft – Witch House
Brian Lumley – The Challenge
Arthur Machen – World of the Senses
Graham Masterton – My Grandfather’s House
Richard Matheson – More Than We Appear To Be
Richard Christian Matheson – Visit to a Psychic Surgeon
Paul J. McAuley – The Fall of the Wires
Anne McCaffrey – Unto the Third Generation
Thomas F. Monteleone – Talkin’ Them Marble Orchard Blues
Mark Morris – A Shadow of Tomorrow
Yvonne Navarro – The House on Chadwell Drive
William F. Nolan – The Floating Table and the Jumping Violet
Edgar Allan Poe – Mesmeric Revelation
Vincent Price – In the Clouds
Alan Rodgers – Clinic-Modern
Nicholas Royle – Magical Thinking
Jay Russell – De Cold, Cold Décolletage
Adam Simon – The Darkness Between the Frames
Guy N. Smith – The Mist People
Michael Marshall Smith – Mr Cat
S. P. Somtow – In the Realm of the Spirits
Brian Stableford – Chacun sa Goule
Laurence Staig – The Spirit of M. R. James
Peter Tremayne – The Family Curse
H. R. Wakefield – The Red Lodge
Lawrence Watt-Evans – My Haunted Home
Cherry Wilder – The Ghost Hunters
Chet Williamson – A Place Where a Head Would Rest
Paul F. Wilson – The Glowing Hand
Douglas E. Winter – Finding My Religion
Gene Wolfe – Kid Sister

A Spectral vision …. The sound of phantom footsteps … An experiment in astral projection ….. A childhood premonition of disaster …. Possession by a voodoo god ….
An Ouija board that predicted death … A body kept alive by force of will ….. A cursed family name …

Such tales as these are more usually associated with horror books and movies. However, these anecdotes are absolutely true! They are ,just a sample of the real-life experiences recounted by some of the world’s most famous frighteners, from such bestselling authors as Stephen King and James Herbert, to actor Vincent Price and director John Landis.

Collected together for the very first time, many or the most successful and well-known exponents, along with rising stars of the horror field, relate their fascinating encounters with the supernatural, revealing how such unique experiences have affected their lives and influenced their works.

Even for the experts, when it comes to Unexplained phenomena, fact can be much more frightening than fiction …

See also Dancing With the Dark thread on Vault Of Evil

Thanks to Nightreader!

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