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Posts Tagged ‘Rosemary Pardoe’

Rosemary Pardoe – The Black Pilgrimage & Other Explorations

Posted by demonik on June 5, 2018

Rosemary Pardoe – The Black Pilgrimage & Other Explorations: Essays On Supernatural Fiction (Shadow Publishing, May 31 2018)

Cover montage: Rosemary Pardoe

David A. Sutton – Introduction: A Fanzine Life

M. R. James And His Stories:

The Black Pilgrimage (with Jane Nicholls)
Who was Count Magnus? Notes towards an identification
James Wilson’s Secret (with Jane Nicholls)
Hostanes Magus
Two Magicians: Wilsthorpe and Aswarby (with Darroll Pardoe)
‘I’ve see it’: ‘A School Story’ and the House in Berkeley Square
The Night Raven
‘A Wonderful Book’: George MacDonald and ‘The Ash Tree’
Hercules and the Painted Cloth
The Demon in the Cathedral: A Jamesian Hoax
The Herefordshire of ‘A View from a Hill’ (with Darroll Pardoe)
How did Mr. Baxter find his Roman Villa
The Manuscript of ‘A Warning to the Curious’
The Three Fortunate Concealments
‘The Heathens and their Sacrifices: The God(s) of ‘An Evening Entertainment’
‘The Old Man on the Hill: Beelzebub in ‘An Evening’s Entertainment’
‘I seen it wive at me out of the winder’: The Window as Threshold in M. R. James’s Stories
‘Fluttering Draperies’: The Fabric of M. R. James
Scrying and the Horse-demon
The Date of ‘Merfield Hall/ House’
Adventures of a Jamesian Detective
The Man in King William Street
M. R. James and Arthur Machen
M. R. James and the ‘native of Winsconsin’
Introduction to Eton and Kings (with Darroll Pardoe)
Introduction to The Five Jars
Afterword to Two Ghost Stories: A Centenary
‘Strange Pastures’: Introduction to Occult Sciences
Introduction to Tales from Lectoure

Other Authors:

Walter Map’s De Nugis Curialium
Arthur Gray
E. G. Swain
A. P. Baker and A College Mystery
Fritz Leiber’s Our Lady of Darkness: A Jamesian Classic
Fritz Leiber’s ‘The Button Molder: A Jamesian story?’
Fritz Leiber’s ‘A Bit of the Dark World’
Manly Wade Wellman’s ‘Chorazin’

An Everlasting Club Miscellany:

Remembrances of Early Fandom and Old Fanzines
Early Reading: Dogs, Cats and Hobby Horses
Phil Rickman and Gwendolen McBride
The Real Thing: Garner, Lindholm, Brust and Pratchett
Paul Cornell’s ‘Shadow Police’
Jack Finney and the Disappearance of Rudolph Fentz
Wraiths don’t show up on CCTV (except when they do)
Creatures which frequent the roads and byways of America
The Magic of Maps

Frequently mentioned works
An Index to Story and Novel Titles

Blurb:
THE GHOSTLY WORK OF M.R. JAMES

The celebrated writer M.R. James (1862-1936) is arguably the most significant author of ghost stories in the world. His macabre work has terrified and fascinated readers for over a hundred years. Now collected in one volume, here are twenty-nine essays on his ghostly tales and themes by editor and James scholar Rosemary Pardoe.

Plus eight further essays on other authors, including Fritz Leiber, E.G. Swain and Manly Wade Wellman, and a fascinating miscellany of nine additional pieces on a variety of topics.

Rosemary Pardoe is a respected essayist and has edited the influential M.R. James-related magazine Ghosts & Scholars since 1979. She also edited three volumes of The Ghosts & Scholars Book of Shadows (Sarob Press), and is the co-editor of Ghosts and Scholars: Stories in the Tradition of M.R. James (with Richard Dalby, 1987) and Warnings to the Curious: A Sheaf of Criticism on M.R. James (with S.T. Joshi, 2007).

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Vault Advent Calendar #5: A Tribute to Michel Parry

Posted by demonik on December 1, 2014

Starts today over on our forum

A tribute to Michel

A tribute to Michel

We still have a few vacant slots so, should you wish to contribute, you can email dem at  whitechapelgothicAtgmail.com. ASAP! Please name message ‘Vault Advent Calendar’ or similar so as not to confuse my spam filter. Remember – it’s short proper horror supernatural fiction we’re after, not 2 million page novels.

Oh yeah. Seasons greetings and all that
bloody kisses
dem/ gloomy, etc.

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Richard Dalby – The Virago Book of Ghost Stories 2

Posted by demonik on April 11, 2009

Richard Dalby – The Virago Book of Ghost Stories: The Twentieth Century: Volume 2 (Virago, 1991)

Richard Dalby – Preface
Sara Maitland – Introduction

A. S. Byatt – The July Ghost
Mary Butts – With and Without Buttons
Celia Fremlin – Don’t Tell Cissie
Margaret Irwin – The Book
Rebecca West – The Grey Men
Daphne du Maurier – The Pool
Ann Bridge – The Station Road
Penelope Lively – Black Dog
E. Nesbit – No. 17
Pamela Sewell – Prelude
D. K. Broster – The Pestering
Jean Rhys – I Used to Live Here Once
Clotilde Graves – A Spirit Elopement
Eleanor Smith – Whittington’s Cat
Ruth Rendell – The Haunting of Shawley Rectory
Margery Lawrence – Mare Amore
Antonia Fraser – Who’s Been Sitting in My Car?
Elizabeth Fancett – The Ghosts of Calagou
Edith Wharton – Afterward
Mary Williams – The Thingummajig
Mary Elizabeth Counselman – The House of Shadows
Richmal Crompton – Rosalind
Dorothy K. Haynes – Redundant
A. L. Barker – The Dream of Fair Women
Rosemary Pardoe – The Chauffeur
Joan Aiken – The Traitor
Elinor Mordaunt – The Landlady

Thanks to paisleycravat of Vault for posting the contents!

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Richard Dalby – Virago Book Of Ghost Stories 2006

Posted by demonik on April 11, 2009

Richard Dalby (ed.) – The Virago Book Of Ghost Stories (Virago, 2006)


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Cover illustration: Tina Mansuwan at CIA

Inside cover blurb:
Bringing together vintage tales from the outstandingly successful Virago anthologies The Virago Book of Ghost Storied (Volumes I and II) and Victorian Ghost Stories, comes this chilling new omnibus.
Lost loves, past enmities and unwanted memories mingle with the inexplicable as unquiet souls return to repay kindnesses, settle scores and haunt the imagination.
Featuring some of the finest writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, these stories gather to haunt and horrify — an irresistible read for those with a taste for being spooked.

Preface – Richard Dalby

Charlotte Bronte – Napoleon And The Spectre
Elizabeth Gaskell – The Old Nurse’s Story
Amelia B. Edwards – The Story Of Salome
Mrs Henry Wood – Reality Or Delusion?
Charlotte Riddell – The Old House In Vauxhall Walk
Margaret Oliphant – The Open Door
Ella D’Arcy – The Villa Lucienne
Mary E. Wilkins (Freeman) – The Vacant Lot
E. Nesbit – The Violet Car
Edith Wharton -The Eyes
May Sinclair – The Token
Richmal Crompton – Rosalind
Margery H. Lawrence – The Haunted Saucepan
Margaret Irwin – The Book
F. M. Mayor – Miss De Mannering Of Asham
Ann Bridge – The Station Road
Stella Gibbons – Roaring Tower
Elizabeth Bowen – The Happy Autumn Fields
Rosemary Timperley – The Mistress in Black
Celia Fremlin – Don’t Tell Cissie
Antonia Fraser – Who’s Been Sitting In My Car
Ruth Rendell – The Haunting Of Shawley Rectory
A. S. Byatt – The July Ghost
A. L. Barker – The Dream Of Fair Women
Penelope Lively – Black Dog
Rosemary Pardoe – The Chauffeur
Lisa St. Aubin De Teran – Diamond Jim
Angela Carter – Ashputtle
Elizabeth Fancett – The Ghost Of Calagou
Joan Aikin – The Traitor
Dorothy K. Haynes – Redundant

Notes on the authors

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Mark Valentine – The Black Veil

Posted by demonik on August 25, 2008

Mark Valentine (ed.) – The Black Veil And Other Tales of Supernatural Sleuths (Wordsworth Mystery & the Supernatural, July 2008)

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Introduction – Mark Valentine

Robert Eustace & L.T. Meade – The Warder of the Door
E. & H. Heron – The Story of Sevens Hall
William Hope Hodgson – The Gateway of the Monster
Arthur Machen – The Red Hand
Allen Upward – The Haunted Woman
Robert Barr – The Ghost with the Club-foot
Vernon Knowles – The Curious Activities of Basil Thorpenden
Donald Campbell – The Necromancer
L. Adams Beck – Waste Manor
John Cooling – The House of Fenris
Mark Valentine – The Prince of Barlocco
Colin P. Langeveld – The Legacy of the Viper
Mary Anne Allen (Rosemary Pardoe) – The Sheelagh-na-gig
A.F. Kidd – The Black Veil
R.B. Russell – Like Clockwork
Rosalie Parker – Spirit Solutions

The Gateway of the Monster… The Red Hand… The Ghost Hunter

To Sherlock Holmes the supernatural was a closed book: but other great detectives have always been ready to do battle with the dark instead. This volume brings together sixteen chilling cases of these supernatural sleuths, pitting themselves against the peril of ultimate evil. Here are encounters from the casebooks of the Victorian haunted house investigators John Bell and Flaxman Low, from Carnacki, the Edwardian battler against the abyss, and from horror master Arthur Machen’s Mr Dyson, a man-about-town and meddler in strange things. Connoisseurs will find rare cases such as those of Allen Upward’s The Ghost Hunter, Robert Barr’s Eugene Valmont (who may have inspired Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot) and Donald Campbell’s young explorer Leslie Vane, the James Bond of the jazz age, who battles against occult enemies of the British Empire. And the collection is completed by some of the best tales from the pens of modern psychic sleuth authors.

Thanks to Alan Frackelton for providing the contents of both this and The Wolf Pack!

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Ramsey Campbell – Meddling with Ghosts

Posted by demonik on July 3, 2008

Ramsey Campbell (ed.) – Meddling with Ghosts (British Library, 2001)

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Ramsey Campbell – Introduction

J. Sheridan Le Fanu – The Familiar
F. Marion Crawford – The Upper Berth
Mary Cholmondeley – Let Loose
Augustus Jessop – An Antiquary’s Ghost Story
Sabine Baring-Gould – Glámr
Perceval Landon – Thurnley Abbey
T. G. Jackson – The Red House
Mrs. H. D. Everett – The Death Mask
D. N. J. – The Moon-Gazer
Fritz Leiber – Smoke Ghost
L. T. C. Rolt – The Mine
A. N. L. Munby – The White Sack
T. E. D. Klein – Petey
Sheila Hodgson – Echoes from the Abbey
Ramsey Campbell – The Guide
Terry Lamsley – Two Returns

Rosemary Pardoe – The James Gang (article)

Anthology of 16 ghost stories in the tradition of M.R. James, selected and introduced by Ramsey Campbell.

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Campbell – Gray

Posted by demonik on August 31, 2007

Angus Campbell: See R. Chetwynd-Hayes

Ramsey Campbell

Superhorror (AKA The Far Reaches Of Fear)
The Gruesome Book
New Terrors Vol 1
New Terrors Vol 2
New Tales Of The Cthulhu Mythos
Uncanny Banquet

John Carnell

Weird Shadows From Beyond

Kevin Carolan

Celtic Mysteries
Churchyard Shadows

Aidan Chambers

Bumper Book Of Ghost Stories
The Tenth Ghost Book
The Eleventh Ghost Book

Ghosts 2
More Ghost Stories

Aidan & Nancy Chambers

Ghosts

R. Chetwynd-Hayes

9th Fontana Book Of Great Ghost Stories
10th Fontana Book Of Great Ghost Stories
11th Fontana Book Of Great Ghost Stories
12th Fontana Book Of Great Ghost Stories
13th Fontana Book Of Great Ghost Stories
14th Fontana Book Of Great Ghost Stories
15th Fontana Book Of Great Ghost Stories
16th Fontana Book Of Great Ghost Stories
17th Fontana Book Of Great Ghost Stories
18th Fontana Book Of Great Ghost Stories
19th Fontana Book Of Great Ghost Stories
20th Fontana Book Of Great Ghost Stories

Cornish Tales of Terror
Doomed To The Night
Gaslight Tales Of Terror
Tales of Terror from Outer Space
Welsh Tales of Terror

As ‘Angus Campbell

Scottish Tales of Terror

Rex Collings

Classic Victorian & Edwardian Ghost Stories

Vere H. Collins

Ghosts and Marvels
More Ghosts and Marvels

John Robert Columbo & Michael Richardson

Not To Be Taken At Night

Michael Cox

Twelve Tales of the Supernatural

Michael Cox & R. A. Gilbert

Oxford Book Of English Ghost Stories
Victorian Ghost Stories

Kathryn Cramer & David G. Hartwell

Christmas Ghosts

Edmund Crispen

Best Tales of Terror
Best Tales of Terror 2

John Keir Cross

Best Black Magic Stories
Best Horror Stories
Best Horror Stories 2

J. A. Cuddon

Penguin Book Of Horror Stories
Penguin Book of Ghost Stories

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl’s Book Of Ghost Stories

Richard Dalby

Chillers For Christmas
Dracula’s Brood
Ghosts For Christmas
Horrors For Christmas
Mystery For Christmas
The Sorceress In Stained Glass
Twelve Gothic Tales
Mammoth Book Of Ghost Stories 1
Mammoth Book Of Ghost Stories 2
Mammoth Book Of Victorian And Edwardian Ghost Stories
Tales Of Witchcraft
Vampire Stories
Virago Book Of Ghost Stories (1987)
Virago Book Of Ghost Stories (2006)
Virago Book Of Ghost Stories: The 20th Century: Vol  2
Virago Book Of Victorian Ghost Stories

Richard Dalby And Rosemary Pardoe

Ghosts And Scholars

Harrison Dale

Great Ghost Stories
More Great Ghost Stories

Mary Danby

5th Fontana Book Of Great Horror Stories
6th Fontana Book Of Great Horror Stories
7th Fontana Book Of Great Horror Stories
8th Fontana Book Of Great Horror Stories
9th Fontana Book Of Great Horror Stories
10th Fontana Book Of Great Horror Stories
11th Fontana Book Of Great Horror Stories
12th Fontana Book Of Great Horror Stories
13th Fontana Book Of Great Horror Stories
14th Fontana Book Of Great Horror Stories
15th Fontana Book Of Great Horror Stories
16th Fontana Book Of Great Horror Stories
17th Fontana Book Of Great Horror Stories

Frighteners
Frighteners 2
The Green Ghost & Others
Realms Of Darkness
65 Great Tales Of Horror
65 Great Tales Of The Supernatural
65 Great Spine Chillers

Basil Davenport

Deals With The Devil
Ghostly Tales To Be Told
Tales To Be Told In The Dark

David Stuart Davis

Return From The Dead

Richard Davis

The Price Of Fear
Spectre 1
Spectre 2
Spectre 3
Spectre 4
Tandem Horror 2
Tandem Horror 3
Years Best Horror Stories 1
Years Best Horror Stories 2
Years Best Horror Stories 3
Orbit Book Of Horror Stories
Jon Pertwee Book of Monsters
I’ve Seen a Ghost: True Stories From Show Business

Catherine A. Dawson-Scott & Ernest Rhys

Twenty & Three Stories

Colin De La Mare

They Walk Again:  An Anthology Of Ghost Stories

Kay Dick (see also ‘Jeremy Scott’)

The Uncertain Element

James Dickie

The Undead: Vampire Masterpieces

Bryan Douglas

Great Stories of Mystery and Imagination

James Doig

Australian Ghost Stories

John Edgell

Ghosts

Dr. Christopher Evans

Mind At Bay
Mind In Chains

Rick Ferreira

A Chill To The Sunlight

Paul Finch

Terror Tales Of The Lake District
Terror Tales Of The Cotswolds
Terror Tales Of East Anglia

Christopher Frayling

The Vampyre

Brian J. Frost

The Werewolf Book

Gary Fry

Bernie Herrmann’s Manic Sextet
Poe’s Progeny

John Gawsworth

Crimes Creeps And Thrills
Full Score
Masterpiece Of Thrills
New Tales Of Horror
Strange Assembly
Thrills
Thrills, Crimes And Mysteries

Adele Olivia Gladwell

Blood and Roses

Giles Gordon

A Book Of Contemporary Nightmares
Scottish Ghost Stories (AKA Prevailing Spirits)

Adam L. Gowans

Famous Ghost Stories by English Authors

Rosemary Gray

Gripping Yarns
Irish Ghost Stories
Scottish Ghost Stories

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