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Posts Tagged ‘Thomas Prest’

Peter Haining – Dead of Night

Posted by demonik on June 1, 2008

Peter Haining (ed) – Dead of Night (William Kimber, 1981: Dorset Press, New York, 1989)

Help! Cover wanted!

The editor brings the shadows and spectres and stranglers and surprises together in an admirable choice.

E. F. Benson – The Bus-Conductor
Thomas P. Prest – Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber
Ambrose Bierce – The Middle Toe of the Right Foot
Algernon Blackwood – King’s Evidence
Robert Louis Stevenson – The Sire de Malétroit’s Door
Thomas Burke – The Hands of Mr. Ottermole
Rod Serling – A Thing About Machines
Robert Bloch – The Weird Tailor
Edgar Allan Poe – The Pit and the Pendulum
W. L. George – Perez
Nigel Kneale – The Pond
Kingsley Amis – The Ferryman
John Collier – De Mortuis

US edition

Thanks to Alan Frackelton for providing the contents and cover scan!

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Peter Haining – The Craft Of Terror

Posted by demonik on September 7, 2007

Peter Haining  (ed.) – The Craft Of Terror (Nel, Dec. 1966, Mews, 1976)

Haining Craft Of Terror

Cover: Tony Masero

Introduction – Peter Haining

Matthew Lewis – The Monk
Horace Walpole – The Castle Of Otranto
Clara Reeve – The Old English Baron
William Beckford – Vathek
William Godwin – Caleb Williams
Charles Brockden Brown – Wieland, or The Transformation
Charles Maturin – Melmoth The Wanderer
Mary Shelley – The Last Man
Edward Bulwer Lytton – The Cult Of Zanoni
Thomas Prest – The Feast Of blood
Eugene Sue – The Mysteries Of Paris
J. S. Le Fanu – The House By The Churchyard
William Harrison Ainsworth – The Elixir Of Life
Edgar Allan Poe – Metzengerstein


An early stab at what would become Great British Tales Of Terror. All bar the Poe story are extracts from the novels of the same name and it makes for an entertaining read.  Watch out for Edmund, the alleged ‘hero’ of Clara Reeve’s classic, though. Every time somebody speaks to him, he falls to his knees sobbing and beseeching and/ or praising his creator. It gets on your tits after a bit. The extract from Varney The Vampyre or, The Feast Of Blood, wrongly credited to Prest, is the opening chapter yet again. The Le Fanu is usually reproduced as The Narrative Of The Ghost Of A Hand.

Josh Kirby artwork for the Nel-Four Square edition

Nel-Four Square edition

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