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Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural - Edith Wharton, E.M. Forster, Henry James, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Walter de la Mare, Charles Dickens, Guy de Maupassant, Ernest Hemingway, H.G. Wells, Wilkie Collins, William Faulkner, O. Henry, John Collier, M.R. James, Conrad Aiken, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Karen Blixen, Isak
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural
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When this longtime Modern Library favorite--filled with fifty-two stories of heart-stopping suspense--was first published in 1944, one of its biggest fans was critic Edmund Wilson, who in The New Yorker applauded what he termed a sudden revival of the appetite for tales of horror. Represented in... show more
When this longtime Modern Library favorite--filled with fifty-two stories of heart-stopping suspense--was first published in 1944, one of its biggest fans was critic Edmund Wilson, who in The New Yorker applauded what he termed a sudden revival of the appetite for tales of horror. Represented in the anthology are such distinguished spell weavers as Edgar Allen Poe ("The Black Cat"), Wilkie Collins ("A Terribly Strange Bed"), Henry James ("Sir Edmund Orme"), Guy de Maupassant ("Was It a Dream?"), O. Henry ("The Furnished Room"), Rudyard Kipling ("They"), and H.G. Wells ("Pollock and the Porroh Man"). Included as well are such modern masters as Algernon Blackwood ("Ancient Sorceries"), Walter de la Mare ("Out of the Deep"), E.M. Forster ("The Celestial Omnibus"), Isak Dinesen ("The Sailor-Boys Tale"), H.P. Lovecraft ("The Dunwich Horror"), Dorothy L. Sayers ("Suspicion"), and Ernest Hemingway ("The Killers"). "There is not a story in this collection that does not have the breath of life, achieve the full suspension of disbelief that is so particularly important in [this] type of fiction," wrote the Saturday Review. With an introduction and notes by Phyllis Cerf Wagner and Herbert Wise.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780679601289 (0679601287)
ASIN: 679601287
Publisher: Modern Library
Pages no: 1056
Edition language: English
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5.0 Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural
wonderfully spooky older horror and supernatural tales by both familiar and less familiar authors. highly recommended.
Randolph "Dilda" Carter
Randolph "Dilda" Carter rated it
5.0 Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural (Modern Library Series)
If you never read another horror anthology, if you even hate horror, you should read this one anthology just to make sure you round out your literary background. The one essential classic anthology that has NEVER been bettered since it was first published. Cannot really be compared to anything els...
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