Great tales of terror and the supernatural

Format: Print Book 1994
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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 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.
La Grande Bretè‚che / Honore de Balzac
The black cat ; The facts in the case of M. Valdemar / Edgar Allan Poe
A terribly strange bed / Wilkie Collins
The boarded window / Ambrose Bierce
The three strangers / Thomas Hardy
The interruption / W.W. Jacobs
Pollock and the Porroh man ; The sea raiders / H.G. Wells
Sredni Vashtar / Saki (H.H. Munro)
Moonlight sonata / Alexander Woollcott
Silent snow, secret snow / Conrad Aiden
Suspicion / Dorothy L. Sayers
The most dangerous game / Richard Connell
Leiningen versus the ants / Carl Stephenson
The gentleman from America / Michael Arlen
A rose for Emily / William Faulkner
The killers / Ernest Hemingway
Back for Christmas / John Collier
Taboo / Geoffrey Household
The haunters and the haunted, or, The house and the brain / Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Rappaccini's daughter / Nathaniel Hawthorne
The trial for murder / Charles Collins, Charles Dickens
Green tea / Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
What was it? / Fitz-James O'Brien
Sir Edmund Orme / Henry James
The horla ; Was it a dream? / Guy de Maupassant
The screaming skull / F. Marion Crawford
The furnished room / O. Henry
Casting the runes ; Oh, whistle, and I'll come to you, my lad / M.R. James
Afterward / Edith Wharton
The monkey's paw / W.W. Jacobs
The Great God Pan / Arthur Machen
How love came to professor Guildea / Robert Hichens
The return of Imray ; "They" / Rudyard Kipling
Lukundoo / Edward Lucas White
Caterpillars ; Mrs. Amworth / F.F. Benson
Ancient sorceries ; Confession / Algernon Blackwood
The open window / Saki (H.H. Munro)
The beckoning fair one / Oliver Onions
Out of the deep / Walter de la Mare
Adam and Eve and pinch me / A.E. Coppard
The celestial omnibus / E.M. Forster
The ghost ship / Richard Middleton
The sailor-boy's tale / Isak Dinesen
The rats in the walls ; The Dunwich horror / H.P. Lovecraft.

Additional Information
Subjects Horror tales.
Publisher New York :Modern Library,1994
Contributors Wise, Herbert Alvin, editor.
Fraser, Phyllis, 1911-2006, editor.
Language English
Description xix, 1034 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780679601289
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