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Monkey's Paw, the (1902) [Short Story]
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From a well-travelled old friend, Mr. White receives an amulet in the form of a shriveled up monkey's paw which grants the owner three wishes. Yet the amulet has been cursed to bring evil to its possessor.

First published in Harper's Monthly, September 1902.

Original title: The Monkey's Paw
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionHorrorGeneral

This work is a subwork of the following works :
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      Authors: Lewis Carroll , Edgar Allan Poe , Rudyard Kipling , Ambrose Bierce , Ray Bradbury , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Franz Kafka , James Joyce , Mary Shelley , Leo Tolstoy , Edith Wharton , Oscar Wilde , William Butler Yeats , Voltaire , Lord Dunsany , Arthur Machen , Olaf Stapledon , J. G. Ballard , Julio Cortázar , Jorge Luis Borges , G. K. Chesterton , Thomas Carlyle , Guy de Maupassant , Francois Rabelais , Evelyn Waugh , Petronius Arbiter , Saki , B. Traven , W. W. Jacobs , Barry Perowne , Thomas Bailey Aldrich , Edward Lucas White , Ryunosuke Akutagawa , Walter de la Mare , Max Beerbohm , I. A. Ireland , May Sinclair , Jean Cocteau , Juan Manuel , Silvina Ocampo , Léon Bloy , Giovanni Papini , Adolfo Bioy Casares , Leonid Andreyev , John Aubrey , Tor Åge Bringsvaerd , Delia Ingenieros , Ah'med Ech Chiruani , Martin Buber , Arturo Cancela , Pilar de Lusarreta , Chuang Tzu , Santiago Dabove , Alexandra David-Neel , Macedonio Fernández , James George Frazer , Elena Garro , Herbert A. Giles , Leopoldo Lugones , Edwin Morgan , H. A. Murena , Niu Chiao , Carlos Peralta , Manuel Peyrou , P'u Sung Ling , W. W. Skeat , Emanuel Swedenborg , Juan Rudolfo Wilcock , Richard Wilhelm , G. Willoughby-Meade , Ts'ao Hsueh-Ch'in , Auguste Comte de Villiers de l'Isle-Adam , Wu Ch'Eng En , José Zorrilla
     Bedside Book of Famous British Stories, the (1940) [Anthology]
      Authors: M. R. James , Aldous Huxley , Rudyard Kipling , Charles Dickens , Daniel Defoe , Arthur Conan Doyle , E. M. Forster , James Joyce , D. H. Lawrence , Walter Scott , H. G. Wells , Oscar Wilde , William Butler Yeats , Rabindranath Tagore , John Galsworthy , James M. Barrie , Joseph Conrad , Lord Dunsany , Thomas Hardy , Algernon Blackwood , Robert Louis Stevenson , W. Somerset Maugham , Joseph Addison , Geoffrey Chaucer , Sir Thomas Malory , Oliver Goldsmith , George Moore , Liam O'Flaherty , James Stephens , William Makepeace Thackeray , G. K. Chesterton , John Buchan , Anthony Trollope , Evelyn Waugh , Henry Williamson , Katherine Mansfield , Arthur Quiller-Couch , Saki , P.G. Wodehouse , Thomas Burke , W. W. Jacobs , Michael Arlen , C.E. Montague , Eden Phillpotts , Hugh Walpole , John Masefield , Arthur Morrison , Elizabeth Gaskell , Max Beerbohm , Alfred Noyes , A. E. Coppard , Edward Bulwer-Lytton , Arnold Bennett , W.H. Hudson , Samuel Lover , George Meredith , H.M. Tomlinson , William J. Locke , Stacy Aumonier , William Mudford , John Brown , Sheila Kaye-Smith , Roland Pertwee , Weston Martyr , Thomas Owen Beachcroft , R. Cunninghame Graham , Morley Roberts , Martin Ross , Leonard Merrick , Philip Gibbs , May Edginton , Francis Brett Young , Donn Byrne , L. A. G. Strong , Ralph Bates , Ian Maclaren
     Famous Ghost Stories (1944) [Anthology]
      Authors: M. R. James , Rudyard Kipling , Ambrose Bierce , Algernon Blackwood , August Derleth , Isak Dinesen , W. F. Harvey , Saki , W. W. Jacobs , Edward Bulwer-Lytton , Richard Middleton , Oliver Onions , E. F. Benson , Thorp McClusky , Mark Schorer , Brander Matthews
     Edward Gorey's Haunted Looking Glass (1959) [Anthology]
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     Black Water (1983) [Anthology]
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     Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories, the (1986) [Anthology]
      Authors: M. R. James , Bram Stoker , Henry James , Edith Nesbit , Walter Scott , H. G. Wells , Edith Wharton , Algernon Blackwood , Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu , W. Somerset Maugham , T.H. White , John Buchan , Arthur Quiller-Couch , W. F. Harvey , H. Russell Wakefield , F. Marion Crawford , Thomas Burke , Charles Williams , W. W. Jacobs , Barry Pain , Elizabeth Bowen , Hugh Walpole , V. S. Pritchett , A.N.L. Munby , Walter de la Mare , Mary Elizabeth Braddon , Mary E. Wilkins Freeman , A. E. Coppard , Richard Middleton , Robert Aickman , E. G. Swain , L.T.C. Rolt , Oliver Onions , May Sinclair , E. F. Benson , L. P. Hartley , Arthur Gray , Amelia B. Edwards , Vernon Lee , A.M. Burrage , Christopher Woodforde , Simon Raven
     Magical Wishes (1986) [Anthology]
      Authors: Isaac Asimov , Ray Bradbury , Robert Sheckley , Robert Louis Stevenson , Bill Pronzini , Gordon R. Dickson , Jack Finney , Edward D. Hoch , Fredric Brown , W. W. Jacobs , Charlotte Armstrong , Marvin Kaye , Peter Phillips , Zenna Henderson , J.F. Bone , Edward P. Hughes
     Treasury of the Fantastic, the (2001) [Anthology]
      Authors: Lewis Carroll , M. R. James , Edgar Allan Poe , Rudyard Kipling , Emily Dickinson , Ambrose Bierce , George Gordon Byron , E. M. Forster , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Henry James , John Keats , Edith Nesbit , Mary Shelley , Alfred Tennyson , Mark Twain , H. G. Wells , Edith Wharton , Oscar Wilde , Virginia Woolf , William Butler Yeats , Lord Dunsany , Algernon Blackwood , Robert W. Chambers , Kenneth Grahame , Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu , Robert Louis Stevenson , Washington Irving , A.E. Housman , Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Charlotte Perkins Gilman , W. W. Jacobs , James Hogg , George MacDonald , Laurence Housman , Frank R. Stockton , Walter de la Mare , Christina Rossetti , Lucy Lane Clifford , Max Beerbohm , Juliana Horatia Ewing , Kenneth Morris , Margaret Oliphant , William Austin , Edward Lear , Richard Middleton , I. A. Ireland
     13 Best Horror Stories of All Time, the (2002) [Anthology]
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     Wordsworth Book of Horror Stories, the (2004) [Anthology]
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