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Book Information: Casting the Runes

Casting the Runes (1911) [Short Story]
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How does self-styled alchemist and author of "The History of Witchcraft" Mr. Karswell kill by 'Casting the Runes'? Mr. Dunning believes he will be the next victim, and so hatches a plan with Mr. Harrington, brother of the last victim, to turn the tables on Karswell.

Originally published in More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, 1911.

Original title: Casting the Runes
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionHorrorSatanism, Demonology, and Black Magic

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Ghost Stories (1931) [Collection]
      Author: M. R. James
     Edward Gorey's Haunted Looking Glass (1959) [Anthology]
      Authors: M. R. James , Bram Stoker , Charles Dickens , Edith Nesbit , Algernon Blackwood , Wilkie Collins , Robert Louis Stevenson , W. F. Harvey , W. W. Jacobs , R.H. Malden , Tom Hood , L. P. Hartley
     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
     Wordsworth Book of Horror Stories, the (2004) [Anthology]
      Authors: M. R. James , Bram Stoker , Edgar Allan Poe , Rudyard Kipling , Charles Dickens , Ambrose Bierce , Arthur Conan Doyle , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Henry James , D. H. Lawrence , Edith Nesbit , Alexander Pushkin , Walter Scott , Oscar Wilde , Wilkie Collins , Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu , Robert Louis Stevenson , Honoré de Balzac , William Makepeace Thackeray , Guy de Maupassant , W. F. Harvey , Saki , W. W. Jacobs , James Hogg , Hugh Walpole , Mary Elizabeth Braddon , Elizabeth Gaskell , Edward Bulwer-Lytton , Perceval Landon , Richard Harris Barham , Amelia B. Edwards , Violet Hunt , Claude Askew , Alice Askew , R. S. Hawker , John Lang , Howard Pease

Notes:

  • This story was made into a movie entitled "Curse of the Demon"

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