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Great Tales of Horror and the Supernatural (1981) [Anthology]
by Ambrose Bierce Robert Bloch Fredric Brown Ramsey Campbell Truman Capote Winston Churchill Theodore R. Cogswell Jack Dann Thomas M. Disch Theodore Dreiser William Faulkner Charles L. Grant Nathaniel Hawthorne Edward D. Hoch Evan Hunter Henry James Adobe James Stephen King Cyril M. Kornbluth Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Fritz Leiber H. P. Lovecraft John Lutz Barry N. Malzberg Elizabeth Morton William F. Nolan Joyce Carol Oates Robert Phillips Edgar Allan Poe Arthur Porges Bill Pronzini Ray Russell Robert Sheckley Robert Silverberg Henry Slesar Bram Stoker Theodore Sturgeon Karl Edward Wagner H. G. Wells Cornell Woolrich Rating: Weighted - 7.9 / Average - 8.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Reprint (Arbor House 1981 as The Arbor House Treasury of Horror and the Supernatural) anthology. Omits one story, “Mass Without Voices” by Arthur L. Samuels, in order to make it an abridgement of the original. This is an instant remainder book.


  • Introduction by Stephen King
  • Hop-Frog by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Rappaccini’s Daughter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Squire Toby’s Will by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • The Squaw by Bram Stoker
  • The Jolly Corner by Henry James
  • “Man Overboard!” by Winston Churchill
  • The Hand by Theodore Dreiser
  • The Valley of the Spiders by H. G. Wells
  • The Middle Toe of the Right Foot by Ambrose Bierce
  • Pickman’s Model by H. P. Lovecraft
  • Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper by Robert Bloch
  • The Screaming Laugh by Cornell Woolrich
  • A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner
  • Bianca’s Hands by Theodore Sturgeon
  • The Girl with the Hungry Eyes by Fritz Leiber
  • Shut a Final Door by Truman Capote
  • Come and Go Mad by Fredric Brown
  • The Scarlet King by Evan Hunter
  • Sticks by Karl Edward Wagner
  • Sardonicus by Ray Russell
  • A Teacher’s Rewards by Robert S. Phillips
  • The Roaches by Thomas M. Disch
  • The Jam by Henry Slesar
  • Black Wind by Bill Pronzini
  • The Road to Mictlantecutli by Adobe James
  • Passengers by Robert Silverberg
  • The Explosives Expert by John Lutz
  • Call First by Ramsey Campbell
  • The Fly by Arthur Porges
  • Namesake by Elizabeth Morton
  • Camps by Jack M. Dann
  • You Know Willie by Theodore R. Cogswell
  • The Mindworm by Cyril M. Kornbluth
  • Warm by Robert Sheckley
  • Transfer by Barry N. Malzberg
  • The Doll by Joyce Carol Oates
  • If Damon Comes by Charles L. Grant
  • The Oblong Room by Edward D. Hoch
  • The Party by William F. Nolan
  • The Crate by Stephen King

Original title: The Arbor House Treasury of Horror and the Supernatural
Alternative titles: Great Tales of Horror and the Supernatural
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHorrorGeneral

The following works are contained within this one:
     Rappaccini's Daughter (1844) [Short Story]
      Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
     Hop-Frog (1849) [Short Story]
      Author: Edgar Allan Poe
     Squire Toby's Will (1867) [Short Story]
      Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
     Middle Toe of the Right Foot, the (1890) [Short Story]
      Author: Ambrose Bierce
     Squaw, the (1893) [Short Story]
      Author: Bram Stoker
     “Man Overboard!” (1899) [Short Story]
      Author: Winston Churchill
     Valley of the Spiders, the (1903) [Short Story]
      Author: H. G. Wells
     Jolly Corner, the (1908) [Short Story]
      Author: Henry James
     Hand, the (1919) [Short Story]
      Author: Theodore Dreiser
     Pickman's Model (1927) [Short Story]
      Author: H. P. Lovecraft
     Rose for Emily, a (1930) [Short Story]
      Author: William Faulkner
     Screaming Laugh, the (1938) [Short Story]
      Author: Cornell Woolrich
     Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper (1943) [Short Story]
      Author: Robert Bloch
     Shut a Final Door (1947) [Short Story]
      Author: Truman Capote
     Bianca’s Hands (1947) [Short Story]
      Author: Theodore Sturgeon
     Come and Go Mad (1949) [Short Story]
      Author: Fredric Brown
     Girl with the Hungry Eyes, the (1949) [Short Story]
      Author: Fritz Leiber
     Mindworm, the (1950) [Short Story]
      Author: Cyril M. Kornbluth
     Fly, the (1952) [Short Story]
      Author: Arthur Porges
     Warm (1953) [Short Story]
      Author: Robert Sheckley
     Scarlet King, the (1955) [Short Story]
      Author: Evan Hunter
     You Know Willie (1957) [Short Story]
      Author: Theodore R. Cogswell
     Jam, the (1958) [Short Story]
      Author: Henry Slesar
     Sardonicus (1961) [Short Story]
      Author: Ray Russell
     Roaches, the (1965) [Short Story]
      Author: Thomas M. Disch
     Road to Mictlantecutli, the (1965) [Short Story]
      Author: Adobe James
     Explosives Expert, the (1967) [Short Story]
      Author: John Lutz
     Party, the (1967) [Short Story]
      Author: William F. Nolan
     Oblong Room, the (1967) [Short Story]
      Author: Edward D. Hoch
     Passengers (1968) [Short Story]
      Author: Robert Silverberg
     Teacher’s Rewards, a (1970) [Short Story]
      Author: Robert Phillips
     Sticks (1974) [Short Story]
      Author: Karl Edward Wagner
     Call First (1975) [Short Story]
      Author: Ramsey Campbell
     Transfer (1975) [Short Story]
      Author: Barry N. Malzberg
     If Damon Comes (1978) [Short Story]
      Author: Charles L. Grant
     Black Wind (1979) [Short Story]
      Author: Bill Pronzini
     Camps (1979) [Short Story]
      Author: Jack Dann
     Crate, the (1979) [Short Story]
      Author: Stephen King
     Doll, the (1980) [Short Story]
      Author: Joyce Carol Oates
     Namesake (1981) [Short Story]
      Author: Elizabeth Morton

Edition #1: Great Tales of Horror and the Supernatural

Great Tales of Horror and the Supernatural (1985)
Edition Details:

Omits “Mass Without Voices” by Arthur L. Samuels.

Language: English

Edited by: Bill Pronzini Martin H. Greenberg Barry N. Malzberg
Introduction by: Stephen King
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Manifested in:

Great Tales of Horror and the Supernatural (1988)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Galahad Books
ISBN: 9780883656990
Dimensions: 7.2 x 9.5 x 2
Pages: 597

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