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Devil and Daniel Webster, the (1936) [Short Story]
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Summary (Library of Congress description):

Having promised his soul to the Devil in exchange for good fortune, Jabez Stone asks the talented lawyer Daniel Webster to get him out of the bargain.

Originally published in The Saturday Evening Post, 24 October, 1936.

Original title: The Devil and Daniel Webster
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionHorrorGhosts

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Devils (1987) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , Leo Tolstoy , Charles Beaumont , Robert Bloch , Theodore Sturgeon , Philip Josť Farmer , Rick Hautala , Fredric Brown , Bruce Elliott , Jerome Bixby , Ray Russell , Robert F. Young , Theodore R. Cogswell , Cornell Woolrich , Brian Cleeve , Stephen Vincent Benét , Ruth Sawyer , Winston K. Marks
     New England Ghosts (1990) [Anthology]
      Authors: H. P. Lovecraft , Barry N. Malzberg , Donald E. Westlake , August Derleth , Joyce Carol Oates , Talmage Powell , Seabury Quinn , Jeff Hecht , Dahlov Ipcar , Dana Burnet , Stephen Vincent Benét , Josephine Daskam Bacon , Anne Serling
     American Fantasy Tradition, the (2002) [Anthology]
      Authors: L. Frank Baum , Ursula K. Le Guin , Stephen King , H. P. Lovecraft , Louisa May Alcott , Ray Bradbury , Orson Scott Card , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Shirley Jackson , Henry James , Mark Twain , Edith Wharton , Harlan Ellison , Greg Bear , David Drake , Robert W. Chambers , Charles Beaumont , Alan Dean Foster , Henry Kuttner , W.P. Kinsella , Richard Matheson , Theodore Sturgeon , Avram Davidson , Gene Wolfe , Michael Bishop , Manly Wade Wellman , Karl Edward Wagner , Washington Irving , Kate Chopin , Jack Finney , Charlotte Perkins Gilman , Fredric Brown , R. A. Lafferty , Alan Brennert , Frank R. Stockton , Stephen Vincent Benét , Joel Chandler Harris , Bradley Denton , Edward O'Reilly

Notes:

  • This story has apparently been adapted into an opera by Douglas Moore.

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