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Black Water (1983) [Anthology]
by Ryunosuke Akutagawa Pedro Antonio de Alarcón Hans Christian Andersen Marcel Aymé Max Beerbohm Hilaire Belloc Stephen Vincent Benét Adolfo Bioy Casares Léon Bloy Jorge Luis Borges Ray Bradbury Italo Calvino Jean Cocteau John Collier Alex Comfort Julio Cortázar Walter de la Mare Marco Denevi Charles Dickens Isak Dinesen Daphne du Maurier Lord Dunsany Howard Fast E. M. Forster David Garnett Joanne Greenberg Graham Greene João Guimarães Rosa L. P. Hartley Nathaniel Hawthorne Lafcadio Hearn O. Henry Hermann Hesse Robert Hichens George Hitchcock I. A. Ireland W. W. Jacobs M. R. James Henry James Franz Kafka Francis King Rudyard Kipling D. H. Lawrence Ursula K. Le Guin Juan Manuel W. Somerset Maugham Brian Moore Manuel Mujica Láinez Vladimir Nabokov Flann O'Brien Silvina Ocampo Cynthia Ozick Giovanni Papini André Pieyre de Mandiargues Virgilio Piñera Edgar Allan Poe J. B. Priestley Alexander Pushkin Horacio Quiroga Saki Bruno Schulz Robert Louis Stevenson Junichiro Tanizaki Jules Verne H. G. Wells Edith Wharton Oscar Wilde Charles Williams Tennessee Williams Marguerite Yourcenar Rating: Weighted - 8.6 / Average - 9.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

A mesmerizing book that evokes the darkness that lies beyond the real world. 72 tales of hauntings, dreams, time warps, transformations, and dealings with God and the devil- stories that take you to the edge of the twilight zone.


  • House Taken Over by Julio Cortázar
  • How Love Came to Professor Guildea by Robert S. Hichens
  • Climax for a Ghost Story by I. A. Ireland
  • The Mysteries of the Joy Rio by Tennessee Williams
  • Pomegranate Seed by Edith Wharton
  • Venetian Masks by Adolfo Bioy Casares
  • The Wish House by Rudyard Kipling
  • The Playground by Ray Bradbury
  • Importance by Manuel Mujica Lainez
  • Enoch Soames by Max Beerbohm
  • A Visitor from Down Under by L. P. Hartley
  • Laura by Saki
  • An Injustice Revealed Author Unknown
  • A Little Place Off the Edgware Road by Graham Greene
  • Excerpt from "A School Story" by M. R. James
  • The Signalman by Charles Dickens
  • The Tall Woman by Pedro Antonio de Alarcón
  • A Scent of Mimosa by Francis King
  • Death and the Gardener (from Le Grand Ecart) by Jean Cocteau
  • Lord Mountdrago by W. Somerset Maugham
  • The Sick Gentleman’s Last Visit by Giovanni Papini
  • Insomnia by Virgilio Pinera
  • The Storm by Jules Verne
  • A Dream (from The Arabian Nights Entertainments) Author Unknown
  • The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Split Second by Daphne du Maurier
  • August 25, 1983 by Jorge Luís Borges
  • How Wang-Fo Was Saved by Marguerite Yourcenar
  • Excerpt from "Peter and Rosa" by Isak Dinesen
  • Tattoo by Junichiro Tanizaki
  • John Duffy’s Brother by Flann O’Brien
  • Lady into Fox by David Garnett
  • Father’s Last Escape by Bruno Schulz
  • A Man by the Name of Ziegler by Hermann Hesse
  • The Argentine Ant by Italo Calvino
  • The Lady on the Grey by John Collier
  • The Queen of Spades by Alexander Pushkin
  • Of a Promise Kept by Lafcadio Hearn
  • The Wizard Postponed by Juan Manuel (Adapted by Jorge Luis Borges in A Universal History of Infamy)
  • The Monkey’s Paw by W. W. Jacobs
  • The Bottle Imp by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Rocking-Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence
  • Certain Distant Suns by Joanne Greenberg
  • The Third Bank of the River by João Guimarães Rosa
  • Home by Hilaire Belloc
  • The Door in the Wall by H.G. Wells
  • The Friends by Silvina Ocampo
  • Et in Sempiternum Pereant by Charles Williams
  • The Captives of Longjumeau by Léon Bloy
  • The Visit to the Museum by Vladimir Nabokov
  • "Autumn Mountain" by Ryunosuke Akutagawa
  • The Sight by Brian Moore
  • Clorinda by André Pieyre de Mandiargues
  • The Pagan Rabbi by Cynthia Ozick
  • The Fisherman and His Soul by Oscar Wilde
  • The Bureau d’Echange de Maux by Lord Dunsany
  • The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • In the Penal Colony> by Franz Kafka
  • A Dog in Durer’s Etching "The Knight, Death and The Devil" by Marco Denevi
  • The Large Ant by Howard Fast
  • The Lemmings by Alex Comfort
  • The Grey Ones by J. B. Priestley
  • The Feather Pillow by Horacio Quiroga
  • Seaton’s Aunt by Walter de la Mare
  • The Friends of the Friends by Henry James
  • The Travelling Companion by Hans Christian Andersen
  • The Curfew Tolls by Stephen Vincent Benét
  • The State of Grace by Marcel Aymé
  • The Story of a Panic by E. M. Forster
  • An Invitation to the Hunt by George Hitchcock
  • Excerpt from "American Notebooks" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The Dream by O. Henry

Original title: Black Water: The Anthology of Fantastic Literature
Original languages: Various


Genre: FictionHorror
FictionScience Fiction
FictionFantasyLiterary Fantasy

The following works are contained within this one:
     Queen of Spades, the (1833) [Short Story]
      Author: Alexander Pushkin
     Traveling Companion, the (1835) [Short Story]
      Author: Hans Christian Andersen
     Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar, the (1845) [Short Story]
      Author: Edgar Allan Poe
     Signalman, the (1866) [Short Story]
      Author: Charles Dickens
     Fisherman and His Soul, the (1891) [Short Story]
      Author: Oscar Wilde
     Bottle Imp, the (1893) [Short Story]
      Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
     Monkey's Paw, the (1902) [Short Story]
      Author: W. W. Jacobs
     Feather Pillow, the (1907) [Short Story]
      Author: Horacio Quiroga
     Bureau d'Echange de Maux, the (1915) [Short Story]
      Author: Lord Dunsany
     In the Penal Colony (1919) [Short Story]
      Author: Franz Kafka
     Enoch Soames (1919) [Novelette]
      Author: Max Beerbohm
     Climax for a Ghost Story (1919) [Short Story]
      Author: I. A. Ireland
     Lady into Fox (1923) [Short Story]
      Author: David Garnett
     Insomnia (1946) [Short Story]
      Author: Virgilio Piñera
     House Taken Over (1951) [Short Story]
      Author: Julio Cortázar
     Argentine Ant, the (1952) [Short Story]
      Author: Italo Calvino
     Playground, the (1953) [Short Story]
      Author: Ray Bradbury
     Mysteries of the Joy Rio, the (1954) [Short Story]
      Author: Tennessee Williams
     Third Bank of the River, the (1962) [Short Story]
      Author: João Guimarães Rosa
     Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas, the (1973) [Short Story]
      Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
     Certain Distant Suns (1979) [Short Story]
      Author: Joanne Greenberg


Edition #1: Black Water

Black Water (1983)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Alberto Manguel
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The Flamingo Anthology of Fantastic Literature: Black Water (1994)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Flamingo
ISBN: 0006548032
Pages: 967

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Black Water (1984)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0517552698

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Black Water (1983)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 0330281410

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Black Water: The Book of Fantastic Literature (1983)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto
Publisher: Lester & Orpen Dennys
ISBN: 0886190312
Pages: 967

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