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Fancies and Goodnights (1951) [Collection]
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John Collier's edgy, sardonic tales are works of rare wit, curious insight, and scary implication. They stand out as one of the pinnacles in the critically neglected but perennially popular tradition of weird writing that includes E.T.A. Hoffmann and Charles Dickens as well as more recent masters like Jorge Luis Borges and Roald Dahl. With a cast of characters that ranges from man-eating flora to disgruntled devils and suburban salarymen (not that it's always easy to tell one from another), Collier's dazzling stories explore the implacable logic of lunacy, revealing a surreal landscape whose unstable surface is depth-charged with surprise.


  • Bottle Party
  • De Mortuis
  • Evening Primrose
  • Witch's Money
  • Are You Too Late or Was I Too Early
  • Fallen Star
  • The Touch of Nutmeg Makes It
  • Three Bears Cottage
  • Pictures in the Fire
  • Wet Saturday
  • Squirrels Have Bright Eyes
  • Halfway to Hell
  • The Lady on the Grey
  • Incident on a Lake
  • Over Insurance
  • Old Acquaintance
  • The Frog Prince
  • Season of Mists
  • Great Possibilities
  • Without Benefit of Galsworthy
  • The Devil George and Rosie
  • Ah the University
  • Back for Christmas
  • Another American Tragedy
  • Collaboration
  • Midnight Blue
  • Gavin O Leary
  • If Youth Knew If Age Could
  • Thus I Refute Beelzy
  • Special Delivery
  • Rope Enough
  • Little Memento
  • Green Thoughts
  • Romance Lingers Adventure Lives
  • Bird of Prey
  • Variation on a Theme
  • Night Youth Paris and the Moon
  • The Steel Cat
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Interpretation of a Dream
  • Mary
  • Hell Hath No Fury
  • In The Cards
  • The Invisible Dove Dancer of Strathpheen Island
  • The Right Side
  • Spring Fever
  • Youth From Vienna
  • Possession of Angela Bradshaw
  • Cancel All I Said
  • The Chaser

Original title: Fancies and Goodnights
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

The following works are contained within this one:
     Bottle Party (1939) [Short Story]
      Author: John Collier
     Chaser, the (1940) [Short Story]
      Author: John Collier
     Evening Primrose (1940) [Short Story]
      Author: John Collier
     De Mortius (1942) [Short Story]
      Author: John Collier

Edition #1: Fancies and Goodnights

Fancies and Goodnights (1951)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Fancies and Goodnights (2003)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781590170519
Dimensions: 5 x 8 x 1 in
Pages: 418
Notes: Introduction by Ray Bradbury

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Fancies and Goodnights (1980)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Alexandria, VA
Publisher: Time-Life Books
Dimensions: 5.25 x 8 x 0.8 in
Pages: 328
Notes: Introduction by Fred Hoyle

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Fancies and Goodnights (1953)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Bantam Books
Pages: 506
Notes: Bantam Giant edition

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