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Gripping Yarns (2008) [Anthology]
by Stacy Aumonier Etienne Barsony Jorgen Wilhelm Bergsoe Ambrose Bierce Algernon Blackwood John Buchan George Washington Cable Egerton Castle Wilkie Collins Joseph Conrad Stephen Crane F. Marion Crawford Thomas De Quincey John Charles Dent Arthur Conan Doyle Arthur Elck Joseph Smith (J.S.) Fletcher Mary E. Wilkins Freeman John Berwick Harwood E.W. Hornung Bernhard Severin Ingemann Mór Jókai Rudyard Kipling Leopold Lewis Jack London Guy de Maupassant Ferenc Molnár Frank Norris Fitz-James O'Brien Saki Mary Shelley Robert Louis Stevenson Anthony Trollope Unknown Author Edgar Wallace Edith Wharton Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

For those who sometimes long to escape the strictures of modern life or to inject a little more drama and excitement into their workaday world, the remedy could be the collection you hold in your hand. Here for the taking are tales of high adventure and low intrigue from masters of the genre like John Buchan and Robert Louis Stevenson, classics of crime and detection from veteran thriller writers like Edgar Wallace and Arthur Conan Doyle, spine-chillers from the pens of Ambrose Bierce and other purveyors of suspense and horror, and true accounts of courage and survival from heroic and intrepid individuals caught up in the rigours and insanity of war or battling against the elements on gruelling expeditions of discovery and exploration.

Between the covers of this crowded volume, Wordsworth Editions has assembled a treasure trove of rattling good yarns to fire the imagination, chill the blood and perhaps awaken (or reawaken) the spirit of adventure in any reader who dares to plunge in!


  • One Night of Horror by Anonymous (see note 1)
  • The Pipe by Anonymous
  • The Puzzle by Anonymous
  • The Locked Cabinet by Anonymous
  • The Alibi by Anonymous
  • Miss Bracegirdle Does her Duty by Stacy Aumonier
  • A Source of Irritation by Stacy Aumonier
  • Where was Wych Street? by Stacy Aumonier
  • A Fight to a Finish by Harold Auten (non-fiction)
  • The Dancing Bear by Etienne Barsony
  • The Amputated Arms by Jorgen Wilhelm Bergsoe
  • The Moonlit Road by Ambrose Bierce
  • A Tough Tussle by Ambrose Bierce
  • A Jug of Syrup by Ambrose Bierce
  • The Middle Toe of the Right Foot by Ambrose Bierce
  • John Bartine's Watch by Ambrose Bierce
  • A Silent Visitation by Algernon Blackwood
  • The Wood of the Dead by Algernon Blackwood
  • A Suspicious Gift by Algernon Blackwood
  • Skeleton Lake: An Episode in Camp by Algernon Blackwood
  • On the Belgian Coast by George Brame (non-fiction)
  • The Wind in the Portico by John Buchan
  • The Loathley Opposite by John Buchan
  • The Young Aunt with White Hairby George Washington Cable
  • The Baron's Quarry by Egerton Castle
  • The Dream Woman by Wilkie Collins
  • The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad
  • A Smile of Fortune by Joseph Conrad
  • The Black Mate by Joseph Conrad
  • With the Foreign Legion in Gallipoli by A.R. Cooper (non-fiction)
  • Manacled by Stephen Crane
  • An Illusion in Red and White by Stephen Crane
  • Twelve o'Clock by Stephen Crane
  • By the Waters of Paradise by F. Marion Crawford
  • The Wreck by Guy de Maupassant
  • The Terror by Guy de Maupassant
  • Gagtooth's Image by John Charles Dent
  • The Avenger by Thomas de Quincey
  • A Foreign Office Romance by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Striped Chest by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Croxley Master by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The New Catacomb by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The King of the Foxes by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Lord of Château Noir by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Three Correspondents by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Début of Bimbashi Joyce by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Doings of Raffles Haw by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Tower Room by Arthur Elck
  • Exploits of the Escaping Club by A.J. Evans (non-fiction)
  • The Lighthouse on Shivering Sand by J.S. Fletcher
  • The Shadows on the Wall by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • The Wrong House by E.W. Hornung
  • The Rest Cure by E.W. Hornung
  • A Bad Night by E.W. Hornung
  • The Spoils of Sacrilege by E.W. Hornung
  • The Sealed Room by Bernhard Severin Ingemann
  • Thirteen at Table by Maurus Jokai
  • My Own True Ghost Story by Rudyard Kipling
  • Bubbling-Well Road by Rudyard Kipling
  • At the End of the Passage by Rudyard Kipling
  • The Return of Imray by Rudyard Kipling
  • The City of Dreadful Night by Rudyard Kipling
  • A Dreadful Bell Leopold Lewis
  • Siwash by Jack London
  • The Man with the Gash by Jack London
  • Where the Trail Forks by Jack London
  • Hoodwinking the Germans by Anselme Marchal (non-fiction)
  • The Living Death by Ferenc Molnár
  • A Memorandum of Sudden Death by Frank Norris
  • The Ghost in the Crosstrees by Frank Norris
  • My Wife's Tempter by Fitz James O'Brien
  • At a Sap-Head by David Phillips (non-fiction)
  • The Locomotive Chase in Georgia by William Pittenger (non-fiction)
  • I Charge by A.O. Pollard (non-fiction)
  • Sredni Vashtar by Saki
  • The Hounds of Fate by Saki
  • The Mortal Immortal by Mary Shelley
  • The Pavilion on the Links by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Sire de Maletroit's Door by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Man who Kept his Money in a Box by Anthony Trollope
  • The Lone House Mystery by Edgar Wallace
  • The Dark Horse by Edgar Wallace
  • Clues by Edgar Wallace
  • Romance in It by Edgar Wallace
  • A Certain Game by Edgar Wallace
  • The Swift Walker by Edgar Wallace
  • Nine Terrible Men by Edgar Wallace
  • The Sickness-Mongo by Edgar Wallace
  • A Bottle of Perrier by Edith Wharton
  • The Lady's Maid's Bell by Edith Wharton
  • The Bolted Door by Edith Wharton
  • Escape of General Breckinridge by John Taylor Wood (non-fiction)
  • How Trooper Potts Won the VC on Burnt Hill by Walter Wood (non-fiction)
  • Secret Service Days by Edwin T. Woodhall (non-fiction)

Original title: Gripping Yarns
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionAdventure
FictionCrime and Mystery

The following works are contained within this one:
     Mortal Immortal, the (1833) [Short Story]
      Author: Mary Shelley
     Sire de Malétroit's Door, the (1878) [Short Story]
      Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
     Middle Toe of the Right Foot, the (1890) [Short Story]
      Author: Ambrose Bierce
     At the End of the Passage (1890) [Short Story]
      Author: Rudyard Kipling
     Secret Sharer, the (1910) [Novella]
      Author: Joseph Conrad


  • After investigation this story is "Horror: A True Tale" by John Berwick Harwood.

Edition #1: Gripping Yarns

Gripping Yarns (2008)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Gripping Yarns (April 2008)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Ware, Herts, U.K.
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840220803
Dimensions: 6.0 x 9.2 x 2.2 in
Pages: 1488

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