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Wordsworth Book of Horror Stories, the (2004) [Anthology]
by Alice Askew Claude Askew Honoré de Balzac Richard Harris Barham Ambrose Bierce Mary Elizabeth Braddon Edward Bulwer-Lytton Wilkie Collins Charles Dickens Arthur Conan Doyle Amelia B. Edwards Elizabeth Gaskell W. F. Harvey R. S. Hawker Nathaniel Hawthorne James Hogg Violet Hunt W. W. Jacobs M. R. James Henry James Rudyard Kipling Perceval Landon John Lang D. H. Lawrence Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Guy de Maupassant Edith Nesbit Howard Pease Edgar Allan Poe Alexander Pushkin Saki Walter Scott Robert Louis Stevenson Bram Stoker William Makepeace Thackeray Hugh Walpole Oscar Wilde Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

The Wordsworth Book of Horror Stories is a superb collection of some of the greatest tales of the genre, many are classics while others are lesser-known gems unearthed from this vintage era of the supernatural.

From the beginning of timw, man the world over has drawn upon the worst fears of his conscious and subconscious mind to furnish legends of terrror. In this volume authors such as M.R.James, Le Fanu, Henry James, Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, Bierce, Balzac, Gaskell, Scott and many others invite you to close the curtains, lock all your doors, draw your armchair a little closer to the blazing fire and settle down to a spine-chilling read.

Contents:

  • Aylmer Vance and the Vampire by A. and C. Askew
  • The Mysterious Mansion by Honoré de Balzac
  • The Spectre of Tappington by Richard Harris Barham
  • The Damned Thing by Ambrose Bierce
  • Eveline's Visitant by Miss Braddon
  • A Ghostly Manifestation by A Clergyman (article)
  • Correspondence on 'A Ghostly Manifestation' by A Clergyman (article)
  • A Terribly Strange Bed by Wilkie Collins
  • The Story of the Bagman's Uncle by Charles Dickens
  • To Be Taken with a Grain of Salt by Charles Dickens
  • The Signalman by Charles Dickens
  • The Brazilian Cat by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Ring of Thoth by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Lord of Chateau Noir by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The New Catacomb by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Case of Lady Sannox by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Brown Hand by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Horror of the Heights by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Terror of Blue John Gap by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Captain of the Polestar by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • How It Happened by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Playing with Fire by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Leather Funnel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Lot No. 249 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Los Amigos Fiasco by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Nightmare Room by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Phantom Coach by Amelia B. Edwards
  • The Squire's Story by Elizabeth Gaskell
  • The Beast with Five Fingers by W.F. Harvey
  • The Botathen Ghost by R.S. Hawker
  • Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The Gateway of the Monster by W.H. Hodgson
  • The Story of Euphemia Hewit by James Hogg (article)
  • The Prayer by Violet Hunt
  • The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs
  • The Jolly Corner by Henry James
  • A School Story by M.R. James
  • Canon Alberic's Scrapbook by M.R. James
  • Lost Hearts by M.R. James
  • The Mezzotint by M.R. James
  • The Ash Tree by M.R. James
  • Number 13 by M.R. James
  • Count Magnus by M.R. James
  • 'Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad' by M.R. James
  • The Treasure of Abbot Thomas by M.R. James
  • The Rose Garden by M.R. James
  • The Tractate Middoth by M.R. James
  • Casting the Runes by M.R. James
  • The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral by M.R. James
  • Martin's Close by M.R. James
  • Mr. Humphreys and His Inheritance by M.R. James
  • The Residence at Whitminster by M.R. James
  • The Diary of Mr. Poynter by M.R. James
  • An Episode in Cathedral History by M.R. James
  • The Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance by M.R. James
  • Two Doctors by M.R. James
  • The Haunted Dolls House by M.R. James
  • The Uncommon Prayer Book by M.R. James
  • A Neighbour's Landmark by M.R. James
  • A View from a Hill by M.R. James
  • A Warning to the Curious by M.R. James
  • An Evening's Entertainment by M.R. James
  • There was a Man Dwelt by a Graveyard by M.R. James
  • Rats by M.R. James
  • After Dark in the Playing Fields by M.R. James
  • Wailing Well by M.R. James
  • Stories I Have Tried to Write by M.R. James
  • The Mark of the Beast by Rudyard Kipling
  • Thurnley Abbey by Perceval Landon
  • Fisher's Ghost by John Lang
  • The Rocking-Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence
  • An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street by J.S. Le Fanu
  • Narrative of a Ghost of a Hand by J.S. Le Fanu
  • Green Tea by J.S. Le Fanu
  • Madam Crowl's Ghost by J.S. Le Fanu
  • Squire Toby's Will by J.S. Le Fanu
  • Dickon the Devil by J.S. Le Fanu
  • The Child That Went with the Fairies by J.S. Le Fanu
  • The White Cat of Drumgunniol by J.S. Le Fanu
  • Ghost Stories of Chapelizod by J.S. Le Fanu
  • Wicked Captain Walshawe, Of Wauling by J.S. Le Fanu
  • Sir Dominick's Bargain by J.S. Le Fanu
  • Ultor de Lacy by J.S. Le Fanu
  • The Vision of Tom Chuff by J.S. Le Fanu
  • Stories of Lough Guir by J.S. Le Fanu
  • The Haunted and the Haunters by Lord Lytton
  • Vendetta by Guy De Maupassant
  • Man-Size in Marble by E. Nesbit
  • In the Cliff Land of the Dane by Howard Pease
  • The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
  • The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe
  • The Ace of Spades by A.M. Pushkin
  • Laura by Saki
  • Sredni Vashtar by Saki
  • The Tapestried Chamber by Sir Walter Scott
  • Wandering Willie's Tale by Sir Walter Scott
  • Markheim by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Thrawn Janet by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Dracula's Guest by Bram Stoker
  • Ghost in the Tower by Edmund Lenthal Swifte (article)
  • The Story of Mary Ancel by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Tarnhelm by Hugh Walpole
  • The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde

Original title: The Wordsworth Book of Horror Stories
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionHorrorGeneral


The following works are contained within this one:
     Tapestried Chamber, the (1828) [Short Story]
      Author: Walter Scott
     Young Goodman Brown (1835) [Short Story]
      Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
     Story of the Bagman’s Uncle, the (1837) [Short Story]
      Author: Charles Dickens
     Tell-Tale Heart, the (1843) [Short Story]
      Author: Edgar Allan Poe
     Black Cat, the (1843) [Short Story]
      Author: Edgar Allan Poe
     Haunted and the Haunters, the; or, The House and the Brain (1859) [Novelette]
      Author: Edward Bulwer-Lytton
     Signalman, the (1866) [Short Story]
      Author: Charles Dickens
     Green Tea (1869) [Short Story]
      Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
     Markheim (1886) [Short Story]
      Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
     Man-Size in Marble (1893) [Short Story]
      Author: Edith Nesbit
     Damned Thing, the (1893) [Short Story]
      Author: Ambrose Bierce
     Canon Alberic's Scrapbook (1895) [Short Story]
      Author: M. R. James
     Canterville Ghost, the (1897) [Novelette]
      Author: Oscar Wilde
     Monkey's Paw, the (1902) [Short Story]
      Author: W. W. Jacobs
     Number 13 (1904) [Short Story]
      Author: M. R. James
     Count Magnus (1904) [Short Story]
      Author: M. R. James
     "Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad" (1904) [Short Story]
      Author: M. R. James
     Treasure of Abbot Thomas, the (1904) [Short Story]
      Author: M. R. James
     Lost Hearts (1904) [Short Story]
      Author: M. R. James
     Mezzotint, the (1904) [Short Story]
      Author: M. R. James
     Ash-Tree, the (1904) [Short Story]
      Author: M. R. James
     Jolly Corner, the (1908) [Short Story]
      Author: Henry James
     Thurnley Abbey (1908) [Short Story]
      Author: Perceval Landon
     Casting the Runes (1911) [Short Story]
      Author: M. R. James
     How It Happened (1913) [Short Story]
      Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
     Dracula's Guest (1914) [Short Story]
      Author: Bram Stoker
     Rats (1931) [Short Story]
      Author: M. R. James

Edition #1: The Wordsworth Book of Horror Stories

The Wordsworth Book of Horror Stories (2004)
Edition Details:

Language: English


Edited by: David Stuart Davies
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The Wordsworth Book of Horror Stories (2004)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Hertferdshire, UK
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840220568
Pages: 1149

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