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Read & download Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural Characters á 102 Characters Û PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Phyllis Fraser Tale HP Lovecraft The Dunwich Horror Dorothy L Sayers Suspicion and Ernest Hemingway The Killers There is not a story in this collection that does not have the breath of life achieve the full suspension of disbelief that is so particularly important in this type of fiction wrote the Saturday Review With an introduction and notes by Phyllis Cerf Wagner and Herbert Wise. As the above description notes the tales in this anthology by 27 19th and 20th century authors mostly British or American Edgar Allan Poe H G Wells M R James Rudyard Kipling Guy de Maupassant H P Lovecraft E F Benson and Algernon Blackwood are each represented twice depict both naturalistic and supernatural themes the two are separated into two distinct sections 20 Tales of naturally caused Terror and 32 Tales of the Supernatural which are not necessarily terrifying in intent though they usually are Which are which of course can be a matter of editorial opinion I would have placed Wells Pollock and the Pooroh Man in the latter section for instance and both Lovecraft stories in the former When I first read the book a couple of years ago I d read only the supernatural section since that interested me the most but I recently decided to read the whole thing in order to review it here and the first section proved fully worth the read as well The plot arcs of the stories run the gamut from tragedies through tales of evil punished to happy endings the tone is usually dark and serious but a few are actually dryly humorousSome of the naturalistic terrors are science fictional in nature murder and madness are of course staples in many and varied permutations and Carl Stephenson s Leiningen Versus the Ants is one of the greatest tales of the man vs nature theme ever penned and evokes a genuine terror from it that remains suspenseful right down to the end And some of these stories offer serious thought content The Most Dangerous Game for instance forces the reader to confront the uestion does human life have intrinsic value as human life Connell in defiance of much modern philosophy answers with an uneuivocal YesGhost stories are the staple of the supernatural section but E F Benson s Mrs Amworth is an outstanding vampire story and one of those which features the theory that the vampire is not actually the deceased person but an evil spirit that inhabits the deceased person s body and such themes as demons African tribal magic and shape shifting sorcery make an appearance too Blackwood s Ancient Sorceries posits reincarnation and The Great God Pan is an exercise in existential horror but neither of these ideas are very common in this book Besides those mentioned in the above description some of the best stories here include Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu s Green Tea Oliver Onions The Beckoning Fair One and F Marion Crawford s The Screaming Skull

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Read & download Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural Characters á 102 Characters Û PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Phyllis Fraser When this longtime Modern Library favorite filled with fifty two stories of heart stopping suspense was first published in 1944 one of its biggest fans was critic Edmund Wilson who in The New Yorker applauded what he termed a sudden revival of the appetite for tales of horror Represented in the anthology are such distinguished spell weavers as Edgar Allen Poe The Blac. A previous reviewer called this collection a beast and they were right This collection of terrorsupernatural stories is over 1000 pages I read the vast majority of them but I ll be honest it one of them began to bore me or was just flat out bad I would just cut my losses and move on I had a long journey ahead of me and couldn t get hung up on dudsIt s a very strong collection of relatively short scary stories As with all anthologies there were some strong and some weak but the good definitely far outweighed the bad hereThat being said if you do want to read this book you will need to start and stop it many times I think I about 5 different novels while I was reading this You can only read so many scary stories in a row before your mind rejects the input you re trying to give it And so without further ado here are some highlights and low lights of this collectionLa Grande Breteche by Balzac Classic cheated lover revenge tale The best tales are told at a certain hourThe Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe Very enjoyable Poe is the master of having an insane murderous 1st person protagonist who speaks and acts as if their craziness is the most normal thing in the world Poe justice at its bestThe Facts in the Case of M Valdemar by Edgar Allan Poe Meh Poe clearly didn t understand hypnosis but was uite freaked out by it all the sameA Terribly Strange Bed by Wilkie Collins The story starts out promising enough with a young man finding himself on a great lucky streak in a gambling house of ill repute but the ending leaves much to be desired But I will grant the story thisit does contain a terribly strange bed so here s to truth in advertisingThe Three Strangers by Thomas Hardy A fantastic tale of a remote country party during a storm The modern reader will see many of the twists coming but not all of them Very disturbing Very satisfyingThe Interruption by WW Jacobs A man kills his wife and then his maid attempts to blackmail him over it He attempts to even the score in a very dangerous wayThe Sea Raiders KILLER OCTUPI SAVE YOURSELVESSredni Vashtar by Saki A fascinating tale A young boy creates a fantasy world in which he worships his uasi wild pet Ferret as a god Truly unlike anything I ve ever read Incredibly dark and wonderful storyMoonlight Sonata by Alexander Woollcott This one felt like a camp fire story Very brief but it has one of those great scary story endings Would have liked to see this fleshed outSilent Snow Secret Snow by Conrad Aiken Macabre story of a 12 year old boy becoming schizophrenic The way the author writes the boy s thoughts make the story feel so real as the boy s life becomes increasingly less so He is slowly transforming intosomethingsomeonedifferent At whatever cost to himself whatever pain to othersSuspicion by Dorothy L Sayers I read my first Sayers earlier this year She s primarily known for her Lord Peter Wimsey stories This is a great who dun it revolving around British cuisine hired help and some well placed poison Good stuffThe Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell One of my favorite short stories growing up A man is hunted on an island by a crazy General A tense thriller that is a must readLeiningen Versus The Ants by Carl Stephenson A fantastic man vs nature horror story A cocky plantation owner in South America thinks he can outwit a 20 mile longwide swarm of man eating ants The amount of strategy and back and forth between he and the ants is every bit as engrossing as any military battle I ve ever read about This was honestly the movie Zulu but with ants I wasn t surprised to find out this was made into a movie with Charlton Heston which I now HAVE to see A truly wonderful story and a highlight of the bookThe Gentleman from America by Michael Arlen This one was EXTREMELY overwritten Yeesh 20 words where one would do Also it was clear that Michael Arlen has never even met an American and was definitely not able to write in the voice of an American That being said the set up was interestingthe classic spend a night in a haunted house story and I always like a story in which multiple characters are driven to madness but come on Arlenwrite what you know buddyA Rose for Emily by William Faulkner Man after reading a story like this I have to take back some of the mean things I said about Faulker after reading The Sound and The Fury Some of the things but not all of the things This was a great tale that shows how one unfortunate effect of Southern Hospitality is that it may inadvertently allow something dark and horrible to exist just below the surfacesomething that isn t confronted until it is too late A great read More like this and I ll stop using Faulker as an insultThe Killers by Ernest Hemingway I ve read a lot of Hemingway over the years but nothing recently It was good to be back although I wouldn t really characterize this as horror or terror I suppose it is horrible knowing that organized crime exists and if such an organization decides to kill you you re eventually going to die A short sad story in the classic Hemingway styleBack for Christmas by John Collier A dark comedic piece Another well worn trope Husband kills wife and attempts to get away scot free Great ending with writing every bit as tense as it is funnyTaboo by Geoffrey Household A great werewolf story with a terrifically disturbing ending I thought I saw the twist but I was way off and most satisfying of all the author didn t cheat All the information you need is right there in front of you the whole time Good stuffThe Haunters and the Haunted or The House and the Brain by Edward Bulwer Lytton Creepy haunted house story with a suitably strange ending Had a Shirley Jackson feel to itRappaccini s Daughter by Nathaniel Hawthorne Evil botanist has a beautiful daughter with a deadly secret Spoiler alert It has something to do with botany Shh The only other work I ve ever read by Hawthrone was of course The Scarlet Letter I read this story and that one for that matter as one large sexually repressed metaphor Man was this guy repressed He was the Stephanie Meyer of his day in that regard Pretty decent story all aroundGreen Tea by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu In the process of writing a religious book on metaphysics a religious scholar focuses too much and yes drinks too much green tea and begins to see a shadow spirit monkey with glowing red eyes that only he can see uite unsettling but I read this as of a xenophobic metaphor than anything else Reminded me of Lovecraft in that everyone were constantly going completely mad at the drop of a hatWhat was it by Fitz James O Brien Invisible demon monster Everybody runSir Edmund Orme by Henry James The second work I ve read by James the first being The Turn of the Screw Holy crap does this guy over right The editor says this guy is the opposite of Hemminway s minimalist style and uh yeah I totally agree What s frustrating is this is an interesting story A mysterious figure haunts a young lady and her suitor can only see it after he falls in love with her Interesting stuff but could have been much much shorterThe Horla or Modern Ghosts by Guy De Maupassant This one was great It was told in a journal style and appears at first to be another haunted house story but eventually shows itself to be much It asks a uestion freuently not asked in these type of stories namely if these horrible monsters really existed why wouldn t they try and take over the world and if they decided to could we stop them Some great uotes in this one Certainly solitude is dangerous for active minds We need men who can think and can talk around us When we are alone for a long time we people space with phantomsStill it is very foolish to make merry on a set date by Government decree People are like a flock of sheep now steadily patient now in ferocious revolt Say to it Amuse yourself and it amuses itself Say to it Go and fight with your neighbor and it goes and fights Say to it Vote for the Emperor and it votes for the Emperor then say to it Vote for the Republic and it votes for the Republic Those who direct it are stupid too but instead of obeying men they obey principles a course which can only be foolish ineffective and false for the very reason that principles are ideas which are considered as certain and unchangeable whereas in this world one is certain of nothing since light is an illusion and noise is deceptionWas it a dream by Guy De Maupassant I m really digging on this author It s like reading a horror story written by Oscar Wilde This story is super short but levels the reader like a punch in the gut A guy loses his girlfriend and after she has been buried he spends the night in the graveyard When the witching hour arrives all the corpses rise from their graves and write their true epitaph on their own tombstones and let s just say the truth is less than flattering The climax of the story is what is written on his beloved s and I ll be honest it completely leveled me Very effective and heartbreaking storytellingThe Screaming Skull by F Marion Crawford This may be the best name of any short story I ve read since HP Lovecraft s The Rats in the Walls which is also included in this anthology Super spooky story written as a conversation from the protagonist to his friend explaining the strange goings on at his house and the terrible curse he bears This story is really an example of the slow boil Crawford slowly walks you down the path and you don t realize how invested and terrified you are until it s too late Great setting of tone and moodThe Furnished Room by O Henry I d never read any thing by O Henry before I mostly just knew there was a candy named that and not much else This one was sad than scary Two star crossed lovers unknowingly share the same shabby furnished room and it ends in about the most downtrodden way you could imagineOh Whistle and I ll Come To You My Lad by MR James A very good story Tourist finds a stranger whistle on the beach with an inscription that he can t read The mystery of just what is going on here and the reveal is superbly done and terrifyingAfterward by Edith Wharton A young couple moves into a very old house that is said to be haunted The catch is you see a ghost and don t know until much later that it was in fact a ghost you saw With this information my radar was ready for any suspicious characters so I mostly guessed the ending but it was still a great story of spooky goings on and justice done from beyond the graveThe Monkey s Paw by WW Jacobs A classic that I and I m sure everybody else read back in grade school I almost skipped this one but am so glad I didn t We all know the storya family has a monkey s paw that grants 3 wishes but always in horrible ways that they can t anticipate But I thought I had remembered the family being bad and deserving what they got On the contrary they seemed very sweet and innocent and that makes the horrible bleak ending all the devastating If you haven t picked this one up since childhood it s definitely work a second lookThe Great God Pan by Arthur Machen This story was one of the big reasons I even picked up this collection HP Lovecraft always referred to him as a major influence and after reading this I can definitely believe it All the classic Lovecraft touches are there Horrible things that cannot be described fear of the unknown knowledge of the ancient andor unknown proving fatal or driving characters to madness xenophobic undertonesyou know LovecraftThis story was magnificent and absolutely lived up to it s reputation as one of the scariest stories of all time But it had than scares it had great characterization dialogue and a complex and complicated structure that reminded me of a Tarantino movie I honestly don t know whether I enjoyed it for the beauty of the writing or for the deep psychological scares which stick with the reader long after the book has been placed back on the nightstand High high recommendHow Love Came to Professor Guildea by Robert Hichens A great slow burn story An unlikely friendship develops between a priest and a professor They are a charming odd couple that is beautifully fleshed out with realistic dialogue and naturalistic pacing We learn the professor doesn t want to love anyone or anything and would appreciate if the world treated him likewise One night something takes a liking to our dear professorsomething that won t take no for an answer for increasingly disturbing reasons This story uses an interesting device I ve never seen employed before A parrot can seesomethingsomething that no one else can see The parrot begins to mimic the physical and verbal characteristics of this entity with very creepy resultsLukundoo by Edward Lucas White This one has a healthy dose of the dynamic duo often seen in turn of the century literature Colonialism and Racism Two of the most awkward ism s to read If you can get past those this is actually a fairly entertaining and short story about the search for African Pygmiesno not those Pygmiesreally really tiny ones Like disturbingly tiny This was has some Cronenbergian physical horror in the mix Not for the sueamishCaterpillars by EF Benson A story that suffers from hindsight It begins with our protagonist noticing strange Caterpillars in strange places in a creepy mansion The big twist is that these Caterpillarscause cancer Clearly written during that sweet spot of time after we discovered cancer but before we had the foggiest idea about what caused it Laughable ending to an otherwise short and ominous taleMrs Amworth by EF Benson Very good vampire story No surprises to anyone who has ever read a story like this but there is something to be said for something done right It hits every beat and doesn t disappoint If you need a short story that encapsulates the essence of what a true vampire story isyou can t do betterAncient Sorceries by Algernon Blackwood I really wanted to like this than I did I ve read a few short stories by him before and was impressed This one read like a much less subtle version of Lovecraft s The Shadow Over Innsmouth The protagonist randomly gets off a train in France and ends up cats in a strange village they re all cats where strange things begin happening CATS CATS DO YOU GET THAT THEY ARE CAT PEOPLE YET It s honestly about that subtle There are some good spots but not enough to justify the longer lengthConfession by Algernon Blackwood A very interesting psychological tale The main character begins the story wandering London in dense fog and is completely lost We find out that he has shell shock from being in war and it s never clear how much of the fog is real and how much is in his head Our guy ends up at a strange house sees something he shouldn t and wanders back into the fog But something has followed himThe Celestial Omnibus by EM Forster An interesting premise that ends disappointingly A small dark alley has a mysterious handmade sign saying To Heaven Our protagonist is a little boy who goes exploring and finds an old Omnibus horse drawn carriage that promises to take him to a distant land but warns he must buy his return ticket now or else he can t come back It s all suitably creepy but the payoff doesn t deliver I say we just have Stephen King re write an endingThe Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton A funny little tale about a small English village who is overrun with ghosts precisely because they don t mind having them about Enjoyable and silly The lightness of the tale stands in stark contrast to the fact that the author later committed suicide Overrun with ghosts indeedThe collection finishes out with a one two punch of HP Lovecraft The Rats in the Walls and The Dunwich Horror These are two of my all time favorite Lovecraft stories and I ve previously reviewed themWell if you ve managed to read this whole review you see what I mean about this collection being a beast However it s well worth the effort but by all means you must be patient and don t try to read everything all at once So just 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Gouals century literature Colonialism and Racism Two of the most awkward ism s to read If you Philosophy for AS and A2 can get past those this is actually a fairly entertaining and short story about the search for African Pygmiesno not those Pygmiesreally really tiny ones Like disturbingly tiny This was has some Cronenbergian physical horror in the mix Not for the sueamishCaterpillars by EF Benson A story that suffers from hindsight It begins with our protagonist noticing strange Caterpillars in strange places in a Five Against One creepy mansion The big twist is that these Caterpillarscause The Message of Matthew: The Kingdom of Heaven (Bible Speaks Today) cancer Clearly written during that sweet spot of time after we discovered The collier's rant : song and culture in the industrial village cancer but before we had the foggiest idea about what Поезия caused it Laughable ending to an otherwise short and ominous taleMrs Amworth by EF Benson Very good vampire story No surprises to anyone who has ever read a story like this but there is something to be said for something done right It hits every beat and doesn t disappoint If you need a short story that encapsulates the essence of what a true vampire story isyou Pathways Through to Space can t do betterAncient Sorceries by Algernon Blackwood I really wanted to like this than I did I ve read a few short stories by him before and was impressed This one read like a much less subtle version of Lovecraft s The Shadow Over Innsmouth The protagonist randomly gets off a train in France and ends up My Sister's Song cats in a strange village they re all Saints Preserve Us Everything You Need to Know About Every Saint You'll Ever Need cats where strange things begin happening CATS CATS DO YOU GET THAT THEY ARE CAT PEOPLE YET It s honestly about that subtle There are some good spots but not enough to justify the longer lengthConfession by Algernon Blackwood A very interesting psychological tale The main Hidden character begins the story wandering London in dense fog and is The Fifth Child completely lost We find out that he has shell shock from being in war and it s never جهانی بودن clear how much of the fog is real and how much is in his head Our guy ends up at a strange house sees something he shouldn t and wanders back into the fog But something has followed himThe Celestial Omnibus by EM Forster An interesting premise that ends disappointingly A small dark alley has a mysterious handmade sign saying To Heaven Our protagonist is a little boy who goes exploring and finds an old Omnibus horse drawn West Pacific Supers carriage that promises to take him to a distant land but warns he must buy his return ticket now or else he Arms And The Women can t the chatelaine cookbook newly revised and updated edition of the come back It s all suitably Meisje met Negen Pruiken creepy but the payoff doesn t deliver I say we just have Stephen King re write an endingThe Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton A funny little tale about a small English village who is overrun with ghosts precisely because they don t mind having them about Enjoyable and silly The lightness of the tale stands in stark Salvage the Bones contrast to the fact that the author later Legend of a Ninja 2 committed suicide Overrun with ghosts indeedThe Little Mountain collection finishes out with a one two punch of HP Lovecraft The Rats in the Walls and The Dunwich Horror These are two of my all time favorite Lovecraft stories and I ve previously reviewed themWell if you ve managed to read this whole review you see what I mean about this For A Dancer collection being a beast However it s well worth the effort but by all means you must be patient and don t try to read everything all at once So just remember inside horror stories you sprint When reading a huge Bizzy Bear collection of them you jog and take many breaks

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  • Hardcover
  • 1056
  • Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural
  • Phyllis Fraser
  • English
  • 09 September 2020
  • 9780679601289