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Riassunto: 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 Black Cat"), Wilkie Collins ("A Terribly Strange Bed"), Henry James ("Sir Edmund Orme"), Guy de Maupassant ("Was It a Dream?"), O. Henry ("The Furnished Room"), Rudyard Kipling ("They"), and H.G. Wells ("Pollock and the Porroh Man"). Included as well are such modern masters as Algernon Blackwood ("Ancient Sorceries"), Walter de la Mare ("Out of the Deep"), E.M. Forster ("The Celestial Omnibus"), Isak Dinesen ("The Sailor-Boys Tale"), H.P. 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.
Review: This bargain of a book is a thick hardcover anthology--more than 1,000 pages long--containing stories of naturalistic and supernatural terror. First published in 1944, it has stood the test of time and become a classic in the field. Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural is rivaled only by David G. Hartwell's The Dark Descent as the essential horror anthology. Fortunately, there's little overlap: of the 52 tales in this anthology, only 5 are duplicated in The Dark Descent. Included here are such memorable stories as W.W. Jacobs's "The Monkey's Paw"; Saki's "Sredni Vashtar" and "The Open Window"; Richard Connell's "The Most Dangerous Game"; Conrad Aiken's "Silent Snow, Secret Snow"; Arthur Machen's "The Great God Pan"; along with gems by E.F. Benson, H.G. Wells, Ambrose Bierce, Rudyard Kipling, Walter de la Mare, M.R. James, Guy de Maupassant, and O. Henry.
Titolo: Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural
Casa editrice: Modern Library
Data di pubblicazione: 1972
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Modern Library. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 0394604466 Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc. Codice libro della libreria Z0394604466Z3
Descrizione libro Modern Library Giant, NY, 1972. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. dj w/lite wear only, unclipped price, in mylar; 1080 clean, unmarked pages Size: 12 vo. Codice libro della libreria 074467
Descrizione libro Modern Library, New York, 1977. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: very good. Modern Library, 1977. Very Good. Modern Library, 1977. Very Good. This is a collection of short stories by the masters of the genre. Brown leatherette binding, Toledano 15 used from 1977 to 1980, with blind stamped torch bearer on front board and gold lettering on spine. Binding tight and square but worn at creased at spine. Because of the weight of the page block, it has pulled away noticeably from the spine of the binding. Unclipped dust jacket is tan with brown lettering; Toledano 15 jacket used from 1977 to 1980 with back side blank. Minor tears at top of spine and wear at extremities but most of the problems due to manufacture rather than wear. 1080 pages. Codice libro della libreria 003196
Descrizione libro Random House, Incorporated. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0394604466
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97803946044664.0
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97803946044663.0
Descrizione libro Modern Library, 1972. Condizione libro: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP90343736
Descrizione libro Modern Library / Random House, New York, 1972. Hardcover. Good in a Good dust jacket. Several tears and creases to jacket. Spine is concave, as is typical with thicker volumes. ; 8.10 X 5.80 X 1.90 inches; 1080 pages. Codice libro della libreria 54938
Descrizione libro Modern Library. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. 0394604466 Like New Condition. Codice libro della libreria LN6.3074311
Descrizione libro Modern Library, 1972. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110394604466