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Masters of the macabre : an anthology of mystery, horror, and detection

Author: Seon Manley; Gogo Lewis
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, ©1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An anthology of horror and suspense tales arranged chronologically from early Gothic writing characterized by Mary Shelley to detective stories of today by Ellery Queen and Dorothy Sayers.
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Genre/Form: Ghost stories
Occult fiction
Mystery fiction
Short stories
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Seon Manley; Gogo Lewis
ISBN: 038500883X 9780385008839 0385032706 9780385032704
OCLC Number: 1721818
Description: 330 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
great writers of the gothic landscape: Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, and Edith Wharton (the gothic movement through the centuries) --
The mortal immortal by Mary Shelley --
The squaw by Bram Stoker --
The house of the dead hand by Edith Wharton --
Pioneers of the detective story: Wilke Collins, Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and L.T. Meade & Robert Eustace (the birth and development of the detective story) --
The policeman and the cook by Wilke Collins --
The sofa by: Charles Dickens --
The adventure of the creeping man by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle -_ Where the air quivered by L.T. Meade & Robert Eustace --
Footsteps in the supernatural : Sheridan Lefanu, Ambrose Bierce, and Amelia Edwards (the golden age of the ghost story) --
Madam Crowl's ghost by Sheridan Lefanu -0 The Phantom coach by Amelia B. Edwards --
The stranger by Ambrose Bierce --
Entertainers in the psychological suspense story: Robert Louis Stevenson, Mary Wilkins Freeman, and Graham Greene (the psychology of evil) --
The body-snatcher by Robert Louis Stevenson --
Luella Miller by Mary Wilkins Freeman --
A Revolver in the corner cubard by Graham Greene --
Horror explorers out of time and space: Fritz-James O'Brien, H.P. Lovecraft and August Derleth (the science fiction horror story): The wondersmith by Fritz-James O'Brien --
The dark brotherhood by H.P. Lovecraft & August Derleth --
Detectives of the golden ages: Ellery Queen, Dorthy L. Sayers (the picture of the traditional detective story): Abraham Lincoln's clue --
Absolutely elsewhere by Dorthy L. Sayers --
About the authors.
Responsibility: edited by Seon Manley and Gogo Lewis.

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An anthology of horror and suspense tales arranged chronologically from early Gothic writing characterized by Mary Shelley to detective stories of today by Ellery Queen and Dorothy Sayers.

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