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A chamber of horrors; an anthology of the macabre in words and pictures.

Author: John Hadfield
Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown [1965]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : [1st American ed.]View all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Horror fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Hadfield
OCLC Number: 1315786
Description: 320 pages illustrations, plates (some color) 26 cm
Contents: I. The bells of Hell. Lines by Oscar Wilde, John Webster, William Shakespeare, and from The Book of Job --
Recipe for villainy / Thomas Middleton --
Exercise / George Crabbe --
Hell ; Satan / John Milton --
Innocents' song / Charles Causley --
The hunted beast / T.F. Powys --
Captain Murderer / Charles Dickens --
Tailpiece / Harry Graham --
II. Seeds of destruction. Saturn / Hesiod --
The small assassin / Ray Bradbury --
Berenice / Edgar Allan Poe --
Mr. Loveday's little outing / Evelyn Waugh --
Randolf's party / John Lennon --
Intimation of things to come / William Shakespeare --
The tender age / John Collier --
More spinned against / John Wyndham --
III. Love and death. Lines by W.E. Henley and Oscar Wilde --
Necessity / Harry Graham --
The abyss / Leonid Andreyev --
A woman seldom found / William Sansom --
The monk / M.G. Lewis --
Fair Elenor / William Blake --
Porphyria's lover / Robert Browning --
At the draper's / Thomas Hardy --
An actor of parts / P.S. --
O amiable lovely death / William Shakespeare --
IV. Unquiet minds. Lines by John Webster, John Dryden, Edgar Allan Poe, and Anonymous --
The spectre-smitten / Samuel Warren --
The valley of vain desires / John Addington Symonds --
The desire to be a man / Villiers de L'Isle-Adam --
Minotaur / Michael Ayrton --
The yellow wall-paper / Charlotte Perkins Gilman --
Bianca / Arthur Symons --
Meeting with a double / George D. Painter --
Drugged / Walter de la Mare --
Miss Cornelius / William Fryer Harvey --
Mummy to the rescue / Angus Wilson --
A little place off the Edgware Road / Graham Greene --
The horrors of sleep / Emily Brontë --
V. Apparitions. The seven-headed dragon / The Revelation of St. John --
Green tea / J. Sheridan le Fanu --
The upper berth / F. Marion Crawford --
William and Mary / Roald Dahl --
Skirmish / Clifford Simak --
VI. The dance of death. The dance of death / Charles Baudelaire --
The mansions of the dead / Robert Blair --
Holy-day for ghosts / John Dryden and Nathaniel Lee --
Thou shell of death / Cyril Tourneur --
A tough tussle / Ambrose Bierce --
The ultimate fear / William Shakespeare --
The living death / Oscar Wilde --
Envoi / D.B. Wyndham Lewis.

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