M is for Monsterby Michael Kelahan
Monsters come in all sizes, dimensions, forms, and formlessness. For more than two centuries, horror writers have given these beings shape and substance in chilling tales of terror, written that readers might know them and fear them. M is for Monsteris your field guide to some of the most frightening monsters ever to appear on the printed page. Its orderly… See more details below
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Monsters come in all sizes, dimensions, forms, and formlessness. For more than two centuries, horror writers have given these beings shape and substance in chilling tales of terror, written that readers might know them and fear them. M is for Monsteris your field guide to some of the most frightening monsters ever to appear on the printed page. Its orderly exploration of the many species of fictional monsters--one for each letter of the alphabet--serves as a modern-day bestiary of bizarre beings, creepy creatures, and things that go bump in the night, as only the most talented writers of supernatural fiction could imagine them.
Featuring classic stories by H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, H.G. Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle, Algernon Blackwood, Arthur Machen, M.R. James, and other masters of the macabre, M is for Monster is the perfect book for readers who want to know their horrors from A to Z.
- Fall River Press
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Michael Kelahan has picked an excellent selection of classic monster stories from the late 19th through the early 20th century. With timeless stories from such masters of the horror, science-fiction, and fantasy tale as Arthur Machen, Edgar Allen Poe, M.R. James, Algernon Blackwood, Ambrose Bierce, H.P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and H.G. Wells, as well as many lesser-known or forgotten gems that would likely be new even to veteran horror literature fans, it would be hard for this collection to miss, and indeed, I found it a great read from start to finish. If you like this book, you'll almost certainly like Michael Kelahan's other collections of classic horror stories, such as "The Body Snatcher and other Classic Ghost Stories", and "The Screaming Skull and Other Classic Horror Stories": more of the same kinds of wonderful old short stories from something of a golden age of the horror tale.
Great collection of classic tales from the early days of Monster stories. Fall River Press always does a good job.
Just maybe, though i don't know if its worth $4