Monkey's Paw The: AND OTHER TALES OF MYSTERY AND THE MACAB

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The Monkey's Paw and Other Tales of Mystery and the Macabre, Compiled by Gary Hoppenstand, brings together a unique collection of W.W. Jacobs's horror stories never before collected. There are eighteen stories altogether in this collection of the macabre and supernatural. Jacobs's own boyhood memories of South Devon Wharf lend an authenticity to the many stories with nautical backgrounds or that feature seamen as protagonists.
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Overview

The Monkey's Paw and Other Tales of Mystery and the Macabre, Compiled by Gary Hoppenstand, brings together a unique collection of W.W. Jacobs's horror stories never before collected. There are eighteen stories altogether in this collection of the macabre and supernatural. Jacobs's own boyhood memories of South Devon Wharf lend an authenticity to the many stories with nautical backgrounds or that feature seamen as protagonists.
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"...absolute mastery..." — Booklist
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897334419
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/30/2005
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 654,257
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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W.W. Jacobs is considered a master of the macabre tale, and especially The Monkey's Paw, the lead story in this collection, is a classic horror tale. Collected here are 18 of his stories, and will introduce North American mystery and horror aficionados to one of the great lost artists of the genre. Readers will be delighted by his range of witty and skillful prose, and will see how they are infused with shrewd and sardonic humor. Jacobs was a master at weaving terror and suspense into scenes of everyday life. Readers new to Jacobs are in for a rare treat. Gary Hoppenstand is a professor of American thought and language at Michigan State University. He is the author of Clive Barker's Short Stories: Imagination as Metaphor in the Books of Blood and Other Works and the editor of "Popular Fiction: An Anthology, which won the Popular Culture Association's National Book Award.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2008

    i love this book

    oh might gosh!!!this is one of my favorite books.this is a scary and mysterious book.that will lead you to not want to stop reading because you want to find out what happens next.get the book i love it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2001

    Pretty Good Book!

    My 8th grade English class read some of this book and really enjoyed it! We did some exercises on it, and even some of those were fun! I defintaly recommend this book for anyone who likes a bit a mystery, suspence, and has an overall good time reading! GET THIS BOOK!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 1999

    Outstading must read book

    I have read other books by Jacobs, but this one was by far the best! Suspence, thrill, you name it this book has it! If you love mysteries, this is the book for you!

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