The Book of the Living Dead

The Book of the Living Dead

by John Richard Stephens

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Overview

From Poe to Lovecraft-a unique zombiethology of the literary undead.

Corpses rise in a variety of frightening ways in this collection of classic stories by an impressive lineup of authors including:

Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, Washington Irving, H.P. Lovecraft, Guy de Maupassant, Mark Twain, Jack London, William Wyman Jacobs, Théophile Gautier, Charles Baudelaire, John H. Knox, Sir Hugh Clifford, Thomas Burke, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, F. Marion Crawford, F.G. Loring, William Butler Yeats, Douglas Hyde, E.F. Benson, Lafcadio Hearn, Perceval Landon, E. and H. Heron, Amy Lowell, G.W. Hutter, and Sir Walter Scott.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101444016
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/05/2010
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
File size: 567 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

John Richard Stephens is a full-time writer and anthologist. He lives in Cambria, California.

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The Book of the Living Dead 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Edjucational in its own way:3
harstan More than 1 year ago
This is a fascinating collection of a who's who of literature that writes a short horror thriller. Some of the contributors are expected to appear in an anthology dedicated to the living dead; defined by Editor John Richard Stephens to include zombies, vampires, mummies, other unclassified reanimated corpses, and a couple even beyond that miscellaneous categorization. Readers will expect Mart Shelley (abbreviated "Frankenstein"), Edgar Allan Poe ("The Facts of M. Valdemar's Case"), H.P. Lovecraft ("Herbert West: Reanaimator") and Washington Irving ("The Adventures of the German Student"). Fans will also recognize some of the titles like "The Monkey's Paw" by W.W. Jacobs and "The Ghoul" by Sir Hugh Clifford. These are all super entries. However, the fun in the tale is discovering works by famous writers whose genre is as far from horror as the sun is from Pluto. These include Guy de Maupassant ("The Hand") Mark Twain ("A Curious Dream"), Sir Walter Scott ("The hero of the Tomb") and Jack London ("A Thousand Deaths"). All twenty-seven contributions are terrific as life after death proves chillingly dark and deadly to the delight of readers. Harriet Klausner