Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural (Modern Library Series)

Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural (Modern Library Series)


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ISBN-13: 9780679601289
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/30/2000
Series: Modern Library Series
Pages: 1056
Sales rank: 670,680
Product dimensions: 5.89(w) x 8.28(h) x 1.83(d)

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Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural (Modern Library Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was probably no more than 10 when Great Tales crept underneath my bed and scared even the boogey monster away. Three decades later, I am again delightfully, delectably, deliciously in pursuit of reading this exquisite collection again as an adult. For everyone who has ever felt that stifling pause between the real and unreal, there is 'Silent Snow, Secret Snow,' on a descent into madness. Saki's three hunters, returning from a day on the marsh, will ensure you never look at a set of French doors the same way again. And a truly underappreciated gem, 'The Great God Pan' will leave even the hardiest soul faintly trepiditious of rapture's gifts. Buy it. Own it. Cling to it forever. It is almost 60 years old for heaven's sake, and is still being talked about. 'Nuff said.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great anatholigy. It has classics by Henry James, Bulwer-Lytton, H.G. Wells, Dorthy Parker, Ernest Hemingway, Charles Dickens, Algernon Blackwood, Montigue Rhode James, O.Henry, Arthur MacHen, and Oliver Onion's classic novel 'The Beckoning Fair Ones' regarded by some as the best ghost story ever. It has every important classic horror author, from Honaire de Balzac, to Geffory Household. It has ghosts, madmen, monsters, wicthes, vampires, and more! I deffently recomend it.
tungsten_peerts on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This is the single finest collection of tales of the supernatural I have ever encountered. Wall to wall classics of their kind.
scratchdesigns on LibraryThing 8 months ago
From a world long before Stephen King, this is the best compilation of classic horror writing I've ever read. My father had an older (identical) version when I was a child, and it was the first place I discovered H.P. Lovecraft, Algernon Blackwood, and Arthur Machen. You'll find all the greats here: M.R. James (oft called the world's best ghost story writer), Edgar Allan Poe, Ambrose Bierce, and H.G. Wells; as well as some shadowy works by such rare and extremely influential writers as Le Fanu, Maupassant, and W.W. Jacobs (The Monkey's Paw). These tales are drawn from great literature, so don't be surprised to find Faulkner, Dickens, and Hemmingway here as well. Essential.
odamae on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Excellent, excellent, excellent! Some of the early stories had me reading the sentences aloud. Words perfectly chosen to give mood, beautiful old little used words that fit perfectly. An English major horror freak's dream book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago