Containing twenty-nine stories of the weird and uncanny, all originally published in the Strand, this collection is an enthralling mix of horror and the supernatural, unnatural disasters, madness, and revenge. We read of a germ that turned the world blind in Edgar Wallace's "The Black Grippe." In "A Sense of the Future," the world supply of oil gives out, cars become obsolete, and after three months we have returned to the days of horse-drawn carriages. In other tales, a camera takes pictures of the future, and a 1971 newspaper is pushed through a mail slot forty years earlier. With spine-tingling stories from the likes of Sapper, Graham Greene, D.H. Lawrence, and Arthur Conan Doyle, and a comic fantasy by H.G. Wells, as well as two tales from the children's writer E. Nesbit, Strange Tales from the Strand provides a rich collection for all lovers of the macabre.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Product dimensions:||5.06(w) x 7.75(h) x 1.05(d)|
About the Author
About the Editor: Jack Adrian is the author of several thrillers as well as war and science fiction novels. An authority on this century's popular and genre fiction, he has compiled a number of anthologies and single-author collections, and has edited E.F. Benson, and Desirable Residences and Other Stories.