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Mistresses of the Dark [Anthology] by Stefan…

Mistresses of the Dark [Anthology] (1998)

by Stefan R. Dziemianowicz (Editor), Denise Little (Editor), Robert E. Weinberg (Editor)

Other authors: Margaret Atwood (Contributor), A. S. Byatt (Contributor), Angela Carter (Contributor), Louise Erdrich (Contributor), Mavis Gallant (Contributor)21 more, Nadine Gordimer (Contributor), Ursula K. Le Guin (Contributor), Patricia Highsmith (Contributor), A. M. Homes (Contributor), Shirley Jackson (Contributor), Jamaica Kincaid (Contributor), Madeleine L'Engle (Contributor), Doris Lessing (Contributor), Alison Lurie (Contributor), Valerie Martin (Contributor), Daphne Du Maurier (Contributor), Daphne Du Murier (Contributor), Edna O'Brien (Contributor), O'Connor Flannery (Contributor), Joyce Carol Oates (Contributor), Ruth Rendell (Contributor), Jean Rhys (Contributor), Susan Sontag (Contributor), Muriel Spark (Contributor), Fay Weldon (Contributor), Eudora Welty (Contributor)

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Mistresses of the Dark by Stefan R. Dziemianowicz; {acquired prior to L/T}; (4 1/2*)

This is gothic horror at it's best from the likes of Margaret Atwood, A.S.Byatt, Angela Carter, Daphne du Maurier, Louise Erdich, Mavis Gallant, Nadine Gordimer, Patricia Highsmith, A.M. Homes, Shirley Jackson, Jamaica Kincaid, Madeleine L'Engle, Ursula K. le Guin, Doris Lessing Alison Lurie, Valerie Martin, Edna O'Brien, Flannery O'Connor, Joyce Carol Oates, Ruth Rendell, Jean Rhys, Susan Sontag, Muriel Spark, Fay Weldon, and last but definitely not least Eudora Welty.

These are tales of the macabre. And not just any tales but wonderfully structured, filled with beautiful descriptive prose and with characters that the reader can relate with even if they do not wish to.

"His wedding gift, clasped round my throat. A choker of rubies, two inches wide, like an extraordinary precious slit throat."

That is just one of the passages that the reader will find in this anthology of tales which has the ability to spellbind one.

I hope that there are more out there like this one for I found it quite wonderful and wonderfully creepy. ( )
2 vote rainpebble | Oct 31, 2014 |
Book Description: New York, NY, Barnes & Noble, 2002. trade paperback in fine condition. This is not a library copy but a new book purchased from a large lot of new books that have been in storage.
  Czrbr | Jun 7, 2010 |
some good, some so-so, some decidedly odd ( )
  vegaheim | Mar 25, 2008 |
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Dziemianowicz, Stefan R.Editorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Little, DeniseEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Weinberg, Robert E.Editormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Atwood, MargaretContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Byatt, A. S.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Carter, AngelaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Erdrich, LouiseContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gallant, MavisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gordimer, NadineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Guin, Ursula K. LeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Highsmith, PatriciaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Homes, A. M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jackson, ShirleyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kincaid, JamaicaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
L'Engle, MadeleineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lessing, DorisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lurie, AlisonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Martin, ValerieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Maurier, Daphne DuContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Murier, Daphne DuContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Brien, EdnaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Connor FlanneryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Oates, Joyce CarolContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rendell, RuthContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rhys, JeanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sontag, SusanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Spark, MurielContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Weldon, FayContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Welty, EudoraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Short stories in anthology:

Death by Landscape by Margaret Atwood
The July Ghost by A.S. Byatt
The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
Don't Look Now by Daphne du Maurier
Fleur by Louise Erdrich
Up North by Mavis Gallant
Letter From His Father by Nadine Gordimer
The Pond by Patricia Highsmith
The Butler Catcher by A.M. Homes
The Summer People by Shirley Jackson
Ovando by Jamaica Kincaid
Poor Little Saturday by Madeleine L'Engle
The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin
Plants and Girls by Doris Lessing
Another Halloween by Alison Lurie
The Parallel World by Valerie Martin
Number 10 by Edna O'Brien
The River by Flannery O'Connor
The Virgin in the Rose-Bower, or the Tragedy of Glen Mawr Manor by Joyce Carol Oates
The Dreadful Day of Judgement by Ruth Rendell
A Spiritualist by Jean Rhys
The Dummy by Susan Sontag
The Girl I Left Behind Me by Muriel Spark
Spirit of the House by Fay Weldon
Clytie by Eudora Welty
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