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Isaac Asimov Presents the Best Horror and…

Isaac Asimov Presents the Best Horror and Supernatural of the 19th Century

by Isaac Asimov (Editor), Martin Harry Greenberg (Editor), Charles Waugh (Editor)

Other authors: Edwin L. Arnold (Contributor), Robert Barr (Contributor), Ambrose Bierce (Contributor), Anton Chekhov (Contributor), Kate Chopin (Contributor)20 more, Ralph Adams Cram (Contributor), F. Marion Crawford (Contributor), Honore de Balzac (Contributor), Villiers de l'Isle Adam (Contributor), Guy de Maupassant (Contributor), Arthur Conan Doyle (Contributor), Elizabeth Gaskell (Contributor), Washington Irving (Contributor), Rudyard Kipling (Contributor), J. Sheridan Le Fanu (Contributor), Frederick Marryat (Contributor), W.C. Morrow (Contributor), William Mudford (Contributor), Edgar Allan Poe (Contributor), Harriet Prescott Spofford (Contributor), Robert Louis Stevenson (Contributor), Lorimer Stoddard (Contributor), Bram Stoker (Contributor), Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (Contributor), HG Wells (Contributor)

Series: Isaac Asimov Presents the Best of the 19th Century (Book 3)

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A collection of short fiction from the 19th century on the topic indicated by the title, this volume is often tedious, occasionally thrilling, once or twice actually disgusting, but almost always well-written, with a flair that only Victorians tend to possess. Many of the stories include a surprise "twist" ending, and nearly all of them would be pleasantly at home in Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone (one of them, Bierce's "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," was).

The volume includes:

"The Adventure of the German Student" by Washington Irving
"El Verdugo" by Honore de Balzac
"The Story of the Greek Slave" by Captain Marryat
"The Iron Shroud" by William Mudford
"Schalken the Painter" by J. Sheridan LeFanu
"The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe
"The Doom of the Griffiths" by Mrs. Gaskell
"Circumstance" by Harriet Prescott Spofford
"Torture By Hope" by Villiers de L'Isle-Adam
"The Diamond Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant
"The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes" by Rudyard Kipling
"Markheim" by Robert Louis Stevenson
"Sleepyhead" by Anton Chekov
"His Unconquerable Enemy" by W.C. Morrow
"The Gravedigger's Daughter" by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
"An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce
"Vengance" by Lorimer Stoddard
"Desiree's Baby" by Kate Chopin
"The Squaw" by Bram Stoker
"A Dreadful Night" by Edwin L. Arnold
"The Dead Valley" by Ralph Adams Cram
"Pollock and the Porroh Man" by H.G. Wells
"The Story of the Brazilian Cat" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
"The Dead Smile" by F. Marion Crawford
"A Game of Chess" by Robert Barr ( )
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Asimov, IsaacEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Greenberg, Martin HarryEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Waugh, CharlesEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Arnold, Edwin L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Barr, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bierce, AmbroseContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chekhov, AntonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chopin, KateContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cram, Ralph AdamsContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Crawford, F. MarionContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
de Balzac, HonoreContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
de l'Isle Adam, VilliersContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
de Maupassant, GuyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Doyle, Arthur ConanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gaskell, ElizabethContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Irving, WashingtonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kipling, RudyardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Le Fanu, J. SheridanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Marryat, FrederickContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Morrow, W.C.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mudford, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Poe, Edgar AllanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Spofford, Harriet PrescottContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stevenson, Robert LouisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stoddard, LorimerContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stoker, BramContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
von Sacher-Masoch, LeopoldContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wells, HGContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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