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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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"In the twenty-five uncommon stories collected here, intense emotions erupt into extremes of expression, and ordinary men and women are smothered by the embrace of the macabre."

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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.
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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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Look through the fiction of any writer and chances are you'll find at least one tale of the macabre.
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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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The dark side of life lurks just around the corner from the safe avenues of the familiar. In this book, twenty-five leading female writers dare to stray from the path of the ordinary and venture into the shadows. In subtle and sophisticated stories, these authors find moods of menace and tremors of dread in the most unlikely settings: the home, the office, the neighborhood, the bedroom. Unsettling encounters sure to stir the soul await the reader of these uncommon literary masterpieces.
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