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Dark: Stories of Madness, Murder and the Supernatural

by Clint Willis (Editor)

Other authors: Robert Aickman (Contributor), Blue Balliett (Contributor), Iain Banks (Contributor), Marjorie Bowen (Contributor), Paul Bowles (Contributor)16 more, A. M. Burrage (Contributor), Walter de la Mare (Contributor), Robert Frost (Contributor), Charlotte Perkins Gilman (Contributor), Zora Neale Hurston (Contributor), Shirley Jackson (Contributor), W. W. Jacobs (Contributor), Stephen King (Contributor), Rudyard Kipling (Contributor), Patrick McGrath (Contributor), Flannery O'Connor (Contributor), Oliver Onions (Contributor), Edgar Allan Poe (Contributor), Will Self (Contributor), Isaac Bashevis Singer (Contributor), Whitley Strieber (Contributor)

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Dark offers chilling stories, both fiction and real life, about the things that scare us the most: murder, hauntings, visitations, insanity and our own vulnerability! Examined through the eyes of some of the world's most gifted writers? Edgar Allan Poe, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Frost, W.W. Jacobs, Iain Banks, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Paul Bowles, Will Self, Marjorie Bowen, A.M. Burrage, Blue Balliett ?we feel the malice of serial murderers, the cold evil of the undead, the unreasoning hatred of the insane, and, most of all, the incomprehensible suffering of their victims!… (more)
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I came for Robert Frost and honestly I don’t regret it at all! There are probably two stories I didn’t like but the rest I loved them. The last one was surprisingly good and the end shocked me! ( )
  iamcmims | Apr 4, 2021 |
Great collection of short, horror stories. Read the full review on my blog, Reading,Reading & Life ( )
  SenoraG163 | Sep 10, 2011 |
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Willis, ClintEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Aickman, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Balliett, BlueContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Banks, IainContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bowen, MarjorieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bowles, PaulContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Burrage, A. M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
de la Mare, WalterContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Frost, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gilman, Charlotte PerkinsContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hurston, Zora NealeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jackson, ShirleyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jacobs, W. W.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
King, StephenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kipling, RudyardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McGrath, PatrickContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Connor, FlanneryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Onions, OliverContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Poe, Edgar AllanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Self, WillContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Singer, Isaac BashevisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Strieber, WhitleyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Dark offers chilling stories, both fiction and real life, about the things that scare us the most: murder, hauntings, visitations, insanity and our own vulnerability! Examined through the eyes of some of the world's most gifted writers? Edgar Allan Poe, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Frost, W.W. Jacobs, Iain Banks, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Paul Bowles, Will Self, Marjorie Bowen, A.M. Burrage, Blue Balliett ?we feel the malice of serial murderers, the cold evil of the undead, the unreasoning hatred of the insane, and, most of all, the incomprehensible suffering of their victims!

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Anthology contains:
  • Smee / A.M. Burrage
  • from Asylum / Patrick McGrath
  • They / Rudyard Kipling
  • from The Haunting of Hill House / Shirley Jackson
  • from The Wasp Factory / Iain Banks
  • Home Burial / Robert Frost
  • Seaton's Aunt / Walter de la Mare
  • The Monkey's Paw / W.W. Jacobs
  • from Tell My Horse / Zora Neale Hurston
  • A Distant Episode / Paul Bowles
  • from My Idea of Fun / Will Self
  • The Cicerones / Robert Aickman
  • from Communion: A True Story / Whitley Strieber
  • The Yellow Wallpaper / Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • from The Shining / Stephen King
  • The Cask of Amontillado / Edgar Allan Poe
  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find / Flannery O'Connor
  • The Beckoning Fair One / Oliver Onions
  • They / Blue Balliett
  • The Crown Derby Plate / Marjorie Bowen
  • The Cafeteria / Isaac Bashevis Singer
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