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The Young Oxford Book of Nightmares

by Dennis Pepper (Editor)

Other authors: Kingsley Amis (Contributor), Francis Beckett (Contributor), Sydney J. Bounds (Contributor), Fredric Brown (Contributor), John Frederick Burke (Contributor)22 more, Michael Chislett (Contributor), JJ Curle (Contributor), Berlie Doherty (Contributor), Marien Dreyer (Contributor), John Edgell (Contributor), Adele Geras (Contributor), John Gordon (Contributor), Dennis Hamley (Contributor), Kenneth Ireland (Contributor), Gerald Kersh (Contributor), Sheila Lavelle (Contributor), Christopher Leach (Contributor), Morgan Llywelyn (Contributor), Michelle Magorian (Contributor), EW Mayo (Contributor), Philip Murray (Contributor), Kit Pearson (Contributor), Alison Prince (Contributor), Robert Scott (Contributor), Carolyn Swift (Contributor), Sue Welford (Contributor), Ed Williams (Contributor)

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This is a collection of stories in which nightmares and bad dreams are an essential part of the plot. In some stories the nightmare parallels or predicts events in waking life. In others, the nightmare takes over and the dreamer cannot get back to reality. There are also other storieswhich have a nightmarish quality to them. The characters are trapped and unable to make an escape.… (more)



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Above average collection of short stories with a nightmare theme. Intended for young readers, there is no gore and nothing truly terrifying, but a few of the stories provide gratifying chills. Also notable because most of the stories are not widely anthologized. Lots of lovely drawings.
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Pepper, DennisEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Amis, KingsleyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Beckett, FrancisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bounds, Sydney J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brown, FredricContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Burke, John FrederickContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chislett, MichaelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Curle, JJContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Doherty, BerlieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dreyer, MarienContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Edgell, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Geras, AdeleContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gordon, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hamley, DennisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ireland, KennethContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kersh, GeraldContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lavelle, SheilaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Leach, ChristopherContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Llywelyn, MorganContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Magorian, MichelleContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mayo, EWContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Murray, PhilipContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pearson, KitContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Prince, AlisonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Scott, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Swift, CarolynContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Welford, SueContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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