Great Weird Tales: 14 Stories by Lovecraft, Blackwood, Machen and Others
by S.T. Joshi
Weird tales---exquisitely chilling works of fiction dealing with supernatural horrors, fantasy, and pseudo-science---became an established genre with the enduring masterpieces of Edgar Allan Poe. The 14 spellbinding stories assembled in this outstanding collection are by later writers, who produced a great ourpouring of weird fiction in the "Golden Age" of the genre, betwe...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 24th 2011 by Dover Publications
(first published 1999)
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Dover Publications has set out to specialize in the field of horror and fantasy tales -- particularly those in the public domain. This book contains fourteen tales, some outstanding and some barely tolerable, but the good ones make it eminently worthwhile. I particularly admired Lord Dunsany's "The Unhappy Body" and the novelette-length "The Man Whom the Trees Loved" by Algernon Blackwood. The H.P. Lovecraft selection, "Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and Family," is a funny take on the...more
Sunand Tryambak Joshi (b. 22 June 1958 in Pune, India) is an Indian American literary scholar, and a leading figure in the study of Howard Phillips Lovecraft and other authors. Besides what some critics consider to be the definitive biography of Lovecraft (H. P. Lovecraft: A Life, 1996), Joshi has written about Ambrose Bierce, H. L. Mencken, Lord Dunsany, and M.R. James, and has edited collections...moreMore about S.T. Joshi...