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Great Tales of Fantasy and Imagination

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Anthology of fantasy & supernatural short stories including: The Celestial Omnibus by E. M. Forster; Desire by James Stephens; Enoch Soames by Max Beerbohm; The Man Who could Work Miracles by H. G. Wells; the Bottle Imp by Robert Louis Stevenson; Adam and Eve and Pinch Me by A. E. Coppard; Lord Mountdrago by W. Somerset Maugham; All Hallows by walter de la Mare; Our di ...more
Paperback, C156, 485 pages
Published September 1954 by Cardinal/Pocket Books (first published 1945)
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BOTTOM LINE: This superb horror anthology first published in 1943, is filled with classic creepy tales, all subtle and low-key in tone.

Plush but without excess, these classic short stories are smoothly scary, elegant and sublime. Some are very familiar, having been reprinted endlessly in the decades after this book, but there are long lost gems as well. The best, IMO, are: “The Bottle Imp”, Robert Louis Stevenson; “Lord Mondrago”, W. Somerset Maugham; “Mr. Arcularis”, Conrad Aiken; “The Most Ma
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Enoch Soames was the one most captivating for me .. Such collections represent the best companion whenever one is left to himself .. It's a pity that I lent it to a friend!
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Philip Van Doren Stern was an American author, editor, and Civil War historian whose story "The Greatest Gift," published in 1943, inspired the classic Christmas film It's a Wonderful Life (1946).

Philip Van Doren Stern was born in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania into a family of humble means. His Pennsylvania-born father was a traveling merchant of Bavarian descent, who came to Wyalusing from West Virgini
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