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The Lucifer Society: Macabre Tales by Great Modern Writers

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Stories included:
Man Overboard (Sir Winston Churchill)
Timber (John Galsworthy)
The Angry Street (G. K. Chesterton)
The Call of Wings (Agatha Christie)
The Cherries (Lawrence Durrell)
A Man From Glasgow (Somerset Maugham)
Earth to Earth (Robert Graves)
The Grey Ones (J. B. Priestley)
The Man Who Didn't Ask Why (C. S. Forester)
All But Empty (Graham Greene)
Animals or Human Beings (A
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published August 28th 1972 by Taplinger Publishing Company
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Oct 11, 2009 Sara rated it it was amazing
I pull this, and The Wichcraft Reader out every fall. They are all so exciting, and just unsettling enough that you want to share them with everyone. Really great stuff in this one.
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Jan 01, 2008 Krista the Krazy Kataloguer rated it really liked it
You can't go wrong with an anthology edited by Peter Haining!
BOTTOM LINE: A magnificent anthology of short scary stories by writers (12 British, 12 Americans) rather better known for their somewhat more "usual" sorts of writing.

The volume is cleverly arranged and carefully introduced by Mr. Haining, a gentleman with taste, and a succinct craftsman with words. There is also a Forward by Kingsley Amis in which he gently twists upon the long-standing crank about "regular" writers not enjoying, or writing, "genre" fiction. Most are subtle, gentle playing with
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Oct 15, 2012 Cole Hoover rated it it was amazing
On of the most fantastic short story collections ever compiled. The goal of the volume was to bring together a diverse group of authors who never typically wrote in the genre of horror to see how they would explore it with their own experiences, prejudices and styles.

Kind of a who's who of American and English writers all the way from Winston Churchill to William S. Burroughs exploring what terrifies and excites themselves and their societies.

This is one of my most favorite things.
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Peter Alexander Haining (April 2, 1940 – November 19, 2007) was a British journalist, author and anthologist who lived and worked in Suffolk. Born in Enfield, Middlesex, he began his career as a reporter in Essex and then moved to London where he worked on a trade magazine before joining the publishing house of New English Library.

Haining achieved the position of Editorial Director before becoming
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