The Witch Of Prague & Other Stories (Tales Of Mystery & The Supernatural)
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The Witch Of Prague & Other Stories (Tales Of Mystery & The Supernatural)

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As I fell the thing sprang across me and seemed to throw itself upon the captain. When I last saw him on his feet his face was white and his lips set. It seemed to me that he struck a violent blow at the dead being, and then he, too, fell forward upon his face, with an inarticulate cry of horror'. This unique collection contains all the supernatural works of the prolific F...more
Paperback, 464 pages
Published July 5th 2008 by Wordsworth Editions (first published 1974)
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Do you want some really good horror stories?

Well, presuming for just a moment that you want horror stories, then obviously you’re going to prefer really good ones to rubbish ones, aren’t you? And that being the case, then I have the man for you.

F. Marion Crawford was apparently a successful writer in his lifetime, but has slipped into neglect since his death. That is a real shame, as based on this volume his short supernatural fiction is a match for anybody else’s.

We have here ‘The Screaming Sku...more
This was a fantastic book, possibly the best I've read so far in this series, though there is a lot of stiff competition. The Witch of Prague is a supernatural story unlike any I've ever read before. It starts in a crowded church but then the streets become deserted and there are only 8 people within the book. The characters are amazing, wonderfully described almost archetypes in their grandness. A story of love and obsession, the search for eternal life, the nature of magic and hypnotism. It'd...more
Man searches world for the woman he loves, gets to Prague and falls under the spell of a hypnotist/witch. Truth and good finally prevail.
F. Marion crawford fue un escritor muy popular en su época, sobre todo por sus novelas históricas. A día de hoy hay algunas de ellas publicadas, pero gran parte del interés que despierta es por sus relatos sobrenaturales.

-The screaming skull - ***** -> Es un relato muy curioso. Está narrado en 2ª persona, como si el narrador estuviese sentado frente a nosotros y fuésemos amigos desde hace mucho tiempo. Los hechos que nos narra tiene que ver con los antiguos inquilinos de la casa donde ocurre...more
Jayaprakash Satyamurthy
The rating is for Crawford's horror short stories, included in this volume, and not for the rather melodramatic late-gothic title novel.
A collection of supernatural short stories plus the full length novel 'The Witch of Prague'. Very gothic and atmospheric.
This review is for the novel, not the anthology of short stories it must at times be included in. I only have a copy of the title feature.

The Witch of Prague was certainly an interesting story. The main storyline with its supernatural elements was good, but so too was the secondary plot, that being Keyork Arabian and his quest for immortality. The latter I think was left a little incomplete, unless I just missed it in the reading. I found the narrative to be long-winded and, at times, excessive...more
I found an original 1892 edition of this book at a yard sale for 50¢ and thought I would give it a go. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and was captivated the whole time. One of the best reads I have had in a long time.
Dean Madonia
This is a pretty good collection of horror stories, many of them nautically-based. They are "old-school" horror stories which of course is natural since the book is old.
The note I left myself after reading this is: not to my taste, really.
Kelly Wortham Wick
Oct 29, 2012 Kelly Wortham Wick rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: All
This is an awesome book which held my interest more than most.
Dighina Chilson
Did not even finish. :(
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