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Women Of The Weird: Eerie Stories By The Gentle Sex

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Eleven "eerie" stories by women writers from the seventeenth century to the present, including Madame d'Aulnoy, Edith Nesbit, and Shirley Jackson.
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Published 1976 by Lothrop, Lee & Shepard
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Danine
I was in the library browsing through the Young Adult section and a book was untidily shelved. I looked closer and the cover displayed an Edward Gorey sketch. I'm very interested then. I open the book to the first few pages and there is a short introduction of Shirley Jackson and how H.P. Lovecraft inspired her writing. I'm really hooked.

This book is a small treasure of 11 stories ranging from Sci-fi to the supernatural. At first I thought this would be a cheesy book with scary stories. There ar
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Meredith
This was part of a series of anthologies (some larger than others) focusing on female writers of mystery, crime, fantasy, supernatural, etc... stories. My dad brought this home when the library he worked at discarded it, probably in 1986. He never read it. I kept it in my collection because of the title and the Edward Gorey cover.

This is a really mixed bunch of stories, two of which I don't feel fit with the theme at all. The last story didn't have any eerie or odd element in the least and the p
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Ben Loory
meh... definitely "weird" stories (as opposed to, say, "frightening")... though i suppose i shouldn't hold that against it as it is clearly labeled on the cover... still, most of these stories are just kind of dull. exceptions being Shirley Jackson's "One Ordinary Day, with Peanuts" (the best story in the book), Edna St. Vincent Millay's "The Murder in the Fishing Cat" (obvious, but creepy and sad, and has a wonderful last image), and Joyce Harrington's "The Plastic Jungle" (which is kind of rem ...more
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