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The Sixth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (The Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories #6)

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7 • Clarimonde • (1882) • novelette by Théophile Gautier (aka La morte amoureuse 1836 )
39 • The Grey Ones • (1953) • shortstory by J. B. Priestley
56 • The Door in the Wall • (1906) • shortstory by H. G. Wells
73 • Pricilla And Emily Lofft • shortstory by George Moore
88 • Sorworth Place • [Ralph Bain] • (1952) • novelette by Russell Kirk
107 • Where Their Fire is Not Que
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Published (first published 1970)
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Oct 30, 2009 Graham rated it liked it
Shelves: horror, anthology
This entry in the long-running series of Fontana anthologies is much the same as the others. Editor Robert Aickman has diligently studied the genre and collected together more obscure tales from some popular authors of the day. The result is a mixed collection with half of the stories disappointing or typical and the other half quite brilliant.

I’ll detail the lacklustre efforts first. CLARIMONDE, by Theophile Gautier, seems a direct lift from Le Fanu’s CARMILLA. It’s overlong and overwritten, wi
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Author of: close to 50 "strange stories" in the weird-tale and ghost-story traditions, two novels (The Late Breakfasters and The Model), two volumes of memoir (The Attempted Rescue and The River Runs Uphill), and two books on the canals of England (Know Your Waterways and The Story of Our Inland Waterways).

Co-founder and longtime president of the Inland Waterways Association, an organization that
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