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Fright

3.29  ·  Rating Details ·  7 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Now for the first time in one volume six classic tales of terror and the supernatural.
Paperback, 141 pages
Published 1963 by Avon Books
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Skjam!
Mar 12, 2016 Skjam! rated it liked it
Recommends it for: used book store customers
Recommended to Skjam! by: H.P. Lovecraft
The cover makes this book look like a generic product, but that’s a little deceiving. It’s actually an anthology skewed towards the Gothic end of horror rather than the gory, emphasizing vocabulary-rich authors. Most of the stories were rarely reprinted before this collection in 1963.

We open with “The Forest Warden” by E.T.A. Hoffman. The story begins where romantic tales of the time usually ended–the handsome young man rescues a distressed damsel, they marry and the man is rewarded with a job t
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Charles
Jul 04, 2009 Charles rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
Definitely horror of the gothic as opposed to the graphic variety. Mostly older tales by E.T.A. Hoffman, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, L. P. Hartley, Seabury Quinn, C. Hall Thompson, and H. P. Lovecraft.

Maybe 2 and a half stars. There wasn't anything outstanding to me here.
Bob Rust
Jan 31, 2017 Bob Rust rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Introduction (Harvest of Fear) • (1963) • essay by Charles M. Collins
A Foreword to "The Forest Warden" • (1963) • essay by Charles M. Collins
The Forest Warden • (1963) • shortfiction by E. T. A. Hoffmann (trans. of Ignaz Denner 1817)
Schalken the Painter • (1851) • novelette by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Podolo • (1948) • short story by L. P. Hartley
Glamour • (1939) • novelette by Seabury Quinn
Clay • (1948) • novelette by C. Hall Thompson
The Horror at Red Hook • (1927) • novelette by H. P. Lovecraft
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