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Tales to be Told in the Dark

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A collection of horror stories. Mostly traditional and older tales.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published 1960 by Ballantine
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Charles
Jul 04, 2009 Charles rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
Older stories in general, but man do some of these kick ass. It would be worth it just for two stories, "The Two Bottles of Relish," by Lord Dunsany, and "The Open Window," by Saki. But there is also some other good stuff too. How could you not love a story called "The Beast with Five Fingers?"
Steve Banes
Mar 02, 2015 Steve Banes rated it it was amazing
Nifty collection of spooky and occasionally humorous horror stories, many reprinted countless times in other books such as this, (notably Saki, Collier, Heard, and Dunsany,) the real highlight for me anyway being "By One, By Two, and By Three" written by Stephen Hall which feels a bit like the demonic M. R. James classic "Casting the Runes", (as well as being turned into one of the more memorable Night Gallery episodes of my youth!) Also very good is "The Book" by Margaret Irwin about an evil ...more
Brandon Burrup
Jan 02, 2014 Brandon Burrup rated it it was amazing
Truly a classic compilation of horror stories for adolescents. Mine has my father's name scribbled in the front and I enjoyed reading them when he handed his copy down to me.
Dolly
Aug 01, 2014 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: people who enjoy reading scary stories
Shelves: 1990s, short-stories
This is an entertaining collection of creepy short stories - fun for summer reading or for campfire tales. It was a fast read and several of the tales gave me the chills
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