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    Great British Short Stories ed. Editors of Reader’s Digest (London: Reader’s Digest, 1974, 736pp, hc)
    A compendium of over sixty stories with a high proportion of ghost and strange stories. Items of interest include “The Amorous Ghost”, Enid Bagnold, “Running Wolf”, Algernon Blackwood, “The Demon Lover” Elizabeth Bowen, “A Terribly Strange Bed” Wilkie Collins, “The Brute” Joseph Conrad, “The Birds” Daphne Du Maurier, “The End of the Party” Graham Greene, “The Cotillon” L. P. Hartley, “August Heat”, W. F. Harvey, “The Ghost” Richard Hughes, “The Monkey’s Paw” W. W. Jacobs, “The Mezzotint” M. R. James, “The Rocking-Horse Winner” D. H. Lawrence, “The Open Window”, Saki, “The Sire de Malétroit’s Door” Robert Louis Stevenson, “The Man Who Could Work Miracles” H. G. Wells and “The Happy Prince” Oscar Wilde.



    Introduction to the Short Story ed. Crosby E. Redman (McCormick-Mathers Publishing Co., 1965, 280pp, tp)
    Each story is followed by sections called Questions and Comments, Word Study, and Composition.
    • 1 · Introduction · Crosby E. Redman · in
    • 3 · The Monkey’s Paw · W. W. Jacobs · ss Harper’s Monthly Sep 1902
    • 18 · The Most Dangerous Game · Richard Connell · nv Collier’s Jan 19 1924
    • 45 · The Landlady · Roald Dahl · ss The New Yorker Nov 28 1959
    • 58 · The Milk Pitcher · Howard Brubaker · ss
    • 77 · The Bet · Anton Chekhov · ss
    • 87 · The Ambitious Guest · Nathaniel Hawthorne · ss New England Magazine 1835
    • 99 · The Cop and the Anthem · O. Henry · ss New York Sunday World Magazine Dec 4 1904
    • 108 · The Lady, or the Tiger? · Frank Stockton · ss The Century Magazine Nov 1882
    • 118 · The Piece of String · Guy de Maupassant · ss
    • 128 · The Catbird Seat · James Thurber · ss The New Yorker Nov 14 1942
    • 141 · An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge · Ambrose Bierce · ss San Francisco Examiner Jul 13 1890
    • 154 · The Father · Björnstjerne Björnson · ss Union Jack Aug 24 1882
    • 159 · The £1,000,000 Bank-Note · Mark Twain · ss The Century Magazine Jan 1893
    • 185 · A Piece of Steak · Jack London · ss The Saturday Evening Post Nov 20 1909
    • 209 · Charles · Shirley Jackson · ss Mademoiselle Jul 1948
    • 216 · The Luck of Roaring Camp · Bret Harte · ss Overland Monthly Aug 1868
    • 231 · The Cask of Amontillado [Fortunato] · Edgar Allan Poe · ss Godey’s Lady’s Book Nov 1846
    • 241 · The Adventure of the Speckled Band [Sherlock Holmes] · Sir Arthur Conan Doyle · nv The Strand Feb 1892
    • 272 · The Seventh Pullet · Saki · ss Beasts and Super-Beasts, John Lane 1914


    Introduction to the Short Story ed. Crosby E. Redman (McCormick-Mathers Publishing Co. 0-800-91851-7, 1977, 281pp, tp)
    Each story is followed by sections called Questions and Comments, Word Study, and Composition.



    The Haunters and the Haunted ed. Ernest Rhys & M. Larigot (London: D. O’Connor, 1921, 394pp, hc)
    57 ghost stories including 40 from local legends and folk-lore. Only the non-fiction is listed.
    • 249 · Glamis Castle · Anon. · nf
    • 253 · Powys Castle · Anon. · nf
    • 259 · Croglin Grange · Augustus Hare · ss The Story of My Life, Augustus Hare, London 1896, as “The Vampire of Croglin Grange”
    • 264 · The Ghost of Major Sydenham · J. Glanvil · nf
    • 268 · Miraculous Case of Jesch Claes · Anon. · nf
    • 270 · The Radiant Boy of Corby Castle · Anon. · nf
    • 274 · Clerk Saunders · Anon. · nf
    • 280 · Dorothy Durant · Mrs Catherine Crowe · ss
    • 284 · Pearlin Jean · C. K. Sharpe · ??
    • 287 · The Denton Hall Ghost · Anon. · nf
    • 293 · The Goodwood Ghost Story · Anon. · nf
    • 300 · Captain Wheatcroft · Dale Owen · nf
    • 303 · The Iron Cage · Mrs Catherine Crowe · ss
    • 310 · The Ghost of Rosewarne · William Hunt · nf
    • 317 · The Iron Chest of Durley · J. Glanvil · nf
    • 320 · The Strange Case of M. Bezeul · Anon. · nf
    • 326 · The Marquis de Rambouillet · Anon. · nf
    • 329 · The Altheim Revenant · Anon. · nf
    • 331 · Sertorius and His Hind · Anon. · nf
    • 334 · Erichto · E. W. Godwin · nf
    • 343 · Patroklos [from The Iliad] · Homer; trans. by E. H. Blakeney · pm
    • 345 · Vision of Cromwell · A. Evans · nf
    • 346 · Lord Stafford’s Warning · J. Mastin · nf
    • 348 · Kotter’s Red Circle · Ferrier · nf
    • 350 · The Vision of Charles XI of Sweden · Anon. · nf
    • 359 · Ben Jonson’s Prevision · Drummond · nf
    • 360 · Queen Ulrica and the Countess Steenbock · Anon. · nf
    • 362 · Denis Misanger · Anon. · nf
    • 365 · The Pied Piper · Anon. · nf
    • 367 · Jeanne D’Arc · Ferrier · nf
    • 368 · Anne Walker · Anon. · nf
    • 371 · The Hand of Glory · Henderson · nf
    • 375 · The Bloody Footstep · Anon. · nf
    • 378 · The Ghostly Warriors of Worms · Anon. · nf
    • 379 · The Wandering Jew in England · Anon. · nf
    • 382 · Bendith Eu Mammau · E. Jones · nf
    • 385 · The Red Book of Appin · John F. Campbell · nf Popular Tales of the West Highlands, ed. John F. Campbell 1860
    • 387 · The Good O’Donoghue · Anon. · nf
    • 390 · Sarah Polgrain · William Hunt · nf
    • 393 · Eleanor Cobham, Duchess of Gloucester · William Godwin · nf Lives of the Necromancers, William Godwin 1834


    Sea ed. Alan Ridout (London: J. Murray 0719536642, 1980, 122pp, pb)
    The short story series.
    • Looking for Annie · Charles Causley · ss Hands to Dance, London: Carroll & Nicolson 1951
    • A Sailor to the Wheel · Bill Adams · ss The Saturday Evening Post Jul 14 1934
    • Promotion of the Admiral · Morley Roberts · ss The Strand Oct 1901
    • Penalty of Failure [Hornblower] · C. S. Forester · ss The Saturday Evening Post May 28 1948, as “Hornblower and the Penalty of Failure”
    • Two Typhoons · Shalimar · ss
    • The Rival Beauties · W. W. Jacobs · ss Million: The Magazine of Popular Fiction Mar 30 1895
    • Youth · Joseph Conrad · nv Blackwood’s Sep 1898
    • Cruise · Evelyn Waugh · ss
    • Measures of Security · William Sansom · ss


    MacDonald Medley ed. James Rivers & E. R. H. Harvey (MacDonald, 1945, no price, 246pp, hc)
    [PSP]
    • 7 · Introduction · James Rivers & E. R. H. Harvey · in
    • 9 · The Bond · Hubert S. Banner · ss
    • 20 · Terrible in Anger · J. E. Sewell · ss The Cornhill Magazine #157 1938
    • 31 · The Joyous Adventure of the Lady and the Large Sponge · Norman Davey · ss Pilgrim of a Smile, Chapman & Hall 1921
    • 40 · The Silver Mask · Hugh Walpole · ss Harper’s Bazaar Mar 1932
    • 52 · Laughter in Pzflugk · Graham Sutton · ss Time and Tide
    • 59 · The Gioconda Smile · Aldous Huxley · nv The English Review Aug 1921
    • 84 · Love Story—? · Dale Collins · ss
    • 94 · The Changeling · H. H. Fripp · ss
    • 103 · The Stage · W. A. Darlington · ar
    • 114 · The Cinema · Richard Winnington · ar
    • 121 · Radio and Ourselves · Lionel Gamlin · ar
    • 131 · Legends From Holland · Coral Hope · is
    • 133 · Anna of Leiden · Coral Hope · vi; illus. Coral Hope
    • 135 · The Merman of Westerschouwe · Coral Hope · vi; illus. Coral Hope
    • 137 · The Greatest Treasure on Earth · Coral Hope · vi; illus. Coral Hope
    • 139 · Richbertha, the Widow of Stavoren · Coral Hope · vi; illus. Coral Hope
    • 141 · The White Wives of Tubbergen · Coral Hope · vi; illus. Carol Hope
    • 143 · The Skate Stickers of Weert · Coral Hope · vi; illus. Carol Hope
    • 145 · The Limburger Giantess · Coral Hope · vi; illus. Carol Hope
    • 147 · The Hidden Treasure · Coral Hope · vi; illus. Carol Hope
    • 149 · The Basilisk of Utrecht · Coral Hope · vi; illus. Carol Hope
    • 151 · Suwaert, the Martyr of Dordrecht · Coral Hope · vi; illus. Carol Hope
    • 153 · The Legend of Montfoort · Coral Hope · vi; illus. Carol Hope
    • 155 · The Death Ship of Walcheren · Coral Hope · vi; illus. Carol Hope
    • 157 · The Greatness of Britain · [Misc.] · pi
    • 198 · “Only Two O’clock in Limerick” · W. Nunan · ss
    • 205 · The Bird · Guy Morgan · ss; originally published in the Evening Standard, then rewritten; for the camp magazine of Marlag “O”
    • 211 · A Guest on the Threshold · Ernest Raymond · ss The Windsor Magazine
    • 222 · A Question of Proof · Michael Harrison · ss
    • 235 · Joey’s Law Case · T. O. Beachcroft · ss This Quarter Sep 1931
    • 246 · The Oleander Flowers [Reginald Fortune] · H. C. Bailey · ss The Windsor Magazine
    • 273 · Flowers from the Beloved · Lorna Deane · ss
    • 281 · “Professional Pride” · J. D. Beresford · ss The Meeting Place and Other Stories, Faber 1929


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