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    The Craft of Terror ed. Peter Haining (Four Square, December 1966, 1678, 3/6d, 188pp, pb, cover by Josh Kirby)
        Anthology of extracts from the rare and infamous gothic “horror” novels.
    • 7 · Introduction · Peter Haining · in 1966
    • 11 · The Monk · Matthew Lewis · ex J. Bell, 1796
    • 26 · Ferdinand, Count Fathom · Tobias Smollett · ex from The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom, 1753
    • 36 · The Castle of Otranto · Horace Walpole · ex Tho. Lownds, 1764
    • 47 · The Old English Baron · Clara Reeve · ex Edward & Dilly, 1777
    • 61 · Vathek · William Beckford · ex J. Johnson, 1786, as “An Arabian Tale”, uncredited.
    • 77 · Caleb Williams · William Godwin · ex Things As They Are by William Godwin, B. Crosby, 1794
    • 89 · Wieland; or, The Transformation · Charles Brockden Brown · ex H. Caritat, 1798
    • 100 · Melmoth the Wanderer · Charles Maturin · ex Hurst, Robinson, 1820
    • 121 · The Last Man · Mary W. Shelley · ex Henry Colburn, 1826
    • 132 · The Cult of Zanoni · Edward Bulwer Lytton · ex from Zanoni, Saunders & Otley, 1842
    • 143 · The Feast of Blood · Thomas Prest (error, actually by James Malcolm Rymer) · ex from Varney the Vampire; or, The Feast of Blood, anonymously, E. Lloyd, 1847, uncredited.
      this work was long attributed to Prest but opinion has now shifted to Rymer as the author.
    • 149 · The Mysteries of Paris · Eugène Sue · ex 1842
    • 162 · The House by the Churchyard · Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu · ex Tinsley, 1863
      originally published as Chapter 12, titled “Some Odd Facts About the Tiled House—Being an Authentic Narrative of the Ghost of a Hand”.
    • 170 · The Elixir of Life · William Harrison Ainsworth · ex from Auriol, 1850; earlier serialised in Ainsworth’s Magazine, Oct 1844-May 1845 when publication suspended; publication continued in New Monthly Magazine, Aug 1845-Jan 1846.
    • 176 · Metzengerstein · Edgar Allan Poe · ss Philadelphia Saturday Courier January 14 1832
    • 186 · Bibliography · Peter Haining · bi 1966; a listing of some notable gothic horror novels published in period 1764-1864.









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