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by Wilkie Collins

eBook Tales of Terror and the Supernatural download ISBN: 0486203077
Author: Wilkie Collins
Publisher: Dover Publications (November 2, 2011)
Language: English
Pages: 320
ePub: 1425 kb
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Rating: 4.1
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

The mystery tales show Collins developing the type of format he would later perfect in "The Woman in White" and "The . Short stories by English author Wilkie Collins. These were all written in the 1800s

The mystery tales show Collins developing the type of format he would later perfect in "The Woman in White" and "The Moonstone. I feel that any fan of Collins would enjoy these varied stories. Just don't go in expecting a really scary time. These were all written in the 1800s. Wilkie wrote two classic novels ("The Moonstone" and "Woman in White") which I enjoyed very much. is a drama with a few Gothic horror touches thrown in. I was looking forward to this book-but was VERY disappointed it.

Wilkie Collins (1824-1889), associate of Charles Dickens and author of 15 novels, is perhaps best .

Wilkie Collins (1824-1889), associate of Charles Dickens and author of 15 novels, is perhaps best remembered for his great mystery novel The Moonstone. But Collins also wrote several short stories, tales of terror and the supernatural, which many consider comparable to those of Poe and J. Sheridan LeFanu.

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Wilkie Collins (1824-89), associate of Charles Dickens and author of 15 novels, is perhaps best known for the great mystery novel The Moonstone. But Collins also wrote short stories, tales of terror and the supernatural, which many consider comparable to those of Poe and J. This collection features 12 of Collins' most masterful horror tales: "The Dream Woman," "A Terribly Strange Bed," "The Dead Hand," "The Biter Bit," "Fauntleroy," "Blow Up with the Brig!," "A Stolen Letter," "The Lady of Glenwith.

Wilkie Collins was an English novelist and playwright. It cannot be long before they discover the nature of their rivalry, and the hot-tempered Wardour must choose how to take his revenge. Collins was also a lifelong friend of the legendary writer Charles Dickens with whom he worked with on some plays and other fictional works. In total Collins was the author of 30 novels, 14 plays and more than 60 short stories with his best known works being The Woman in White and The Moonstone. Mystery & Detective, History & Fiction.

Wilkie Collins (1824-89), associate of Charles Dickens and author of 15 novels, is perhaps best known for the great mystery novel The Moonstone

Wilkie Collins (1824-89), associate of Charles Dickens and author of 15 novels, is perhaps best known for the great mystery novel The Moonstone. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 19 years ago. A very entertaining bunch of short stories, with a misleading title. Of the dozen stories in this book, only two could possibly be deemed supernatural, and even those two might have more mundane explanations for the events described. Two other stories in this collection might be called action/suspense tales. But the others have nothing to do with terror or the supernatural at all.

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Cover: Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural by George Salter. 44, A Terribly Strange Bed, (1852), short story by Wilkie Collins. 57, The Boarded Window, (1889), short story by Ambrose Bierce. Notes: price from Tuck Jacket signed "Salter". External IDs: Bleiler Supernatural: 1726. OCLC/WorldCat: 588260. 62, The Three Strangers, non-genre, (1883), novelette by Thomas Hardy. 85, The Interruption, non-genre, (1925), short story by W. W. Jacobs. 99, Pollock and the Porroh Man, (1895), short story by H. G. Wells. 116, The Sea Raiders, (1896), short story by H. Wells (variant of The Sea-Raiders).

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Represented in the anthology are such distinguished spell weavers as Edgar Allen Poe ("The Black Cat"), Wilkie Collins ("A Terribly Strange Bed"), Henry James ("Sir Edmund Orme"), Guy de Maupassant ("Was It a Dream?"), O. Henry ("The Furnished Room"), Rudyard Kipling (". They"), and . Wells ("Pollock and the Porroh Man"). People Who Read Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural Also Read.

Wilkie Collins (1824-89), associate of Charles Dickens and author of 15 novels, is perhaps best known for the great mystery novel The Moonstone. But Collins also wrote short stories, tales of terror and the supernatural, which many consider comparable to those of Poe and J. Sheridan LeFanu.This collection features 12 of Collins’ most masterful horror tales: "The Dream Woman," "A Terribly Strange Bed," "The Dead Hand," "The Biter Bit," "Fauntleroy," "Blow Up with the Brig!," "A Stolen Letter," "The Lady of Glenwith Grange," "Mr. Policeman and the Cook," "Mr. Lepel and the Housekeeper," "Miss Bertha and the Yankee," and "Mad Monkton." Herbert van Thal, the noted authority of Victorian literature, has made the selection, and has also contributed a new introduction summarizing Collins' life and briefly evaluating his career.These tales are not easily forgotten; they feature unusually imaginative situations, coupled with vivid descriptions and surprising plots. Collins' ventures into the shadowy realms of the half-dead and his explorations of subtle, morbid psychology, strange diseases, and uncanny coincidences are every bit as fascinating and terrifying as those of Poe. Also like Poe, he was an excellent craftsman, able to carry the suspense to the very end by keeping the mystery shrouded until the final page.Although a few of these stories have been anthologized, most of them are now extremely hard to find. With this reprinting, they will once again be available both to lovers of supernatural fiction and to those who enjoy perfection in the art of storytelling. As G. K. Chesterton put it: "Wilkie Collins is the one man of unmistakable genius who has an affinity with Dickens … there were no two men who could touch them at a ghost story."
Comments: (3)
Mightsinger
There were twelve stories here, some interesting, but none horrifying or at all frightful. Frankly this disappointed me, I was hoping to read what would frighten the readers of the mid-nineteenth century but I doubt that any of the stories in this collection would do so and they certainly did not frighten me. I chalked it up to a mistake in the title and proceeded to read the stories simply for entertainment. I found a problem in doing even that, these stories were too out of date for me to enjoy, and most often too simple, almost childish. There has been a great improvement in the telling of tales since these were written, I would not recommend any of them. A caveat, if you must read them, throw out any ideas you have of life as it is, try to imagine a much simpler time with all the inconveniences that implies, life proceeds much slower then than now.
komandante
A very entertaining bunch of short stories, with a misleading title. Of the dozen stories in this book, only two could possibly be deemed supernatural, and even those two might have more mundane explanations for the events described. Two other stories in this collection might be called action/suspense tales. But the others have nothing to do with terror or the supernatural at all. Rather, they are mysteries, or tales of false identity, or tales of blackmail, or of suspicion. All eminently readable, and all good fun. My favorite story in the book is "Mad Monkton," one of the tales with a more supernatural cast. This longish story takes its time but builds to a very satisfying conclusion. The mystery tales show Collins developing the type of format he would later perfect in "The Woman in White" and "The Moonstone." I feel that any fan of Collins would enjoy these varied stories. Just don't go in expecting a really scary time.
Coidor
Short stories by English author Wilkie Collins. These were all written in the 1800s. Wilkie wrote two classic novels ("The Moonstone" and "Woman in White") which I enjoyed very much. "Moonstone" is a mystery and "Woman..." is a drama with a few Gothic horror touches thrown in. I was looking forward to this book--but was VERY disappointed it. The stories are all well-written but they're somewhat long-winded and (most importantly) not even remotely scary. Most of the times the purportedly scary incidents are of human origin! In some of these various incidents go completely unexplained or the resolutions don't make one bit of sense! I was more bored and frutrated but was supposed to be a horror book. Boring, long-winded and not even remotely scary. You can skip this one.