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Tales Of Unease

Author : Arthur Conan Doyle
ISBN : 1840224061
Genre : Horror tales, English
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HORROR & GHOST STORIES. Selected and with an introduction by David Stuart Davies, this gripping set of tales by the master storyteller Arthur Conan Doyle is bound to thrill and unnerve you. In these twilight excursions, Doyle's vivid imagination for the strange, the grotesque and the frightening is given full rein. We move from the mysteries of Egypt and the strange powers granted by "The Ring of Thoth" to the isolated ghostlands of the Arctic in "The Captain of the Polestar", we encounter a monstrous creature in "The Terror of Blue John Cap" and the beings that live above our heads in "The Brazilian Cat" and "The Leather Funnel"; and we shudder at the thing in the next room in Lot 249. Sit down in your uneasy chair and enjoy this unique collection of chillers.
Category: Horror tales, English

More Tales Of Unease

Author : John Frederick Burke
ISBN : 0330023624
Genre : Horror tales, American
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Category: Horror tales, American

New Tales Of Unease

Author : John Burke
ISBN : 0330248073
Genre : Short stories, English
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Category: Short stories, English

The Supernatural Index

Author : Michael Ashley
ISBN : 0313240302
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 25.66 MB
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Indexes story collections by editor, book title, author, and story title
Category: Literary Criticism

The Manticore Affair

Author : Tom Morganti
ISBN : 1660467527
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There are some things we just shouldn't talk about. Many of these things are common and everyday. Some are exotic and we rarely come across them. The stories in this collection include a little bit of both, but the one thing they share is a kinky sense of weird. You may not find yourself terrified after reading them, but you will be disturbed by them, disquieted and decidedly uneasy.. And that's good in the land of weird. Trust me. Really.Here are nine weird tales to counteract that melatonin you just took.

Dark And Deep

Author : David Heaton
ISBN : 152040395X
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DARK AND DEEPFive short stories of psychological/supernatural suspense by David Heaton.Featuring:SOMETHING OTHER: A widowed father faces the horror of seeing his only son abducted by a strange entity.But when his son returns, the real terror only just begins. SKIN DEEP: The secrets of your soul are known only to you. Aren't they? That's what one man believes until a violent near-death experience transforms his vision in a unique way. Battling against a sceptical medical profession and his own inner turmoil, 'Skin Deep' charts one man's reactions, mentally and physically, to the events of one horrific, life-changing night.ECHOES: Doing the right thing is always the best policy. So when a man out walking one day witnesses a bizarre and inexplicable event he duly reports it to the correct authorities.But that sets in motion a chain of events that begin to make him doubt his own mind...EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN: A loner settles in a new area to escape the pressures of the big city. For a while he enjoys it, glad of the change that the move has brought about. Then one day an innocent shopping trip unexpectedly transforms his life forever.SANCTUARY: When two men go on a crime spree in the Scottish Highlands they run into far more than they had bargained for. ('Something Other' and 'Sanctuary' previously published as individual stories. 'Echoes', 'Skin Deep' and 'Everything Under The Sun' previously published in the anthology 'Trinity - Three Tales of Unease')

The Best Horror Of The Year

Author : Ellen Datlow
ISBN : 9781597802413
Genre : Fiction
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An Air Force Loadmaster is menaced by strange sounds within his cargo; a man is asked to track down a childhood friend... who died years earlier; doomed pioneers forge a path westward as a young mother discovers her true nature; an alcoholic strikes a dangerous bargain with a gregarious stranger; urban explorers delve into a ruined book depository, finding more than they anticipated; residents of a rural Wisconsin town defend against a legendary monster; a woman wracked by survivor's guilt is haunted by the ghosts of a tragic crash; a detective strives to solve the mystery of a dismembered girl; an orphan returns to a wicked witch's candy house; a group of smugglers find themselves buried to the necks in sand; an unanticipated guest brings doom to a high-class party; a teacher attempts to lead his students to safety as the world comes to an end around them... What frightens us, what unnerves us? What causes that delicious shiver of fear to travel the lengths of our spines? It seems the answer changes every year. Every year the bar is raised; the screw is tightened. Ellen Datlow knows what scares us; the twenty-one stories and poems included in this anthology were chosen from magazines, webzines, anthologies, literary journals, and single author collections to represent the best horror of the year. Legendary editor Ellen Datlow (Poe: New Tales Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe), winner of multiple Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards, joins Night Shade Books in presenting The Best Horror of the Year, Volume One.
Category: Fiction

Celibate Marriages In Late Antique And Byzantine Hagiography

Author : Anne P. Alwis
ISBN : 9781441127396
Genre : History
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This book explores the puzzling phenomenon of celibate marriage as depicted in the lives of three couples who achieved sainthood. Marriage without intercourse appears to have no purpose, especially in Christian antiquity, yet these three tales were copied for centuries. What messages were they promoting? What did it mean to be a virgin husband and a virgin wife? Including full translations, this volume sets each life in its historical context, and by examining their individual and shared themes, the book shows that the tension raised by pitting marriage against celibacy is constantly debated. It also highlights the ingenuity of Byzantine hagiographers as they attempted to reconcile this curious paradox. The book addresses a gap in late Antique and Byzantine hagiographic studies where primary sources and interpretative material are very rarely presented in the same volume. By providing a variety of contexts to the material a much more comprehensive, revealing and holistic picture of celibate marriage emerges.
Category: History