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    Six Suspense Anthologies, including: The Gentlewomen of Evil: An Anthology of Rare Supernatural Stories from the Pens of Victorian Ladies. Selected and Introduced by Peter Haining. New York: Taplinger Publishing Company, [1967]. Third printing. Octavo. 254 pages. Fourteen illustrated plates. Publisher's olive green board covers with the spine lettered in silver. Illustrated dust jacket designed by C. R. Evans. Very minor rubbing to the jacket, otherwise a near fine copy. Haining created a unique collection of suspense stories penned by Victorian well-to-do women, whose only outlet was story writing. Such stories include: Transformation by Mary Shelley, The Open Door by Mrs. Oliphant, The Phantom Coach by Miss Amelia Edwards, Eyes of Terror by Mrs. L. T. Meade, and Eveline's Visitant by Miss Braddon. [and:] Alfred Hitchcock Presents Stories To Be Read With the Lights On. New York: Random House, [1973]. Book Club Edition. Octavo. x, 402 pages. Publisher's red board covers with a small yellow illustration on the front cover and the spine lettered in yellow. Black dust jacket. Very minor rubbing to the jacket, tiny closed tears and wrinkling to the head and foot of the jacket spine. Altogether a very good copy. Selected by Alfred Hitchcock, these stories exemplify the suspense and apprehension he sets forth in his films. Some of the works include: Shadows on the Road by Robert Colby, The Landlady by Roald Dahl, Pin Money by James Cross, Social Climber by Robert J. Higgins, I'd Know You Anywhere by Edward D. Hoch, and The One Who Got Away by Al Nussbaum. [and:] The Other Worlds 25 Modern Stories of Mystery and Imagination. Edited with an Introduction by Phil Stong. Garden City, New York: Garden City Publishing Co., Inc., [1942]. Octavo. vi, 466 pages. Publisher's light peach board covers with the spine lettered in blue. Dust jacket in tones of gray with white, yellow, and blue lettering. Very minor rubbing to the jacket, some tiny closed tears to the head and foot of the jacket spine. Altogether a very good copy. Phil Stong presents what he considers to be the top twenty-five fantastic stories, including: Escape by Paul Ernst, The Pipes of Pan by Lester del Rey, A God in a Garden by Theodore Sturgeon, School for the Unspeakable by Manly Wade Wellman, and The Panelled Room by August Derleth. [and:] The Best from Startling Stories. Compiled by Samuel Mines. With an Introduction by Robert A. Heinlein. New York: Henry Holt and Company, [1953]. First edition. Octavo. xii, 301 pages. Publisher's Yellow board covers with the spine lettered in maroon. Illustrated dust jacket designed by Alex Schomburg. Very minor rubbing to the jacket, some sunning to the jacket spine, the price has been clipped from the inner flap of the jacket. Altogether a very good copy. Selected from the pages of Startling Stories magazine are the best stories chosen by the magazine's editor, Samuel Mines. Tales include: The wages of Synergy by Theodore Sturgeon, The Naming of Names by Ray Bradbury, Thirty Seconds - Thirty Days by Arthur C. Clarke, Noise by Jack Vance, and Dormant by A. E. van Vogt. [and:] Shocking Tales. Edited by Robert K. Brunner. New York: Current Books, Inc. A. A. Wyn, Publisher, 1946. Octavo. viii, 323 pages. Publisher's light gray boards with the spine lettered in blue. Purple dust jacket with white lettering. Very light rubbing to the cover and the jacket, some sunning to the jacket spine. Altogether a very good copy. Brunner collects in this volume thirty-one vice ridden and evil tales including: Wakefield by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime by Oscar Wilde, El Verdugo by Honore de Balzac, The Gioconda Smile by Aldous Huxley, The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe, and The Oval Portrait by Edgar Allan Poe. [and:] Strange Stories: and other Explorations in Victorian Fiction. Robert Lee Wolff. Boston: Gambit Incorporated, 1971. First printing. Octavo. xiv, 378 pages. Twenty illustrations. Notes. Index. Publisher's quarter black cloth shelf back over red cloth covers. The front cover is lettered in gilt, and the spine is lettered in red. Black dust jacket designed by Elizabeth M. Flavin. Very minor rubbing to the jacket, a few tiny closed tears to the head and foot of the spine, a small chip to the back of the jacket. Altogether a very good copy. Wolff focuses upon Sir Bulwer-Lytton, author and parliamentarian, who delved into the phenomena of mesmerism, clairvoyance, hypnotism, spiritualism, and magic both in his life and his novels. Wolff also shows that further depth can be discovered in Victorian writings by applying Freudian analytical concepts to the work.

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