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Strange Beasts and Unnatural Monsters

Strange Beasts and Unnatural Monsters

  • Title: Strange Beasts and Unnatural Monsters
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  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 224 pages


A CHOICE COLLECTION OF FIENDISH FANTASY BY MASTERS OF THE HORROR TALEFrom the moment you open this book you will have stumbled into a strange, hideous region of monsters and misshapen creatures that will leave you spellbound prey to their crawling terrors Not all of these demons have been spawned by powers outside you Some of them may already be within youclawing and A CHOICE COLLECTION OF FIENDISH FANTASY BY MASTERS OF THE HORROR TALEFrom the moment you open this book you will have stumbled into a strange, hideous region of monsters and misshapen creatures that will leave you spellbound prey to their crawling terrors Not all of these demons have been spawned by powers outside you Some of them may already be within youclawing and shrieking in the terrible silence of that dark portion of your own unknown, unknowable self This thing, this invader, this horror was supporting his arms, legs, and head There was some creature therewhich could see in the darkHad it caught the scent of me The Black Mantlegroped greedily and endlessly through the mud, eating and never sleeping, never resting Here was this extinct animal mooning about my islandand I had hatched him With each dive, with each attack, they became bolder And they had no thought of themselves I have heard the squealing of pigs at slaughtering timeThis was not that sort of noise It was worse, much worse CONTENTSThe nature of the evidence, by M Sinclair.Slime, by J.P Brennan.The garden of Paris, by E Williams.Doomsday deferred, by W.F Jenkins.The cocoon, by J.B.L Goodwin pyornis Island, by H.G Wells.The terror of Blue John Gap, by A.C Doyle.The birds, by D du Maurier.The judge s house, by B Stoker.The kill, by P Fleming.Mrs Amworth, by E.F Benson.Skeleton, by R Bradbury.The elephant man, by Sir F Treves


Author Philip Van Doren Stern

Philip Van Doren Stern was an American author, editor, and Civil War historian whose story The Greatest Gift, published in 1943, inspired the classic Christmas film It s a Wonderful Life 1946.Philip Van Doren Stern was born in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania into a family of humble means His Pennsylvania born father was a traveling merchant of Bavarian descent, who came to Wyalusing from West Virgini




Strange Beasts and Unnatural Monsters Reviews (5)

  • What a great book This one had several short stories by classic authors, all featuring some type of monster.In this one you have vampires, werewolves, man eating plants, killer birds, ghosts, blobs, antsthe list goes on Just a great collection of horror stories Of particular note is the story The Bi [..]

  • This was the first anthology collection of stories I d ever read, and I still have that paperback printed in 1968 Since then, I have read better anthologies, but this one was a great one to launch my interest Special treats were Aepyornis Island by H G Wells The Terror of Blue John Gap by Arthur Con [..]

  • A really good collection of tales of the macabre which I find far accurate and descriptive than simply labeling it as horror With entries written by authors ranging from H.G Wells and Bram Stoker to Ray Bradbury, there s a wide range of style, and several pleasantly creepy tales The final entry was [..]

  • Having read Lin Carter s anthology first, I did find I missed the author introductions, though the stories themselves were brilliant It was odd that a non fiction work was included as the final story, especially considering the topic, though I enjoyed reading it. [..]

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