The Novels and Tales of Robert Louis Stevenson: Prince Otto. Island nights' entertainment. Father Damien

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Dec 31, 1911
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Stories about devils and demons were literary staples long before the modern horror field came into existence. Our earliest story in this volume, by Washington Irving, was published in 1824...and the fact that these tales span almost 200 years shows how enduring the theme remains. Here, then, are 25 great modern and classic tales of devils, demons, and the macabre. Enjoy!

THE CONTRACT OF CARSON CARRUTHERS, by William P. McGivern
BURNT TOAST, by Mack Reynolds
CRIME CLEAN-UP IN CENTER CITY, by Robert Moore Williams
THE CRACKS OF TIME, by Dorothy Quick
THE DEVIL AND TOM WALKER, by Washington Irving
HIDEAWAY, by Everil Worrell
THE STRANGER FROM KURDISTAN, by E. Hoffmann Price
HEREAFTER, INC., by Lester del Rey
NIGHTMARE ON THE NOSE, by Evelyn E. Smith
THE MYSTERIOUS STRANGER, by Mark Twain
AUT DIABOLUS AUT NIHIL: THE TRUE STORY OF A HALLUCINATION, by X.L. (Julian Osgood Field)
CAN SUCH BEAUTY BE? by Jerome Bixby
MARKHEIM, by Robert Louis Stevenson
MONSIEUR BLUEBEARD, by Emil Petaja
YOUNG GOODMAN BROWN, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
ROOM WITHOUT WINDOWS, by Manly Banister
THE BARGAIN OF RUPERT ORANGE, by Vincent O’Sullivan
THE BOTTLE IMP, by Dwight V. Swain
THE CASE OF MR. LUCRAFT, Walter Besant and James Rice
WHO SUPS WITH THE DEVIL, by S.M. Tenneshaw
THE SHOEMAKER AND THE DEVIL, by Anton Chekhov
SPAWN OF HELL, by William P. McGivern
YOUR SOUL COMES C.O.D., by Mack Reynolds
ST. JOHN'S EVE, by Nikolai Gogol
WOLFIE, by Theodore R. Cogwell

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In his acclaimed collection Tales Before Tolkien, Douglas A. Anderson illuminated the sources, inspirations, and influences that fired J.R.R. Tolkien’s genius. Now Anderson turns his attention to Tolkien’s colleague and friend C. S. Lewis, whose influence on modern fantasy, through his beloved Narnia books, is second only to Tolkien’s own.

In many ways, Lewis’s influence has been even wider than Tolkien’s. For in addition to the Narnia series, Lewis wrote groundbreaking works of science fiction, urban fantasy, and religious allegory, and he came to be regarded as among the most important Christian writers of the twentieth century. It will come as no surprise, then, that such a wide-ranging talent drew inspiration from a variety of sources. Here are twenty of the tributaries that fed Lewis’s unique talent, among them:

“The Wood That Time Forgot: The Enchanted Wood,” taken from a never-before-published fantasy by Lewis’s biographer and friend, Roger Lancelyn Green, that directly inspired The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; E. Nesbit’s charming “The Aunt and Amabel,” in which a young girl enters another world by means of a wardrobe; “The Snow Queen,” by Hans Christian Andersen, featuring the abduction of a young boy by a woman as cruel as she is beautiful; and many more, including works by Charles Dickens, Kenneth Grahame, G. K. Chesterton, and George MacDonald, of whom Lewis would write, “I have never concealed the fact that I regarded him as my master.”

Full of fascinating insights into Lewis’s life and fiction, Tales Before Narnia is the kind of book that will be treasured by children and adults alike and passed down lovingly from generation to generation.

INCLUDING SEVENTEEN MORE WORKS BY THE PROGENITORS OF MODERN FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION:
“Tegnér’s Drapa” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“The Magic Mirror” by George MacDonald
“Undine” by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué
“Letters from Hell: Letter III” by Valdemar Thisted
“Fastosus and Avaro” by John Macgowan
“The Tapestried Chamber; or, The Lady in the Sacque” by Sir Walter Scott
“The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton” by Charles Dickens
“The Child and the Giant” by Owen Barfield
“A King’s Lesson” by William Morris
“The Waif Woman: A Cue—From a Saga” by Robert Louis Stevenson
“First Whisper of The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame
“The Wish House” by Rudyard Kipling
“Et in Sempiternum Pereant” by Charles Williams
“The Dragon’s Visit” by J.R.R. Tolkien
“The Coloured Lands” by G. K. Chesterton
“The Man Who Lived Backwards” by Charles F. Hall
“The Dream Dust Factory” by William Lindsay Gresham
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