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Issue Details: First known date: 1962... 1962 Nightmare Stories
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This collection of horror stories includes 'The Mummy's Curse' (James Workman), 'The Ghost of a Hand' (Sheridan Le Fanu), 'Sir Dominick's Bargain' (Sheridan Le Fanu), 'To Be Taken with a Grain of Salt' (Charles Dickens), 'A Horseman in the Sky' (Ambrose Bierce), 'The Suitor of Selkirk' (anon), 'How the Third Floor Knew the Potteries' (Amelia B. Edwards), 'Whistler's Mother' (D.W. Preston), and 'The Cask of Amontillado' (Edgar Allan Poe).

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:Horwitz , 1962 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Mummy's Curse, James Workman , 1962 single work short story horror (p. 9-24)
The Ghost of a Hand, J. S. Le Fanu , 1962 single work short story horror (p. 25-33)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Horwitz , 1962 .
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      Extent: 130p.
      Series: Pocket Books [First Series] PB; MN Horwitz (publisher), 1959 series - publisher novel The first nine books in this series were given the prefix 'MN' ('Miscellaneous Novels'), with the prefix 'PB' ('Pocket Books') used for the remainder of the series. (Flanagan, The Australian Vintage Paperback Guide, 1994, p. 24) Number in series: 117

Works about this Work

The Australian Horror Novel Since 1950 James Doig , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 112-127)
According to James Doig the horror genre 'was overlooked by the popular circulating libraries in Australia.' In this chapter he observes that this 'marginalization of horror reflects both the trepidation felt by the conservative library system towards 'penny dreadfuls,' and the fact that horror had limited popular appeal with the British (and Australian) reading public.' Doig concludes that there is 'no Australian author of horror novels with the same commercial cachet' as authors of fantasy or science fiction. He proposes that if Australian horror fiction wants to compete successfully 'in the long-term it needs to develop a flourishing and vibrant small press contingent prepared to nurture new talent' like the USA and UK small presses.' (Editor's foreword xii)
The Australian Horror Novel Since 1950 James Doig , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 112-127)
According to James Doig the horror genre 'was overlooked by the popular circulating libraries in Australia.' In this chapter he observes that this 'marginalization of horror reflects both the trepidation felt by the conservative library system towards 'penny dreadfuls,' and the fact that horror had limited popular appeal with the British (and Australian) reading public.' Doig concludes that there is 'no Australian author of horror novels with the same commercial cachet' as authors of fantasy or science fiction. He proposes that if Australian horror fiction wants to compete successfully 'in the long-term it needs to develop a flourishing and vibrant small press contingent prepared to nurture new talent' like the USA and UK small presses.' (Editor's foreword xii)
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