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Guide to the Fontana Ghost, Horror & Tales of Terror series’.

Mary Danby – Fontana Horror 6

Posted by demonik on August 15, 2007

Mary Danby (ed.) – The 6th Fontana Book Of Great Horror Stories (Fontana, 1971)

“Heart-thumping Horror! 16 Dark Tales of Devilish Delight!!”

Fontana’s admirable attempt to gatecrash Sev’s ‘badly-posed covers’ thread (it also cuts it as a world’s worse spoiler). The Highsmith, Beaumont, de Balzac and Danby stories are particularly effective.

Patricia Highsmith – The Quest For Blank Claveringi
John Collier – Back For Christmas
John B. L. Goodwin – The Cocoon
Graham Greene – The End Of The Party
Pamela Vincent – Hard Luck Story
Saki – Srendi Vashtar
Charles Beaumont – Miss Gentibelle
Basil Tozer – The Pioneers Of Pike’s Peak
Truman Capote – Miriam
Sydney J. Bounds – Cold Sleep
Honore de Balzac – The Mysterious Mansion
Robert Graves – Earth To Earth
Ambrose Bierce – The Man And The Snake
John Wyndham – Close Behind Him
Julio Cortazar – Letter To A Young Lady In Paris
Mary Danby – Party Pieces

One Response to “Mary Danby – Fontana Horror 6”

  1. I’ve been looking at different publications with “The Quest For Blank Claveringi” and have been surprised at how different the text is in different places.

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