The Dark Side

The Dark Side : Truly Terrifying Tales

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This wide-ranging collection of twenty-four spine-tingling stories draws on the best traditions of classic horror, from powerful myths and folktales to contemporary stories of man-made terrors. With contributions by writers of the calibre of John Steinbeck, Edgar Allen Poe, Charles Dickens, T. H. White, Philip K. Dick and Stephen King, this is a truly chilling anthology. The collection includes: "The Kit-Bag" - Algernon Blackwood; "Here There Be Tygers" - Stephen King; "The Room in the Tower" - E. F. Benson; "Beyond Lies the Wub" - Philip K. Dick; "Feeding the Dog" - Susan Price; "Teddies Rule, OK?"
- Nicholas Fisk; "Grendel the Monster" - Eleanor Farjeon; "A Grave Misunderstanding" - Leon Garfield; "Captain Murderer" - Charles Dickens (from "The Uncommercial Traveller"); "Something" - Joan Aiken; "The Hand" - Guy de Maupassant; "The Boy Next Door" - Ellen Emerson White; "The Murder Hole" - Scottish Folktale; "The Famous Five Go Pillaging" - Terry Jones and Michael Palin; "The Affair at 7 Rue de M" - John Steinbeck; "A Change of Aunts" - Vivien Alcock; "The Cask of Amontillado" - Edgar Allen Poe; "The Pear-Drum" - English Folktale; "The Dog Got Them" - Philippa Pearce; "Gabriel-Ernest" - Saki (H. H. Munro); "Nule" - Jan Mark; "The Dancing Partner" - Jerome K. Jerome; "The Ring" - Margaret Bingley; and, "The Troll" - T. H. White.
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  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 24mm | 281.23g
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0753415380
  • 9780753415382

About Susan Price

Susan Price is the acclaimed author of many books for children of all ages. In 1987 she won the Carnegie Medal for her novel The Ghost Drum and in 1994 was shortlisted again for Heads and Tales (both Faber). Her work draws inspiration from her native Black Country, where she still lives.
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