Doorway to Dilemma

Doorway to Dilemma : Bewildering Tales of Dark Fantasy

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Between horror and fantasy lies a world in which the inexplicable remains unsolved and the rational mind is assailed by impossible questions. Welcome to the realm of Dark Fantasy, where safe answers are beyond reach and accounts of unanswerable dilemma find their home.

Delving deep into the sub-genre, fiction expert Mike Ashley has gathered an unsettling mixture of twisted tales, encounters with logic-defying creatures and nightmarish fables certain to perplex, beguile and of course, entertain.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 130 x 190 x 25.4mm | 299.37g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0712352635
  • 9780712352635
  • 80,420

Table of contents

Introduction, Mike Ashley
What Was It?, Fitz-James O’Brien
The Anticipator, Morley Roberts
The First Dilemma: The Lady or the Tiger? and The Discourager of Hesitancy, Frank R. Stockton
The White People, Arthur Machen
The Prism, Mary E. Wilkins
The Second Dilemma: The Mysterious Card, and The Mysterious Card Unveiled, Cleveland Moffett
A Moonlight Fable, H. G. Wells
Fear, Catherine Wells
The Third Dilemma: The Little Room, and The Sequel to the Little Room, Madeline Yale Wynne
The Thing in the Cellar, David H. Keller Johnson
Looked Back, Thomas Burke
The Fourth Dilemma: The Woman in Red, and Unmasked, Muriel Campbell Dyar
The New Mother, Lucy Clifford
The Hoard of the Gibbelins, Lord Dunsany
The Final Dilemma: The Three Marked Pennies, Mary E. Counselman
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About Mike Ashley

Mike Ashley is an internationally renowned expert on popular fiction of the 19th and 20th century with a superior collection of magazines and journals and an encyclopaedic knowledge of their contents. He has edited two previous anthologies in this series: Glimpses of the Unknown: Lost Ghost Stories and From the Depths and Other Strange Tales of the Sea.
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