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by E. F. Benson
COLLECTED SPOOK STORIES VOLUME TWO
edited by Jack Adrian
1-899562-81-8; xx + 155pp
Published 17 September 1999
The Ash-Tree Press 'Collected Spook Stories' of E.F. Benson, under the editorship of Jack Adrian, now brings together all of E.F. Benson's known tales of the strange and supernatural into a five-volume set. This collected edition will present all the recently discovered weird tales from The Flint Knife: Further Spook Stories (1988), and those from the 'Spook Stories' sections of Desirable Residences (1991) and Fine Feathers (1994), as well as any 'new' supernatural stories which may surface in the course of further research. It will also feature a radical rearranging of the stories themselves into their chronological order of composition and publication.
The Passengerthe second volume in the seriescovers the period between 1912 and 1921, and includes the famous 'The Room in the Tower'. Half the material has only been discovered over the past twenty years, and was published in The Flint Knife, while three of the stories were included in the 'spook stories' section of the ultra-rare volume The Countess of Lowndes Square (1920).
Contents: Introduction by Jack Adrian; 'The Room in the Tower'; 'The Confession of Charles Linkworth'; 'The Friend in the Garden'; 'Dummy on a Dahabeah'; 'The Red House'; 'The Chippendale Mirror'; 'The Return of Frank Hampden'; 'The China Bowl'; 'The Passenger'; 'The Ape'; 'Through'; 'Thursday Evenings'; 'The Light in the Garden'; 'The Psychical Mallards'.
Jacket art is by Douglas Walters. Limited to 600 copies.
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