Reign of Terror

by Michel Parry | Horror |
ISBN: 0727803409 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingseldombiteswing of Cambridge Park, New South Wales Australia on 5/23/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by wingseldombiteswing from Cambridge Park, New South Wales Australia on Friday, May 23, 2008





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Victorian authors excelled in the ghost story and the tale of terror. In this book Michel Parry has collected a selection of the most spine-chilling examples of their art. He includes not just stories of horror but also the supernatural, physical terror, ghosts, necromancy and inhuman violence in all the dark corners and crevices of human belief and behaviour.

Contributors include:
  • Charles Dickens
  • Richard Harris Barham
  • Catherine Crowe
  • William Mudford
  • Mrs Gaskell


Reign of Terror also includes a long introduction by the editor about the history of the horror story which can only enhance the reader's enjoyment of the stories themselves.

Comment


This is a hard-cover ex-library book.

Journal Entry 2 by wingseldombiteswing from Cambridge Park, New South Wales Australia on Monday, July 14, 2008
This is a decent little book of horror stories.

A Singular Passage in the Life of the Late Henry Harris, Doctor in Divinity as related by the Rev. Jasper Ingoldsby, M.A., his friend and executor by Richard Harris Barham
As the title suggests, this story was long, drawn out and very boring. I had to struggle through it.

The Phantom Regiment by James Grant
While a little confusing at first, this turned out to be a fine story and quite thrilling.

A Night In the Old Castle by G. P. R. James
This was quite a thrilling story with an unexpected ending.

The Forsaken of God by William Mudford
A little predictable, but still a good story.

The Monk's Story by Catherine Crowe
I found this story fairly boring.

The North Mail by Amelia B. Edwards
This was one of the better stories in the book and was quite chilling.

The Old Nurse's Story by Elizabeth Gaskell
The language was a little difficult to get used to at first and the story seemed longer than the others (except the first one!) but this was the only story that gave me a good fright. This was definitely my favourite in this collection.

The Signalman by Charles Dickens
This was a well-told story with an unexpected ending.

Overall this is a thrilling collection of stories that will be enjoyed by fans of the genre.

Journal Entry 3 by wingseldombiteswing at Bellbowrie, Queensland Australia on Sunday, December 14, 2008

Released 10 yrs ago (12/13/2008 UTC) at Bellbowrie, Queensland Australia

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Journal Entry 4 by jennymidget from Bellbowrie, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Thanks fairy-whispers! And also for the bookmarks!

Journal Entry 5 by jennymidget at Bellbowrie, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Requested on BookMooch so on it goes!

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