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Book Title: Strange Beasts and Unnatural Monsters|
The author of the book: Philip Van Doren Stern
Date of issue: 1968
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 356 KB
Edition: Fawcett Publications
Read full description of the books Strange Beasts and Unnatural Monsters:A CHOICE COLLECTION OF FIENDISH FANTASY BY MASTERS OF THE HORROR TALE
From the moment you open this book you will have stumbled into a strange, hideous region of monsters and misshapen creatures that will leave you spellbound--prey to their crawling terrors. Not all of these demons have been spawned by powers outside you. Some of them may already be within you...clawing and shrieking in the terrible silence of that dark portion of your own unknown, unknowable self.
"This thing, this invader, this horror was supporting his arms, legs, and head!"
"There was some creature there...which could see in the dark...Had it caught the scent of me?"
"The Black Mantle...groped greedily and endlessly through the mud, eating and never sleeping, never resting."
"Here was this extinct animal mooning about my island...and I had hatched him!"
"With each dive, with each attack, they became bolder. And they had no thought of themselves."
"I have heard the squealing of pigs at slaughtering time...This was not that sort of noise. It was worse, much worse."
The nature of the evidence, by M. Sinclair.
Slime, by J.P. Brennan.
The garden of Paris, by E. Williams.
Doomsday deferred, by W.F. Jenkins.
The cocoon, by J.B.L. Goodwin.
Æpyornis Island, by H.G. Wells.
The terror of Blue John Gap, by A.C. Doyle.
The birds, by D. du Maurier.
The judge's house, by B. Stoker.
The kill, by P. Fleming.
Mrs. Amworth, by E.F. Benson.
Skeleton, by R. Bradbury.
The elephant man, by Sir F. Treves.
Read information about the authorPhilip Van Doren Stern was an American author, editor, and Civil War historian whose story "The Greatest Gift," published in 1943, inspired the classic Christmas film It's a Wonderful Life (1946).
Philip Van Doren Stern was born in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania into a family of humble means. His Pennsylvania-born father was a traveling merchant of Bavarian descent, who came to Wyalusing from West Virginia with his New Jersey-born wife. Stern grew up in Brooklyn, New York and New Jersey, and graduated from Rutgers University.
After graduating from Rutgers in 1924, Philip Van Doren Stern worked in advertising before switching to a career as a designer and editor in publishing.
He was a historian and author of some 40 books and editor most known for his books on the Civil War that a New York Times obituary called "authoritative" and "widely respected by scholars". As an editor, he worked at Pocket Books, Simon & Schuster, and Alfred A. Knopf. He compiled and annotated short story collections and the writings and letters of Abraham Lincoln, Edgar Allan Poe, and Henry David Thoreau.
During World War II, he was a member of the planning board of the United States Office of War Information. He was the general manager of Editions for the Armed Services, which resized popular books so Americans serving in the military could store them in the pockets of their uniforms. He compiled and edited many collections and anthologies of short stories, pictorial books, annotations, and books on historical subjects.
Stern edited, compiled, and introduced The Viking Portable Poe in 1945, a compact collection of letters, short stories, poems, and essays by Edgar Allan Poe. Stern wrote the biographical introduction to the collection, selected the contents included, and wrote introductory essays on the varying genres. The collection became a standard single-volume anthology of Poe's works for almost fifty years.
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