The Valancourt Book of Horror Stories: Volume One by Michael Blumlein, Florence Marryat, James D. Jenkins, Francis King, Ernest George Henham, Stephen Gregory, Christopher Priest, Hugh Fleetwood, Hugh Walpole, Charles Birkin, Forrest Reid, Richard Marsh, Michael McDowell, Gerald Kersh, Bernard Taylor, Mary Cholmondeley, John Blackburn, Matthew Gregory Lewis, Ryan Cagle

277 pages first pub 2016 (editions)

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Spanning two hundred years of horror, this new collection features seventeen macabre gems, including two original tales and many others that have never or seldom been reprinted. Table of ContentsForeword by James D. Jenkins and Ryan CagleAunty Gr...

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dark 100%
mysterious 80%
tense 40%
challenging 10%
emotional 10%
sad 10%


medium 77%
slow 22%

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