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Walter de la Mare horror stories
Posted by: Minicthulhu (IP Logged)
Date: 10 February, 2016 02:41PM
Hello,

Does anybody know the complete list of Walter de la Mare´s horror stories? The tales of terror I have read by him so far are:

All Hallows
A: B: O:
Miss Duveen
Out Of The Deep
The Return
Seaton’s Aunt
The Tree
The Vats

I have read somewhere that "Crewe", "Missing", "Miss Miller", "The House" and "A Recluse" are also scary ones but I cannot judge because I have not read them.
Thanks.

P.S. I have tried to contact what seems to be de la Mare official web site but no one has cared to answer me, that´s why I am asking here.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 10 Feb 16 | 02:43PM by Minicthulhu.

Re: Walter de la Mare horror stories
Posted by: jimrockhill2001 (IP Logged)
Date: 10 February, 2016 05:35PM
This is the selection of de la Mare's supernatural fiction gathered by Mark Valentine for Tartarus Press's mammoth collect STRANGER AND PILGRIMS (to which I would add the story he wrote for children entitled "Hodmadod", which is related to "The Scarecrow):

“A:B:O.”
“The Moon's Miracle”
“The Riddle”
“The Giant”
“The Quincunx”
“The Pear-Tree”
“The Bird of Travel”
“Seaton's Aunt”
“The Vats”
“Promise at Dusk”
“The Creatures”
“Miss Jemima”
“The Looking-Glass”
“Out of the Deep”
“Winter”
“The Green Room”
“The Scarecrow”
“Alice’s Godmother”
“Mr Kempe”
“A Recluse”
“All Hallows”
“The Game at Cards”
“Crewe”
“The House”
“ ‘'What Dreams May Come’ ”
“Strangers and Pilgrims”
“A Revenant”
“The Guardian”
“An Anniversary”
“Music”
“Bad Company”

P.S. My computer still attempts to block this site as dangerous when I access.

Re: Walter de la Mare horror stories
Posted by: Minicthulhu (IP Logged)
Date: 10 February, 2016 06:29PM
Thank you very much for the list. That is exactly what I am looking for.



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Re: Walter de la Mare horror stories
Posted by: Knygatin (IP Logged)
Date: 11 February, 2016 01:25AM
"The Connoisseur" is a beautifully written exotic tale, with some horror elements. Perhaps his best. Not sure how the abbreviated version fares. I read the complete one.

Re: Walter de la Mare horror stories
Posted by: Knygatin (IP Logged)
Date: 11 February, 2016 06:40AM
Knygatin Wrote:
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> "The Connoisseur" is a beautifully written exotic
> tale, with some horror elements. Perhaps his best.
> Not sure how the abbreviated version fares. I read
> the complete one.


Watch out for the leper. That is the best section of this episodic story.

Re: Walter de la Mare horror stories
Posted by: Minicthulhu (IP Logged)
Date: 11 February, 2016 02:06PM
Thanks for the tip."The Connoisseur" has been added to my list.

Re: Walter de la Mare horror stories
Posted by: Martinus (IP Logged)
Date: 12 February, 2016 04:20AM
I seem to recall that HPL thought highly of de la Mare.

Re: Walter de la Mare horror stories
Posted by: jimrockhill2001 (IP Logged)
Date: 12 February, 2016 04:37AM
You are welcome.

I first encountered the abridged version of "The Connoisseur" and was unimpressed until I read the complete version. The three volumes of his stories edited by Giles de la Mare for Giles de la Mare Publishers is a great set for those who enjoy his work. I do not think the "Best Stories" published by Faber & Faber (1943 and periodically reissued) presents a very good case for him. "The Collected Tales" published by Knopf (1950) is much better, but the Tartarus Press collection I mentioned earlier (pricey, but huge, beautifully bound and including an excellent introduction by Mark Valentine - still available for $60 from the publisher) or Giles de la Mare's three volumes are preferable. Do not be put off by the label "children's stories" in Giles de la Mare's third volume - de la Mare did not write down to this audience; thus there is nothing twee or cutesy about these stories.



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