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Three Men in the Dark: Tales of Terror by Jerome K. Jerome, Barry Pain and Robert Barr (HarperCollins Chillers)

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An anthology of Victorian and Edwardian horror stories by three of Britain’s most renowned humorists, Jerome K. Jerome, Robert Barr and Barry Pain. Includes for the first time the long-lost novelette ‘The Mystery of Black Rock Creek’ with contributions by E. F. Benson, Eden Phillpotts and Frank Frankfort Moore.

‘They thought at first he had died in his sleep. But when they drew nearer and the light fell upon him, they saw the livid marks of bony fingers round his throat; and in his eyes there was a terror such as is not often seen in human eyes.’
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Jerome K. Jerome’s reputation as a humorist, renowned for his comic novel Three Men in a Boat, has thrown into undeserved obscurity his fine efforts in the ghost story genre. Three Men in the Dark collects Jerome’s major horror stories, together with a selection from two of his friends with whom he founded the magazines The Idler and Today – the journalist Robert Barr and the humorist Barry Pain. Like Jerome, their stories of terror and the supernatural have been overlooked for many years.

Edited and introduced by veteran anthologist Hugh Lamb, this new edition includes as an extra bonus the long-lost novelette, ‘The Mystery of Black Rock Creek’. Written in five parts by Jerome K. Jerome, Barry Pain, Eden Phillpotts, E. F. Benson and Bram Stoker’s brother-in-law Frank Frankfort Moore, it rounds off one of the most unusual and entertaining anthologies of the macabre of recent years.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008249069
  • ISBN 10: 0008249067
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 11/02/2017
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price: 13.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / Fantasy / Collections & Anthologies
  • BISAC2: FICTION / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
  • BISAC3: FICTION / Horror
  • BISAC4: FICTION / Occult & Supernatural
  • BISAC5: FICTION / Gothic

Three Men in the Dark: Tales of Terror by Jerome K. Jerome, Barry Pain and Robert Barr (HarperCollins Chillers) by Jerome K. Jerome, Barry Pain, Robert Barr

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