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Tales of Terror

An anthology of stories edited by

"Are you afraid of the dark? You know perfectly well you are, and you may as well admit it!" - Boris Karloff, from the Introduction. In 1943 - a good year for terrors both foreign and domestic - beloved acting great Boris Karloff released the stellar hardcover anthology, TALES OF TERROR. Selected and presented by the Master himself, this collection of vintage ghost stories and strange tales featured renowned writers of the weird such as Bram Stoker and Algernon Blackwood, and included the now-acknowledged classics, "Beast With Five Fingers," "The Damned Thing," and many others. Karloff's lengthy introductory essay, written with the elegance, wit and grace that were hallmarks of the man, expounds on his theory of "horror" and "terror," and provides revealing insights into the psychology and philosophy that he personally brought to the genre, both as anthologist and actor.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

March 2007 : USA Library Binding

Title: Tales Of Terror (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Stepping Stones: A Chapter Book: Classic)
Author(s): Les Martin
ISBN: 1-4177-9303-1 / 978-1-4177-9303-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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Paperback Editions

December 2008 : UK Paperback

Title: Tales of Terror
Author(s): Boris Karloff
ISBN: 1-4437-8187-8 / 978-1-4437-8187-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Barlow Press
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March 2007 : USA Paperback

Title: Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Terror
Author(s): Les Martin, Edgar Allan Poe
ISBN: 0-375-84055-9 / 978-0-375-84055-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
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January 2007 : USA Paperback

Title: Tales of Terror: The world's most terrifying stories presented by a leading icon of fear
Author(s): Various, Boris Karloff
ISBN: 1-4196-5847-6 / 978-1-4196-5847-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Idea Men Productions
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Kindle Editions

November 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Tales of Terror (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))
Author(s): Les Martin, Edgar Allan Poe
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
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