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The Horror on the Stair

And Other Weird Tales
A collection of stories by

S T Joshi has now collected together the finest of Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch's weird tales. They range from the gently humorous drolls 'Widdershins' and 'My Grandfather, Hendry Watty' to the outright horror of 'The Haunted Dragoon' and 'The Legend of Sir Dinar', and include such classics of the supernatural as 'A Pair of Hands', 'The Seventh Man', and Quiller-Couch's best-known ghost story, the haunting 'The Roll-Call of the Reef'. In his introduction, Joshi discusses the author's life and times, providing a fascinating look at this most accomplished and respected writer.

CONTENTS: Introduction; Psyche; 'Doubles' and Quits; Old Aeson; A Dark Mirror; The Magic Shadow; The Haunted Dragoon; A Blue Pantomime; The Roll-Call of the Reef; My Grandfather, Hendry Watty; Widdershins; The Legend of Sir Dinar; Oceanus; The Seventh Man; The Room of Mirrors; A Pair of Hands; The Lady of the Ship; The Mystery of Joseph Laquedem; The Laird's Luck; Phoebus on Halzaphron; The Haunted Yacht; John and the Ghosts; The Talking Ships; The Horror on the Stair; The Bend of the Road; Mutual Exchange, Limited; Not Here, O Apollo!

Genre: Horror

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