The Monkey's Paw And Other Tales by W.W. JacobsThe Monkey's Paw And Other Tales by W.W. Jacobs

The Monkey's Paw And Other Tales

byW.W. Jacobs

Paperback | August 30, 2005

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The Monkey's Paw and Other Tales of Mystery and the Macabre, Compiled by Gary Hoppenstand, brings together a unique collection of W.W. Jacobs's horror stories never before collected. There are eighteen stories altogether in this collection of the macabre and supernatural. Jacobs's own boyhood memories of South Devon Wharf lend an authenticity to the many stories with nautical backgrounds or that feature seamen as protagonists.
W.W. Jacobs is considered a master of the macabre tale, and especially The Monkey's Paw, the lead story in this collection, is a classic horror tale. Collected here are 18 of his stories, and will introduce North American mystery and horror aficionados to one of the great lost artists of the genre. Readers will be delighted by his rang...
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Title:The Monkey's Paw And Other TalesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:August 30, 2005Publisher:Chicago Review Press

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Considered one of the foremost humorists in England at the turn of the century, W.W. Jacobs (1863-1943) is best known for his masterpiece of horror, "The Monkey's Paw". He was the author of three volumes of short stories -- all of which were commercially successful -- and eighteen of these are included together for the first time in this gripping collection of macabre fiction.This book features Gothic narratives, stories of the macabre and supernatural tales. But they are also infused with shrewd and sardonic humor, for which Jacobs was justifiably famous. They demonstrate vividly his masterful instinct for weaving terror and suspense into scenes of ordinary everyday life. His boyhood memories of South Devon Wharf lend Authenticity to the many stories with nautical backgrounds or that feature seamen as protagonists.Because of its immense popularity, "The Monkey's Paw" has tended to overshadow a good deal of Jacobs' other work, and it is undoubtedly the most readily recognized and by far the most anthologized story in the collection.But readers will be delighted to know that Jacobs's craftmanship is abundantly apparent in many of his other tales, as they will discover in this new volume. Horror and mystery aficionados will be intrigued and delighted by his range of skillful and witty prose; and they will at last come to appreciate a writer whose other work has been for so long "lost" to the general public

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"...absolute mastery..." — Booklist