The Black Reaper

The Black Reaper Tales of Terror - HarperCollins Chillers

|Short stories

Paperback (05 Oct 2017) | English

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Synopsis

A collection of rare horror stories that will thrill fans of classic writers such as M. R. James, Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe and E. F. Benson.

Bernard Capes was celebrated as one of the most prolific authors of the late Victorian period, producing dozens of short stories, articles, and more than forty novels across multiple genres, culminating in the first original crime novel published by Collins, The Skeleton Key. His greatest acclaim, however, came from penning some of the most terrifying ghost stories of the era. Yet following his death in 1918 his work all but slipped into oblivion until the 1980s, when veteran anthologist Hugh Lamb first collected Capes's tales of terror as The Black Reaper.

Every story bears the stamp of Capes's fertile and deeply pessimistic imagination, from werewolf priests and haunted typewriters to marble hands that come to life and plague-stricken villagers haunted by a scythe-wielding ghost. Now expanded with eleven further stories, a revised introduction and a new foreword by Capes's grandson, Ian Burns, this classic collection will thrill horror fans and restore Capes's reputation as one of the best writers in the horror genre.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780008249076
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint: HarperCollinsPublishers
Pub date:
Edition: |Short stories
DEWEY: 823.912
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 302g
Height: 130mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 25mm