For those who like their short stories caustic, cynical, cruel, crime-concerned; for those who like to read about the dire...

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SHOCKING TALES

For those who like their short stories caustic, cynical, cruel, crime-concerned; for those who like to read about the dire effects of vengeance, jealousy, frenzy and obsession -- this is an unusual and noteworthy collection which should prove a joy. All satisfying examples in which crime pays and cruelty prevails and a goodly company of distinguished authors,- Petronius, Hawthorne, De Maupassant, Hans Christian Anderson, Auguste Villiers de L'Isle-Adam, Oscar Wilde, Somerset Maugham, Maturin, Balsec, Daudet, De Quinoy, Huxley, Faulkner, Saki, Chekhov. Though the authors are antholgists' favorites, the selections are not run-of-the-mill. Better take them in small doses- the sensationalism may wear if they are read at a sitting.

Pub Date: Oct. 29, 1946

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Page Count: -

Publisher: Current Books

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1946