A stunning collection, which offers a fine balance of the classics and sheer entertainment value. Accepted masterpieces in the art of terror include stories by Poe, de Maupassant, Wilkie Collins, Bierce, and others. There's the subtler venom of Edith Wharton, Conrad Aiken, Saki, Henry James. There is representation from authors better known in other fields. And there are highlights among the moderns.