ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S GHOSTLY GALLERY by Robert-Ed. Arthur

ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S GHOSTLY GALLERY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

More weird than blood curdling, this is a collection of eleven mysterious tales in which elements of the supernatural play a major roll. Robert Arthur's fictitious town of Locustville goes berserk with wild ponies and equally wild human cavortings when little Danny makes a wish. Robert Louis Stevenson's Hawaiian Isle of Voices offers a lesson in the story of lazy Keola who is transported by warlock to a deceptively beautiful island, fed and indulged only to be prepared for a cannibal feast. H. G. Wells' tale of Pyecraft, the obese Englishman who floats up to the ceiling of his room, having tried an old Indian recipe for losing weight (not fat) is more funny than spooky. This is only a small sampling of what is in store. F. Marion Crawford, Henry Kuttner, Lord Dunsany and Walter Brooks are a few more contributors. Alfred Hitchcock will be found nowhere but in the title.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1962
Publisher: Random House