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Herbert van Thal (1904–1983)

Autor(a) de The Pan Book of Horror Stories

68+ Works 1,185 Membros 17 Reviews

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Obras de Herbert van Thal

The Pan Book of Horror Stories (1959) — Editor — 158 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Great Detective Stories (1985) — Editor — 81 cópias
The Second Pan Book of Horror Stories (1960) — Editor — 68 cópias
The Seventh Pan Book of Horror Stories (1966) — Editor — 61 cópias
The Fourth Pan Book of Horror Stories (1963) — Editor — 48 cópias
The Twelfth Pan Book of Horror Stories (1971) — Editor — 39 cópias
The Eighth Pan Book of Horror Stories (1967) — Editor — 39 cópias
The 13th Pan Book of Horror Stories (1972) — Editor — 34 cópias
Lie Ten Nights Awake: Ten Tales of Horror (1967) — Editor — 20 cópias
Famous Tales of the Fantastic (1965) — Editor — 13 cópias
A book of strange stories (1954) 12 cópias
Great Ghost Stories (1960) 6 cópias
The Second Bedside Book of Strange Stories (1976) — Editor — 2 cópias
Game of Love (1971) 1 exemplar(es)
Tops of The Mulberry Trees (1971) 1 exemplar(es)
Fanfare for Ernest Newman (1955) 1 exemplar(es)
Tales of History (1976) 1 exemplar(es)
Great Detective Stories (1988) — Editor — 1 exemplar(es)
Tales to Make the Flesh Creep (1977) 1 exemplar(es)
Famous Tales and Stories (2007) 1 exemplar(es)
Recipe for Reading 1 exemplar(es)
Famous Land Battles 1 exemplar(es)
The Fifth Bedside Book of Great Detective Stories (1981) — Editor — 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Tales of Mystery and Imagination (1832) — Editor, algumas edições4,222 cópias
Barry Lyndon (1844) — Editor, algumas edições991 cópias
Domestic Manners of the Americans (1832) — Introdução, algumas edições; Editor, algumas edições524 cópias
New Arabian Nights (1882) — Editor, algumas edições521 cópias
Tales of Terror and the Supernatural (1972) — Editor — 136 cópias
Alton Locke (1908) — Editor, algumas edições101 cópias
Belloc: A Biographical Anthology (1970) — Editor — 31 cópias
The Spotted Dog and Other Stories (1983) — Editor — 26 cópias
Landor: A Biographical Anthology (1973) — Editor — 3 cópias
The adventures of five hours. A tragi-comedy [by sir S. Tuke.] — Editor, algumas edições3 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
van Thal, Herbert
Nome de batismo
van Thal, Herbert Maurice
Outros nomes
van Thal, Bertie
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
País (para mapa)
England, UK
Local de nascimento
London, England, UK
Locais de residência
London, England, UK
Agate, James (friend)



One novella and thirteen classic short horror stories. I read this volume as an adolescent and then as an adult spent years trying to relocate it, eventually finding it in a second-hand bookstore in a small country town.
The stories are as horrific now as they were all those years ago. 'The Terrapin' by Patricia Highsmith, 'Miss Fletcher's Plum Tree' by Frank Neate, 'The Nursery Club' by Martin Ricketts are all memorable.
It's the two- and three-pagers, however, that have left indelible marks on my memory. To my dying day I will never forget 'Laura' by Barry Martin and, most of all, 'Pieces of Mary' by Robert Ashley. Masterpieces of triple-distilled horror!… (mais)
bachelors_hall | Dec 26, 2020 |
This is an interesting collection, with a more vintage feel than you would expect for the publication year. For the most part they are stories that are uncomfortable in their horror rather than scary. It makes for a very tight feel to the collection, but I think more variation in the type of horror would have been beneficial. The pacing feels too homogeneous.
It's also not suitable for readers who do not like children featuring in dark fiction.
Overall, not a bad read, but not overly exciting either.… (mais)
AngelaJMaher | 1 outra resenha | Oct 18, 2019 |
A definite move toward quality over quantity in this collection. Of the contributors who were new to me; Philip Seymour Jennings stands out. His offering, "The Golden Teddy Bear," has a somewhat predictable ending, but in it Jennings gives us a playfully sardonic narrative that is interesting and engaging. Another writer for the list.
M.Rudd | Apr 23, 2018 |


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