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« on: October 19, 2009, 04:55:45 AM »

Good day. You don't know me but I know you .

I was wondering if anyone here cherishes obscure weird/strange fiction finds, especialy Public domain ones as much as I ? I had gone through all the Supernatural Fiction Database and L.W.Curre's novels from 1800-1923 and I could post the rather lengthy list of things I acquired , with aditions since then as well, if anyone wants, the book reviews for the things I have already read .

Current obscure book I am reading is "How like a God" by Rex Stout .
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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2009, 08:26:45 PM »

Im a fan of Machen and Dunsany. Does that count?
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2009, 10:16:33 PM »

Sounds interesting. Especially if you're going to post reviews. Thanks Lobo.  afro
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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2009, 02:34:58 AM »

Sounds interesting. Especially if you're going to post reviews. Thanks Lobo.  afro

I kinda did , no one kinda read it . As well as the story .

I hate sounding like a teen promoting their crappy atempts at fiction, just saying tongue

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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2009, 04:20:29 AM »

Sorry about the apparent lack of interest, Lobo. I think it's just that everybody is busier than usual at the moment. Personally, I hardly know which way is up right now.
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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2009, 01:27:51 PM »

That would be where the birds are tongue
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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2009, 01:49:07 PM »

I often hunt around a second-hand book store near to where I live and sometimes find little gems. Two of the favourites I've bought from there are 'Atoms and Evil' a collection of short stories by Robert Bloch and 'Forbidden Planets' an anthology on stories based on the Forbidden Planet film. Not sure how obscure these books are but I doubt if they're available in the high street chains. 
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« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2009, 05:10:11 PM »

I decided that, in order to try and boost activity, I will post that list, edited of course . Coments on the works I've read will go in the next post .

"I have already passed through "supernatural fiction database" and some of Violet Books' "Lost Race Checklist",but the details are rather flimsy.So the curent stage of my research is going through all fiction L.W.Currey has from the period 1800-1923. What I found there,and some other places in the past weeks will be posted here-a rather lengthy list, but I'll update what will be real good.All theese are availible online. "

* A BOOK OF STRANGE SINS BY COULSON KERNAHAN

* ALFRED NOYES-Walking Shadows (some tales)

* AN ITINERANT HOUSE AND OTHER STORIES by EMMA FRANCES DAWSON

* Archibald Malmaison by Julian Hawthorne

* AT A WINTER'S FIRE-Bernad Capes

* AT LA GLORIEUSE by M.E.M.Davis

* AUT DIABOLUS AUT NIHIL AND OTHER TALES by Field

* AVATAR-BY THÉOPHILE GAUTIER

* Cecilia de Noël-LANOE FALCONER

* DAN COSTARD'S TALE by Maurice Hewlett from ""New Canterbury tales"

* Daughters of Babylon A Novel By Wilson Barrett and Robert Hichens

* DER SCHARFRICHTER-by M.Y. Halidom

* Dream stories by Anna B. Kingsford (from "Dreams and Dream-Stories")

* E. F. Benson Collected Stories

* Stories by E.Nesbit:Man-size in marble,"The Ebony Frame","John Charrington's Wedding",The Mystery of the Semi-Detached,Uncle Abraham's Romance,and In the Dark

* Two tales from E.W.Peattie-The Shape of Fear, and other ghostly tales

* Encounters-Stories by Elizabeth Bowen

* FLOATING FANCIES AMONG THE WEIRD AND THE OCCULT BY CLARA H. HOLMES

* Rudyard Kipling tales:BUBBLING WELL ROAD,THE DREAM OF DUNCAN PARRENNESS, THE COURTING OF DINAH SHADD, AT THE END OF THE PASSAGE, In The Same Boa,'Swept And Garnished,The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes,'THE FINEST STORY IN THE WORLD',A MATTER OF FACT, THE LOST LEGION

* GEOFFREY'S WIFE BY MARY CHOLOMONDELY

* GHOST STORIES OF AN ANTIQUARY By M. R. JAMES

* GODS AND WOOD-THINGS BY L. H. ALLEN

* GREEN MANSIONS A Romance of the Tropical Forest by W. H. Hudson

* Some tales by H.B. MARRIOTT WATSON

* HANS OF ICELAND BY VICTOR HUGO

* HAUNTINGS by VERNON LEE

* HIDDEN WITCHERY BY NIGEL TOURNEUR

* Honolulu BY W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM

* HOW LOVE CAME TO PROFESSOR GUILDEA-Robert Hichens

* In Amundsens tent-by John Martin Leahy

* IN SEARCH OF THE OKAPI By ERNEST GLANVILLE

* IN THE SANCTUARY-by A. VAN DER NAILLEN

* IN THE STRANGER PEOPLES COUNTRY-Cradock

* Some tales from J. D. BERESFORD -NINETEEN IMPRESSIONS

* JERRY BUNDLER by W.W.Jacobs

* Kerfol-Edith Wharton

* Lazarus by Leonid Andryev

* Leabhar Sgeulaigheachta-translated by Douglas Hyde

* Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

* LOST BORDERS BY MARY AUSTIN

* LOUQUIER‘S THIRD ACT and BELSHAZZAR S LETTER by KATHARINE FULLERTON GEROULD

* MAURICE BARING-Orpheus in Mayfair

* MODERN GHOSTS
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* Morgan Robertson-Over the border

* NIGHT ON THE BORDERS OF THE BLACK FOREST-AMELIA B. EDWARDS

* NOUGHTS AND CROSSES-ARTHUR THOMAS QUILLER-COUCH

* OFF SANDY HOOK AND OTHER STORIES BY RICHARD DEHAN

* OMEGA THE LAST DAYS OF THE WORLD BY CAMILLE FLAMMARION

* ON THE STAIRCASE by Katharine F. Gerould

* OWEN WINGRAVE by Henry James

* PAN AND THE TWINS BY EDEN PHILLPOTTS

* Pharos the Egyptian-Guy Boothby

* PRINCESS SAYRANE A ROMANCE OF THE DAYS OF PRESTER JOHN by EDITH OGDEN HARRISON

* Richard Middleton stories (including The Coffin Merchant)

* Robert Barr stories

* ROMANTIC LEGENDS OF SPAIN By GUSTAVO ADOLFO BECQUER

* Six cent sam's by Julian Hawthorne

* SOULS ON FIFTH BY GRANVILLE BARKER

* Some stories from th enigmatic "B", including "The Strange Fate of
Mr Peach"

* SUBTERRANEAN TEMPLES by Pierre Loti

* STIVINGHOE BANK by H.R.Malden

* The Ashes of a God By F. W. BAIN

* THE AZTEC TREASURE-HOUSE By Thomas Allibone Janvier

* THE BATTLE FOR THE PACIFIC AND OTHER ADVENTURES AT SEA

* The Bell in the Fog And Other Stories By Gertrude Atherton

* The Black Douglas By S.R. Crockett

* THE BLACK SPANIEL BY ROBERT HICHENS

* THE CAPTAIN'S STORY by Rebecca Harding Davis

* THE COLUMN OF DUST by EVELYN UNDERHILL

* THE CRUSHED FLOWER AND OTHER STORIES-Leonid Andreyev

* The Crystal Cup By Bram Stoker

* THE CURATE'S TALE, by Christian Isobel Johnstone

* THE CUTTING-OF OF THE 'QUEEN CHARLOTTE' AND A POINT OF THEOLOGY ON MADURO by Lousi Becke

* THE DEVIL OF THE MARSH-by H. B. Marriott-Watson

* THE EMPEROR OF ELAM AND OTHER STORIES BY H. G. DWIGHT

* THE EYE OF ISTAR BY WILLIAM LE QUEUX

* THE FAIR MISSISSIPPIAN by Mary Noailles Murfree

* The Fearsome Island By Albert Kinross

* THE FIFTH MESSAGE FROM THE TIDELESS SEA-by William Hope Hodgson

* THE FOLLOWER and A RIP VAN WINKLE OF THE KALAHARI by Frederick Cornell

* THE FROZEN PIRATE-W. CLARK RUSSELL (an adventure tale,but with striking imagery in the begining)

* THE GRAY MAN-by Sarah Orne Jewett

* THE GREAT TABOO by GRANT ALLEN

* The Harbor-Master-R.W.Chambers

* THE HORSE-THIEVES by Alexander Kuprin

* THE HOUSE BY THE CHURCH-YARD by J. SHERIDAN LE FANU

* The House on Stilts A Novel BY R. H. HAZARD

* THE CHARMER OF SNAKES and THE TRIBUTE OF SOULS by Robert Hichens

* THE INTOXICATED GHOST AND OTHER STORIES BY ARLO BATES

* The Island of the Stairs By CYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY

* THE LAGOON OF DESIRE BY W. F. ALDER

* THE LITTLE ROOM by Madelene Yale Wynne

* THE LORD OF THE DARK RED STAR BY EUGENE LEE-HAMILTON

* THE LORD OF THE SEA By M.P.Shiel

* THE LOST STRADIVARIUS-BY J. MEADE FALKNER

* The Man on the Other Side by Ada Barnett

* The Man With The Cough- Mrs Molesworth

* THE MARQUIS OF TUSCANY by Jeremiah Cummings

* The Master Key by L. Frank Baum

* The Master of Silence A Romance By Irving Bacheller

* The Minions Of Midas by Jack London

* The Moon-Gazer and One other by D.N.J

* THE MUMMY OF THOMPSON-PRATT by C. J. CUTCLIFFE HYNE

* The Night Wire-H. F. Arnold-a very powerfull short tale.Reminds one of M.P.Shiel

* THE NINTH VIBRATION AND OTHER STORIES-BY L. ADAMS BECK

* THE OCTAVE OF CLAUDIUS-BARRY PAIN

* The People of the Pit-by Abraham Merritt (absolutely marvelous)

* The Phantom Death-by W. Clark Russell

* The Phial of Dread by Fitz Hugh Ludlow

* The Prayer by Violet Hunt

* The Professional and Other Psychic Stories

* THE RED LAUGH-by Leonid Andreyev-one of the most marvelous strange tales ever writen.Like Kafka going to war and keeping focus.

* THE ROMANCE OF GOLDEN STAR by GEORGE GRIFFITH

* THE SECRET OF APOLLOPS SEPTRIO by Leonard Kip

* THE SEVEN WHO WERE HANGED-Andreyev.A very wonderfull book.

* The Seventh Man-Arthur Quiller-Couch

* The Ship That Saw a Ghost by Frank Norris

* THE SLAYER OF SOULS-R.W.Chambers

* THE SPIRIT OF BAMBATSE A ROMANCE By H. RIDER HAGGARD

* THE STRANGE ADVENTURE OF JAMES SHERVINTON AND OTHER STORIES By Louis Becke

* THE STRANGE STORY OF AHRINZIMAN by Anita Silvani

* The Thing in the Cellar by David H. Keller

* THE UNINHABITED HOUSE-MRS. J.H. RIDDELL

* The Villa of the Peacock And Other Stories By Richard Dehan

* THE TOLL-HOUSE-W.W. Jacobs

* THE WEIRD ORIENT-NINE MYSTIC TALES BY HENRY ILIOWIZI

* THE WHITE WATERFALL BY JAMES FRANCIS DWYER

* THE WITCH OF PRAGUE by F. MARION CRAWFORD

* THE WOMAN FROM PURGATORY by Marie Belloc Lowndes

* The Worshipper of the Image By RICHARD LE GALLIENNE

* THOSE WHO RETURN by Maurice Level

* Three stories By F. TENNYSON JESSE (A SHEPHERDESS OF FAUNS ,THE GREATEST GIFT )

* THURNLEY ABBEY-by Perceval Landon

* TOLD BY THE DEATH'S HEAD by Maurus Jokai(has a few supernatural episodes)

* TONGUES OF CONSCIENCE by ROBERT HICHENS

* Two OLIVE M.BRIGGS tales

* Two stories by A.E.Coppard

* Two tales of Henry Augustin Beers

* Under the Hermes and other Stories by Richard Dehan

* UNPATH'D WATERS BY FRANK HARRIS

* WAR AND THE WEIRD BY FORBES PHILLIPS AND R.T.Hopkins

* Weird tales from Northern seas by Jonas Lie

* WEIRD TALES FROM THE PAGES OF „IN A CANADIAN CANOE“-Barry Pain

* WINGS TALES OF THE PSYCHIC-ACHMED ABDULLAH

* WOLVERDEN TOWER by Grant Allen

* ZISKA THE PROBLEM OF A WICKED SOUL BY MARIE CORELLI

* THE HOUSE OF TERROR and others by A. E. W. MASON

* Five Stories by BRANDER MATTHEWS

A Bachelor‘s Supper by J.A.Mitchell

THE SIGN OF THE SPIDER BY BERTRAM MITFORD

THE INDUNA'S WIFE by Bertram Mitford

BACK THERE IN THE GRASS by GOUVERNEUR MORRIS

POSSESSED by CLEVELAND MOFFETT

THE BROOCH by Neil Munro

THE JESTER BY LESLIE MOORE

ECKERMANN AND TANNEMEYER and one other by James O Neill

THE DOOM OF MAMELONS By William Murray

THE SENSE OF TOUCH by Ernest Dunlop Swinton

THE SOUL OF PIERRE BY GEORGE OHNET

VANDOVER AND THE BRUTE By Frank Norris

WILL by VINCENT O‘SULLIVAN

THE BECKSIDE BOGGLE and LOST ON THE MOOR by Alice Rea

THREE PENHALLOW TALES (my title for the documents of three tales from the "PENHALLOW" book) BY Edith Robinson

THE HAND OF THE MANDARIN QUONG and TCHERIAPIN by Sax Rohmer

EZRA CAINE BY JOSEPH SMARTS

THE SWEET-SCENTED NAME BY FYODOR SOLOGUB

The Fifth String By John Philip Sousa

OLD FIRES AND PROFITABLE GHOSTS by Quiller-Couch

THE HAUNTED YACHT by Quiler-Couch

THE ROLL-CALL OF THE REEF BY QUILLER-COUCH "

A BOOK OF DEAR DEAD WOMEN BY EDNA WORTHLEY UNDERWOOD
A Journey In Other Worlds-John Jacob Astor
A MAINSAIL HAUL BY JOHN MASEFIELD
A Mirror of Shalott By Robert Hugh Benson
A SON OF THE AGES BY STANLEY WATERLOO
A Rebours by Joris-Karl Huysmans
A DEAL IN WHEAT By FRANK NORRIS
A TALE OF A SALAMANDER and THE QUEEN OF CALIFORNIA by Edward Everett Hale
ALL MEN ARE GHOSTS BY L. P. JACKS
ALROY BY BENJAMIN DISRAELI
AN ANTARCTIC MYSTERY-Verne
And the Sphinx Spoke by Paul Eldridge
Ardath by Marie Corelli
ARSARETH A TALE OF THE LURAY CAVERNS BY B.C.WARREN
AT RANDOM by Louis Frederic Austin
Atla A Story of the Lost Island by J. Gregory Smith
Atlantida by Pierre Benoit
BETWEEN THE DARK AND THE DAYLIGHT by W.D.HOWELLS
Citadel of fear-Francis Stevens
DALLESZONA AND THE SEVENTH TREASURE By ALLEN KENDRICK WRIGHT
DEW AND MILDEW BY PERCIVAL CHRISTOPHER WREN
DEVIL TALES by VIRGINIA FRAZER BOYLE
D'OUTRE MORT BY HARRIET PRESCOTT SPOFFORD
DR. MATERIALISMUS by F. J. STIMSON
EARTH'S ENIGMAS by Charles Roberts
FATAL INHERITANCE by MRS. TOWNSHEND MAYER
Florence Fables BY WILLIAM J. FLORENCE
From Whose Bourne by Robert Barr
Gloria Victis By J. A. Mitchell
GRAPHICS By HARRIS MERTON LYON
CHILDREN OF THE HILLS BY DERMOT O'BYRNE
IDOLATRY A Romance by JULIAN HAWTHORNE
In Tenebras by Howard Pyle
IN THE DWELLINGS OF THE WILDERNESS-by C. BRYSON TAYLOR
IN THE WRONG PARADISE AND OTHER STORIES by Andrew Lang
INTERMERE BY WILLIAM ALEXANDER TAYLOR
JOHN NORTH IN MEXICO BY FRED A OBER
LOKIS , Matteo Falcone and Colomba by Prosper Merime
MONTEZUMA'S CASTLE AND OTHER WEIRD TALES BY CHARLES B. CORY
MR. FORTESCUE An Andean Romance by WILLIAM WESTALL
MY TUSSLE WITH THE DEVIL AND OTHER STORIES By O. HENRY'S GHOST
Nightmare Tales by H. P. Blavatsky
OPALS FROM A MEXICAN MINE BY GEORGE DE VALLIERE
Perdita BY HILDEGARDE HAWTHORNE
PUSHED BY UNSEEN HANDS BY HELEN H. GARDENER
RAFNALAND By William Huntington Wilson
RED EVE by H. Rider Haggard
RED HAND and two other by Neil Munro
SEVEN STRANGE STORIES By J. WALLACE HOFF
TALES OF SECRET EGYPT By sax ROHMER
THE ADMIRAL'S CHAIR AND OTHER SKETCHES AND VIGNETTES BY J. E. G. DE MONTMORENCY
THE BIRTH OF FIRE by Flora Annie Steel
THE BOOK OF ALGOONAH by anonymous
THE CRYSTAL SCEPTRE by Philip Verrill Mighels
The Doomsman by Van Tassel Sutphen
THE ENCHANTED STONE A ROMANCE BY C. LEWIS HIND
THE ETERNAL MAIDEN by T. Everett Harre
THE FINLESS DEATH and THE MAZE by Robert Ernest Vernede
THE FINDING OF LOTS WIFE BY ALFRED CLARK
THE FRIEND OF DEATH By Pedro Antonio de Alarcon y Ariza
THE GATES OF KAMI By Baroness Orczy
THE GHOST GARDEN BY AMELIE RIVES
THE GOLD WORSHIPERS By J.B. HARRIS-BURLAND
THE GOLDEN TALISMAN BY H. PHELPS WHITMARSH
THE HINDU,LIGHTED CANDLES and THE NOMAD by Robert S. Hichens
THE HOUSE OF THE VAMPIRE by GEORGE SYLVESTER VIERECK
THE HOUSE OF THE WIZARD BY M. IMLAY TAYLOR
The House Party by Emma S. Duffin and The Face in the Fresco by Arnold Smith
THE HUNGRY STONES and LIVING OR DEAD By Rabindranath Tagore
THE CHAIN OF GOLD BY STANDISH O'GRADY
The Leather Funnel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Man Who Was Born Again by Paul Busson
THE MYSTERIES OF FLORENCE BY GEORGE LIPPARD
The Mysterious Mansion by Honore de Balzac
THE OPEN DOOR and THE PORTRAIT by Mrs. Oliphant
THE REPUBLIC OF THE SOUTHERN GROSS AND OTHER STORIES By VALERY BRUSSOF
THE STATEMENT OF STELLA MABERLY By J. Anstey
THE THING FROM THE LAKE by ELEANOR M. INGRAM
THE UNLIVED LIFE OF LITTLE MARY ELLEN by RUTH McENERY STUART
The Viking's Skull By John R. Carling
The Witchery of Rita AND Waiting for Tonti by WILL H. ROBINSON
THREE MIDNIGHT STORIES BY ALEXANDER W. DRAKE
YOUTH A NARRATIVE AND TWO OTHER STORIES JOSEPH CONRAD
WRACK AND OTHER STORIES BY DERMOT O'BYRNE
A romance of the Picadilly Tubes by  Thomas Graham Jackson


This is the list , though there would be around 20-25 more books not on there . Would be kinda hard to try and find all of those, so I would probably need to do the whole thing from scratch . Oh well .

I only read a fraction of this , see .

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« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2009, 07:33:15 PM »

Are these all "horror" books?
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« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2009, 03:45:50 AM »

Not necessarily . They range from anywhere within the genre to the very borderline , like MONTEZUMA'S CASTLE which I reviewed earlier . Others have more or less fantastical content . They are not even all books .

There's "A book of Strange sins" by Kernahan which is a colection of moral fantasies whose first story is very reminescent to Quiler-Couch's unusual "Oceanus" .
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