W. H. Cozens (ed.) - The Pan Book of Revenge Stories (1971)
Revenge orthodox and unorthodox - a wild justice, an inexorable hate, a triumph over death, hot as the fires of Hell, cold as Arctic depths, a sweetness to woman, and it's own executioner.
Introduction - W. H. Cozens
W. W. Jacobs - Captain Rogers Jack London - The Sun-Dog Trail Jack Cope - Stonewall's Ghost Guy De Maupassant - A Vendetta John P. Foran - No Alibi John McGhee - Little Kind Of Fellow Saki - Laura Brian Cleeve - The Revenge Of Big Michael H. G. Wells - The Cone David Alexander - Scarecrow Arthur Gordon - Arctic Vengeance John Steinbeck - The Murder A. Neil Lyons - The Honeymoon Edgar Allan Poe - The Cask Of Amontillado
Much of the content is more inclined toward the crime/ thriller genres, but i'm not gonna argue with the horror credentials of any book that includes The Cone and The Cask Of Amontillado, Laura and Vendetta. And, of course, there's the little matter of that cover! He's lovely, isn't he?!!
From the first, I set myself against "literature"; the story was the thing, and no amount of style could persuade me to select a story that lacked genuine, unadulterated horror. For those who wanted something high-brow there was plenty.