August Derleth (ed.) - The Sleeping And The Dead (Four Square, 1964: originally Pellegrini & Cudahy, USA, 1947)
M. R. James - A View from a Hill August Derleth - Glory Hand Edith Wharton - The Lady’s Maid’s Bell Hazel Heald - Out of the Eons Ray Bradbury - The Jar Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu - The Bully of Chapelizod P. Schuyler Miller - Over the River Frank Belknap Long - The Ocean Leech Edward Lucas White - Amina H. Russell Wakefield - Farewell Performance Lord Dunsany - The Postman of Otford Henry Kuttner - Masquerade Algernon Blackwood - The Doll William F. Harvey - The Tool H. P. Lovecraft - The Dreams in the Witch-House
" ....when my career took me from journalism into publishing, before I finally became a full time editor and anthologist, I had the great satisfaction of arranging the first publication in Great Britain of The Sleeping And The Dead in a paperback edition under the Four Square imprint of New English Library."
- Peter Haining, selecting the 30-story Pellegrini & Cudahy edition as his choice for Stephen Jones & Kim Newman's Horror: 100 Best Books (Xanadu, 1988)
Four Square reprinted the remainder of The Sleeping And The Dead in companion volume The Unquiet Grave
Thanks to James Doig for providing the (very beautiful) cover scan
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.