Post by thecoffinflies on Jan 12, 2010 14:40:54 GMT
Oops these pics are huge. Not sure what to do about that...also, apologies for the reflected camera flash in the image.
Target Books, 1973
I - SPIDERS
The Legend of Arachne, Lucy Berman The Legend of Robert the Bruce and the Spider, Sir Walter Scott The Valley of the Spiders, H G Wells Good Company, Leonard Clark
II - SNAKES
The Legend of Cadmus, Thomas Bullfinch Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, Rudyard Kipling Old Rattler and the King Snake, David Starr Jordan The Cobra, Ogden Nash Worms and the Wind, Carl Sandburg
III - RATS, BATS, AND MICE
The Legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, Lucy Berman The Curse of Mouse Tower, Bernhardt J Hurwood The Mouse, Henry Williamson The Vampire Bats, William Beebe Rats, Joan Beadon Bats, Randall Jarrell The Mouse's Tail, Lewis Carroll
IV - SCORPIONS AND ANTS
The Scorpion, Richard Henwood Wilhelmina, Gerald Durrell The Ants, H H Ewers The Ant, Ogden Nash The Termite, Ogden Nash
V - HORRORS OF THE DEEP
The Legends of the Kraken and the Hydra, Lucy Berman The Squids, Jules Verne The Octopus, Victor Hugo The Kraken, Alfred Lord Tennyson
coming up: an equivalent post for her far rarer anthology, Demon Lovers, 1973, and comments on the stories in both books.
Thanks for people's interest, anyway. Lucy Berman's no longer with us, but as her son I'm pleased to ensure her books a little corner of webspace.
thanks for posting this, gents. CF, with your permission, i'll repost the details on theVault Wordpress pages with a direct link back to here?
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.