Mike Jarvis & John Spencer - Echoes Of Terror (Hamlyn, 1980)
Charles Dickens - A Madman's Manuscript Lord Halifax - Three In A Bed Edgar Allan Poe - Masque Of The Red Death Bram Stoker - Dracula (Extract) O. Henry - The Furnished Room William Mudford - The Forsaken Of God Frederick Marryat - The Werewolf Matthew Lewis - The Midnight Embrace (Extract from "The Monk") William Makepeace Thackery - The Devil's Wager W. W. Jacobs - The Monkey's Paw Saki - The Seventh Pullet
As ade has pointed out elsewhere, this over-sized collection isn't about the largely over-familiar written content, but the marvellous illo's, many of which would go on to become cover paintings themselves.
For the record, the artists showcased are Jim Burns, Gordon Crabb, Les Edwards, Bob Fowke, Peter Goodfellow, Stuart Hughes, Terry Oakes and George Smith.
Of those I've been able to recognise so far:
Les Edwards: Michel Parry's Mayflower Black Magic nos. 1, 3, 4 & 6 and Reign Of Terror 4: Fontana Horror #10, Giles Gordon's Book Of Contemporary Nightmares, Haining's Weird Tales 1 (Sphere, 1978), Graham Masterton's Charnel House, Robert Black's Legend Of The Werewolf and Ronald Holmes' Witchcraft In British History.
Gordon Crabb: R. Chetwynd-Hayes Night Ghouls, Joan Kahn's Some Things Strange And Sinister and the Futura 1977 edition of Rice's Interview With The Vampire.
Terry Oakes: Kirby McCauley's Frights 1 and Robin Squires' Portrait Of Barbara (both Sphere)
Peter Goodfellow Tandem edition of William Hope Hodgson's Carnacki, The Ghostfinder (1974)
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.