I've been reading these stories on and off for a few weeks now and have finally come to the end of this great collection. Not only were these some great tales of the supernatural and ghost stories, most of them were also very nostalgic taking place around the turn of the 20th century in small towns or villages. I found them all to be very enjoyable. As others have mentioned, many of these tales could have been episodes of The Twilight Zone. In fact, Mr. George was indeed adapted for television but not for Twilight Zone. It was made into an episode of Boris Karloff's Thriller . Thriller was a great anthology series from the early 60s and I remember several of the episodes scaring me half to death when I was a kid. In fact some of Derleth's stories were made into several thrillers. Overall, I highly recommend this one and I will be reading more of Derleth!