Stories Not for the Nervous Author:Alfred Hitchcock Here is the brand-new collection of the inimitable Mr. H's selection of macabre and horrifying tales, presenting twenty short stories, three novelettes, and one complete novel. — Let the master speak for himself. — "The title of this volume is Stories Not for the Nervous. There are those who will argue that this title could apply to any of the va... more »rious tomes of terror, sagas of suspense, or groupings of grue which I have from time to time gathered together for the delectation of my readers. And indeed the point is well taken.
"For I am not a man to cater to the nervous. If you are in the habit of chewing your fingernails, jumping from your chair when a door slams, or swooning when someone playfull shouts'Boo!' in your ear, I have only two words of advice - pass on.
"If, however, you have nerves which are under good control, nerves which are pleasantly tickled by a touch of terror or agreeably stimulated by a soupcon of suspense, then I invite you to join me.
"Take a seat, any seat, and start whereever you wish. Break for an intermission whenever you choose and return when you are ready. Informality rules in your enjoyment of this smorgasbord of stories. There is, I think, something for every taste.