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Witches & Warlocks -- Tales of Black Magic, Old & New
Witches Warlocks -- Tales of Black Magic Old New Author:Marvin Kaye (Editor) Tales of Black Magic. Stories including "The Witch Moment of Truth" "Fat Chance" "The Magic Shop", etc. Witches and Warlocks curse, jinx, hex, spook, possess, becharm, and bedevil their victims in this collection of tales of black magic. Many stories are dark and chilling, some are light and humorous; most are time-... more »honored, a few are original, written specifically for this book. Robert Louis Stevenson, Nicolai Gogol, W. B. Yeats, L. Frank Baum, and H. G. Wells are among the classic authors collected here. Contemporary writers include Isaac Bashevis Singer, Ray Bradbury, Manly Wade Wellman, Daniel Pinkwater, Tanith Lee, and Robert Bloch.
Within these pages, you'll meet:
... the witch who separates Oscar Wilde's "The Fisherman and his Soul," condemning the soul to wander loveless through foreign lands.
... the eccentric professor who invents a hormone solution that inspires love and becomes "the up-to-date sorcerer," by Isaac Asimov.
... the fortune-telling salon full of charlatans who suffer "the curse of the wandering gypsy," by Patricia Mullen.
... the highborn lady who unknowingly marries an evil sorcerer in "Sanguinarius,' by Ray Russell, and pays a terrible price.
... the devil who tricks Nathaniel Hawthorne's "young Goodman Brown" into thinking his wife is a witch-though it may not be a trick.
..."the old man of visions" by Algernon Blackwood, who provides enlightenment and solace if one doesn't question too closely.
... 'little old Miss Macbeth," by Fritz Leiber, who roams alone among the eerie creatures of a deserted city.
... Faustus, who conjures the most beautiful women in history to compare with the queen in the anonymous "enchanter Faustus and Queen Elizabeth." and
... the weredeer who pushes a young witch "too far" in Frederic Brown's humorous tale.« less