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Post by Bob Rothwell » Mon 17 Apr, 2006 21:56:01

During my wanderings around the ether (and we don't want to dwell on that for too long :-$) and away from these shores, I came across a fascinating (to me, anyway) German collection of Ghost Story Anthologies from around the world. I liked the look and idea of them so much that I would love to find out more about them and, in particular, if they or anything similar have been published in the English language. So, if anyone has, or can get, knowledge, pictures etc. please, please share!

Details collated so far: (updated 20 April 2006)
[align=center]Publisher: Fischer Taschenbuchverlag, Frankfurt
(Fischer Paperback publishers, Frankfurt)
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Arabian Ghost Stories (Arabische Gespenstergeschichten)
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ed. by Ursula Assaf-Nowak
(1980, December 1982 (ISBN: 3596228263))
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Chinese Ghost Stories (Chinesische Gespenstergeschichten)
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ed. by Adrian Baar
(1975 (ISBN: 3436021709), 1976, 1979, March 1983 (ISBN: 3596216532))
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English Ghost Stories (Englische Gespenstergeschichten)
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ed. by Mary Hottinger
(1965, 1967, 1970, 1972 (ISBN: 3436005924), 1974, 1975, 1977, November 1982 (ISBN: 3596206669))
(Stories by M.R. James, Bowen, E.F. Benson, Stevenson, Bulwer-Lytton, Bagnold, Jacobs, Middleton, Burrage).
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French Ghost Stories (Französische Gespenstergeschichten)
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ed. by Hans Rauschning
(1964, 1965, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1977, 1979, November 1982 (ISBN : 3596205964))
(Stories include - Prosper Merimee: Gesicht Karls des Elften / Andre Maurois: Das Haus / Jean Lorrain: Die Masken über dem Nichts / Gerard de Nerval: Das grüne Scheusal / Guy de Maupassant: Der Horla / Gabrielle Menardau: Haß / Pierre Mille: Das Totenschiff / Frederic Boutet: Wenn wir gestorben sind / Villiers de l'Isle-Adam: Vera).
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Ghost stories from the Baltic (Gespenstergeschichten aus dem Baltikum)
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ed. by Manfred Klein
(1980, December 1984 (ISBN: 359622831X))
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Ghost stories from England (Gespenstergeschichten aus England)
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ed. by Franz Rottensteiner
(1980, November 1983 (ISBN: 3596228239))
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Ghost stories from Japan (Gespenstergeschichten aus Japan)
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ed. by Lafcadio Hearn, Gustav Meyrink
(1978, November 1982 (ISBN: 3596228077))
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Ghost stories from Latin America (Gespenstergeschichten aus Lateinamerika)
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ed. by Veronika Schmidt
(1980, December 1984 (ISBN: 359622828X))
(Stories by Borges, Lugones, Asturias, Marquez, Fuentes, Casares, Pena, Calderon, Donoso, Jaramillo, Cerruto etc.).
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Ghost stories from London (Gespenstergeschichten aus London)
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ed. by Jacquelyn Visick
(1979, 1983 (ISBN: 3596228174))
(Stories by Blackwood, Grene, Aldiss, Bowen, Timperley, Harvey, Sanson, Cross, Horn, etc.).
German edition of London Tales Of Terror, Fontana, 1972
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Ghost stories from North America (Gespenstergeschichten aus Nordamerika)
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ed. by Franz Rottensteiner
(1981, May 1987 (ISBN: 3596228344))
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Ghost stories from Austria (Gespenstergeschichten aus Österreich)
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ed. by Franz Rottensteiner
(1979 (ISBN: 359622814X))
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Ghost stories from Poland (Gespenstergeschichten aus Polen)
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ed. by Marek Wydmuch, Franz Rottensteiner
(1978 (ISBN: 3596219957))
(Stories by Grabinski, Barszczewski, Tripplin, Reymont, Meissner, Zukrowski, Rankiewicz, Szczypiorski etc.).
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Ghost stories from Scandinavia (Gespenstergeschichten aus Skandinavien)
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ed. by Wolfgang Körner
(1979, November 1984 (ISBN: 3596228131))
(Stories by Hamsun, Strindberg, Lagerlöf, Lagerkvist, Sörensen, Lie, Jacobsen, Pontoppidan).
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Ghost stories from the South Seas (Gespenstergeschichten aus der Südsee)
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ed. by Franz Rottensteiner
(1982, June 1987 (ISBN: 3596228425))
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Ghost stories from Wales (Gespenstergeschichten aus Wales)
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ed. by R. Chetwynd-Hayes
(1978 (ISBN: 3596228034), 1980)
(Stories by Machen, Trevelyan, Chetwynd-Hayes, G. Jones, Bridgeman, Looker, Haynes, Seth, Howell, Jenkins, Griffith, Hughes).
German edition of Welsh Tales Of Terror, Fontana, 1972
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Irish ghost stories (Irische Gespenstergeschichten)
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ed. by Frederik Hetmann
(1976 (ISBN: 3436022659), 1978, 1980, February 1983 (ISBN: 3596217164))
(Stories by LeFanu, Maturin, Byrne, Gregory etc.).
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Russian ghost stories (Russische Gespenstergeschichten)
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ed. by Johannes von Guenther
(1961, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1970 (ISBN: B0000BTBQ6), 1974 (ISBN: 3436004340), November 1982 (ISBN: 3596204267))
(Stories by Puschkin, Odojewski, Gogol, Lermontow, Lesskow, Brjussow).
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Scottish ghost stories (Schottische Gespenstergeschichten)
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compiled by Peter Haining
(1976 (ISBN: 3436022055), November 1982 (ISBN: 3596216737))
(Contains stories by John Galt, James Hogg, Allan Cunningham, J.F. Campbell, John Mackay Wilson, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Algernon Blackwood, A. J. Cronin und John Keir Cross).
German edition of (possibly) Clans Of Darkness, Gollancz, 1971
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Hauntings. An Anthology (Spuk. Eine Anthologie)
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compiled by Peter Haining
(1974, November 1982 (ISBN: 3596214475))
(contains: Peter Haining: Vorwort / W. Harrison Ainsworth: Das nächtliche Treffen / H. P. Lovecraft: Das Peabody-Erbe / W. B. Seabrook: Die Rache der Hexe / Dennis Wheatley: Die Schlange / August Derleth: Die Messe des Fürsten Borgia / Algernon Blackwood: Heimliche Anbetung / Francis Prevot: Der Teufelsanbeter / Basil Copper: Totenarchiv / Robert Block: Mutter der Schlangen / Arthur J. Burks: Cerimarie / Shirley Jackson: Die Hexe / Ray Bradbury: Heimkehr / Edgar Allan Poe: Wette nie mit dem Teufel um deinen Kopf).
German edition of The Evil People, Leslie Frewin, 1968
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Monsters. An Anthology (Ungeheuer. Eine Anthologie)
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compiled by Peter Haining
(1973, 1976 (ISBN: 3436018066), November 1982 (ISBN: 3596214173))
(Stories by Defoe, Poe, C.A. Smith, Bradbury, de Camp, Ellin, Leiber, Brennan, Wyndham, Derleth, Bloch, Harrison, Russell, Ellison, etc.).
German edition of The Freak Show, Corgi, 1971[/url]
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Hour of the Vampire (Stunde der Vampire)
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compiled by Peter Haining
(1974 (ISBN: 3436020028), 1976, November 1982 (ISBN: 3596215277))
(Stories by Summers, Stoker, James, Derleth, Benson, Wellman, Miller, Matheson, Bradbury, Bloch, Leiber, Polidori, Hare, Copper, etc.).
German edition of The Midnight People, Leslie Frewin, 1968
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(?Second Fright/Terror?). From the (?Ghost Cabinet?) of Lady Cynthia Asquith (Schrecksekunden. Aus dem Geisterkabinett der Lady Cynthia Asquith)
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ed. by Cynthia Asquith
(1973 (ISBN: 3436016683), December 1977 (ISBN: 3596213487))
(contains: Rosemary Timberley: Weihnachtliches Zusammentreffen / L.A.G.Strong: Danse Macabre / G.W.Stonier: Aus den Erinnerungen eines Geistes / Nancy Spain: Die Verwirrung der Schlange McKoy / V.S.Pritchett: Don Juans seltsamstes Abenteuer / Walter de la Mare: Schutzgeist / Rose Macaulay: Die Rehabilitierung des Tiberius / C.H.B.Kitchin: Die Chelsea-Katze / L.P.Hartley: W.S. / Mary Flitt: Das Amethystkreuz / Eleanor Farjeon: Spooner / Evelyn Fabyan: Fliegerangriff bei Nacht / John Connell: Zurück an den Anfang / Collin Brooks: Eigentum bei Fertigstellung / Elizabeth Bowen: Die Hand im Handschuh / Eileen Bigland: Eine ätherische Erscheinung / Cynthia Asquith: Ein Grab zu wenig).
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Post by gloomysundae » Wed 19 Apr, 2006 14:26:34

Here goes for some English editions:

Ghost Stories From London edited by Jacquelyn Visick was published over here as London Tales Of Terror (Fontana in 1972)

Contents & cover

Ghost Stories From Wales edited by R. Chetwynd-Hayes was published over here as Welsh Tales Of Terror by Fontana in 1972

Contents & cover

Scottish Ghost Stories edited by Peter Haining looks like it's probably Clans Of Darkness (Gollancz, 1971: Sphere, 1972)

Contents & cover

Hauntings. An Anthology is Haining's The Evil People (Leslie Frewin, 1968, Everest, 1975)

Contents & covers

Hour Of The Vampire is Haining's The Midnight People(Leslie Frewin, 1968)

Contents & covers

Monsters. An Anthology looks to me as though it's Haining's The Freak Show

Contents & cover

The Lady Cynthia Asquith one is The Second Ghost Book, (James Barrie, 1952: Pan, 1956)

I'll get a cover scan of the Pan paperback if you want?

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Post by Bob Rothwell » Wed 19 Apr, 2006 22:20:06

gloomysundae, many thanks for all this. I've now amended the posting to include your info (complete with your links, of course!). Thanks also for sending me the covers for the Asquith title.

I also notice from your excellent site that Fontana did a series of Terror titles, but only got outside the UK with 'European' and 'Orient' Terror (ignoring the 'Seas' and 'Outer Space' titles!). Now that the UK is full of other cultures, perhaps a publisher might want to attempt a similar series here?

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Back to the drawing board

Post by gloomysundae » Thu 20 Apr, 2006 12:46:30

I love the Fontana series, and the 'European' and 'Oriental' collections both have a strong claim to being the best of the bunch - J. J. Strating's selections are virtually all instant classics.

I'm with you: I'd love to see an enterprising publisher produce the equivalent of these 200 page paperbacks today with something like the same regularity. A nice mixture of the old and new (like the later Fontana Ghost Story books), individual volumes devoted to various authors from all corners of the globe ...

But .... "short stories don't sell" :roll:

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