Doorway to Dilemma: Bewildering Tales of Dark Fantasy

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An entertaining collection resurrecting the popular phenomenon and sub-genre of fiction: Dark Fantasy. This book includes an introduction explaining the fascinating social history of the ‘dilemma story’ – now a lost art form. One of two anthologies edited by expert Mike Ashley publishing this spring.

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“The events which I purpose detailing are of so extraordinary a character that I am quite prepared to meet with an unusual amount of incredulity and scorn…”

Welcome to the realm of Dark Fantasy, where the weird prevails and accounts of unanswerable dilemma find their home. Gathered within these pages are twisted yarns, encounters with logic-defying creatures and nightmarish fables certain to perplex and beguile.

So join us as we journey across the threshold, deep into the Library’s vaults where nineteen deliciously dark and totally dumbfounding stories await. These tales, plucked from long-lost literary magazines and anthologies spring to life again to embody this most mesmerising of genres.

About the author: Mike Ashley is one of the foremost historians of popular fiction with a specialism in the rare and forgotten short fiction of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His Tales of the Weird anthologies include Glimpses of the Unknown: Lost Ghost Stories and The Platform Edge: Uncanny Tales of the Railways.

Author(s)
Edited and introduced by Mike Ashley
Publisher
British Library Publishing
Publication date
May 2019
Pages
288
Dimensions
190 x 130 mm
Binding
Paperback

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