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Tales of the Grotesque: A Collection of Uneasy Tales

Tales of the Grotesque: A Collection of Uneasy Tales


By L. A. Lewis. Edited and with introduction by Richard Dalby.

ISBN 978-0-9572962-0-6. Paperback 180 pages, £9.99.




“The emaciated sodden legs beat a ceaseless march on the unresisting veil, like those of a gallows victim marking time in air. The battered, half-eaten arms clawed blindly at nothing. The eyes were gone, and within their ragged-edged hollows was manifest the coiling purposeful movement of reptilian life.” (‘Animate in Death’)


Squadron Leader Leslie Allin Lewis (1899-1961) was a veteran of both world wars, flying Sopwith Camels over France in 1918 and Hurricanes over England in 1940. He was also one of the best writers in the macabre and supernatural genre between wars.


“Lewis undoubtedly earns a high place among the best masters of supernatural and macabre literature that Britain has ever produced”. (Richard Dalby)


“A brilliant collection”. (Mark Samuels)



This is the first paperback edition of this rare collection of stories by one of our most underrated writers. Mark Samuels, author of The White Hands & Other Weird Tales described the book as a “brilliant collection”. Tales of the Grotesque: A Collection of Uneasy Tales, was first published in 1934 by Philip Allan, part of the ”Creeps” series. A second edition appeared in 1994 from The Ghost Story Press and both hardbacks are rare collectables today.

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