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by Jim Dyer,C. M. Eddy Jr.

  • ISBN: 0970169922
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Jim Dyer,C. M. Eddy Jr.
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Fenham Publishing; First Edition edition (February 29, 2008)
  • Pages: 257 pages
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  • Rating: 4.2
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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I recommend this book to those who wish to know what mediocre weird pulp fiction was like in the '20's and '30's, and for those whose interest in . is so great that it extends to his social circle. The rest of you probably have better things to read. Clifford Martin C. M. Eddy, Jr. was a pulp writer known today primarily for his tale The Loved Dead, which was extensively rewritten by .

The Loved Dead and Other Tales (Narragansett, RI: Fenham Publishing, 2008). Eddy Jr. Exit into Eternity: Tales of the Bizarre and Supernatural Providence RI: Oxford Press, Inc, 1973. "Mystery Magazine/Stories". The Gentleman from Angell Street: Memories of . Lovecraft (with Muriel Eddy) (Narragansett, RI: Fenham Publishing, 2001).

Gleefully Macabre Tales by Jeff Strand (Delirium Books) showcases thirty-two of the author's mostly humorously grotesque horror .

Gleefully Macabre Tales by Jeff Strand (Delirium Books) showcases thirty-two of the author's mostly humorously grotesque horror stories. Most of the stories are very brief, some are gross (they were entries in WHC gross-out contests). This is most definitely taste specific. It's got appropriate jacket art by Alan M. Clark. The Loved Dead and Other Tales by C. (Fenham Publishing) is a collection of thirteen stories ranging from horror to mystery by a friend and sometimes collaborator of H. P. Lovecraft. Some of the stories are reprinted here for the first time since their original publication in the pulps.

The Loved Dead is a story written by C. in 1919. A controversial tale of necrophilia, it was published in Weird Tales bumper issue for May/July 1924. The plot centres around an unnamed narrator living in the rural village of Fenham who is a necrophile. He describes his repressive childhood and what drove him to commit these crimes. At the end of the story, with police hot on his trail, he commits suicide.

Voices from Hades by Jeffrey Thomas (Dark Regions Press) is a collection of stories loosely related to the author's novel Letters from Hades published in 2003

Voices from Hades by Jeffrey Thomas (Dark Regions Press) is a collection of stories loosely related to the author's novel Letters from Hades published in 2003. Here are seven stories (two published for the first time) about dead people who have been consigned to Hades.

The Loved Dead and Other Tales

The Loved Dead and Other Tales. by C. Published February 29, 2008 by Fenham Publishing in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Eddy, Jr. The Loved Dead, The Ghosteater, Ashes, and Deaf, Dumb, and Blind

Eddy, Jr. The Loved Dead, The Ghosteater, Ashes, and Deaf, Dumb, and Blind. These stories were written by my grandfather. These stories are not in the public domain, my grandfather retained the rights to them after they were published in Weird Tales. Upon my grandfathers death in 1967 and grandmothers death in 1978 the rights were inherited by my mother and aunt. I am writing this on their behalf

The Loved Dead is a story written by C.

This second collection of C. Eddy, J. s thirteen short stories showcases his Weird Tales creations together with a variety of other tales from that er. s thirteen short stories showcases his Weird Tales creations together with a variety of other tales from that era. Taken.

This second collection of C.M. Eddy, Jr. short stories showcases his Weird Tales creations together with a variety of other tales. These thirteen tales taken from their original manuscripts show the diversity and range that he displayed as an author. The stories in this volume run the gamut from horror to dectective mystery and the supernatural. Many included here are the first time they have been reprinted since they graced the pages of the pulp magazines back in the early part of the 20th Century.
Reviews about The Loved Dead And Other Tales (5):
Mediocre collection of 13 short stories by C. M. Eddy, friend and sometimes revision client of H. P. Lovecraft. All of the pieces were written between 1915 and 1922, although several were not published until the 1970's. Seven appeared in the early 1920's in the celebrated pulp magazine, "Weird Tales".

Eddy's main claim to fame is his Lovecraft-revised story "The Loved Dead", a delirious bit of purple prose about necrophilia that was published in "Weird Tales" in 1924. According to the somewhat dubious-sounding legend, the story provoked so much outrage among the reading public when it appeared that attempts were made to ban the issue, and the resulting notoriety created enough interest to give the failing magazine a new lease on life.

If the legend is true, then Eddy certainly deserves a footnote in the annals of horror and fantasy literature, for "Weird Tales" was the springboard from which writers like Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert Bloch, Henry Kuttner, C. L. Moore, Fritz Leiber, Ray Bradbury, and so many others launched their careers. It is impossible to imagine what the fantasy and horror genres would be like today if WT had folded back in 1924. So if Eddy's story really did save the day, then every horror or fantasy fan owes him a very large debt of gratitude.

Be that as it may, the stories gathered in this volume are of no great literary merit. With the exception of "The Loved Dead", none of them are particularly memorable. I finished the book a week or so ago and quite honestly cannot recall what most of them were about. This book is probably of value only to "Weird Tales" enthusiasts, who might find it interesting to read the stories that appeared in the pages of the Unique Magazine and to reflect on what a quantum leap occurred under the direction of editor Farnsworth Wright during his first few years at the helm, as he replaced bland, formulaic stories like these with the sword-and-sorcery of Howard, the bizarre fantasies of Smith, and the Cthulhu Mythos.
The legacy of Howard Philips Lovecraft is such that the term Lovecraftian is well known among horror fans. Though possessing a following in life, his existence eventually became one of threadbare poverty. Today, he is a giant.
Lovecraft comes across as a strange and driven man after a little biographical research. Odd then that he would collaborate with a fellow author whose normal life seems a mirror opposite?
Near forgotten now, Charles Martin Eddy, Jr. like Lovecraft, was a Providence native. The stamp of New England is on all his fiction. Unlike Lovecraft, his domestic life was orderly and though not wealthy, Eddy does not appear to have ever been in dire straits.
The two authors first met face to face in 1923. Lovecraft was a frequent visitor at the Eddy’s home. Eddy was part of Lovecraft’s circle of friends and authors. The two men edited each other’s work and traveled and explored together.
Interestingly, both men worked as investigators for Harry Houdini. The man was the country’s foremost debunker of spiritualists. The two writers were known for stories conjuring the occult. They also were Houdini’s ghostwriters, preparing works for his byline. This employment ended with the magician death in 1926.
The Lovecraft/Eddy relationship is the subject of The Gentleman From Angell Street: Memories of H.P. Lovecraft. It is a short book recounting the relationship of the Eddy’s and Lovecraft by Eddy and his wife, Muriel. Also in the same volume, the Eddy’s daughter recounts the strange man’s late night visits to the family home during her childhood.
As to Eddy’s writing, it does contrast with Lovecraft’s. In the main, it is not near as dark, though dark it is. It is similar in style and language, but Eddy seems to get to the point quicker. This does not make his work better, just different. The drawn out tales of Lovecraft allow you to lose yourself in his mythology. The more succinct stories of his confrere are no worse for their dispatch.
The most famous exploration the two men made was the search for the Dark Swamp In 1927, thought to be between Chepachet, Rhode Island and Putnam, Connecticut. Whether the two men found it is not known. No matter, it would be the background for a story by each of them. It is the locale for Eddy’s posthumously published Black Noon. Fortunately for one of the story’s main characters Eddy did not live to finish it. Another chapter and the man would have had a gruesome death as opposed to a professional disappointment.
Eddy’s notorious, The Loved Dead was a controversy in its day. It is a grisly tale that had trouble getting published. According to his grandson, Jim Dyer, Eddy’s agent told him no one would touch it in this country and to "try to publish it in France. He thought it might find an audience in Paris, where they had the Grand-Guignol, a theater of the bizarre. Eventually the pulp horror magazine, Weird Tales published the story in 1924, even though the editor still had his doubts. As it turned out, the controversy helped sell more copies of the magazine."
Weird Tales needed the help. It was foundering. The firestorm around the story was such that it was banned in places and that made the forbidden fruit all the more popular. C.M Eddy, Jr. was able to save a journal and scare a country.
The Loved Dead is grisly in the extreme. The story is not a tale of filial piety toward the deceased. Rather, it is of a young man who loves, literally, the dead. An undertaker, by trade, he freelances to insure the supply meets his demand. Eventually, he is too reckless and knows exposure imminent and does to himself what he had done to others.
It is in that first story you get the idea of his ability with the turn of the phrase. The protagonist describes his dull upbringing thus, “My early childhood was one long prosaic and monotonous apathy.” This ability is something he shares with Lovecraft and it enhances all their prose.
With the demise of pulp horror magazines, Eddy’s career went into an eclipse. He did not die relatively young, as did Lovecraft. In Lovecraft’s case this almost seems like what Gore Vidal said of Capote, “a good career move.” Eddy, however, had a life outside horror. He was employed as a booking agent and a proofreader. Also, he worked for the state and as an officer in professional organizations. It is hard to picture his friend accepting such a life.
Grandson Jim Dyer set up Fenham Publishing to produce the work of his ancestor. His website implies there is more to come. Whether the books will join the canon of high literature is doubtful. As pleasures in and of themselves, they more than succeed.
The title story of this collection is one of the few horror stories that are actually horrifying. I read it fifty years ago and still remember it (according to some accounts, H. P. Lovecraft, a friend of the author, collaborated on it), and the book is worth getting for this story alone. There are several other good ones, a bunch of workmanlike pulp stories that will hold your interest even if they're not memorable, and a couple of truly dreadful caveman stories (worth reading, I guess, as an example of what was in those pulps). There are a distressing number of typos, and one whole line of text is missing, but this doesn't detract seriously from the book. Interesting artifacts from a bygone era.
This book contains some of Eddy's best tales. A little bit of mystery, a little bit of macabre, these stories will hold your interest as well as any of the litarary masters of today can do. "The Loved Dead", the story most associated with Eddy, is by far one of his best, and certainly makes it worth the purchase of this book. Several of the other stories, such as "Souls and Heels" and my favorite, "The Ghost Eater", show the diversity of Eddy's imagination and his ability to hold your attention to the end of the story. Well worth the buy, especially for reading on a dark stormy night.........
This collection of thirteen short stories bring back the atmosphere of bygone days. The writing is crisp and draws you into the story. It is a pleasure to read this collection from an author who sadly hasn't gotten his due thoughout the years. The title story 'The Loved Dead' is an American classic that still will make you wake up in a cold sweat after reading it. The other stories show the author's versitility in his style of crafting a tale.

I highly recommend this!!!

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