Tuesday 8 September 2015

The Unbroken Chain by Irvin S. Cobb

Very pleased today to get a book I ordered through the post from a bookseller in the States. On an Island That Cost $24.00 by Irvin S. Cobb, is a collection of short stories, only one of which I really need to get: The Unbroken Chain, reputedly a model for H. P. Lovecraft's The Rats in the Walls. I have been trying to get hold of a copy of this story for a while without success.

In Things That Go Bump in the Night, which I co-edited with Douglas Draa earlier this year, we published another of Cobb's stories, Fishhead, which it is claimed inspired yet another of Lovecraft's stories, The Shadow Over Innsmouth.

I haven't read The Unbroken Chain yet, but I had in in mind when I ordered this book to include it in the next collection of old classic stories to be published by Parallel Universe later this year or early next, Classic Weird 2.


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