These early works by various authors were originally published in the late 19th century and early 20th century and we are now republishing them with a brand new introduction as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series. 'Weird Tales of Creepy Crawlies' contains a collection of short stories about mysterious insects and arachnids, and includes 'The Strong Spider' by Edgar Allan Poe (1846), 'The Messenger' by Robert W. Chambers (1897), 'The Empire of the Ants' by by H. G. Wells (1905), and many more. The stories in this collection were mostly written around the turn of the century. And most of them reflect what has been a pretty consistent human reaction to insects, as evidenced throughout the literary tradition – fascination and disgust, in equal measure. Despite the Romantics' best efforts, the perception of insects as repulsive, threatening and unclean – the carriers of pestilence and plague in the bible; the exemplifiers of foulness in Shakespeare – has never quite gone away. The Cryptofiction Classics series contains a collection of wonderful stories from some of the greatest authors in the genre, including Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. From its roots in cryptozoology, this genre features bizarre, fantastical, and often terrifying tales of mythical and legendary creatures. Whether it be giant spiders, werewolves, lake monsters, or dinosaurs, the Cryptofiction Classics series offers a fantastic introduction to the world of weird creatures in fiction.
Played in Birmingham
Language: en
Pages: 151
Authors: Steve Beauchampe, Simon Inglis
Categories: Birmingham (England)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Played in Britain

Played in Birmingham is the fifth book in a groundbreaking English Heritage series celebrating Britain’s rich and diverse sporting heritage.Lavishly illustrated and adopting a completely new approach to the study of sporting and urban history, Played in Birmingham leads readers along a trail of fascinating locations and little known buildings,
Transactions
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Birmingham and Warwickshire Archaeological Society
Categories: Warwickshire (England)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher:

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The Musical Standard
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Birmingham and Warwickshire Archaeological Society
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 1868 - Publisher:

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The Law Times Reports
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Birmingham and Warwickshire Archaeological Society
Categories: Law reports, digests, etc
Type: BOOK - Published: 1869 - Publisher:

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The Journal of Gas Lighting, Water Supply & Sanitary Improvement
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Birmingham and Warwickshire Archaeological Society
Categories: Gas manufacture and works
Type: BOOK - Published: 1892 - Publisher:

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