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The Hunger and Other Stories by Charles Beaumont
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The Hunger and Other Stories by Charles Beaumont

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With a new introduction by Bernice M. Murphy

When The Hunger and Other Stories (1957) appeared, it heralded the arrival of Charles Beaumont (1929-1967) as an important and highly original new voice in American fiction. Although he is best known today for his television and film scripts, including several classic episodes of The Twilight Zone, Beaumont is being rediscovered as a master of weird tales, and this, his first published collection, contains some of his best. Ranging in tone from the chilling Gothic horror of “Miss Gentilbelle,” where an insane mother dresses her son up as a girl and slaughters his pets, to deliciously dark humor in tales like “Open House” and “The Infernal Bouillabaisse,” where murderers’ plans go disastrously awry, these seventeen stories demonstrate Beaumont’s remarkable talent and versatility. This new edition of The Hunger and Other Stories, the first in more than fifty years, includes a new introduction by Dr. Bernice M. Murphy, who argues for reconsideration of Beaumont alongside the other greats of the genre, including Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, and Richard Matheson.




reviews

“A memorable first book of fiction, one which belongs on any shelf of the best contemporary weird tales.” - August Derleth, Chicago Tribune

“[E]xtraordinary . . . gives Mr. Beaumont undeniable stature as an artist.” - N. Y. Herald Tribune

“Charles Beaumont was a genius . . . and one hell of a storyteller.” - Dean R. Koontz

“The name of Charles Beaumont will be honored and recognized for generations yet to come.” - Robert Bloch