Nightmare Jack and Other Stories

Nightmare Jack and Other Stories

John Metcalfe / Sep 15, 2019

Nightmare Jack and Other Stories Introduction by Richard Dalby Nightmare Jack The Double Admiral The Smoking Leg The Grey House The Tunnel The Bad Lands Mr Meldrum s Mania Time Fuse Mortmain Funeral March of a Marionette Brenner s Bo

  • Title: Nightmare Jack and Other Stories
  • Author: John Metcalfe
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  • Page: 113
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Introduction by Richard Dalby Nightmare Jack The Double Admiral The Smoking Leg The Grey House The Tunnel The Bad Lands Mr Meldrum s Mania Time Fuse Mortmain Funeral March of a Marionette Brenner s Boy Not There Beyondaril The Firing Chamber The Renegade The Childish Thing The Feasting Dead Afterword, A Forgotten Man by Alexis Lykiard.

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    About "John Metcalfe"

      • John Metcalfe

        William John Metcalfe was born in Heacham, Norfolk in 1891, the son of William Charles Metcalfe, an author of sea stories for boys Metcalfe graduated with a degree in philosophy from the University of London in 1913 and for the next two years, until the outbreak of the First World War, he taught in Paris In 1914, he joined the Royal Naval Division and fought in the war but was invalided out in 1915 two years later, he enlisted again with the Royal Naval Air Service and in 1918 obtained a commission and served as an armament officer in the Royal Air Force.After the war, Metcalfe obtained a post as an assistant master at a London school and began to write His first book, The Smoking Leg and Other Stories, was published in 1925 and is highly regarded among connoisseurs of weird and supernatural tales Another collection, also containing several horror stories, Judas and Other Stories, followed in 1931 Metcalfe also wrote a handful of novels in other genres.In 1928, Metcalfe emigrated to New York and in 1930 married the American novelist Evelyn Scott, a prominent figure in the 1920s and 30s American literary scene In 1939, Metcalfe returned to military service with the British Royal Air Force and later again returned to the United States, where he taught at schools in Connecticut and New York After the death of his wife in 1963, Metcalfe suffered a breakdown and was hospitalized he died in 1965 after a fall.


    157 Comments

    1. His prose is not as polite as that of Walter de la Mare, Henry James, or Robert Aickman, nor is the pacing of his stories as subdued or the characters as urbane. Nonetheless, the shopkeepers, mariners, smugglers, artist's models, and other who populate Metcalfe's stories slip into worlds just as disturbing as those encountered in these other masters. Where are the Bad Lands, and why is the protagonist the only person who sees them? What is waiting for the curious priest in the firing chamber, an [...]


    2. A very compelling collection of stories from a truly underrated. Although I found the title story to be dated and rather creaky the majority of the tales were enjoyable. I especially liked 'The Badlands' but then I'm a sucker for what I like to call 'horrors whilst holidaying'. Yeah.at will never catch on. But yes, a very good collection if you can track down a copy (without paying a fortune!)



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