Into the Mummy's Tomb

Into the Mummy's Tomb

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"The Mummy." The first things that come to mind are the curse...reanimation...and revenge. But what further mysteries are to be unwrapped in the tombs of the Ancient Egyptians? And what horrors still lie buried in the imaginations of the immortal talents who have explored this realm of the fantastic? In this thrilling anthology, writers as diverse as Anne Rice (unveiling a chilling excerpt from her novel The Mummy or Ramses the Damned), Tennessee Williams (in his first published piece), Louisa May Alcott (at her most unexpectedly startling), and an actual Egyptian priest (penning his tale in 300 B.C.), venture Into the Mummy's Tomb for tales of the undead that have survived for eternity in nightmares of the living.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425176641
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date: 04/01/2001
Edition description: BERKLEY TR
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Truth of the Mummy's Curse1
The Malevolence of Ancient Egyptian Spirits17
Lost in a Pyramid, or The Mummy's Curse33
Raiding Mummies' Tombs43
The Vengeance of Nitocris63
Under the Pyramids75
Opening King Tutankhamen's Tomb101
The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb115
The Demon-Possessed Princess129
The Majestic Sphinx133
Smith and the Pharaohs137
Some Words with a Mummy179
Colonel Stonesteel's Genuine Homemade Truly Egyptian Mummy197
Dead Kings (Excerpt)211
Lot No. 249217
The Locked Tomb Mystery249
The Death-Ring of Sneferu265
The Mummy or Ramses the Damned (Excerpt)283
The Jewel of Seven Stars (Abridged)303

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Into the Mummy's Tomb 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
With last years¿ very good movie and the sequel coming out shortly, mummies are popular. This collection centers on mummies and will surprise the reader with its vast range of tales. Then again, the fourteen authors contributing short stories read like a college literature book. If nothing else grips the audience, notables such as Twain, Doyle, Alcott, Williams, Lovecraft, Christie, Haggard, Poe, Kipling, Stoker, Bradbury, Rohmer, Rice, and Peters have entries. Also included are commentaries by archeologist Howard Carter of Tut fame, an ancient Egyptian Priest, Egyptologist and Carter peer Arthur Weigall, and other noted Egyptologists. This anthology is excellent for its fiction alone, but turns ultra-superb with its enlightening look at real mummies, their tombs, and their ¿curses¿. INTO THE MUMMY¿S TOMB is a great collection that horror readers and fans of Ancient history will enjoy in one sitting.

Harriet Klausner