The Book of the Dead

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Overlook Press, 1991 - Fiction - 215 pages
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A collection of short stories that journey into the world of the dead and the undead in the forgotten city of Paradys

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User Review  - ScoLgo - LibraryThing

This was a pretty good read for me. Lee's prose is hauntingly descriptive and a bit reminiscent of Poe. The three storeis I enjoyed the most were Beautiful Lady, Lost in the World, and The Glass ... Read full review

THE BOOK OF THE DEAD: The Secret Books of Paradys III

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Third of Lee's hitherto impressive Secret Books of Paradys: eight odd tales set in a forgotten French city where magic works and horrid things lurk in dark corners. Here, alas, the atmospheric ... Read full review


The Weasel Bride
The Nightmares Tale
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Tanith Lee, September 19, 1947 - Tanith Lee was born on September 19, 1947 in London, England, the daughter of ballroom dancers. She attended various primary schools and had a variety of jobs, from file clerk and assistant librarian to shop assistant and waitress. Lee attended an art college for one year, but felt she would be better writing her ideas than painting them. Her first professional sale was "Eustace," a 90 page vignette which appeared in The Ninth Pan Book of Horror Stories in 1968. While Lee was working as an assistant librarian, she wrote a children's story that was accepted for publication. Others of her stories were also bought but never published. In 1971, Macmillan published "The Dragon Hoard," another children's book, which was followed by "Animal Castle" and "Princess Hynchatti and Other Stories" in 1972. Lee had been looking for a British publisher for her book "The Birthgrave," but has been denied at every House she went. She then wrote to American publisher DAW, known for it's fantasy and horror selections, who immediately accepted her manuscript and published the book in 1975. Thus began a partnership between the two that lasted till 1989 and resulted in 28 books. After the publication of her third book by DAW, Lee quit her job and became a full time freelance writer. Lee has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award, the August Derleth Award and the Nebula. She has had more than 40 novels published, along with over 200 short stories.

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