Eight Tales

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Eight Tales
Eight tales.jpg
Dust-jacket by Gary Gore for Eight Tales
Author Walter de la Mare
Cover artist Gary Gore
Country United States
Language English
Genre Fantasy, horror short stories
Publisher Arkham House
Publication date
Media type Print (hardback)
Pages xx, 108 pp

Eight Tales is a collection of stories by author Walter de la Mare. It was released in 1971 and was the author's first collection of stories published by Arkham House. It was published in an edition of 2,992 copies. The stories were all written under de la Mare's pseudonym "Walter Ramal" and had not appeared previously in book form.


Eight Tales contains an introduction, by Edward Wagenknecht, and the following stories:

  1. "Kismet"
  2. "The Hangman Luck"
  3. "A Mote"
  4. "The Village of Old Age"
  5. "The Moon's Miracle"
  6. "The Giant"
  7. "De Mortuis"
  8. "A:B:O."


  • Jaffery, Sheldon (1989). The Arkham House Companion. Mercer Island, Washington: Starmont House, Inc. p. 99. ISBN 1-55742-005-X. 
  • Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, Maryland and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 48. 
  • S.T. Joshi (1999). Sixty Years of Arkham House: A History and Bibliography. Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House. p. 124. ISBN 0-87054-176-5. 
  • Nielsen, Leon (2004). Arkham House Books: A Collector's Guide. Jefferson, North Carolina, and London: McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 113. ISBN 0-7864-1785-4. 

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