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What was the name of the collection? I'd like to know who the others are that you enjoyed.
There are (or have been) a great number of such anthologies (I could recommend a few if you'd like). I couldn't find the actual table of contents anywhere...I'll assume the Jacobs was The Monkey's Paw?Classic Tales of the Macabre - the one by David Stuart Davies (apparently there's another one by Charles Keeping). My favorites were A Pair of Hands by Arthur Quiller-Couch, Thurnley Abbey by Perceval Landon, A Terribly Strange Bed by Wilkie Collins and The Last Leaf by O. Henry. The Horror in the Museum is standard Lovecraft stuff, which I was already acquainted with, and the Poe story was The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar, which I'd already read a few times. Then there were other stories by Rudyard Kipling, Barry Pain, Bram Stoker, W.W. Jacobs and others... overall, the only writer I did know of prior to buying the book (besides Poe and Lovecraft, who are very well-known) was Wilkie Collins, and I hadn't read any of his stories.
Note, the book only features one story from each writer. I guess the whole point of it was to introduce you to a variety of different authors rather than showcase how awesome two or three people were at writing horror stories.
I think that's the vampire novel that Anne Rice wanted to write. Martin is so much the better stylist. Very enjoyable, as you say.Fevre Dream, by George R. R. Martin, and yes, I enjoyed it very much so. You have to have a tolerance for river boats, though, since Martin likes to go on and on about them, and for vulgar language directed at the slaves. I haven't read anything in a while. I should probably pick up another book sometime and read.