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Horror & Supernatural paperbacks ’60’s & ’70’s

Christopher Lee’s Omnibus Of Evil

Posted by demonik on July 13, 2007

Michel Parry (ed.) – Christopher Lee’s Omnibus Of Evil (Mayflower, 1978)

Omnibus Of Evil

Introduction by Christopher Lee

Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle – The Final Problem
Theodora Benson – In The Fourth Ward
Robert Louis Stevenson – Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (extract)
Ray Russell – Sagittarius
Sax Rohmer – The Mystery of Dr. Fu Manchu
J. S. Le Fanu – Carmilla
Bram Stoker – Dracula (extract)
Harry Harrison – At Last, The True Story Of Frankenstein
Traditional – Sawney Beane
Robert Bloch – The Skull Of the Marquis de Sade
J. B. Priestley – The Demon King

The idea behind this was to pick examples of each of the archetypal monsters and villains Lee has either played or confronted during his acting career. The only real surprise is Theodora Benson’s Jack the Ripper story. Ray Russell’s “Sagittarius” portrays Mr. Hyde as some kind of demon from the mists of time who, once he’s dispensed with Jekyll, continues to plague London as the Whitechapel monster and is something of a 20th century classic. The Conan-Doyle is the famous one where he “kills” Sherlock Holmes (for a few years, at least).

One Response to “Christopher Lee’s Omnibus Of Evil”

  1. I am a fan of Christopher Lee and also Peter Cushing i have found there films very fascinating and really enjoy watching them, especially Christopher Lee’s documentry film called In Search of Dracula where he visits Dracula’s Castle in Transylvania, in which i have seen and visited in 1974. and i am glad he was knighted to become a CBE, with all thoses marvellous films he was in.

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