Over the Edge (anthology)

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Over the Edge
Over the edge.jpg
Dust-jacket illustration by Frank Utpatel for Over the Edge
Author edited by August Derleth
Cover artist Frank Utpatel
Country United States
Language English
Genre Fantasy, Horror short stories
Publisher Arkham House
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages vi, 297 pp

Over the Edge is an anthology of horror stories edited by August Derleth. It was released in 1964 by Arkham House in an edition of 2,520 copies. The anthology was produced to mark the 25th anniversary of Arkham House. None of the stories had been previously published.


Over the Edge contains the following tales:

  1. "Foreword", by August Derleth
  2. "The Crew of the Lancing", by William Hope Hodgson
  3. "The Last Meeting of Two Old Friends", by H. Russell Wakefield
  4. "The Shadow in the Attic", by H. P. Lovecraft and August Derleth
  5. "The Renegade", by John Metcalfe
  6. "Told in the Desert", by Clark Ashton Smith
  7. "When the Rains Came", by Frank Belknap Long
  8. "The Blue Flame of Vengeance", by Robert E. Howard & John Pocsik
  9. "Crabgrass", by Jesse Stuart
  10. "Kincaid's Car", by Carl Jacobi
  11. "The Patchwork Quilt", by August Derleth
  12. "The Black Gondolier", by Fritz Leiber
  13. "The Old Lady's Room", by J. Vernon Shea
  14. "The North Knoll", by Joseph Payne Brennan
  15. "The Huaco of Señor Perez", by Mary Elizabeth Counselman
  16. "Mr. Alucard", by David A. Johnstone
  17. "Casting the Stone", by John Pocsik
  18. "Aneanoshian", by Michael Bailey
  19. "The Stone on the Island", by J. Ramsey Campbell


  • London: Victor Gollancz, 1964.
  • London: Arrow, 1976.


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