The Travelling Grave and Other Stories

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The Travelling Grave and Other Stories
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Dust-jacket illustration by Frank Utpatel for The Travelling Grave and Other Stories
Author L. P. Hartley
Cover artist Frank Utpatel
Country United States
Language English
Genre fantasy, horror short stories
Publisher Arkham House
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 235 pp

The Travelling Grave and Other Stories is a collection of horror and fantasy short stories by author L. P. Hartley. It was released in 1948 and was the author's first American collection of fantastic tales. It was published by Arkham House in an edition of 2,047 copies.

Most of the stories originally appeared in two British collections: Night Fears and The Killing Bottle and Other Stories


The Travelling Grave and Other Stories contains the following tales:

  1. "A Visitor from Down Under"
  2. "Podolo"
  3. "Three, or Four, for Dinner"
  4. "The Travelling Grave"
  5. "Feet Foremost"
  6. "The Cotillion"
  7. "A Change of Ownership"
  8. "The Thought"
  9. "Conrad and the Dragon"
  10. "The Island"
  11. "Night Fears"
  12. "The Killing Bottle"


  • London: James Barrie, 1951.
  • London: Hamish Hamilton, 1957.


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