1965 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories Not for the Nervous

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Item details

Vintage from the 1960s

Material

Hardcover

Here is a 1965 edition of Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories Not for the Nervous. Published by Random House, manufactured in the USA.

“The title of this volume is Stories Not for the Nervous. There are those who will argue that this title could apply to any of the various tomes of terror, sagas of suspense, or groupings of grue which I have, from time to time, gathered together for the delectation of my readers. And indeed the point is well taken.

For I am not a man to cater to the nervous. If you are in the habit of chewing your fingernails, jumping from your chair when a door slams, or swooning when someone playfully shouts "Boo!" in your ear, I have only two words of advice--pass on.

If, however, you have nerves which are under good control, nerves which are pleasantly tickled by a touch of terror or agreeably stimulated by a soupçon of suspense, then I invite you to join me.

Take a seat, any seat, and start wherever you wish. Break for an intermission whenever you choose and return when you are ready. Informality rules in your enjoyment of this smörgåsbord of stories. There is, I think, something for every taste.

Except, that is, for the nervous.

And now my sixty seconds are up.”

-Alfred Hitchcock

In this collection:

"To the Future" by Ray Bradbury
"River of Riches" by Gerald Kersh
"Levitation" by Joseph Payne Brennan
"Miss Winters and the Wind" by Christine Noble Govan
"View from the Terrace" by Mike Marmer
"The Man with Copper Fingers" by Dorothy L. Sayers
"The Twenty Friends of William Shaw" by Raymond E. Banks
"The Other Hangman" by Carter Dickson
"Don't Look Behind You" by Fredric Brown
"No Bath for the Browns" by Margot Bennet
"The Uninvited" by Michael Gilbert
"Dune Roller" by Julian May
"Something Short of Murder" by Henry Slesar
"The Golden Girl" by Ellis Peters
"The Boy Who Predicted Earthquakes" by Margaret St. Clair
"Walking Alone" by Miriam Allen deFord
"For All the Rude People" by Jack Ritchie
"The Dog Died First" by Bruno Fischer
"Room with a View" by Hal Dresner
"Lemmings" by Richard Matheson
"White Goddess" by Idris Seabright
"The Substance of Martyrs" by William Sambrot
"Call for Help" by Robert Arthur
"Sorry, Wrong Number" by Lucille Fletcher and Allan Ullman

This book is in good vintage condition, there is no writing inside the book, the covers show very little ware, no dust jacket, small pen mark on outside paper edge on the bottom, one part of the binding has been stretched but is still tight, great readable copy!

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Although we try to give an accurate description, remember, this is a vintage item and there may be small imperfections from age or flaws from production that we have not noticed or noted in the comments. We try to list all the deficiencies, marks etc. Please review ALL pictures closely.

If you are purchasing multiple items from our shop, we are happy to combine shipping and refund the difference.

If you are purchasing internationally please select the type of shipping desired in your shopping cart, it defaults to the budget shipping option, international surface which can take a couple months to arrive, if you choose international air then most packages arrive within a couple weeks.
Here is a 1965 edition of Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories Not for the Nervous. Published by Random House, manufactured in the USA.

“The title of this volume is Stories Not for the Nervous. There are those who will argue that this title could apply to any of the various tomes of terror, sagas of suspense, or groupings of grue which I have, from time to time, gathered together for the delectation of my readers. And indeed the point is well taken.

For I am not a man to cater to the nervous. If you are in the habit of chewing your fingernails, jumping from your chair when a door slams, or swooning when someone playfully shouts "Boo!" in your ear, I have only two words of advice--pass on.

If, however, you have nerves which are under good control, nerves which are pleasantly tickled by a touch of terror or agreeably stimulated by a soupçon of suspense, then I invite you to join me.

Take a seat, any seat, and start wherever you wish. Break for an intermission whenever you choose and return when you are ready. Informality rules in your enjoyment of this smörgåsbord of stories. There is, I think, something for every taste.

Except, that is, for the nervous.

And now my sixty seconds are up.”

-Alfred Hitchcock

In this collection:

"To the Future" by Ray Bradbury
"River of Riches" by Gerald Kersh
"Levitation" by Joseph Payne Brennan
"Miss Winters and the Wind" by Christine Noble Govan
"View from the Terrace" by Mike Marmer
"The Man with Copper Fingers" by Dorothy L. Sayers
"The Twenty Friends of William Shaw" by Raymond E. Banks
"The Other Hangman" by Carter Dickson
"Don't Look Behind You" by Fredric Brown
"No Bath for the Browns" by Margot Bennet
"The Uninvited" by Michael Gilbert
"Dune Roller" by Julian May
"Something Short of Murder" by Henry Slesar
"The Golden Girl" by Ellis Peters
"The Boy Who Predicted Earthquakes" by Margaret St. Clair
"Walking Alone" by Miriam Allen deFord
"For All the Rude People" by Jack Ritchie
"The Dog Died First" by Bruno Fischer
"Room with a View" by Hal Dresner
"Lemmings" by Richard Matheson
"White Goddess" by Idris Seabright
"The Substance of Martyrs" by William Sambrot
"Call for Help" by Robert Arthur
"Sorry, Wrong Number" by Lucille Fletcher and Allan Ullman

This book is in good vintage condition, there is no writing inside the book, the covers show very little ware, no dust jacket, small pen mark on outside paper edge on the bottom, one part of the binding has been stretched but is still tight, great readable copy!

——-
Although we try to give an accurate description, remember, this is a vintage item and there may be small imperfections from age or flaws from production that we have not noticed or noted in the comments. We try to list all the deficiencies, marks etc. Please review ALL pictures closely.

If you are purchasing multiple items from our shop, we are happy to combine shipping and refund the difference.

If you are purchasing internationally please select the type of shipping desired in your shopping cart, it defaults to the budget shipping option, international surface which can take a couple months to arrive, if you choose international air then most packages arrive within a couple weeks.

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