Into the Mummy's Tomb
Mysterious Tales of Mummies and Ancient Egypt
Edited by John Richard Stephens
Barnes & Noble Publishing, New York City, 2006, hardcover.
The first thing that comes to mind is the
curse...reanimation...and revenge. But what
further mysteries are there to be unwrapped in the
tombs of the Ancient Egyptians? And what horrors
still lie buried in the imaginations of the
immortal talents who have explored this realm of
This thrilling anthology of tales on Ancient Egypt and its mummies features a diverse selection of remarkable talents, from major bestselling authors like Anne Rice (famous for her vampire and mummy novels) and Elizabeth Peters (mystery's master of Egyptology), to all-time favorites such as Bram Stoker (who wrote one of the first mummy novels) and Agatha Christie (queen of the sealed "tomb" mystery). Into the Mummy's Tomb even includes a few surprises--a short story by Tennessee Williams (his first professional sale), a translation of a tale written in 300 b.c. by an Egyptian priest, and nonfiction pieces by famous Egyptologist Arthur Weigall and the discoverer of King Tut's tomb, Howard Carter. It also includes contributions from Edgar Allan Poe, Rudyard Kipling, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir H. Rider Haggard, Sax Rohmer, Louisa May Alcott, Mark Twain, H. P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury, and more.
You never know what you might find when you venture into the mummy's tomb for century-spanning tales of the undead that have survive in the nightmares of the living.