These are the thrill-a-minute stories the writers of the original movie, "The Mummy" with Boris Karloff, and its many sequels and remakes, used for research.
In these stories, fans of canonical mummy films will find the origins of these familiar scenes: the sacred formula for eternal life is secreted in the base of a statue of Isis; the mummies are brought back to life by burning a rare Egyptian herb; a modern woman, who is the reincarnation of an ancient Egyptian princess, begins to turn into a mummy herself; mummies can only be truly destroyed by fire—and many others.
Your blood will run cold at such exciting tales as "In the Valley of the Sorceress" by Sax Rohmer; "The Mummy's Foot" by Theophile Gautier; "The Nameless Mummy" by Arlton Eadie; "The Mummy of Thompson-Pratt" by C.J. Cutcliffe Hyne; "Monkeys" by E. F. Benson, and two unabridged short novels, "Lot No. 249" by Arthur Conan Doyle and "The Curse of Amen-Ra" by Victor Rousseau.
This anthology is a must-read for everyone who has ever loved their mummy. In addition, readers will find a list of mummy movies for recommended viewing, and an introduction by editor Jean Marie Stine, whose other anthologies include Future Eves: Great Science Fiction About Women by Women and I Vampire: Spine-Tingling Interviews with the Undead.
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