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Ward, Don

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author, Editor.

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(1911-1984) US editor, chiefly as a freelance but long associated with Dell Books, and author of H. Rider Haggard's She: The Story Retold (1949), which as conveyed by the title is a retelling of She: A History of Adventure (2 October 1886-8 January 1887 The Graphic; cut 1886; full text 1887) by H Rider Haggard. He collaborated with Theodore Sturgeon on some Western tales which are assembled alongside Sturgeon's solo work in this genre as Sturgeon's West (coll 1973). For Dell Books he ghost-edited Anthologies credited to Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles [see Checklist below], and under his own name edited Black Magic: 13 Chilling Tales (anth 1967), which includes stories by Algernon Blackwood, Ray Bradbury, H G Wells and others. A similarly toned selection is The Dark of the Soul (anth 1970). [DRL]

Donald George Ward

born Scipioville, New York: 9 December 1911

died 21 February 1984

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