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Dark Things is an anthology of horror stories edited by American writer August Derleth. It was released in 1971 by Arkham House in an edition of 3,051 copies. It was Derleth's fourth anthology of previously unpublished stories released by Arkham House. A translation in Japanese has also been released.

Dark Things
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Dust-jacket illustration by Herb Arnold, design by Gary Gore.
EditorAugust Derleth
Cover artistHerb Arnold, design by Gary Gore
CountryUnited States
GenreFantasy, Horror
PublisherArkham House
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback)


Dark Things contains the following tales:


  • Jaffery, Sheldon (1989). The Arkham House Companion. Mercer Island: Starmont House, Inc. pp. 99–100. ISBN 1-55742-005-X.
  • Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 48.
  • Joshi, S.T. (1999). Sixty Years of Arkham House: A History and Bibliography. Sauk City: Arkham House. pp. 124–125. ISBN 0-87054-176-5.
  • Nielsen, Leon (2004). Arkham House Books: A Collector's Guide. Jefferson and London: McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 113–114. ISBN 0-7864-1785-4.