Classic Tales of Horror

American Gothic Tales

By Joyce Carol Oates, editor

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Joyce Carol Oates selects and introduces a collection of American gothic stories ranging from the early 19th century up to modern times.
 

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Dracula

By Bram Stoker

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This classic vampire novel will hold you in suspense and keep your heart pounding to the very end. It has never been out of print.
 

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Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus

By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

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The original story will leave you asking the question, which is the monster-- the creature or its creator?
 

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Something Wicked This Way Comes

By Ray Bradbury

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Three hours after midnight, one week before Halloween, Cooger and Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show rolls into Green Town, Illinois. A carnival like no other, it feeds on the dreams and weaknesses of those drawn to its eerie attractions, destroying every life touched by its strange and sinister mystery. Two boys--best friends Will Halloway and Jim Nightshade--are about to learn the secret of its smoke, mazes and mirrors as they confront a nightmarish evil that will change their lives forever.

 

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Tales of H.P. Lovecraft: Major Works

By H.P. Lovecraft

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Joyce Carol Oates selects and introduces ten of Lovecraft’s most famous short stories.

 

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The Collected Writings of Ambrose Bierce

By Ambrose Bierce

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Bierce wrote many horror tales in his career. Look for them here under “Can Such Things Be?”.
 

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The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

By Edgar Allan Poe

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"Once upon a midnight dreary..." Enter the world of premature burials, tell-tale hearts and the conqueror worm if you dare.
 

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The Ghost Stories of M. R. James

By M.R. James

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This edition contains a collection of ghost stories written by the early twentieth century scholar and author.
 

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The Haunting of Hill House

By Shirley Jackson

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A paranormal researcher, seeking evidence of a haunting, brings three people to the mysterious Hill house where they experience strange phenomena.
 

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The Island of Dr. Moreau

By H.G. Wells

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A shipwrecked Englishman discovers that mad scientist Dr. Moreau is trying to alter animals to make them human. Available in book, audio and video format.
 

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