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The Island of Dr. Moreau

By H.G. Wells

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Adrift in a dinghy, Edward Prendick, the single survivor from the good ship Lady Vain, is rescued by a vessel carrying an unusual cargo—a menagerie of savage animals. Nursed to recovery by their keeper Montgomery, who gives him dark medicine that tastes of blood, Prendick soon finds himself stranded upon an uncharted island in the Pacific with his rescuer and the beasts. There, he meets the sinister Dr. Moreau—a brilliant scientist whose notorious experiments in vivisection have caused him to abandon the civilized world. It soon becomes clear that he has continued to develop these experiments with truly horrific results.

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The Collected 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 Collected Writings of Ambrose Bierce

By Ambrose Bierce

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The best from the legendary 19th-century journalist, including stories that still amuse, shock, and entertain. Bierce wrote many horror tales in his career. Look for them here under “Can Such Things Be?”
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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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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.

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The Sea Wolf

By Jack London

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Pressed into service aboard the Ghost, Humphrey Van Weyden becomes an unwilling participant in a tense shipboard drama. The vessel's deranged and abusive captain, Wolf Larsen, perpetrates an atmosphere of increasing violence that ultimately boils into mutiny, shipwrick, and a desperate confrontation.

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The Land that Time Forgot

By Edgar Rice Burroughs

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Torpedoed by a German U-boat in the South Pacific during World War I, a group of adventurers find themselves marooned on Caprona, a hidden and impregnable island seemingly suspended in time, inhabited by dinosaurs, Neanderthals, scattered bands of humans, and cities of fierce humanoids. As they explore this otherworldly place, the protagonists struggle to unlock the fabulous secret at its heart.

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The Lost World

By A. Conan Doyle

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"'You said that you wanted danger, didn't you,' says McArdle, the editor of the Daily Gazette. And he sends his young reporter, Malone, on a strange journey into South America with the famous Professor Challenger. Challenger believes he can find a lost world full of dinosaurs in the middle of the Amazon forest. But this world is dangerous to reach, and, once the Professor and his small group of explorers arrive, things get even more dangerous for them. Will they return alive?"

A 19th-century classic from the author of the Sherlock Holmes stories.

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Uncle Tom's Cabin

By Harriet Beecher Stowe

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"Uncle Tom's Cabin was a sensation upon its publication in 1852. In its first year it sold 300,000 copies, and has since been translated into more than twenty languages. This powerful story of one slave's unbreakable spirit holds an important place in American history, as it helped solidify the anti-slavery sentiments of the North, and moved a nation to civil war."
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The Poet's Homecoming

By George MacDonald, edited by Michael Phillips

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"He left the countryside the follower of restless ambition. He would return a different man."

George MacDonald (1824-1905), Scottish poet, preacher, novelist, and mystic, was one of the most original and influential writers of Victorian Britain. His books have sold in the millions of copies, and he was one of the most popular authors of the day on both sides of the Atlantic.

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