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A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens Standard Ebooks (April 15, 2018)

Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in 1843 and the first edition, published on 19th December, was so successful that it sold out in just six days. The publishers had to produce two further editions between...


Short Fiction

by H. P. Lovecraft Standard Ebooks (April 05, 2018)

Howard Phillips Lovecraft was one of the most influential writers of horror fiction in the early 20th century. His fame is mostly posthumous—he was only published in pulp magazines, and never saw financial...


There is a Reaper ...

by Charles V. de Vet Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Doctors had given him just one month to live. A month to wonder, what comes afterward? There was one way to find out—ask a dead man!


The Outsider

by Howard Phillips Lovecraft Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"The Outsider" is a short story by American horror writer H. P. Lovecraft. Written between March and August 1921, it was first published in Weird Tales, April 1926. In this work, a mysterious man who has been...


The Boats of the 'Glen-Carrig'

by William Hope Hodgson Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Being an account of their Adventures in the Strange places of the Earth, after the foundering of the good ship Glen Carrig through striking upon a hidden rock in the unknown seas to the Southward. As told by...


The Metamorphosis

by Franz Kafka Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Metamorphosis (German: Die Verwandlung) is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed into a "monstrous...


The Phantom of the Opera

by Gaston Leroux Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The story of a man named Erik, an eccentric, physically deformed genius who terrorizes the Opera Garnier in Paris. He builds his home beneath it and takes the love of his life, a beautiful soprano, under his...


The Fall of the House of Usher

by Edgar Allan Poe Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"The Fall of the House of Usher" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe first published in 1839. From Wikipedia (CC BY-SA).


The Yellow Wallpaper

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

THE YELLOW WALL-PAPER is a short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, first published in January 1892 in The New England Magazine. It is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature, illustrating...


The Tell-Tale Heart

by Edgar Allan Poe Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"The Tell-Tale Heart" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe first published in 1843. It follows an unnamed narrator who insists on his sanity after murdering an old man with a "vulture eye". The murder is carefully...


The Cask of Amontillado

by Edgar Allan Poe Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"The Cask of Amontillado" (sometimes spelled "The Casque of Amontillado") is a short story, written by Edgar Allan Poe and first published in the November 1846 issue of Godey's Lady's Book.

The story is set in...


The Extra Day

by Algernon Blackwood Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Blackwood was born in Shooter's Hill (today part of south-east London, but then part of northwest Kent) and educated at Wellington College. His father was a Post Office administrator who, according to Peter...


The Beetle

by Richard Marsh Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Beetle (or The Beetle: A Mystery) is an 1897 horror novel by the British writer Richard Marsh, in which a polymorphous Ancient Egyptian entity seeks revenge on a British Member of Parliament. It initially...


Stranger Things Happen

by Kelly Link Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

This first collection by award-winning author Kelly Link takes fairy tales and cautionary tales, dictators and extraterrestrials, amnesiacs and honeymooners, revenants and readers alike, on a voyage into new,...


The Magician

by W. Somerset Maugham Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Magician is an early W. Somerset Maugham novel, originally published in 1908. In this tale, the magician Oliver Haddo, a caricature of Aleister Crowley, attempts to create life. Crowley wrote a critique...


The Raven

by Edgar Allan Poe Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"The Raven" is a narrative poem by the American writer and poet Edgar Allan Poe. It was published for the first time on January 29, 1845, in the New York Evening Mirror. Noted for its musicality, stylized language...


The Lair of the White Worm

by Bram Stoker Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Something evil is lurking under the ground in Diana' s Grove. Summoned by his great-uncle, Richard Salton, Adam Salton travels to Lesser Hill, Mercia, only to find himself surrounded by evil. Be it the Castra...


The Jewel of Seven Stars

by Bram Stoker Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A mysterious attack on Margaret Trelawny's father brings young lawyer Malcolm Ross into the eminent Egyptologist's home; amid mummies and Oriental relics, ancient forces greater than they previously could have...


The Beast in the Cave

by Howard Phillips Lovecraft Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A man touring a Mammoth Cave separates from his guide and becomes lost. His torch expires and he is giving up hope of finding a way out in the pitch dark when he hears strange non-human footsteps approaching...


The Call of Cthulhu

by Howard Phillips Lovecraft Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"The Call of Cthulhu" is one of H. P. Lovecraft's best-known short stories. Written in the summer of 1926, it was first published in Weird Tales, February 1928. It is the only story written by Lovecraft in which...


The Shadow out of Time

by Howard Phillips Lovecraft Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"The Shadow Out of Time" indirectly tells of the Great Race of Yith, an extraterrestrial species with the ability to travel through space and time. The Yithians accomplish this by switching bodies with hosts...


The Shadow Over Innsmouth

by Howard Phillips Lovecraft Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The story describes of a strange hybrid race, half-human and half an unknown creature that resembles a cross between a fish and frog, that dwells in the seaside village of Innsmouth (formerly a large town, but...


The Wendigo

by Algernon Blackwood Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Wendigo is a short novel that describes the terror of irrational forces and sensations of abssolutely wild nature, represented in the near infinite woods of Canada trough a mythical creature known as the...


The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade

by Edgar Allan Poe Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

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Beasts and Super-Beasts

by Saki Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Beasts and Super-Beasts is a collection of short stories, written by Saki (the literary pseudonym of Hector Hugh Munro) and first published in 1914.

Along with The Chronicles of Clovis, Beasts and Super-Beasts...


The Damned Thing

by Ambrose Bierce Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

This engrossing tale presents as its central theme the ultimately unknowable – and untameable – essence of nature and the natural world. Told from several different perspectives, the story focuses on a freak...


The Centaur

by Algernon Blackwood Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

One of the greatest "mystical" works by Blackwood, wherein he explores man's empathy with the unknown forces of the universe.


The Watcher by the Threshold

by John Buchan Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A collection of stories from John Buchan, author of 'The Thirty-nine Steps'. The pagan themes and classic adventures are set in Scottish countryside. In 'The Far Islands' and 'Fountainblue' Buchan describes...


The Signal-Man

by Charles Dickens Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"The Signal-Man" is a horror/mystery story by Charles Dickens, first published as part of the Mugby Junction collection in the 1866 Christmas edition of All the Year Round. - From Wikipedia


The Jolly Corner

by Henry James Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Henry James (1843 - 1916) was one of the leaders in the school of realism in fiction. He is known for his series of novels in which he portrayed the encounter of America with Europe. James is considered to be...


The King in Yellow

by Robert William Chambers Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The book is named after a fictional play with the same title which recurs as a motif through some of the stories. The first half of the book features highly esteemed weird stories, and the book is described...


The Garden of Survival

by Algernon Blackwood Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Twins may be similar in outward appearance and share genetic material, but the paths they take in life are often markedly divergent. That's certainly the case in Algernon Blackwood's The Garden of Survival,...


The Masque of the Red Death

by Edgar Allan Poe Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"The Masque of the Red Death", originally published as "The Mask of the Red Death", is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe and first published in 1842. The story follows Prince Prospero's attempts to avoid...


The Man Whom the Trees Loved

by Algernon Blackwood Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

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A Prisoner in Fairyland

by Algernon Blackwood Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

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The Willows

by Algernon Blackwood Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

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The Three Strangers

by Thomas Hardy Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

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Short Fiction

by Arthur Machen Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Arthur Machen was a Welsh man of letters who wrote his most famous work in the late 1890s and early 1900s. While his body of work is wide, he’s perhaps best known for his supernaturally-flavored proto-horror...


The House on the Borderland

by William Hope Hodgson Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Hodgson wrote a trilogy consisting of Date 1965 Modern Warfare, The House on the Borderland, and The Ghost Pirates. The setting for The House on the Borderland is an ancient house in a lonely part of Ireland,...


The Picture of Dorian Gray

by Oscar Wilde Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

The Picture of Dorian Gray was first published as a serial in Lippencott’s Monthly Magazine, and the publishers thought it would so offend readers that they removed nearly 500 words without Wilde’s approval....


The King in Yellow

by Robert W. Chambers Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

The King in Yellow is a fascinating, almost two-faced work. The first half consists of five legendary weird tales, loosely tied together by a fictional play—the eponymous King in Yellow—that drives those...


The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

by Robert Louis Stevenson Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is the classic novella of split personality. Stevenson wrote it in just a few days while sick and bedridden, and famously burned the first draft after his wife suggested...


In a Glass Darkly

by J. Sheridan Le Fanu Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

In a Glass Darkly is a collection of five short stories, presented as posthumous papers of cases of the “metaphysical” doctor Dr. Martin Hesselius. First appearing in “Green Tea,” originally published...


Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Mary Shelley (then Godwin) and Percy Bysshe Shelley were visiting their friend Lord Byron in Geneva one rainy summer. With the weather against them, they decided to spend their time writing ghost stories for...


Dracula

by Bram Stoker Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Dracula is one of the most famous public-domain horror novels in existence, responsible for not just introducing the eponymous Count Dracula, but for introducing many of the common tropes we see in modern horror...


Nowhere Else to Turn

by Matthew Helmke Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

There are things that happen in the world that are difficult and sometimes impossible to explain. At times, we are confronted with circumstances or situations over which we have no control. How we deal with...


Life Blood

by Thomas Hoover Thomas Hoover (January 30, 2018)

It lies hidden deep in the mist-shrouded rain forest of Central America. A place where a brilliant doctor fulfills dreams for some -- and creates chilling nightmares for others. Now, filmmaker Morgan James is...


Zombicorns

by John Green Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Genetically modified corn has infected people with a virus that causes them to turn into zombies concerned only with the continuation of corn, while the uninfected continue to be concerned with the continuation...


The Complete Works of H. P. Lovecraft

by H. P. Lovecraft Arkham Archivist (January 30, 2018)

The Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft contains the original stories which Lovecraft wrote as an adult. It begins in 1917 with “The Tomb” and ends in 1935 with his last original work “The Haunter of the...