Описание: Weird tales exquisitely chilling works of fiction dealing with supernatural horrors, fantasy, and pseudo-science became an established genre with the enduring masterpieces of Edgar Allan Poe. The 14 spellbinding stories assembled in this outstanding collection are by later writers, who produced a great outpouring of weird fiction in the Golden Age of the genre, between 1880 and 1940. Included in this treasury are "The Sin Eater," by Fiona McLeod, a wild Celtic fantasy about a grotesque ritual; Algernon Blackwood s The Man Whom the Trees Loved, in which a man s spirit is ultimately absorbed by the trees surrounding his estate: "The Eye Above the Mantel," by Frank Belknap Long, a sonorous prose-poem demonstrating the effects of verbal witchery; Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family, by H. P. Lovecraft, which ingeniously fuses conventional supernaturalism with science fiction; as well as absorbing works by such masters as Ambrose Bierce, Ralph Adams Cram, William Hope Hodgson, F. Marion Crawford, Lord Dunsany, M. P. Shiel, R. H. Barlow, Arthur Machen, W. C. Morrow, and Fitz-James O Brien. Edited by occult fiction expert S. T. Joshi, who has also written an illuminating introduction, these gripping tales will transport lovers of ghost stories and devotees of supernatural fiction to terrifying realms of the unknown."
Автор: Lovecraft, H. Название: Supernatural Horror in Literature ISBN: 0486201058 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486201054 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 780 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Great modern American supernaturalist brilliantly surveys history of genre to 1930s, summarizing, evaluating scores of books, including works by Poe, Bierce, M.R. James, ""Monk"" Lewis, many others. Praised by critics as diverse as Edmund Wilson and Vincent Starrett. New introduction by E. F. Bleiler.
Автор: Stoker Bram Название: Best Ghost and Horror Stories ISBN: 0486297160 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486297163 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 1172 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: While best known for literature's greatest, most popular, and most famous vampire novel, "Dracula, " Bram Stoker also wrote superlative short stories. Indeed, he was a genius at creating horror within the confines of a short tale. Now readers can sample Stoker's mastery in this treasury of fourteen spine-tingling stories. Not all the selections deal with the ghostly and supernatural, but they are always bizarre, and some like "The Squaw" and "The Burial of the Rats" are equal to Poe at his best. In addition to these two masterly tales, the collection includes "The Crystal Cup," "The Chain of Destiny," "The Castle of the King," "The Dualists" (probably Stoker's most horrifying story), "The Judge's House," "The Secret of the Growing Gold," "A Dream of Red Hands," "Crooken Sands," "Dracula's Guest," and three more. Lovers of occult and supernatural fiction will delight in this inexpensive collection of ghost and horror stories, called by Stephen King "absolutely champion short stories." "
Описание: Generations of readers have thrilled to traditional tales recounted by folklorist Andrew Lang. Starting with his 1889 publication of The Blue Fairy Book and continuing through a rainbow-hued spectrum of other titles, Lang's stories continue to enchant audiences of all ages. This captivating anthology features 27 of his most treasured retellings of fairy tales. Featured fables include "Cinderella," "Beauty and the Beast," "Rapunzel," "Little Red Riding Hood," "Rumpelstiltskin," and other classics. Many of these fantasies were popularized by the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, Charles Perrault, and other long-ago storytellers. The fairy tales are enhanced by artist H. J. Ford's imaginative black-and-white illustrations from the original editions.
Описание: Prepare for sleuthful suspense at its very best This anthology of tantalizing tales includes thirteen of literature's finest crime stories. Enjoy the genre's most glittering jewels, including the first detective story ever written, Edgar Allan Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue," and G. K. Chesterton's "The Blue Cross," the mystery that introduced the world-famous Father Brown. This collection also boasts such crime classics as: - "A Scandal in Bohemia" (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) - "The Gutting of Couffignal" (Dashiell Hammett) - "I'll Be Waiting" (Raymond Chandler) - "The Problem of Cell 13" (Jacques Futrelle) - "By the Dawn's Early Light" (Lawrence Block) and six more thrill-filled masterpieces. A short-story collection of unforgettable plots, murder methods, clues, and characters, Classic Crime Stories will satisfy readers' appetites for the expertly crafted whodunit
Автор: H. Lovecraft Название: Lovecraft`s Best Short Stories ISBN: 0486467805 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486467801 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 623 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
"A fantastic anthology by the true master of horror fiction. Highly recommended." -- Book Nutter's Book Reviews "This is an excellent collection of Lovecraft's 'zombie' stories, which serves both as a treat to old fans and a sampler to people who haven't read Lovecraft before. I would highly recommend this collection." -- Of Stacks and Cups Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen King, and other experts on horror fiction deem H. P. Lovecraft the master teller of weird tales. These six chilling stories ― all published between 1921 and 1933 ― offer compelling journeys into the land of the undead. The collection begins with "The Outsider," the tale of a recluse whose overwhelming loneliness emboldens him to seek out human contact. Subsequent stories include "Herbert West―Reanimator," written as a satire of Frankenstein and used as the source for a popular horror film; "In the Vault," in which an undertaker experiences supernatural revenge; "Cool Air," an account of a doctor's fanatical obsession with defying death; and "Pickman's Model," focusing on an artist's gallery of nightmares. "The Thing on the Doorstep" concludes the compilation with the compelling tale of a man whose body is preyed upon by a spirit that refuses to die. "Highly recommended. A great way to re-animate Lovecraft's standing as a master of the horror genre." --Looking for a Good Book "A delightfully horrific collection of tales that will thrill any horror fan " -- A Universe in Words
Описание: Sixteen spine-tingling tales from the dark side of our nation's literary history include stories by Sarah Orne Jewett, Henry James, Mark Twain, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, and other literary luminaries. The collection begins with Edgar Allan Poe's "Ligeia," a classic Gothic horror tale of a love stronger than death, followed by "The Gray Champion," Nathaniel Hawthorne's fable of a supernatural hero who reappears in times of national danger. Other stories include "Grayling; or, 'Murder Will Out'" by William Gilmore Simms; "The Real Right Thing" by Henry James; "Lady Ferry" by Sarah Orne Jewett; "My Platonic Sweetheart" by Mark Twain; Frank R. Stockton's "The Philosophy of Relative Existences"; "The Upper Berth" by F. Marion Crawford; and "An Itinerant House" by Emma Frances Dawson. Ambrose Bierce's mystery classic, "The Moonlit Road," appears here, along with "The Conquering Will" by Harriet Prescott Spofford; "The Shadows on the Wall" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman; Edith Wharton's "The Eyes"; "Consequences" by Willa Cather; "Call Me From the Valley" by Manly Wade Wellman; and Parke Godwin's "The Fire When It Comes."
Автор: Poe Edgar Allan Название: Great Horror Stories ISBN: 0486417832 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486417837 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 858 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Nine tales of terror from the undisputed master of the American Gothic horror story: "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," a gripping tale considered the first true detective story; "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Masque of the Red Death," plus "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Cask of Amontillado," more.
Описание: Victorian suspense at its finest, this bone-chilling collection gathers thirteen long-lost tales of terror by famed authors. Includes "The Black Reaper" by Bernard Capes, "Nightmare-Touch" by Lafcadio Hearn, "Un Peu D'Amour" by Robert W. Chambers, and Gothic stories from Charles J. Mansford, Dick Donovan, Mrs. G. Linnaeus Banks, Frank Frankfort Moore, and 7 others.
Автор: Green Название: Great Scenes from Horror Stories ISBN: 0486488403 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486488400 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 313 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Filled with thrills and chills, this coloring book features bloodcurdling scenes from more than two dozen well-known tales of horror. Each of the 29 images is accompanied by a famous quotation from the corresponding story. Contents include vignettes from "Frankenstein, The Raven, The Magic Island, " "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, " and more.
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