Gothic Short Stories

Author: David Blair

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840224252

Category: American fiction

Page: 244

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This collection contains works by such writers as Poe, Hawthorne, Gaskell, Dickens and M.R. James. It brings together stories from the earliest decades of Gothic writing with later 19th and early 20th century tales.

70+ SUPERNATURAL TALES OF GOTHIC HORROR: Uncle Silas, Carmilla, In a Glass Darkly, Madam Crowl's Ghost, The House by the Churchyard, Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, A Thin Ghost and Many More

Premium Collection of Mysterious Ghostly Stories, Tales of the Macabre, Occult Horror and Suspense - ALL in one Volume

Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu,M. R. James

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026872878

Category: Fiction

Page: 6072

View: 5456

This carefully crafted ebook: "70+ SUPERNATURAL TALES OF GOTHIC HORROR: Uncle Silas, Carmilla, In a Glass Darkly, Madam Crowl's Ghost, The House by the Churchyard, Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, A Thin Ghost and Many More” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was a leading ghost-story writer of the nineteenth century and was central to the development of the genre in the Victorian era. M. R. James (1862-1936) was an English author and medievalist scholar, best remembered for his ghost stories, which are regarded as among the best in the genre. He is known as the originator of the "antiquarian ghost story". Table of Contents: Sheridan Le Fanu: Novels & Novellas: Uncle Silas The Cock and Anchor The House by the Church-Yard Wylder's Hand Guy Deverell The Tenants of Malory Haunted Lives The Wyvern Mystery Checkmate Willing to Die The Haunted Baronet Spalatro Short Story Collections: In a Glass Darkly The Purcell Papers Other Tales: Madam Crowl's Ghost Squire Toby's Will Dickon the Devil The Child That Went with the Fairies The White Cat of Drumgunniol An Account of Some Strange Distrubances in Aungier Street Ghost Stories of Chapelizod Wicked Captain Walshawe, of Wauling Sir Dominick's Bargain Ultor de Lacy The Vision of Tom Chuff Stories of Lough Guir The Evil Guest The Watcher Laura Silver Bell The Murdered Cousin The Mysterious Lodger An Authentic Narrative of a Haunted House The Dead Sexton A Debt of Honor Devereux's Dream Catherine's Quest Haunted Pichon and Sons The Phantom Fourth The Spirit's Whisper Dr. Feversham's Story The Secret of the Two Plaster Casts What Was It? M. R. James: Ghost Stories Collections: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary Ghost Stories of an Antiquary Part 2: More Ghost Stories A Thin Ghost The Residence at Whitminster The Diary of Mr. Poynter An Episode of Cathedral History ...

Schalken, der Maler


Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783940970787


Page: 45

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Supernatural Horror Short Stories

Author: Flame Tree Studio

Publisher: Gothic Fantasy

ISBN: 9781786641823

Category: Horror tales

Page: 480

View: 3627

Another dark tome of terror to follow in the footsteps of our wildly successful Gothic Fantasy, deluxe edition short story compilations, Ghosts, Horror, Science Fiction, Murder Mayhem and Crime & Mystery. Contains a fabulous mix of classic and brand new writing, with budding new authors from around the world.

St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost & Gothic Writers

Author: David Pringle

Publisher: St James Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 746

View: 6685

Provides background information and a critical evaluation of authors of horror, ghost and gothic fiction, and lists each author's works in these fields and in other genres.

The Supernatural in Gothic Fiction

Horror, Belief, and Literary Change

Author: Robert F. Geary

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: 9780773491649

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 151

View: 7112

While the numinous and heavily psychological aspects of the Gothic have received serious attention, studies do not tend to examine the relation of the Gothic supernatural to the very different backgrounds of 18th-century and Victorian belief. This study examines the rise of the form, the artistic difficulties experienced by its early practitioners, and the transformation of the original problem-ridden Gothic works into the successful Victorian tales of unearthly terror. In doing so, this study makes a distinct contribution to our grasp of the Gothic and of the links between literature and religion.

Supernatural Horror in Literature

Author: H. P. Lovecraft

Publisher: The Palingenesis Project (Wermod and Wermod Publishing Group)

ISBN: 1909606006

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

View: 3085

Originally published in 1927 in a small-circulation amateur magazine, spanning the period from antiquity until the 1930s, and covering both the Anglo-American world and Continental Europe, Lovecraft’s essay remains unparallelled as a survey of horror literature in our hemisphere. Said literature’s emergence as a genre coincided with the institutional establishment of liberalism, which represents a diametrically opposed worldview. This would suggest that horror literature, even if inadvertently or subconsciously, represents an attempt at escaping the limitations of the secular, materialist, rationalist Weltanschauung of liberal modernity, as well as a desire for meaning in a world rendered meaningless through ‘liberation’ from hierarchies, folk traditions, the occult, and the supernatural. Also of interest is the fact that the aesthetics of Gothic horror are invariably and luxuriantly beautiful (if in a dark way), whereas the logical extreme of rationality (utilitarianism, standardisation) is inherently anti-aesthetic. Would this not indicate, then, that the Age of Reason marked the beginning of a process that concluded in late modernity with the wholesale destruction of beauty, except where it, or the counterfeiting of it, was dictated by economic necessity? If so, we may view Lovecraft’s essay not merely as a resource for those seeking entertainment within a genre of literature, but also a map for those seeking to escape, and begin to transcend, the despair engendered by a worldview that pronounced itself dead when someone spoke of ‘the end of history’.

Tales of Dark Fantasy & Paranormal Romance (15 stories featuring vampires, werewolves, witches, psychic detectives, time travel romance and more!)

Author: W. J. May,Erica Stevens,Dale Mayer,Brenda K. Davies,Kristen Middleton,Kate Thomas,Chrissy Peebles

Publisher: Dark Shadows Publishing


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7309

(15 stories featuring vampires, werewolves, witches, psychic detectives, time travel romance and more!) Crush by Chrissy Peebles Rae of Hope by W.J. May Eternal Vows by Chrissy Peebles Seventh Mark by W.J. May Kindred by Erica Stevens Awakened by Brenda K. Davies Tuesday’s Child by Dale Mayer Blur by Kristen Middleton The Core by Kate Thomas Enchanted Secrets by Kristen Middleton Captured by Erica Stevens Vampire in Denial by Dale Mayer Plus 3 BONUS books Ravenous by Erica Stevens The Zombie Chronicles by Chrissy Peebles Zombie Games (Origins) by Kristen Middleton As a courtesy, the authors inform you there are some stories with cliffhangers. These are the first books or prequels to individual series. Some stories have been previously published. 15 thrilling stories in one volume These works of fiction are from some of today's most exciting authors. A star-studded anthology of thrilling, action-packed and totally swoon-worthy first books by your favorite young adult authors. We hope you enjoy these tales of dark fantasy, gothic tales, horror, fantasy adventure, science fiction, paranormal romance, and urban fantasy.

Madam Crowl's Ghost

And Other Tales of Mystery

Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853262180

Category: Fiction

Page: 174

View: 7508

Includes tales which mostly appeared in The Dublin University Magazine and other periodicals.

The Tale of Terror

A Study of the Gothic Romance

Author: Edith Birkhead

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775459837

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 211

View: 2158

If you're a true fan of horror fiction, don't miss scholar Edith Birkhead's classic survey of the origins of the genre, The Tale of Terror. Focusing on the early roots of horror in the Romantic and Victorian eras, this comprehensive study offers compelling insight and analysis of well-known tales and obscure gems alike.

Gothic Tales

Author: Elizabeth Gaskell

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141904941

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 1879

Elizabeth Gaskell's chilling Gothic tales blend the real and the supernatural to eerie, compelling effect. 'Disappearances', inspired by local legends of mysterious vanishings, mixes gossip and fact; 'Lois the Witch', a novella based on an account of the Salem witch hunts, shows how sexual desire and jealousy lead to hysteria; while in 'The Old Nurse's Story' a mysterious child roams the freezing Northumberland moors. Whether darkly surreal, such as 'The Poor Clare', where an evil doppelgänger is formed by a woman's bitter curse, or mischievous like 'Curious, if True', a playful reworking of fairy tales, all the stories in this volume form a stark contrast to the social realism of Gaskell's novels, revealing a darker and more unsettling style of writing.

Carnacki, der Geisterdetektiv


Author: William Hope Hodgson

Publisher: Festa

ISBN: 3865524362

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 1904

H. P. Lovecraft war ein Bewunderer der Werke von William Hope Hodgson und rühmte dessen visionäre Schilderungen des »kosmischen Grauens«. Mit der Figur des Thomas Carnacki schuf Hodgson einen Sherlock Holmes des Okkulten, einen der ersten Erforscher übernatürlicher Phänomene. Carnacki, der Geisterdetektiv enthält die kompletten Erzählungen. Ein echter Klassiker! Inhalt: Der unsichtbare Wächter Die Tür nach drüben Das Haus im Lorbeerdickicht Das pfeifende Zimmer Unerwünschter Besuch Das Geisterpferd Der Spuk auf der Jarvee Ein Fund Der Schweinefürst Anhang: H. P. Lovecraft: Das unheimliche Werk von William Hope Hodgson Mark Valentine: Gegen den Abgrund - Carnacki the Ghost-Finder William Hope Hodgson gehört zu den Meistern der unheimlichen Fantastik. Er wurde 1877 in Essex als Sohn eines Geistlichen geboren und reiste als Seemann um die Welt. Er starb 1918 im Ersten Weltkrieg. H. P. Lovecraft war ein Bewunderer der Werke von William Hope Hodgson und rühmte dessen visionäre Schilderungen des »kosmischen Grauens«.

The Supernatural Index

A Listing of Fantasy, Supernatural, Occult, Weird, and Horror Anthologies

Author: Michael Ashley,Mike Ashley,William Contento

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313240300

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 933

View: 9803

Indexes story collections by editor, book title, author, and story title

MACABRE & MYSTERY CLASSICS - Ultimate Collection: The Greatest Horror Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, Ambrose Bierce & Arthur Machen

Occult & Supernatural Tales: The Masque of the Red Death, The Call of Cthulhu, At The Mountains Of Madness, The Devil's Dictionary, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Red Hand…

Author: H. P. Lovecraft,Edgar Allan Poe,Ambrose Bierce,Arthur Machen

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8075831640

Category: Fiction

Page: 1736

View: 9191

This unique collection of the greatest macabre tales, supernatural stories & horror classics has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. H. P. Lovecraft: The Call of Cthulhu The Shadow Over Innsmouth Dagon The Dunwich Horror The Picture in the House The Outsider The Silver Key In the Vault The Whisperer in Darkness The Thing on the Doorstep The Shadow out of Time The Colour out of Space The Music of Erich Zann The Haunter of the Dark The Rats in the Walls Pickman's Model From Beyond Herbert West-Reanimator At The Mountains Of Madness Edgar Allan Poe: The Fall of the House of Usher The Cask of Amontillado The Pit and the Pendulum The Tell-Tale Heart The Masque of the Red Death The Black Cat The Murders in the Rue Morgue Ambrose Bierce: The Damned Thing An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge The Devil's Dictionary Chickamauga Arthur Machen: The Three Impostors The Hill of Dreams The Terror The Secret Glory The White People The Great God Pan The Inmost Light The Shining Pyramid The Red Hand The Great Return ... H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. He is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in his genre. Some of Lovecraft's work was inspired by his own nightmares. His interest started from his childhood days when his grandfather would tell him Gothic horror stories. Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American writer. He is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) was an American journalist and writer. He employed a distinctive style of writing, especially in his stories. His style often embraces an abrupt beginning, dark imagery, vague references to time, limited descriptions, impossible events, and the theme of war. Arthur Machen (1863-1947) was a Welsh author and mystic. He is best known for his influential supernatural, fantasy, and horror fiction

Das Schloss von Otranto

Author: Horace Walpole

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027215501

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

View: 2027

Das Schloss von Otranto ist ein Roman des britischen Politikers und Schriftstellers Horace Walpole aus dem Jahr 1764. Walpole begründete damit die später sehr erfolgreiche Romangattung des Schauerromans (Gothic Novel). Der Roman stellte einen Bruch mit den Idealen der Aufklärung dar, die naturalistische Darstellungen und natürliche Erklärungen in der Literatur in den Vordergrund stellten. Er ist Vorläufer der romantischen Geschichten und Erzählungen des späten 18. und frühen 19. Jahrhunderts und beeinflusst die Literatur bis in unsere Zeit. Zur Inhalt: In Das Schloss von Otranto wird das für seine Familie verderbliche Wirken einer mächtigen Vaterfigur (Manfred) geschildert, die sich tyrannisch und intrigant um die genealogische Nachfolge sorgt, als sein schwächlicher Sohn von einem mysteriösen Riesenhelm erschlagen wird. Manfred, nun ohne Sohn und Erben, stellt daraufhin des Sohnes versprochener Braut Isabella nach, die er zuvor für diesen entführen ließ, um eine Verbindung zwischen seinem Fürstentum Otranto und dem Herrschaftsbereich des Marcheses von Vicenza, dessen Tochter die Braut ist, herzustellen. Nun will Manfred Isabella vergewaltigen, danach seine devote Ehefrau Hippolyta verstoßen, um dann Isabella heiraten zu können. Isabella graut es jedoch vor ihrem alten, finsteren Verfolger und versucht kurz nach Manfreds "Antrag" aus der Burg von Otranto zu fliehen.

21st-century Gothic

Great Gothic Novels Since 2000

Author: Danel Olson

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810877287

Category: Fiction

Page: 675

View: 508

Selected by a poll of more than 180 Gothic specialists, the fifty-three original works discussed in 21st-Century Gothic represent the most impressive Gothic novels written around the world between 2000-2010.

Ghost Stories and Mysteries

Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486207155

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

View: 5183

Remaining supernatural fiction by writer many consider greatest ghost story writer of all time. Mystery stories are equally memorable.