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Horror Anthology - 500 Supernatural Mysteries Macabre Tales & Horror Classics - cover

Horror Anthology - 500 Supernatural Mysteries Macabre Tales & Horror Classics

Wilhelm Hauff, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher-Stowe, Adelbert von Chamisso, Oscar Wilde, Robert Louis Stevenson, Edgar Allan Poe, William Hope Hodgson, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, John Buchan, Louis Tracy, Bram Stoker, Anatole France, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Jack London, Henry James, Théophile Gautier, Arthur Conan Doyle, Richard Le Gallienne, Jane Austen, Algernon Blackwood, Ralph Adams Cram, Thomas de Quincey, John Meade Falkner, Guy de Maupassant, Thomas Hardy, William Archer, Daniel Defoe, John Kendrick Bangs, Cleveland Moffett, Brander Matthews, Marie Belloc Lowndes, Sax Rohmer, Horace Walpole, Rudyard Kipling, Lafcadio Hearn, Ambrose Bierce, Frederick Marryat, Ellis Parker Butler, Washington Irving, Leonid Andreyev, David Lindsay, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Grant Allen, Arthur Machen, Wilkie Collins, William Makepeace Thackeray, Thomas Peckett Prest, James Malcolm Rymer, Fergus Hume, Edward Bellamy, Walter Hubbell, S. Mukerji, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Leopold Kompert, Richard Marsh, Florence Marryat, Catherine Crowe, Marjorie Bowen, John William Polidori, Vincent O'Sullivan, H. G. Wells, Robert W. Chambers, W.W. Jacobs, M.P. Shiel, E.F. Benson, Jerome K. Jerome, M.R. James, E.T.A. Hoffmann, George W. M. Reynolds, H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Edith Nesbit, Sabine Baring-Gould, William Thomas Beckford, Francis Marion Crawford, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Mary Louisa Molesworth, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Nikolai Gogol, Mary Shelley, Elizabeth Gaskell, Gertrude Atherton, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Frank R. Stockton, A. T. Quiller-Couch, Olivia Howard Dunbar, Ann Radcliffe, Louisa M. Alcott, Amelia B. Edwards, Leonard Kip, Matthew Gregory Lewis, Fitz-James O'Brien, Katherine Rickford, Bithia Mary Croker, Catherine L. Pirkis, Émile Erckmann, Alexandre Chatrian, Pedro De Alarçon, J.K. Huysmans, H. H. Munro (Saki), Pliny the Younger, Helena Blavatsky, Villiers l'Isle de Adam, William F. Harvey, Fiona Macleod, William T. Stead, Gambier Bolton, Andrew Jackson Davis, Nizida, Walter F. Prince, Chester Bailey Fernando

Translator Lafcadio Hearn, C. J. Hogarth, J. T. Bealby, Samuel Henley, Isabel F. Hapgood, Keene Wallace

Publisher: Good Press

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Summary

This horror anthology is a remarkable collection that spans the gamut of the most chilling and macabre tales in English literature, from the eerie subtleties of psychological terror to the stark dread of the supernatural. The collection showcases a diverse range of literary styles, from the gothic to the modernist, encapsulating the evolution of horror as a genre across different periods. Standouts in the collection reveal the genre's capacity to explore the deepest fears of the human psyche, making manifest the anxieties of the times. The editors have meticulously curated works that not only entertain but also serve as a critical lens through which to examine the broader cultural and historical contexts from which these stories spring. The contributing authors and editors, hailing from varied backgrounds, bring a rich tapestry of cultural perspectives to the anthology, underscoring the universal appeal and adaptability of the horror genre. Figures such as Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft, whose work has defined and redefined horror literature, are presented alongside authors like Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Elizabeth Gaskell, who contribute uniquely feminist perspectives to the collection. This amalgam of voices aligns with notable literary movements, including Romanticism, Victorianism, and Modernism, providing readers with a comprehensive overview of the genre's evolution and its intersections with social and political issues. This anthology presents a unique opportunity for readers to engage with the horror genre in all its diversity and complexity. It encourages a deeper exploration of the themes of fear, the unknown, and the supernatural, showcasing how these themes resonate across different times and cultures. The collection is an invaluable resource for both aficionados of horror literature and those new to the genre, offering educational insights and prompts for further reflection. By fostering a dialogue between the works of different authors, this anthology serves not only as a testament to the enduring power of horror literature but also as an invitation to explore the shadows that linger in the human mind.
Available since: 12/30/2023.
Print length: 22431 pages.

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