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The Ultimate Halloween Collection - cover

The Ultimate Halloween Collection

Wilhelm Hauff, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Edgar Allan Poe, William Hope Hodgson, John Buchan, George MacDonald, Bram Stoker, Anatole France, Jack London, Henry James, Théophile Gautier, Arthur Conan Doyle, Richard Le Gallienne, Ralph Adams Cram, Guy de Maupassant, Thomas Hardy, William Archer, Daniel Defoe, Brander Matthews, Lafcadio Hearn, Ambrose Bierce, Ellis Parker Butler, Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Grant Allen, ARTHUR MACHEN, Wilkie Collins, Thomas Peckett Prest, James Malcolm Rymer, Fergus Hume, Walter Hubbell, Leopold Kompert, Florence Marryat, John William Polidori, Vincent O'Sullivan, W.W. Jacobs, M.P. Shiel, E.F. Benson, M. R. James, H. P. Lovecraft, Francis Marion Crawford, Mary Shelley, Margaret Oliphant, Frank R. Stockton, A. T. Quiller-Couch, Leonard Kip, Katherine Rickford, Bithia Mary Croker, Catherine L. Pirkis, Pedro De Alarçon, 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 Julian Hawthorne, William Melmoth

Publisher: DigiCat

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Summary

The Ultimate Halloween Collection is an unparalleled aggregation of stories that dive deep into the realms of mystery, horror, and the supernatural, converging into a rich mosaic of literary craftsmanship. This anthology, featuring works by luminaries such as Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, and Mary Shelley, showcases a broad spectrum of stylistic approaches - from the psychological horror and Gothic tales to ghost stories and eerie folklore. Each contribution, whether it be the chilling ambiguity of Henry James or the cosmic horror of Lovecraft, epitomizes the thematic diversity and the enduring allure of the supernatural narrative, making this collection a comprehensive representation of the genre. The editors have meticulously selected pieces that not only stand out individually but also complement each other, presenting a coherent tapestry of terror and intrigue. The roster of authors spans centuries, cultures, and continents, bringing together a litany of voices that have shaped and defined the horror genre. From the philosophical terror of Edgar Allan Poe to the pioneering speculative fictions of Mary Shelley, and the nuanced social commentaries of Harriet Beecher Stowe, this anthology transcends mere entertainment, offering a panoramic view of the multifaceted ways in which the genre interacts with human fears, societal mores, and historical contexts. This collection stands as a testament to the genre's capacity to reflect and refract the anxieties of its time, making it an invaluable resource for scholars and enthusiasts alike. Furthermore, contributors like Ambrose Bierce and Arthur Conan Doyle, with their distinct backgrounds in journalism, literature, and beyond, lend a unique authenticity and depth to their eerie narratives, which resonates with the collection's overarching exploration of humanity's inherent fascination with the unknown. The Ultimate Halloween Collection is not merely a compendium of horror stories; it is an invitation to traverse the spectral landscapes of human imagination across time. Readers seeking a deep dive into the abyss of the supernatural will find this collection an indispensable guide to the dark corners of our psyche. With its blend of iconic tales and hidden gems, this anthology is poised to captivate aficionados of the genre and newcomers alike, offering a rare glimpse into the shadows that linger at the edge of the human experience. Its educational value, coupled with the breadth of insights and the dialogue it fosters between eras, makes it a must-read for those looking to enrich their understanding of the dark, the macabre, and the endlessly mysterious.
Available since: 11/13/2022.
Print length: 6500 pages.

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