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The Ultimate Halloween Treat - cover

The Ultimate Halloween Treat

Wilhelm Hauff, Theodor Storm, 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, George MacDonald, Louis Tracy, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Bram Stoker, Anatole France, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Jack London, Henry James, Théophile Gautier, Arthur Conan Doyle, Richard Le Gallienne, Guy Boothby, Jane Austen, Algernon Blackwood, Ralph Adams Cram, Thomas De Quincey, John Meade Falkner, Guy de Maupassant, Thomas Hardy, William Archer, William Harrison Ainsworth, Daniel Defoe, John Kendrick Bangs, Cleveland Moffett, Brander Matthews, Marie Belloc Lowndes, Sax Rohmer, Horace Walpole, Rudyard Kipling, Lafcadio Hearn, Ambrose Bierce, Frederick Marryat, Thomas Love Peacock, Ellis Parker Butler, Washington Irving, David Lindsay, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Gaston Leroux, Grant Allen, ARTHUR MACHEN, Wilkie Collins, William Makepeace Thackeray, Thomas Peckett Prest, James Malcolm Rymer, Fergus Hume, Edward Bellamy, Walter Hubbell, S. Mukerji, George Sylvester Viereck, Marie Corelli, Charles Brockden Brown, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Leopold Kompert, Richard Marsh, Chester Bailey Fernald, Florence Marryat, Catherine Crowe, Marjorie Bowen, John William Polidori, Vincent O'Sullivan, H. G. Wells, John R. Musick, Robert W. Chambers, W.W. Jacobs, M.P. Shiel, E.F. Benson, Jerome K. Jerome, M.R. James, E. T. A. HOFFMANN, Eleanor M. Ingram, George W. M. Reynolds, Fred M. White, 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, J. Meade Falkner, Mary Shelley, Elizabeth Gaskell, Gertrude Atherton, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Frank R. Stockton, A. T. Quiller-Couch, Olivia Howard Dunbar, Ann Radcliffe, Louisa M. Alcott, Thomas Mayne Reid, Amelia B. Edwards, Leonard Kip, Matthew Gregory Lewis, Charles Maturin, Fitz-James O'Brien, Katherine Rickford, Bithia Mary Croker, Catherine L. Pirkis, Émile Erckmann, Alexandre Chatrian, Pedro De Alarçon, J.K. Huysmans, 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, H. H. Munro, Mrs. Margaret Oliphant

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

Publisher: DigiCat

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Summary

The Ultimate Halloween Treat stands as a seminal anthology, embodying an unparalleled collection of literary works that have shaped and defined the gothic, supernatural, and horror genres. This compilation's range extends from the haunting psychology of fear to the darkest realms of the supernatural, exploring the nuances of terror through a mosaic of styles - from the atmospheric to the grotesque. It highlights the artistry of narrative tension and the existential underpinnings of dread, featuring a geography of haunted landscapes from the misty English moors to the labyrinthine streets of Victorian London, without exclusively attributing to a single author but celebrating the collective genius. The diversity in storytelling reveals the richly layered tapestry of fear that transcends cultural and temporal boundaries, offering a comprehensive exploration of the human fascination with the macabre. The contributing authors and editors, a constellation of esteemed writers from the 18th to the early 20th century, bring a breadth of literary prowess and philosophical depth to this collection. This assembly includes luminaries such as Poe, Stoker, and Austen, whose collective works contribute to crucial historical, cultural, and literary movements - from Romanticism and Victorianism to the early seeds of modern horror literature. Their varied backgrounds and insights enrich the anthology, offering a panoramic view of the evolution of horror and gothic literature, reflecting societal anxieties and the perennial exploration of the unknown. The Ultimate Halloween Treat is recommended for readers seeking to immerse themselves in the depth and diversity of horror and gothic literature. It provides a unique opportunity to experience a wide range of perspectives, styles, and themes within a single volume, fostering an educational journey through the history of the genre. This anthology is not just a collection of stories; it is an invitation to explore the complex relationship humanity has with fear, making it an essential volume for both scholars and enthusiasts of horror, gothic, and supernatural literature.
Available since: 08/10/2022.
Print length: 29324 pages.

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