The Wordsworth Book of Horror Stories

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Wordsworth Editions, Jan 1, 2005 - Fiction - 1149 pages
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...it is an universal phenomenon of our nature that the mournful, the fearful, even the horrible, allures with irresistible enchantment.' Chaucer Burr, Memoir, 1850. The Wordsworth Book of Horror Stories is a superb collection of some of the greatest tales of the genre, many are classics while others are lesser -known gems unearthed from this vintage era of the supernatural. From time immemorial, man the world over has drawn upon the worst fears of his conscious and subconscious mind to furnish legends of terrror. In this volume authors such as M.R.James, Le Fanu, Henry James, Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, Bierce, Balzac, Gaskell, and many others invite you to close the curtains, lock the doors, draw the armchair closer to the blazing fire and settle down to a spine-chilling read.
  

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Review: The Wordsworth Book Of Horror Stories (Special Editions)

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Amazing collection of short horror stories, perfect to read before going to bed, haha! Read full review

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Contents

A AND C ASKEW
2
HONORS DE BALZAC 17991850
16
RICHARD HARRIS BARHAM 17881845
24
AMBROSE BIERCE 18421914
44
MISS BRADDON
51
A CLERGYMAN
59
Correspondence on 1A Ghostly Manifestation
69
CHARLES DICKENS 18121870
85
Vh Whistle and Til Come to You My Lad
487
The Treasure of Abbot Thomas
502
The Rose Garden
516
The Tractate Middoth
525
Casting the Runes
538
The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral
554
Martins Close
566
Mr Humphreys and His Inheritance
580

To Be Taken with a Grain of Salt
99
The Signalman
108
SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE 18591930
118
The Ring of Thoth
133
The Lord of Chateau Noir
146
The New Catacomb
155
The Case of Lady Sannox
166
The Brown Hand
174
The Horror of the Heights
186
The Terror of the Blue John Gap
198
The Captain of the Polestar
211
How It Happened
229
The Leather Funnel
242
Lot No 249
251
The Los Amigos Fiasco 2 76
276
The Nightmare Room
282
AMELIA B EDWARDS
288
ELIZABETH CLEGHORN GASKELL 18101865
298
W F HARVEY 18851937
310
R S HAWKER 18031875
330
NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE 18041864
338
W H HODGSON 18771918
348
JAMES HOGG THE ETTRICK SHEPHERD 17701835
363
VIOLET HUNT 18661942
369
The Jolly Corner
397
R JAMES 1862I936
423
Canon Alberics Scrapbook
429
Lost Hearts
438
The Mezzotint
446
The Ash Tree
455
Number 13
465
Count Magnus
477
The Residence at Whitminster
599
The Diary of Mr Poynter
616
An Episode of Cathedral History
624
The Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance
637
Two Doctors
647
The Haunted Dolls House
653
The Uncommon PrayerBook
662
A Neighbours Landmark
674
A View from a Hill
683
A Warning to the Curious
697
An Evenings Entertainment 71
718
After Dark in the Playing Fields
726
Have Tried to Write
738
PERCEVAL LANDON
751
JOHN LANG 18161864
763
H LAWRENCE 18851930
769
JOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU 18141873
781
Narrative of a Ghost of a Hand
797
Green Tea
803
Madam Growls Ghost
829
Squire Tobys Will
840
Dickon the Devil
864
The Child That Went with the Fairies
872
The White Cat of Drumgunniol
880
Ghost Stories ofChapelizod
889
Wicked Captain Walshawe of Wauling
909
Sir Dominicks Bargain
920
Ultor de Lacy
931
The Vision of Tom Chuff
950
Stories of Lough Guir
960
LORD LYTTON 18141873
969
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The Marvel and Other Short Stories is a collected anthology of six short stories written by the winners of the Austin Macauley World Book Day short story competition.

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