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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Wordsworth Classics)Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Wordsworth Classics)
With an Introduction and Notes by Dr Tim Middleton, Head of English Studies, University of Ripon and York.In seeking to discover his inner self, the brilliant Dr Jekyll discovers a monster. First published to critical acclaim in 1886, this mesmerising thriller is a terrifying study of the duality of man's nature, and it is the book which established Stevenson's reputation as a writer.Also included in this volume is Stevenson's 1887 collection of short stories, The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables.The Merry Men is a gripping Highland tale of shipwrecks and madness; Markheim, the sinister study of the mind of a murderer; Thrawn Janet, a spine-chilling tale of demonic possession; Olalla, a study of degeneration and incipient vampirism in the Spanish mountains; Will O' the Mill, a thought-provoking fable about a mountain inn-keeper; and The Treasure of Franchard, a study of French bourgeois life.A brilliant horror story and a true classic that all will enjoy.This paperback book has 256 pages and measures: 19.6 x 12.6 x 1.4cm.
from Stevenson, Robert Louis, ISBN: 9781853260612
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Anthologies

The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird StoriesThe Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories
Collecting uniquely uncanny tales from the master of American horror, H.p. Lovecraft's The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories is edited with an introduction and notes by S.T. Joshi in Penguin Modern Classics.Credited with inventing the modern horror tradition, H.p., Lovecraft remade the genre in the early twentieth century. Discarding ghosts and witches, and instead envisaging mankind at the mercy of a chaotic and malevolent universe, Lovecraft's unique works would prove to be a huge influence on modern horror writers such as Stephen King. This selection of short stories ranges from early tales of nightmares and insanity such as 'The Outsider' and 'The Rats in the Walls' through the grotesquely comic 'Herbert West - Reanimator' and 'The Hound', to the extraterrestrial terror of 'The Call of Cthulhu', which fuses traditional supernaturalism with science fiction., Including the definitive corrected texts, this collection reveals the development of Lovecraft's mesmerising narrative style and establishes him as a hugely influential - and visionary - American writer.Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937), born in Providence, Rhode Island was self-educated and lived in his birthplace all his life, working as a freelance writer, journalist, and ghostwriter. Using many pen names, he contributed his supernatural/horror and science fiction/fantasy stories to various pulp magazines but his reputation as a writer rests mainly on the 60 or so stories he published in the pulp magazine Weird Tales starting in 1923. If you enjoyed The Call of Cthulhu, you might also like Arthur Machen's The White People and Other Weird Stories, available in Penguin Classics.'The twentieth century horror story's dark and baroque prince'Stephen King
from H. P. Lovecraft, ISBN: 9780141187068
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Eight Ghosts: The English Heritage Book of New Ghost StoriesEight Ghosts: The English Heritage Book of New…
Eight authors were given after hours freedom at their chosen English heritage site. Immersed in the history, atmosphere and rumours of hauntings, they channelled their darker imaginings into a series of extraordinary new ghost stories. Sarah Perry's intense tale of possession at the Jacobean country house Audley End is a work of psychological terror, while Andrew Michael Hurley's story brings an unforgettably shocking slant to the history of Carlisle Castle., Within the walls of these historic buildings each author has found inspiration to deliver a new interpretation of the classic ghost story. Relish the imagined terrors at these exhilarating locations: Kate Clanchy, Housesteads Roman Fort | Stuart Evers, Dover Castle | Mark Haddon, York Cold War Bunker | Andrew Michael Hurley, Carlisle Castle | Sarah Perry, Audley End | Max Porter Eltham Palace | Kamila Shamsie, Kenilworth Castle | Jeanette Winterson, Pendennis Castle
from Sarah Perry, ISBN: 9781910463734
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Classic Horror

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Wordsworth Classics)Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Wordsworth Classics)
With an Introduction and Notes by Dr Tim Middleton, Head of English Studies, University of Ripon and York.In seeking to discover his inner self, the brilliant Dr Jekyll discovers a monster. First published to critical acclaim in 1886, this mesmerising thriller is a terrifying study of the duality of man's nature, and it is the book which established Stevenson's reputation as a writer.Also included in this volume is Stevenson's 1887 collection of short stories, The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables.The Merry Men is a gripping Highland tale of shipwrecks and madness; Markheim, the sinister study of the mind of a murderer; Thrawn Janet, a spine-chilling tale of demonic possession; Olalla, a study of degeneration and incipient vampirism in the Spanish mountains; Will O' the Mill, a thought-provoking fable about a mountain inn-keeper; and The Treasure of Franchard, a study of French bourgeois life.A brilliant horror story and a true classic that all will enjoy.This paperback book has 256 pages and measures: 19.6 x 12.6 x 1.4cm.
from Stevenson, Robert Louis, ISBN: 9781853260612
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Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus (Wordsworth Classics)Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus…
Begun when the author was only eighteen and conceived from a nightmare, Frankenstein is the deeply disturbing story of a monstrous creation which has terrified and chilled readers since its first publication in 1818.The novel has thus seared its way into the popular imagination while establishing itself as one of the pioneering works of modern science fiction.A true classic that is perfect for those studying the text in detail.This paperback book has 208 pages and measures: 19.8 x 13.3 x 1.2cm.
from Shelley, Mary, ISBN: 9781853260230
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The House on Vesper SandsThe House on Vesper Sands
from O’Donnell, Paraic, ISBN: 9781474600392
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Contemporary Horror

The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Modern Classics)The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Modern…
The best-known of Shirley Jackson's novels, and the inspiration for writers such as Neil Gaiman and Stephen King, The Haunting of Hill House is a chilling story of the power of fear. 'Shirley Jackson's stories are among the most terrifying ever written' Donna Tartt, author of The Goldfinch and The Secret History Four seekers have arrived at the rambling old pile known as Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of psychic phenomena; Theodora, his lovely assistant; Luke, the future inheritor of the estate; and Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman with a dark past., As they begin to cope with horrifying occurrences beyond their control or understanding, they cannot possibly know what lies ahead. For Hill House is gathering its powers - and soon it will choose one of them to make its own. Adapted into a film, The Haunting, starring Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Owen Wilson, The Haunting of Hill House is a powerful work of slow-burning psychological horror., Shirley Jackson's was born in California in 1916. When her short story The Lottery was first published in the New Yorker in 1948, readers were so horrified they sent her hate mail; it has since become one of the most iconic American stories of all time. Her first novel, The Road Through the Wall, was published in the same year and was followed by five more: Hangsaman, The Bird's Nest, The Sundial, The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, widely seen as her masterpiece., Shirley Jackson died in her sleep at the age of 48. If you enjoyed The Haunting of Hill House, you might like Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'An amazing writer ..., If you haven't read her you have missed out on something marvellous' Neil Gaiman 'As nearly perfect a haunted-house tale as I have ever read' Stephen King 'The world of Shirley Jackson is eerie and unforgettable' A. M. Homes 'Shirley Jackson is one of thos
from Jackson, Shirley, ISBN: 9780141191447
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The Silent Companions: A Ghost StoryThe Silent Companions: A Ghost Story
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from Purcell, Laura, ISBN: 9781408888032
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Erotic Horror

The Female of the Species and Other Terror TalesThe Female of the Species and Other Terror Tales
A collection of eleven horror stories by Richard Davis (1935-2005), famed anthologist whose books include "The Year's Best Horror Stories," the "Space," "Spectre" and "Tandem Horror" series and many others. The author was the story editor for the BBC "Late Night Horror" series. His short stories appeared in many anthologies in the UK, but this is the first time a collection of his stories has been published.The book includes an introduction by editor David A. Sutton, plus two rare articles and an interview with the author.
from Davis, Richard, ISBN: 9780953903245
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OnceOnce
Remember the fairy stories you were told as a child? Tales of tiny, magical, winged beings and elves, wicked witches and goblins. Demons ...What if one day you found out they were true? That's what happened to Thom Kindred. The wonders were revealed to him. But so were the horrors, for not far behind the Good, there always lurks the Bad.
from Herbert, James, ISBN: 9780330451833
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Gutted: Beautiful Horror StoriesGutted: Beautiful Horror Stories
from Gaiman, Neil, ISBN: 9781945174650
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Ghosts

The Silent Companions: A Ghost StoryThe Silent Companions: A Ghost Story
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from Purcell, Laura, ISBN: 9781408888032
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The Ghost TreeThe Ghost Tree
from Erskine, Barbara, ISBN: 9780008195816
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The Woman In BlackThe Woman In Black
The Classic English Ghost StoryArthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, is summoned to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, the sole inhabitant of Eel Marsh House. The house stands at the end of a causeway, wreathed in fog and mystery, but it is not until he glimpses a wasted young woman, dressed all in black, at the funeral, that a creeping sense of unease begins to take hold, a feeling deepened by the reluctance of the locals to talk of the woman in black - and her terrible purpose.
from Hill, Susan, ISBN: 9780099288473
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Parodies & Satires

Friday Black: 'an excitement and a wonder' George SaundersFriday Black: 'an excitement and a wonder'…
from Adjei-Brenyah, Nana Kwame, ISBN: 9781787476011
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American PsychoAmerican Psycho
Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho is a cult classic, adapted into a film starring Christian Bale.Patrick Bateman is twenty-six and works on Wall Street; he is handsome, sophisticated, charming and intelligent. He is also a psychopath. Taking us to a head-on collision with America's greatest dream - and its worst nightmare - American Psycho is a bleak, bitter, black comedy about a world we all recognize but do not wish to confront.American Psycho is one of the most controversial and talked-about novels of all time - a multimillion-copy bestseller hailed as a modern classic.
from Easton Ellis, Bret, ISBN: 9780330536301
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The Turn of the Screw and Other Ghost Stories (Penguin Classics)The Turn of the Screw and Other Ghost Stories…
An unsettling new collection of Henry James's best short stories exploring ghosts and the uncanny'There had been a moment when I believed I recognised, faint and far, the cry of a child; there had been another when I found myself just consciously starting as at the passage, before my door, of a light footstep''I see ghosts everywhere', wrote Henry James, who retained a fascination with the supernatural and sensational throughout his writing career. This new collection brings together eight of James's tales exploring the uncanny, including his infamous ghost story, 'The Turn of the Screw', a work saturated with evil, in which a fraught governess becomes convinced that malicious spirits are menacing the children in her care. The other masterly works here include 'The Jolly Corner', 'Owen Wingrave' and further tales of visitations, premonitions, madness, grief and family secrets, where the living are just as mysterious and unknowable as the dead., With an introduction and notes by Susie BoytGeneral Editor Philip Horne
from James, Henry, ISBN: 9780141389752
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Short Stories

A Very Murderous Christmas: Ten Classic Crime Stories for the Festive Season (Murder at Christmas)A Very Murderous Christmas: Ten Classic Crime…
from Various, None, ISBN: 9781788161015
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Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales of H.P. Lovecraft: The Best Weird Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft (GOLLANCZ S.F.)Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales of H.P.…
WIKIPEDIA says: 'H.p. Lovecraft's reputation has grown tremendously over the decades, and he is now commonly regarded as one of the most important horror writers of the 20th century, exerting an influence that is widespread, though often indirect.'H.p. Lovecraft's tales of the tentacled Elder God Cthulhu and his pantheon of alien deities were initially written for the pulp magazines of the 1920s and '30s., These astonishing tales blend elements of horror, science fiction and cosmic terror that are as powerful today as they were when they were first published.This handsome leatherbound tome collects together the very best of Lovecraft's tales of terror, including the complete Cthulhu Mythos cycle, just the way they were originally published. It will introduce a whole new generation of readers to Lovecraft's fiction, as well as being a must-buy for those fans who want all his work in a single, definitive, highly attractive volume.
from Lovecraft, H.P., ISBN: 9780575081567
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The Lottery and Other Stories (Penguin Modern Classics)The Lottery and Other Stories (Penguin Modern…
This is the definitive collection of Shirley Jackson's short stories, including 'The Lottery' - one of the most terrifying and iconic stories of the twentieth century, and an influence on writers such as Neil Gaiman and Stephen King.'Shirley Jackson's stories are among the most terrifying ever written' Donna TarttIn these stories an excellent host finds himself turned out of home by his own guests; a woman spends her wedding day frantically searching for her husband-to-be; and in Shirley Jackson's best-known story, a small farming village comes together for a terrible annual ritual. The creeping unease of lives squandered and the bloody glee of lives lost is chillingly captured in these tales of wasted potential and casual cruelty by a master of the short story. Shirley Jackson's chilling tales have the power to unsettle and terrify unlike any other., She was born in California in 1916. When her short story The Lottery was first published in The New Yorker in 1948, readers were so horrified they sent her hate mail; it has since become one of the greatest American stories of all time. Her first novel, The Road Through the Wall, was published in the same year and was followed by five more: Hangsaman, The Bird's Nest, The Sundial, The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, widely seen as her masterpiece., Shirley Jackson died in her sleep at the age of 48. 'An amazing writer ... if you haven't read any of her short stories ..., you have missed out on something marvellous' Neil Gaiman'Her stories are stunning, timeless - as relevant and terrifying now as when they were first published ... 'The Lottery' is so much an icon in the history of the American short story that one could argue it has moved from the canon of American twentieth-century fiction directly into the American psyche, our collective unconscious' A. M., Homes
from Jackson, Shirley, ISBN: 9780141191430
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Thrillers

ElevationElevation
from King, Stephen, ISBN: 9781473691520
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Zombies, Werewolves & Vampires

Zombie Survival Manual: The complete guide to surviving a zombie attack (Owners Apocalypse Manual)Zombie Survival Manual: The complete guide to…
What would you do in the event of a zombie apocalypse? Would you know how to protect your family, forage for food and hold your own if confronted by a horde of the walking dead? Packed with vital information about how to prepare yourself (mentally and physically) and your surroundings for attack, the Zombie Survival Manual will also include advice on how to flourish in a post-apocalyptic world. Accompanied by illustrations, maps, diagrams and step-by-step instructions, this manual will be essential reading for those interested in protecting themselves, their families and society at large from the living dead. This hardback book has 128 pages and measures: 27.5 x 21.5 x 1cm.
from Sean T Page, ISBN: 9780857334732
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Dracula (Penguin Classics)Dracula (Penguin Classics)
Bram Stoker's peerless tale of desperate battle against a powerful, ancient vampire, the Penguin Classics edition of Dracula is edited with notes and an introduction by Maurice Hindle, as well as a preface by Christopher Frayling.When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula purchase a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries in his client's castle. Soon afterwards, disturbing incidents unfold in England: a ship runs aground on the shores of Whitby, its crew vanished; beautiful Lucy Westenra slowly succumbs to a mysterious, wasting illness, her blood drained away; and the lunatic Renfield raves about the imminent arrival of his 'master'. In the ensuing battle of wills between the sinister Count and a determined group of adversaries - led by the intrepid vampire hunter Abraham van Helsing - Bram Stoker created a masterpiece of the horror genre, probing into questions of identity, sanity and the dark corners of Victorian sexuality and desire.For this completely updated edition, Maurice Hindle has revised his introduction, list of further reading and notes, and added two appendices: Stoker's essay on censorship and his interview with Winston Churchill, both published in 1908., Christopher Frayling's preface discusses the significance and the influences that contributed to his creation of the Dracula myth.Abraham 'Bram' Stoker (1847-1912) was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. Stoker joined the Irish Civil Service, before his love of theatre led him to become the unpaid drama critic for the Dublin Mail. He went on to act as manager and secretary for the actor Sir Henry Irving while writing his novels, the most famous of which is Dracula (1897).If you enjoyed Dracula, you may like Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, also available in Penguin Classics.'One of the most powerful horror tales ever written'Malcolm Bradbury'Nobody has ever filmed it like Bram Stoker wrote it'Sir Christopher Lee'Staggeringly lurid and perverse'Sarah Waters, author of Fingersmit
from Stoker, Bram, ISBN: 9780141439846
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DraculaDracula
Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the designWhen Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula with the purchase of a London house, he makes a series of horrific discoveries about his client. Soon afterwards, various bizarre incidents unfold in England: an apparently unmanned ship is wrecked off the coast of Whitby; a young woman discovers strange puncture marks on her neck; and the inmate of a lunatic asylum raves about the 'Master' and his imminent arrival. In Dracula, Bram Stoker created one of the great masterpieces of the horror genre, brilliantly evoking a nightmare world of vampires and vampire hunters and also illuminating the dark corners of Victorian sexuality and desire.
from Stoker, Bram, ISBN: 9780141196886
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