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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
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The Oxford Book of English Ghost StoriesThe Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories
ISBN: 9780192141637
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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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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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FrankensteinFrankenstein
Since it was first published in 1818, Mary Shelley's seminal novel has generated countless print, stage and screen adaptations, but none has ever matched the power and philosophical resonance of the original. Composed as part of a challenge with Byron and Shelley to conjure up the most terrifying ghost story, Frankenstein narrates the chilling tale of a being created by a bright young scientist and the catastrophic consequences that ensue. Considered by many to be the first science-fiction novel, the tragic tale of Victor Frankenstein and the tortured creation he rejects is a classic fable about the pursuit of knowledge, the nature of beauty and the monstrosity inherent to man.
from Mary Shelley, ISBN: 9781847493507
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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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Pet SemataryPet Sematary
A perennial classic from Stephen King - timeless and topical.The house looked right, felt right to Dr Louis Creed.Rambling, old, unsmart and comfortable. A place where the family could settle; the children grow and play and explore. The rolling hills and meadows of Maine seemed a world away from the fume-choked dangers of Chicago.Only the occasional big truck out on the two-lane highway, grinding up through the gears, hammering down the long gradients, growled out an intrusive threat.But behind the house and far away from the road: that was safe., Just a carefully cleared path up into the woods where generations of local children have processed with the solemn innocence of the young, taking with them their dear departed pets for burial.A sad place maybe, but safe. Surely a safe place. Not a place to seep into your dreams, to wake you, sweating with fear and foreboding.
from King, Stephen, ISBN: 9781444708134
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Erotic Horror

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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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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Gutted: Beautiful Horror StoriesGutted: Beautiful Horror Stories
from Gaiman, Neil, ISBN: 9781945174650
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Fantasy

The All Souls Trilogy Boxed SetThe All Souls Trilogy Boxed Set
from Harkness, Deborah, ISBN: 9780147517722
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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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Parodies & Satires

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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Devil's Day: From the Costa winning and bestselling author of The LoneyDevil's Day: From the Costa winning and…
from Hurley, Andrew Michael, ISBN: 9781473619883
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The 120 Days of Sodom (Penguin Classics)The 120 Days of Sodom (Penguin Classics)
A new translation of Sade's most notorious, shocking and influential novel.This disturbing but hugely important text has influenced countless individuals throughout history: Flaubert and Baudelaire both read Sade; the surrealists were obsessed with him; film-makers like Pasolini saw parallels with twentieth-century history in his writings; and feminists such as Andrea Dworkin and Angela Carter clashed over him. This new translation brings Sade's provocative novel into Penguin Classics for the first time, and will reignite the debate around this most controversial of writers.
from de Sade, Marquis, ISBN: 9780141394343
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Short Stories

Help the WitchHelp the Witch
from Tom Cox, ISBN: 9781783526697
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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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Mr MercedesMr Mercedes
Described as 'the best thriller of the year' Sunday Express, the No. 1 bestseller introduces retired cop Bill Hodges in a race against time to apprehend a killer.A cat-and-mouse suspense thriller featuring Bill Hodges, a retired cop who is tormented by 'the Mercedes massacre', a case he never solved.Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of that notorious crime, has sent Hodges a taunting letter. Now he's preparing to kill again.Each starts to close in on the other in a mega-stakes race against time.
from King, Stephen, ISBN: 9781444788648
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Thrillers

ElevationElevation
from King, Stephen, ISBN: 9781473691520
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The Silent Companions: Winner of the WH Smith Thumping Good Read AwardThe Silent Companions: Winner of the WH Smith…
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from Purcell, Laura, ISBN: 9781408888032
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Zombies, Werewolves & Vampires

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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Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles 13)Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat (The…
from Rice, Anne, ISBN: 9781784742058
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