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See below for a selection of the latest books from Classic horror & ghost stories category. Presented with a red border are the Classic horror & ghost stories books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Classic horror & ghost stories books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!
Uncanny. Mysterious. Eerie. Gothic. It draws us in with its air of mystery and repels us with its violence and darkness. But who were the first practitioners of the now-prevalent genre? This curated book collects the works of such masters as Edgar Allan Poe, Christina Rossetti and Mary Shelley, who with flickering candles, mysterious castles and chilling ravens first frightened and delighted readers. With a brilliantly insightful introduction by Sarah Perry, the contemporary master of the gothic genre, this book will immerse and entangle you in the roots of the gothic. Just be careful not to get lost.
We are in Transylvania; and Transylvania is not England. Our ways are not your ways, and there shall be to you many strange things. Bram Stoker's classic horror novel tells the story of English lawyer Johnathan Harker, who travels to Transylvania on business with the reclusive Count Dracula. Harker soon discovers Dracula's true nature- he is an immortal 15th century noble with an insatiable appetite for blood. Dracula, sensing new opportunities to feed and spread his undead curse, sets his sight on England, and Harker's fiance, the spitting image of his late wife. Accompanying the new BBC series from Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, creators of Sherlock, starring Claes Bang as Count Dracula. This Tie-in edition will introduce a whole new generation of fans to the wonders of Stoker's original novel.
A gothic, bone-chilling Irish ghost story first published in 1941 and now brought back into print. The title benefits from an introduction by well-known academic Professor Luke Gibbons and Martin Scorsese and various critics, including William K. Everson and Leonard Maltin, regard The Uninvited as one of the best ghost stories ever filmed.
When Professor Holda Weisel receives an unexpected visit from her student, Lars Koch, she is shocked to learn that his father, the infamous TV talk show host, died two days earlier under unexplained circumstances. His death appears to be linked to old diaries written by his grandmother and great-grandmother, which he was reading at the time. Lars, a usually withdrawn and unlikeable loner with disturbing alt-right leanings, resolves to investigate the mystery. With the aid of Holda and her husband Rupert, the town's archivist, Lars begins to dig deeper into his murky family history, uncovering unsettling secrets at every turn. The reader is drawn into a world of prejudice, prostitution and malicious folklore set during the occupation of the Rhineland and up to World War II. As he explores further, Lars realises how these events link him inexorably to the far-right, anarchistic Reichsburger movement - revealing he is directly in harm's way. Yet this is only the beginning of his nightmare...