Haunted Houses : : Classic Stories of Doors That Should Never be Opened
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|Location||Call Number||Branch||Item Status|
|Downtown 2nd Floor||Fiction / Landis, John||Downtown Library||Due 11-05-2021|
|Malletts Adult Books||Adult Book / Fiction / Horror / Landis, John||Malletts Creek Branch||Due 11-11-2021|
The short stories in this collection date from the 19th century and include outdated attitudes and language of that time.--title page verso.
Classic haunted house ghost stories curated by world-renowned filmmaker and horror genre expert John Landis. This beautifully presented, highly collectible anthology features ghost stories that have enthralled, terrified and inspired readers decade after decade. Some are relatively well known; others are long-lost treasures, awaiting rediscovery. The selection includes tales of terror by Bram Stoker, H. P. Lovecraft, and Percival Landon; studies of creeping dread by Edgar Allan Poe and Henry James; short, sharp shockers by Ambrose Bierce, M.R. James and Lafcadio Hearn; and comedic masterpieces by Oscar Wilde and Saki. Mr. Landis' own introduction explores each tale's fascinating impact on the contemporary horror genre. Step inside these ghost-ridden repositories of supernatural evil, if you dare...
Contents: The turn of the screw (1898) -- The fall of the house of Usher (1839) -- The haunted and the haunters (1859) -- The empty house (1906) -- The red room (1896) -- The shunned house (1937) -- The spook house (1889) -- The Canterville ghost (1887) -- Thurnley abbey (1908) -- The judge's house (1891) -- The yellow wallpaper (1892) -- The haunted dolls' house (1923) -- Le horla (1887) -- The reconciliation (1904) -- The open window (1914)
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The library of horror
New York : DK Publishing, 2020.
Year Published: 2020
Description: 408 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
James, Henry, 1843-1916.
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849.
Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, 1803-1873.
Blackwood, Algernon, 1869-1951.
Wells, H. G. 1866-1946.
Lovecraft, H. P. 1890-1937.
Bierce, Ambrose, 1842-1914?
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900.
Landon, Perceval, 1869-1927.
Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912.
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, 1860-1935.
James, M. R. 1862-1936.
Maupassant, Guy de, 1850-1893.
Hearn, Lafcadio, 1850-1904.