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A masterful collection of horror fiction by widely
authors whose contributions to the genre have been lost in
the shadow of Poe, by one of America's foremost
Edgar Allan Poe did not invent the tale of terror. There
were American, English, and Continental writers who
Poe and influenced his work. Similarly, there were many who
were in turn influenced by Poe’s genius and produced their
own popular tales of supernatural literature. This
collection features masterful tales of terror by authors
who, by and large, are little-remembered for their writing
in this genre. Even Bram Stoker, whose Dracula may be said
to be the most popular horror novel of all time, is not
known as a writer of short fiction.
Distinguished editor Leslie S. Klinger is a world-renowned
authority on those twin icons of the Victorian age,
Holmes, and Dracula. His studies into the forefathers of
those giants led him to a broader fascination with writers
of supernatural literature of the nineteenth century. The
stories in this collection have been selected by him for
their impact. Each is preceded by a brief biography of the
author and an overview of his or her literary career and is
annotated to explain obscure references.
Read on, now, perhaps with a flickering candle or
at hand . . .
Stories by: Ambrose Bierce, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu,
Gautier, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Arthur Conan Doyle,
Lafcadio Hearn, M. R. James, Bram Stoker, and many others.
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