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Foundation Realism Honoré de Balzac
The Devil and Daniel Webster Stephen Vincent Benét
Chaotic Visions William Blake
Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came Robert Browning
Manfred Lord Byron
Fleurs du mal Charles Baudelaire
Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Translated by John Ormsby.
The Transcendental Poetry of Lake Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Selected Short Stories Wilkie Collins
Yarns of the Dark Sea Joseph Conrad
The Divine Comedy: The Inferno Dante Alighieri
Historical High Adventure Alexandre Dumas [Pere]
Romance of Medieval Chivalry Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué
The Temptation of St. Anthony Gustave Flaubert
Symbolic Decadence Théophile Gautier
Tales of Trail and Town Bret Harte
Natural Decadent J.K. Huysmans
Men Who Go Down To the Sea WW Jacobs
Impressionist Realism Henry James
Lamia John Keats
The Curse of Capistrano, aka The Mark of Zorro Johnston McCulley
The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus Christopher Marlowe
Erin Isle Poetry Thomas Moore
Brandywine River Collection Written and Illustrated by Howard Pyle.
Confessions Reconcilled Thomas De Quincey
The House of Life And Others Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Historical Romance and Adventure Rafael Sabatini.
The Ghostly Bard William Shakespeare
What a Tangled Web Sir Walter Scott
Vagrants and Others of Aran J. M. Synge
A Satirical Panorama William Makepeace Thackeray
Wit and Wisdom Mark Twain
Aesthetic and Decadent Oscar Wilde
Daemon Est Deus Inversus W.B. Yeats
The Adventures of Peter Pan J. M. Barrie
The History of the Caliph Vathek William Beckford
Door to the Unreal Gerald Bliss
The Last Victorian John Buchan
Fishhead Irvin S. Cobb
Dunsany Fantastic Works Lord Dunsany.
The Celestial Omnibus E. M. Forster
The Yellow Wallpaper Charlotte Perkins Gilman
She H. Rider Haggard
Swashbuckling Adventure and Darkling Horror Robert E Howard.
A Sampler From the Master of Terror by William Hope Hodgson
Hans of Iceland Victor Hugo
The Lost Continent C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
Cosmic Pattern Works Henry Kuttner
A Voyage to Arcturus David Lindsay
Long Sampler Frank Belknap Long.
Supernatural and Cosmic Horror H. P. Lovecraft.
Fantasy Works of the Kailyard School George MacDonald
Master of MysteryArthur Machen
The Shaving of Shagpat George Meredith
Forgotten Fantasy by William Morris
Yellow Peril Sax Rohmer
The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom Tobias Smollett
A Celebration Clark Ashton Smith
The Jaunty Scott Abroad Robert Louis Stevenson.
Romantic Phantasus Johann Ludwig Tieck
Startling Horror Manly Wade Wellman
The Father of Science Fiction H.G. Wells
Darkside Fiction Edward Lucas White
The Golden Asse Lucius Apuleius Translated by William Adlington
Traditions and Hearthside Stories of West Cornwall William Bottrell
Tam O' Shanter Robert Burns
Popular Mysticism Sabine Baring-Gould
The Hedge School William Carleton
Tom Tit Tot Edward Clodd
The King of Ireland's Son Padraic Colum
The Trooping Fairies and Others T. Crofton Croker
Tales of the Tuatha De Danann Cross and Slover.
The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries W. Y. Evans-Wentz
The Arabian Nights Entertainments Antoine Galland
Cultural Nationalism and the Irish Literary Revival Lady Gregory
Uncle Remus New Stories of the Old Plantation Joel Chandler Harris
Legends of Strange Things Lafcadio Hearn
The Ettrick Shepherd James Hogg
Tales of the Enchanted Islands of the Atlantic Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Leabhar Sgeulaigheachta Dr Douglas Hyde
The Mabinogion Jones and Jones.
The Daemonologie King James
Le Morte d'Arthur Sir Thomas Malory
Ossian James Macpherson
Celtic Folklore Welsh and Manx Sir John Rhys.
Vita Merlini The Life of Merlin Geoffrey of Monmouth
The Lay of the Cid Translated by R. Selden Rose and Leonard Bacon.
Nibelungenlied Translated by Daniel Shumway
The Four Ancient Books of Wales William F. Skene.
British Goblins Wirt Sikes.
Folklore Legends Lewis Spence
The Faerie Qveene. Edmund Spenser
Irish Fairy Tales James Stephens.
Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, and Superstitions of Ireland Lady Francesca Speranza Wilde
The Eerie and the Gruesome William Harrison Ainsworth
Northanger Abbey Jane Austen
Sir Bertrand Anna Barbauld
Ghostly Stories E. F. Benson
Tales of the Macabre Ambrose Bierce.
Stories of Supernatural and Gothic Horror Algernon Blackwood.
Wuthering Heights Emily Brontë
An American Gothic Charles Brockden Brown
Cosmic Fear Robert W. Chambers
Mediævalist Horror Ralph Adams Cram
Classics of the Horror Genre F. Marion Crawford
A Relation of the Apparition of Mrs. Veal Daniel Defoe
Masters of the Supernatural Short Story Walter De La Mare
Victorian Ghost Stories Charles Dickens
Lost Horror Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Spectral Fancies Erckmann-Chatrian and Bjorstjerne Bjorson
Death Mask Henrietta D. Everett.
The Spider Hans Heinz Ewers
Caleb Williams William Godwin
Weimar Classicism Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
Feet Foremost L. P. Hartley
American Gothic HorrorNathaniel Hawthorne
The Mellowing of Grotesque Gothic Ernest Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann
Elsie Venner Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
The Werewolf Clemence Housman
Tales of the Traveler Washington Irving
A Torture by Hope Villiers De L'isle-Adam
Ghost Stories of an Antiquary M.R. James
Supernatural Horror Sampler Rudyard Kipling
Chilling Supernatural and Gothic Horror J. Sheridan Le Fanu
Grand-Guignol Theatre of Horror Jeanne Mareteux-Level
Far Edge Gothicism Matthew Lewis
Master at Sea Captain Marryat
Mystery and Suspense Richard Marsh
Roots of Gothic Horror Charles Robert Maturin
Spectral Visions Guy de Maupassant
Dark Sorceries and the Witch Prosecution Johannes Wilhelm Meinhold
La Vénus d'Ille Prosper Mérimée
The Bad Lands John Metcalf
Fantastic Horror Fitz-James O'Brien
American Romantic Mystery and the Macabre Edgar Allan Poe
The Vampyre John Polidori
Popular Gothic Supernaturalism Ann Radcliffe
The Old English Baron Clara Reeve
Wagner the Wehr-Wolf George W. M. Reynolds
Unknown Horror M. P. Shiel
Uncanny Stories May Sinclair
European Folklore and the Vampire Bram Stoker
The City of Dreadful Night James Thomson
A Place on the River H. Russell Wakefield
The Castle of Otranto Horace Walpole
Romantic Macabre Hugh Walpole
Gruesome Horror John Webster
The Wind in the Rose-Bushand Other Stories of the Supernatural Mary Wilkins
Of Occult Philosophy Or Of Magical Ceremonies The Fourth Book Henry Cornelius Agrippa "Pseudo"
Al Azif Abdul Alhazred
The Magus Francis Barrett
Stanzas of Dzyan Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
The Book of Enoch Translated by R H Charles
A Blizzard in the Sahara Aleister Crowley
Liber Loagaeth John Dee
Lives of the Necromancers William Godwin
The Rosicrucians Hargrave Jennings
Necromancy Ex Ipsis Mors Eliphas Levi
Rosicrucian Light Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The Greater Key of Solomon S. Liddell MacGregor Mathers
Clavicula Salomonis Regis Goetia S.L. MacGregor Mathers & Aleister Crowley
On the Kabbalah Arthur Machen
The Discovery of Witchcraft Reginald Scot
The Magic Arts in Celtic Britain Lewis Spence
Devil Worship in France Arthur Edward Waite
The Road to Great Cthulhu
Swashbuckling Adventure and Darkling Horror stories by Robert E. Howard the creator of Conan
Supernatural and Cosmic Horror by the Master of Horror H. P. Lovecraft
A Celebration, 127 Works of Dark Horror and Science Fiction by Clark Ashton Smith
Fairies - Enter The Magical World of Fairies and Folklore.
What's new? Edgar Allan Poe, Gerorge Meredith, The Shaving of Shagpat, James Thomson, The City of Dreadful Night, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, and Champions of the Round Table by Howard Pyle. Please note in an ongoing work in progress several stand alone works have been moved into collections. Most noteable are collections of the work of Robert Louis Stevenson and Howard Pyle. Everything is still there including several new additions. So please check out Sampler by Robert Louis Stevenson and the Brandywine River Collection by Howard Pyle and Cosmic Fear by Robert W. Chambers.
This month we are experiencing a revival of Gothic Horror as J. Sheridan Le Fanu, William Hope Hodgson, Robert W. Chambers, Ambrose Bierce, and Algernon Blackwood join Lovecraft, Smith, and Howard, while travelling along the Road to Great Cthulhu. Previously we have enjoyed lost and forgotten realms of folklore. As we traveled to Ancient Ireland and Wales we discovered the world of Faeries, Sacred Wells, and Treasure Caves with Sir John Rhys' Celtic Folklore Welsh and Manx. Also a new rework of Skene's Four Ancient Books of Wales. Finally turning to Teutonic realms we enjoyed the Story of the Volsungs, said to be the inspiration for Tolkein's Lord of the Rings. Amoungst other new EBooks are works by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Robert Louis Stevenson, Mark Twain, David Lindsay, George MacDonald and Alexandre Dumas, the ever popular Howard Pyle, William Morris, and Rafael Sabatini.
Now available The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countriesby W. Y. Evans-Wentz and Selected Works by Celebrated Folklorist Lewis Spence. Many other new works are currently in preparation (Amadis de Gaul) and soon will be added.
Some works will be remodelled or moved to their own collections so bear with us as this is a constant Work in Progress. As you know the continued use of a valuable resource requires your help. Many of these titles are used courtesy of the Project Gutenberg others have been personally scanned, OCR'd Edited, Proofed, and Marked Up into HTML. All textual works are in the Public Domain.
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