Bran's Island

  Welcome to Bran's Island, Immaginative Writing from Humble Folklore Origins to the Golden Age of Fantasy with a long lingering excursion through Gothic Horror, along the:

Road to Great Cthulhu.

    You will find here A Mystical Paradise of High quality value added archives of EBooks from manuscript to novella, some profusely illustrated with art. From Myth and History to Adventure, Romance, Fantasy and Horror, Journey with us to a place of never ending dreams on Bran's Magickal Island in Cyber Space.
 Amadis De Gaul Vasco Lobeira

The Library

Classic Literature

 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

Fantasy, Swords and Sorcery

 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

Folklore Origins

 Beowulf Anonymous
 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
 Hanes Taliesin
 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

Works of Gothic Horror

 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

Works of Sacred Magick

 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
 Rosicrucian DoctrineAnonymous
 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.
A 'Collector CD' of the first year of Bran's Island featuring over 5k of Stories, Books, Text and Art is available for $25 plus $5 Postage.

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