The Wordsworth Book Of Horror Stories (Special Editions)
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The Wordsworth Book Of Horror Stories (Special Editions)

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...it is an universal phenomenon of our nature that the mournful, the fearful, even the horrible, allures with irresistible enchantment.' Chaucer Burr, Memoir, 1850. The Wordsworth Book of Horror Stories is a superb collection of some of the greatest tales of the genre, many are classics while others are lesser -known gems unearthed from this vintage era of the supernatura...more
Paperback, 1149 pages
Published January 5th 2005 by Wordsworth Editions (first published January 5th 1998)
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Benjamin Stahl
This book is bloody humongous. Within its pages there consists of some - if not all - of the greatest horror tales ever written between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries. There are many stories included in this compilation - by the likes of Balzac, Dickens, Bierce, Poe, and M.R.James to name a few - and they range from terrible to average to great to magnificent. Although I am pleased to say that for all the weeks it took me to read this massive book, I will never regret the time I spent re...more
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Recently, I had a little Halloween party at my house and my friends referenced Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne. I didn't know what they were talking about. Now I do.
Tristram
Neither fish nor fowl

The term “horror” can indeed be misleading, as it simply refers to a state of mind characterised by an intense feeling of fear and anxiety and leaves undefined the source that inspires us with this emotion. The cover of the book and our general use of the word “horror” as a literary genre, however, clearly imply the realm of the supernatural.

In “The Wordsworth Book of Horror Stories”, an impressive collection of more than 100 19th century stories, horror can also be the resu...more
Andra Nicoara
Amazing collection of short horror stories, perfect to read before going to bed, haha!
Rob Wiltsher
One of the best compendiums of horror and spooky tales I have ever read....
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