Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Great Horror Stories” as Want to Read:
Great Horror Stories
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Great Horror Stories

3.59 of 5 stars 3.59  ·  rating details  ·  39 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Previously published as: The great book of thrillers (1936) by Odhams Press; Great tales of terror (1991) Chancellor Press.

Contents: H2, Etc. / A.J. Alan -- The smell in the library / Michael Arlen -- The man in the bell / W.E. Aytoun -- The mysterious man / Honore de Balzac -- The folding doors / Marjorie Bowen -- The lady of Glenwith Grange / Wilkie Collins -- The new su
Paperback, 638 pages
Published 2002 by Chancellor Press (first published December 14th 1936)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Great Horror Stories, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Great Horror Stories

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 101)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
I think it's pretty clear through a look at my bookshelf that I love short stories. I still haven't read some of the stories in this volume even though I bought this several years ago. A lot of them had been written by literature giants such as Balzac, Hawthorne, Washington Irving, Daniel Defoe and Ambrose Bierce, and some suffer from being predictable and outdated.

Some of my favorites:

Who killed Castelvetri? -- Gilbert Frankau
A classic whodunit.

Arsene Lupin in prison -- Maurice Leblanc
I bou
these stories are about as terrifying as watching paint dry they mave have been scary to 5 yr olds in the 1800s but we live in the modern age with horror films and tv shows and these stories today i doubt they could scare a 5 year old they're just fucking boring to read its the type of story that the simpsons used to spoof those incredibly lame stories theyd tell at campfires to frighten 5 yr olds and it never worked because they're horribly dated and lame well that's whats all these stories in ...more
Dec 04, 2011 Sam rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: horror
A fantastic bumper collection of classic horror tales that will appeal to all fans of horror, young and old, new and well versed. This collection has something for everyone from horror fantasy to out right spine chilling terror.
Katie marked it as to-read
Nov 19, 2015
Richard marked it as to-read
Nov 09, 2015
Jack Pienaar
Jack Pienaar is currently reading it
Aug 04, 2015
Paige added it
Jul 27, 2015
Veena Singh
Veena Singh marked it as to-read
May 24, 2015
Shraddha Sharma
Shraddha Sharma marked it as to-read
May 06, 2015
kadi is currently reading it
Apr 04, 2015
Christina Browne
Christina Browne marked it as to-read
Mar 30, 2015
xGvJx marked it as to-read
Feb 06, 2015
Rishabh Sood
Rishabh Sood marked it as to-read
Dec 16, 2014
Marianne Husbands
Marianne Husbands marked it as to-read
Dec 02, 2014
Mohamed Mesalm
Mohamed Mesalm marked it as to-read
Nov 12, 2014
Katy Bennett
Katy Bennett marked it as to-read
Oct 29, 2014
Sailee Korde
Sailee Korde marked it as to-read
Jul 26, 2014
Emma Dawson
Emma Dawson marked it as to-read
Jul 15, 2014
Lucy marked it as to-read
Apr 12, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
In 1866, (Herbert George) H.G. Wells was born to a working class family in Kent, England. Young Wells received a spotty education, interrupted by several illnesses and family difficulties, and became a draper's apprentice as a teenager. The headmaster of Midhurst Grammar School, where he had spent a year, arranged for him to return as an "usher," or student teacher. Wells earned a government schol ...more
More about H.G. Wells...

Share This Book