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Classic Horror Stories: Sixteen Legendary Stories of the Supernatural

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Before electric lights and telephones, there were only candles and, at last,
gas lights, to banish the darkness. And in that darkness might lurk - who
knows? Ghosts, werewolves, vampires, witches, or even the Devil himself!
Such stories were told - and written - to provoke that delicious chill
of fear which, even in our own electrified world, millions seek through
movies and te
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by The Lyons Press (first published 2003)
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Casie Blevins
Sep 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Enjoyed but grew weary of how they wrote stories in the 1800's-- in a very indirect way.
Carmen Tudor
May 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Although Coulombe's collection only contains sixteen stories there a few great pieces to look out for. R. S. Hawker's "The Botathen Ghost," H. B. Marryat's "The Werewolf" and Ralph Adams Cram’s “The Dead Valley” all stand out--even among the more familiar names such as Dickens, Saki, Bierce and Gogol. All pieces are fairly tame and seem to have a familiar quality, and a lot of them read almost as folk tales or straight character narratives (anecdotes). In spite of this, it’s a worthwhile antholo ...more
John Devlin
Mar 22, 2007 rated it liked it
A bit old school but still some have a punch.
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