Big Book of Best Short Stories - Specials - Horror 2

Big Book of Best Short Stories - Specials - Horror 2

by Robert W. ChambersRichard Middleton M. R. James and others
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date: 04/04/2020

This book contains 25 short stories from 5 classic, prize-winning and noteworthy authors. The stories were carefully selected by the critic August Nemo, in a collection that will please the literature lovers.The theme of this edition is: Horror. For more exciting titles, be sure to check out our 7 Best Short Stories and Essential Novelists collections. This book contains: M. R. James: - A School Story - Count Magnus - Lost Hearts - 'Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You My Lad" - The Rose Garden - An Episode of Cathedral History - Mr. Humphreys and his InheritanceRichard Middleton: - The Ghost Ship. - A Drama of Youth. - The New Boy. - On the Brighton Road. - A Tragedy in Little. - Sheperd's Boy. - The Passing of Edward.Robert W. Chambers: - The Messenger - The Repairer of Reputations - The Purple Emperor - Passeur - The Key to Grief - A Matter of Interest - Pompe FunèbreMary Shelley: - The Invisible Girl - The Brother and Sister - The Dream - Transformation - The Mortal Immortal - The Mourner - The Swiss PeasantWashington Irving: - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Rip Van Winkle - The Devil and Tom Walker - Christmas - Guest from Gibbet Island - The Legend of the Engulphed Convent - The Adventure of my Uncle

Horror & ghost stories
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M. R. James

Montague Rhodes James was born on 1 August 1862 near Bury St Edmunds, though he spent long periods of his later life in Suffolk, which provided the setting for many of his ghost stories. He studied at Eton and Kings College, Cambridge, where he was eventually elected Fellow, and then made Provost in 1905. In 1918 he became Provost of Eton.

He was a renowed medievalist and biblical scholar, and published works on palaeography, antiquarianism, bibliography and history, guides to Suffolk and Norfolk, as well as editing a collection of ghost stories by Sheridan Le Fanu.

However, he remains best known for his own ghost stories, which were published in several collections including Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (1904), A Thin Ghost and Other Stories (1919), A Warning to the Curious (1925) and a collected edition in 1931. M. R. James never married and died on 12 June 1936.

Mary Shelley

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was born on August 30, 1797, into a life of personal tragedy. In 1816, she married the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, and that summer traveled with him and a host of other Romantic intellectuals to Geneva.

Her greatest achievement was piecing together one of the most terrifying and renowned stories of all time: Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. Shelley conceived Frankenstein in, according to her, "a waking dream."

This vision was simply of a student kneeling before a corpse brought to life. Yet this tale of a mad creator and his abomination has inspired a multitude of storytellers and artists. She died on February 1, 1851.,

Washington Irving

Washington Irving was born in 1783 in New York City. In addition to writing fiction, Irving studied law, worked for his family's business in England and wrote essays for periodicals.

Some of his most famous tales, including Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, were first published under the pseudonym Geoffrey Crayon.

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