Creepy Classics

Are you sad Halloween is over, and want to continue it on through November?  Read or reread some of these creepy classics.

The Castle of Otranto, Horace Walpole, 1764

Frankenstein– Mary Shelley, 1816

The Vampyre, John William Polidori, 1819

“The Burial: A Fragment,” Lord Byron, 1819

“Legend of Sleepy Hollow,”­ Washington Irving, 1820

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde– Robert Louis Stevenson, 1886

The Picture of Dorian Gray– Oscar Wilde, 1890

The Island of Dr. Moreau- H.G. Wells, 1896

Dracula, Bram Stoker, 1897

The Beetle-Richard Marsh, 1897

War of the Worlds, H.G. Wells, 1898

 The Monkey’s Paw,W. W. Jacobs, 1902

“The Beckoning Fair One,” Oliver Onions, 1911


All of these, except Lord Byron’s ‘The Burial: A Fragment” can be found through Project Gutenberg.  Oliver Onions’ short story is in the compilation called ‘Widdershins.’


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