Penny Dreadfuls

Sensational Tales of Terror
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781435162761
Page: 704
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The original Victorian-era penny dreadfuls entertained the masses with shocks, thrills, and lurid horrors. This terror-packed anthology includes two novels -- 'The String of Pearls', which immortalised Sweeny Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street, and the original 1918 edition of 'Frankenstein' -- as well as tales by Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson, Stoker, Alcott, and Conan Doyle.

The Penny Dreadfuls

Tales of Horror: Dracula, Frankenstein, and The Picture of Dorian Gray
Author: Bram Stoker,Mary Shelley,Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1634501152
Category: Fiction
Page: 912
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Three nineteenth-century literary giants—Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley, and Oscar Wilde—in one outstanding volume of Victorian gothic horror. In the 1800s, penny dreadfuls were cheap English stories that featured lurid, disturbing, and tantalizing content. These horror serials cost a penny per issue, hence their name. Penny dreadfuls often paid homage to—and even inspired—many of the more famous narratives of the horror genre. Born of the penny dreadful tradition and originally published at a time when dramatic scientific discoveries sparked a cultural fixation on the paranormal, these stories remain timeless in their uncanny ability to prey upon our primal fear of that which is strange, violent, and unknown. This book contains three haunting tales and a bonus story: Dracula by Bram Stoker Dracula’s Guest by Bram Stoker (Dracula’s original first chapter, not published until after Stoker’s death) Frankenstein by Mary Shelley The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Curl up with The Penny Dreadfuls on a dark, moonless night and rediscover these chilling classics.

Dracula and Other Horror Classics

Author: Bram Stoker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781435142817
Category: Dracula, Count (Fictitious character)
Page: 757
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Count Dracula has inspired countless movies, books, and plays. But few, if any, have been fully faithful to Bram Stoker's original, best-selling novel of mystery and horror, love and death, sin and redemption. Dracula chronicles the vampire's journey from Transylvania to the nighttime streets of London. There, he searches for the blood of strong men and beautiful women while his enemies plot to rid the world of his frightful power. Today's critics see Dracula as a virtual textbook on Victorian repression of the erotic and fear of female sexuality. In it, Stoker created a new word for terror, a new myth to feed our nightmares, and a character who will outlive us all. This book includes three novels: Dracula, The Jewel of Seven Stars and The Lair of the White Worm. It also includes a short fiction collection called Dracula's Guest and Other Stories: Dracula's Guest; The Judge's House; The Squaw; The Secret of Growing Gold; The Gipsy Prophecy; The Coming of Abel Behenna; The Burial of the Rats; A Dream of Red Hands; Crooken Sands; The Crystal Cup; The Chain of Destiny and The Dualitists.

Classic Tales of Horror

Author: Robin Brockman
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
ISBN: 1848581491
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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In these pages you will discover what it is to dread the moment you must go to bed, in terror of visitations from unwelcome guests. What would you do if your candle was blown out by a gust of wind and the door to your cupboard began to squeak? Pull the covers over your face or confront your fears? Eerily vivid and yet never devoid of the bea...

The Classic Horror Stories

Author: H. P. Lovecraft
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191640891
Category: Fiction
Page: 528
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'Loathsomeness waits and dreams in the deep, and decay spreads over the tottering cities of men. A time will come - but I must not and cannot think!' H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) was a reclusive scribbler of horror stories for the American pulp magazines that specialized in Gothic and science fiction in the interwar years. He often published in Weird Tales and has since become the key figure in the slippery genre of 'weird fiction'. Lovecraft developed an extraordinary vision of feeble men driven to the edge of sanity by glimpses of malign beings that have survived from human prehistory or by malevolent extra-terrestrial visitations. The ornate language of his stories builds towards grotesque moments of revelation, quite unlike any other writer. This new selection brings together nine of his classic tales, focusing on the 'Cthulhu Mythos', a cycle of stories that develops the mythology of the Old Ones, the monstrous creatures who predate human life on earth. It includes the Introduction from Lovecraft's critical essay, 'Supernatural Horror in Literature', in which he gave his own important definition of 'weird fiction'. In a fascinating contextual introduction, Roger Luckhurst gives Lovecraft the attention he deserves as a writer who used pulp fiction to explore a remarkable philosophy that shockingly dethrones the mastery of man.

Pirate Cinema

Author: Cory Doctorow
Publisher: Tor Teen
ISBN: 1429943181
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 384
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Little Brother, Cory Doctorow, comes Pirate Cinema, a new tale of a brilliant hacker runaway who finds himself standing up to tyranny. Trent McCauley is sixteen, brilliant, and obsessed with one thing: making movies on his computer by reassembling footage from popular films he downloads from the net. In the dystopian near-future Britain where Trent is growing up, this is more illegal than ever; the punishment for being caught three times is that your entire household's access to the internet is cut off for a year, with no appeal. Trent's too clever for that too happen. Except it does, and it nearly destroys his family. Shamed and shattered, Trent runs away to London, where he slowly learns the ways of staying alive on the streets. This brings him in touch with a demimonde of artists and activists who are trying to fight a new bill that will criminalize even more harmless internet creativity, making felons of millions of British citizens at a stroke. Things look bad. Parliament is in power of a few wealthy media conglomerates. But the powers-that-be haven't entirely reckoned with the power of a gripping movie to change people's minds.... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

One Who Saw

A Ghost Story for Christmas
Author: A.M. Burrage
Publisher: Biblioasis
ISBN: 1771960930
Category: Fiction
Page: 64
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A sensitive writer flees the clatter of London for a sleepy French city. After settling in at quiet hotel, he spies a ghostly, solitary young woman weeping in a walled garden, her features hidden from view. Compelled to see the woman's face, he ventures forward.... Originally published on Christmas in 1931, "One Who Saw" is regarded as A.M. Burrage's masterpiece.

Penny Dreadful Covers Collection

Author: N.A
Publisher: Titan Comics
ISBN: 9781785868764
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 96
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Presented in an oversized format, this sumptuous tome contains over 60 stunning pieces of art and photography that have graced the covers of the Penny Dreadful comics series Featuring work from artists like: Guillem March, Ben Templesmith, Louie De Martinis, Marguerite Sauvage, Ben Oliver, Paul McCaffrey, Abigail Larson, Shane Pierce, Tula Lotay, Rob Davis, Stephen Mooney, Jesús Hervás, Tristan Jones, Roberta Ingranata, Claudia Ianniciello and many more! With unseen sketches, commentary, process pieces and more, this is the ultimate giftbook for Dreadfuls and horror comic fans.

Classic Horror Tales

Author: Editors of Canterbury Classics
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1626869782
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
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Curl up with this collection of classic scary stories from the masters of the genre. With dozens of stories of the macabre, fantastic, and supernatural, Classic Horror Tales is sure to keep readers on the edges of their seats. This collection of works by classic writers spans more than a century—from 19th-century trailblazers such as John William Polidori, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Washington Irving to 20th-century masters like Saki, Edith Wharton, and Franz Kafka. The fear of the unknown is a driving force in literature, and the horror genre surpasses all others in bringing this idea to the forefront of the reader's consciousness. A wide range of cultures and classes of society are represented in this volume, reminding us that dark forces lurk all around us—for even in broad daylight, a shadow exists somewhere.

The String of Pearls

A Romance
Author: Thomas Peckett Prest
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840224832
Category: Fleet Street (London, England)
Page: 256
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The String of Pearls - the original tale of Sweeney Todd, a classic of British horror - was first published as a weekly serial in 1846-7 by Edward Lloyd, the King of the Penny Dreadfuls. One of the earliest detective stories, it became an important source for Bram Stoker's Dracula. After 157 years of obscurity, it appears here for the first time in book form.

Penny Dreadful (complete collection)

Author: Andrew Hinderaker,Chris King,Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Publisher: Titan Comics
ISBN: 1785856413
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 130
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The Complete Cthulhu Mythos Tales

Author: Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781435162556
Category: Horror tales, American
Page: 608
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The Cthulhu Mythos was H.P. Lovecraft's greatest contribution to supernatural literature. This anthology includes 23 of his weirdest tales, including 'The Call of Cthulhu', 'The Colour Out of Space', 'The Dunwich Horror', and 'The Shadow Out of Time'. It also features six collaborative 'revisions' that expand the scope of Lovecraft's dark mythology, an introduction by Lovecraft scholar, S.T. Joshi, and a 16 x 20 inch frameable poster by award-winning cover artist, John Coulthart.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Author: Washington Irving
Publisher: Joe Books Ltd
ISBN: 1772754080
Category: Fiction
Page: 36
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, along with its companion piece, Rip Van Winkle is one of the best-known short stories to have come from America—though written while Irving was living abroad in England. Best enjoyed at Hallowe'en! Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

Penny Dreadfuls and Comics

English Periodicals for Children from Victorian Times to the Present Day
Author: Kevin Carpenter,Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood,Universität Oldenburg. Bibliotheks- und Informationssystem
Publisher: Olympic Marketing Corporation
Category: Reference
Page: 124
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Chinese Ghost Stories

Curious Tales of the Supernatural
Author: Lafcadio Hearn
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 146290016X
Category: Fiction
Page: 96
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Chinese Ghost Stories are a selection of the most entertaining Chinese traditional tales of the strange and fantastic. Hearn had a great affinity for the traditional ghost stories of China, and these stories clearly inspired him as he penned subsequent works. Set in richly atmospheric locales, these tales speak of heroic sacrifice, chilling horror, eerie beauty and otherworldly intervention. This completely reset and pinyin-converted edition of Hearn's classic work contains a new foreword by Victoria Cass, which places the stories, their author, and his love for the strange and mysterious into perspective. If you're seeking insights into the traditional Chinese world of ghosts, goblins and demons—or just want to feel a chill run down your spine on a dark and lonely night—then this book is the perfect companion. Ghost stories include: The Soul of the Great Bell The Story of Ming Yi The Legend of Zhi Nu The Return of Yan Zhenjing The Tradition of the Tea Plant The Tale of the Porcelain God

The Little Mermaid

And Other Stories
Author: Sarah Hines Stephen,Hans Christian Andersen
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780439291453
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 85
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Four classic fairy tales are retold and compiled into one book, read "The Little Mermaid," "The Steadfast Tin Soldier," "The Tinderbox," and "Thumbelina."