1 2 3 5

The Boats of the Glen Carrig

The Boats of the Glen Carrig

William Hope Hodgson

Primarily a survival and adventure story with elements of horror, in the form of monsters, The Boats of the “Glen Carrig” is written in an archaic style, and is presented as a true account, written in 1757, of events occurring earlier. The narrator is a passenger who was traveling on the ship Glen Carrig, which was lost at sea when it struck “a hidden rock”. The story is about the adventures of the survivors, who escaped the wreck…

More Info

Can Such Things Be?

Can Such Things Be?

Ambrose Bierce

A collection of ghostly and strange short stories: The Death of Halpin Frayser; The Secret of Macarger’s Gulch; One Summer Night; The Moonlit Road; A Diagnosis of Death; Moxon’s Master; A Tough Tussle; One of Twins; The Haunted Valley; A Jug of Sirup; Staley Fleming’s Hallucination; A Resumed Identity; A Baby Tramp; The Night-Doings at “Deadman’s”; Beyond the Wall; A Psychological Shipwreck; The Middle Toe of the Right Foot; John Mortonson’s Funeral; The Realm of the Unreal; John Bartine’s Watch…

More Info

The Castle of Otranto

The Castle of Otranto

Horace Walpole

Generally regarded as the first gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto merges medievalism and terror. It tells the story of Manfred, lord of the castle, and his family. The book begins on the wedding-day of his sickly son Conrad and princess Isabella. After an inexplicable event that seems to bear out an ancient prophecy, Manfred takes steps to ensure the safety and survival of his family, only to make things so much worse.

More Info
1 2 3 5