Classic horror stories?
I am a big fan of horror stories, and love classic/old literature. I have read Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein", Bram Stoker's "Dracula" The Grim Fairytales (if that counts), and Many of Edgar Allen Poes works. I am looking for more books similar or of interest to those. I've read stephen kind and darran shan and people like them. So preferably someone new
- Cameli KoiLv 48 years agoFavorite Answer
Here are some books worth checking out... A mix of old and new(ish). :)
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Wasp Factory by Ian Banks
Carmilla by J. Sheridan LeFanu
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
The Green Man by Kingsley Amis
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
Swan Song by Robert McCammon
I am Legend by Richard Matheson
The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs
The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe
Sweetheart, Sweetheart by Bernard Taylor
The Wolfen by Whitley Strieber
- 8 years ago
H. P Lovecraft once wrote an essay on "weird fiction," I'd say it is still one of the more extensive reviews of such fiction in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It's easily available in any of the collections of his work.
Oh and read Lovecraft while you're at it.
- Anonymous8 years ago