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The supernatural tales of the Welsh mystic author Arthur Machen have played an instrumental, though in recent times semi-forgotten part in the history of horror fiction. Famous tales such as ‘The Great God Pan’ and ‘The Hill of Dreams’ have intrigued readers for over a hundred years, retaining the same raw power that first shocked Victorian readers. This comprehensive collection offers the most complete edition of Arthur Machen possible in the US, with all the fiction except for one obscure short story collection. The compressive eBook provides numerous illustrations, informative introductions, many rare non-fiction works and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Machen's life and works
* Concise introductions to the novels and other texts
* ALL four novels, with individual contents tables
* Rare novels like THE GREEN ROUND appear here for the first time in digital print
* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Rare short story collections like THE CHRONICLE OF CLEMENDY, appearing in print for the first time in many years
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories
* Rare uncollected tales – 105 grisly Machen stories for you to explore
* Easily locate the short stories you want to read
* Special criticism section, with Starrett’s seminal essay evaluating Machen’s contribution to literature
* Features Machen’s first autobiography - discover the author’s early life and first inspirations
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

Please note: ‘The House of the Hidden Light’ cannot appear in this collection due to being published for the first time in 2003 and therefore not being in the public domain. Once new texts enter the public domain, they will be added to the eBook as a free update.

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CONTENTS:

The Novels
THE HILL OF DREAMS
THE TERROR
THE SECRET GLORY
THE GREEN ROUND

The Shorter Fiction
THE CHRONICLE OF CLEMENDY: OR THE HISTORY OF THE IX JOYOUS JOURNEYS. CARBONNEK
THE GREAT GOD PAN, AND THE INMOST LIGHT
THE THREE IMPOSTORS: OR THE TRANSMUTATIONS
THE HOUSE OF SOULS
THE ANGELS OF MONS
THE GREAT RETURN
THE SHINING PYRAMID, 1923
THE SHINING PYRAMID, 1924
THE GLORIOUS MYSTERY
THE COSY ROOM AND OTHER STORIES
THE CHILDREN OF THE POOL, AND OTHER STORIES
UNCOLLECTED TALES

The Short Stories
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Poems
LIST OF POEMS

The Non-Fiction
THE MEMOIRS OF JACQUES CASANOVA DE SEINGALT, 1725-1798
THE ANATOMY OF TOBACCO
HIEROGLYPHICS
DR STIGGINS: HIS VIEWS AND PRINCIPLES
MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS

The Criticism
ARTHUR MACHEN: A NOVELIST OF ECSTASY AND SIN by Vincent Starrett

The Autobiography
FAR OFF THINGS

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Mary Shelley (née Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, often known as Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley) was a British novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, travel writer, and editor of the works of her husband, Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley. She was the daughter of the political philosopher William Godwin and the writer, philosopher, and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. Mary Shelley was taken seriously as a writer in her own lifetime, though reviewers often missed the political edge to her novels. After her death, however, she was chiefly remembered only as the wife of Percy Bysshe Shelley and as the author of Frankenstein. It was not until 1989, when Emily Sunstein published her prizewinning biography Mary Shelley: Romance and Reality, that a full-length scholarly biography analyzing all of Shelley's letters, journals, and works within their historical context was published. The well-meaning attempts of Mary Shelley's son and daughter-in-law to "Victorianise" her memory through the censoring of letters and biographical material contributed to a perception of Mary Shelley as a more conventional, less reformist figure than her works suggest. Her own timid omissions from Percy Shelley's works and her quiet avoidance of public controversy in the later years of her life added to this impression. The eclipse of Mary Shelley's reputation as a novelist and biographer meant that, until the last thirty years, most of her works remained out of print, obstructing a larger view of her achievement. She was seen as a one-novel author, if that. In recent decades, however, the republication of almost all her writings has stimulated a new recognition of its value. Her voracious reading habits and intensive study, revealed in her journals and letters and reflected in her works, is now better appreciated. Shelley's recognition of herself as an author has also been recognized; after Percy's death, she wrote about her authorial ambitions: "I think that I can maintain myself, and there is something inspiriting in the idea". Scholars now consider Mary Shelley to be a major Romantic figure, significant for her literary achievement and her political voice as a woman and a liberal.
"There is something at work in my soul which I do not understand..."

Mary Shelley:  literary queen of the Romantic era, deeply influenced by the Gothic tradition, and arguably the matriarch of the Science Fiction genre. Her works, though composed in the 1800s, contain elements straight out of today's headlines: the tension between what science can do vs. what it should do, cryonics, contagion, apocalypse and other dark futuristic themes. Shelley introduced the world to the first "mad scientist" character in her most popular work, Frankenstein, inspiring generations of horror stories, films, and comic books.

This collection includes:

Novels
Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus
Mathilda
The Last Man
Valperga
Lodore
Falkner
The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck

Children's Literature
Proserpine & Midas

Short Stories
The Dream
The Mortal Immortal
The Evil Eye
The Invisible Girl
The Heir of Mondolfo
Transformation

Non-Fiction
Notes to the Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

Biography
Mrs. Shelley by Lucy Madox Rosetti

Audiobook Links: Links to download free, full-length audiobooks for some of Mary Shelley's works can be found at the end of the book.

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In this International Book Awards anthology finalist, the best vampire short stories from the first half of the 19th century are unearthed from long forgotten journals and magazines. They are collected for the first time in this groundbreaking book on the origins of vampire lore. Watch the book trailer: www.AndrewBarger.com/bestvampirestories1800.html

The cradle of all vampire short stories in the English language is the first half of the 19th century. Andrew Barger combed forgotten journals and mysterious texts to collect the very best vintage vampire stories from this crucial period in vampire literature. In doing so, Andrew found the second and third vampire stories originally published in the English language, neither printed since their first publication nearly 200 years ago. Also included is the first vampire story originally written in English by John Polidori after a dare with Lord Byron and Mary Shelley. The book contains the first vampire story by an American who was a graduate of Columbia Law School. The book further includes the first vampire stories by an Englishman and German, including the only vampire stories by such renowned authors as Alexander Dumas, Théophile Gautier and Joseph le Fanu.

As readers have come to expect from Andrew, he has added his scholarly touch to this collection by including story backgrounds, author photos and a foreword titled "With Teeth." The ground-breaking stories are:

1819 The Vampyre - John Polidori (1795-1821)
1823 Wake Not the Dead - Ernst Raupach
1848 The Vampire of the Carpathian Mountains - Alexander Dumas (1802-1870)
1839 Strange Event in the Life of Schalken the Painter - Joseph Sheridan le Fanu (1814-1873)
1826 Pepopukin in Corsica - Arthur Young (1741-1820)
1819 The Black Vampyre: A Legend of Saint Domingo - Robert Sands (1799-1832)
1836 Clarimonde - Théophile Gautier (1811-1872)
Ghouls, ghosts, and macabre terrors stalk the night in this spine-tingling collection. With tales describing unnatural frights and haunting visions of cosmic terror, you will be taken on a journey into the disturbing imaginations of some of horror's greatest writers. The stories' heroes face incredible creatures, unknowable gods, and supernatural beings who have no regard for human life.

Horror literature has its roots in the mists of time. In the 19th century, writers delved into ancient folk tales and local legends to inspire an entire genre. In the 20th century, the next generation of writers brought to life a brand new array of terrifying monsters.

The authors in this volume range from Victorian pioneers, such as Bram Stoker and Edgar Allan Poe, to the pulp writers of the 20th century, such as William Hope Hodgson and H. P. Lovecraft. The tradition of horror writing that developed took very different turns on either side of the Atlantic - while American authors turned to unknowable horrors and cosmic terrors, British writers such as E. F. Benson and M. R. James mastered a more familiar form, the classic ghost story.

It was not only English-speakers who sought to terrify their readers. The French writer Guy de Maupassant, a prolific short story writer and pupil of the acclaimed novelist Gustave Flaubert, found ways to make his protagonists doubt their own sanity as they faced terrors that would drive any ordinary man mad.

This collection of bone-chilling tales comes from the pens of some of horror's most acclaimed writers. Authors include:
E. F. Benson
Ambrose Bierce
Francis Marion Crawford
W. W. Jacobs
M. R. James
William Hope Hodgson
H. P. Lovecraft
Guy de Maupassant
Edgar Allan Poe
Bram Stoker
 The twelve stories comprising In Shadows Written: An Anthology of Modern Horror takes us into the hearts and minds of thirteen award-winning authors. Explore the wide reach of horror fiction of the early 21st century.

“Familiar” by Ken Pelham. Is it research or witchcraft? Science or magic? A young Bostonian discovers the connection between her disintegrating marriage and a mysterious accident on the dark wet highway to Salem.

“The Legend of Johnny Bell” by Elle Andrews Patt. Ah, Johnny Bell. His heart is in the right place, but he’s not the sharpest machete in the zombie apocalypse. Finally, an author has found a good use for Pomeranians.

“The Antiquary’s Wife” by William Burton McCormick. Folk legend, prejudice, and suspicion haunt a young American couple traveling the Ukrainian countryside of the 19th century. This novelette was a Finalist for the prestigious Derringer Award.

“Kev” by Michael Sears. Two boys out on a late-night lark, looking for thrills, a little breaking and entering. You take into account the things that could go wrong but forget that the world has real-life flesh and blood monsters among its vast web of living things.

“Insecurity Complex” by Jade Kerrion. What’s a self-respecting ghost to do when everyone is so over-entertained with their gadgets and personal electronics? Short, sweet, and funny. Winner of the Royal Palm Literary Award.

“A Dream Within A Dream” by Bria Burton. Our memories and realities are shaped by that which we need to be true. A young girl struggles through family tragedy in this haunting story inspired by Edgar Allan Poe.

“Texting April” by Parker Francis. Consumer electronics puts a horrifying spin on the traditional ghost story. Text messages will never be the same. Winner of the Royal Palm Literary Award.

“Gabriel” by Melanie Terry Griffey. We’ve all brought home a stray at one time or another, and loved that poor beast as if it were family. Not all strays are what they seem. Winner of the 2010 Flights of Fantasy award.

“The Alexandrite Necklace” by Daco Auffenorde and Robert Rotstein. Vanity, jealousy, and jewelry to die for steer a Hollywood actress on an upward career arc. But every arc must ultimately reach a zenith. A modern retelling of Guy de Maupassant’s “The Necklace.”

“Beating Cats” by John Hope. Addiction preys upon innocence in this dark, disturbing tour of the human psyche, the monsters within us, and the slide into depravity.

“Three Two One, Wake Up” by M.J. Carlson. Science fiction in the tradition of Philip K. Dick meets horror in the tradition of Jack Finney and H.P. Lovecraft. Are your friends and neighbors really who you think? Are you better off not knowing?

“Die Fabrik (The Factory)” by Charles A. Cornell. In a dieselpunk vision of Nazi Germany, weapons research and genocide become one in a nightmarish, secret factory in this novella.

Tales of Horror by Ten Masters of Suspense Leave the lights on with this limited time collection of short stories about fear and how far folks will go to survive in a terrifying world. 

The Barrens by F. Paul Wilson. New York Times Bestselling Author. A cosmic horror tale in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Genuine pinelands lore painted with a Lovecraftian palette. Creighton reenters his old girlfriend's life, saying he's researching the myth of the Jersey Devil. But he has a much darker agenda. 

Control+Alt+Delete by Rachel Aukes. Amazon Bestselling Author. In the near-future where we are monitored every minute of every day, a law is passed that grants an Artificial Intelligence system the power to instantly "reform" anyone deemed a threat to society. 

The Agent by Michael Koogler. Up-and-Coming Author. What would you give to have it all? What would you offer up for fame and fortune? Would you give up your very soul? Would you give up even more? Andre Rossell is an aspiring horror writer with a problem. He hasn't published anything. His life is a waste. He's going nowhere. Until his agent calls... 

The Girl Next Door by E. McCarthy. New York Times Bestselling Author. In the old yellow fever wing of a female dorm in New Orleans, an empty sealed room holds nothing but a chair. Or does it? Student Sadie is determined to find out, at the risk of her own sanity... and her boyfriend's life. 

Taps by Patrick Freivald. Bram Stoker Award-Nominated Author. A series of mysterious tapping sounds leads Molly into a darkness from which she may never emerge. Forward Base Fourteen by Patrick Freivald. Bram Stoker Award-Nominated Author. One of the last survivors of an outpost on the alien world of New Phoenix, Sarah DeSouza fights on against the Takers, who kill, reanimate and control their victims. 

Funeral March of a Marionette by Lance Taubold. Award-Winning Author. Fourteen-year old Corey has always been picked on ... and worse by other kids and his stepfather. Through the magic of music Corey's nutcracker doll collection comes to life to do his bidding and to enact his revenge. 

Gris Gris by Kathy Love. USA Today Bestselling Author. Elizabeth visits Madame Lucrece Dumas, New Orleans' most powerful Voodoo priestess, certain the Creole voodooiene can conjure a spell to protect her from a terrifying curse. But Elizabeth soon discovers there is something stronger than Voodoo magic. Revenge. 

Where Billy Monasco Lay by Paul Mannering. Award-Winning Author. A band of outlaws making a run for Mexico wait by the Penasco River for the rest of their gang. Plagued by guilt after the horrific deaths of a bank full of innocent townsfolk, they meet God's justice in the form of a dead boy. 

Alabaster Nights by Elle J. Rossi. Up-and-Coming Author. A Vampire with a soul. A Huntress with a knife. In Nashville, Blood equals Power. Will one taste of Josie Hawk cost Keller everything? 

Snapped! by Richard Devin. USA Book Award Winner and Debut Author. No one knew where or when or how... it just happened. They Snapped. That's what people said. They Snapped. There wasn't any single sign, like you might expect there to be. No twitching or dying or convulsing. No outbreak of flu or some wide-spread contagious disease. Snap. They were human ... and then ... they were not.

The biggest collection of supernatural, macabre, eerie, and gothic tales is here! Grab your copy and get ready for the chills down your spine: Edgar Allan Poe: The Tell-Tale Heart The Cask of Amontillado The Black Cat… Henry James: The Turn of the Screw The Ghostly Rental… H. P. Lovecraft: The Dunwich Horror The Shunned House… Mary Shelley: Frankenstein The Mortal Immortal The Evil Eye… John William Polidori: The Vampyre Bram Stoker: Dracula The Jewel of Seven Stars The Lair of the White Worm… Algernon Blackwood: The Willows A Haunted Island A Case of Eavesdropping Ancient Sorceries… Gaston Leroux: The Phantom of the Opera Marjorie Bowen: Black Magic Charles Dickens: The Mystery of Edwin Drood Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray Washington Irving: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Théophile Gautier: Clarimonde The Mummy's Foot Richard Marsh: The Beetle Arthur Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles The Silver Hatchet… Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Carmilla Uncle Silas… M. R. James: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary A Thin Ghost and Others Wilkie Collins: The Woman in White The Haunted Hotel The Devil's Spectacles E. F. Benson: The Room in the Tower The Terror by Night… Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Birth Mark The House of the Seven Gables… Ambrose Bierce: Can Such Things Be? Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories Arthur Machen: The Great God Pan The Terror… William Hope Hodgson: The House on the Borderland The Night Land M. P. Shiel: Shapes in the Fire Ralph Adams Cram: Black Spirits and White Grant Allen: The Reverend John Creedy Dr. Greatrex's Engagement… Horace Walpole: The Castle of Otranto William Thomas Beckford: Vathek Matthew Gregory Lewis: The Monk Ann Radcliffe: The Mysteries of Udolpho Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights Rudyard Kipling: The Phantom Rickshaw Guy de Maupassant: The Horla Jerome K. Jerome: Told After Supper…
Bram Stoker is a leading figure of gothic literature, having not only written ‘Dracula’, but also other groundbreaking horror stories, featuring Egyptian Mummies, grisly monsters and haunting encounters. This enormous eBook offers readers the unique opportunity of exploring the prolific writer’s work in a manner never before possible. This is the complete FICTIONAL works of Bram Stoker, with many bonus texts for gothic lovers to explore. (Current Version: 3)

* illustrated with many images relating to Stoker’s life and works
* annotated with concise introductions to the novels and other works
* ALL 12 novels – even Stoker’s rare novels like THE PRIMROSE PATH and THE MYSTERY OF THE SEA – first time in digital print
* BOTH versions of the Mummy novel THE JEWEL OF SEVEN STARS – compare the original grisly ending to the revised happy ending!
* each novel has its own contents table
* images of how the novels first appeared, giving your eReader a taste of the Victorian texts
* ALL the short story collections, with rare uncollected tales
* separate chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories – find that special story easily!
* EVEN includes Stoker’s rare biography of Sir Henry Irving – explore their interesting lives and unique relationship
* boasts a special VAMPIRE SOURCES section, with five works examining Stoker’s influences in writing DRACULA
* SPECIAL BONUS texts including the first ever vampire story in English -THE VAMPYRE by Henry Colburn
* also includes the mammoth Penny Dreadful novel that caused a sensation in Victorian times – VARNEY THE VAMPIRE BY JAMES MALCOLM RYMER
* EVEN includes CARMILLA BY JOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU – the haunting female vampire novel that influenced Stoker’s work
* scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres, allowing easy navigation around Stoker’s immense oeuvre

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The Novels
The Primrose Path
The Snake’s Pass
The Watter’s Mou’
The Shoulder of Shasta
Dracula
Miss Betty
The Mystery of the Sea
The Jewel of Seven Stars — 1903 Version
The Jewel of Seven Stars — 1912 Version
The Man
Lady Athlyne
The Lady of the Shroud
The Lair of the White Worm — 40 Chapter Version, 1911
The Lair of the White Worm — 28 Chapter Version, 1925

The Short Story Collections
Under the Sunset
Snow Bound: The Record of a Theatrical Touring Party
Dracula’s Guest and Other Weird Stories
Uncollected Short Stories

The Short Stories
List of Short Stories in Chronological Order
List of Short Stories in Alphabetical Order

The Vampire Sources
Der Vampir by Heinrich Ossenfelder
The Giaour by Lord Byron
The Vampyre by Henry Colburn
Varney the Vampire by James Malcolm Rymer
Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

The Biography
Personal Reminiscences of Henry Irving

First published in German in 1804, under the nom de plume “Bonaventura,” The Nightwatches of Bonaventura is a dark, twisted, and comic novel, one part Poe and one part Beckett. The narrator and antihero is not Bonaventura but a night watchman named Kreuzgang, a failed poet, actor, and puppeteer who claims to be the spawn of the devil himself. As a night watchman, Kreuzgang takes voyeuristic pleasure in spying on the follies of his fellow citizens, and every night he makes his rounds and stops to peer into a window or door, where he observes framed scenes of murder, despair, theft, romance, and other private activities. In his reactions, Kreuzgang is cynical and pessimistic, yet not without humor. For him, life is a grotesque, macabre, and base joke played by a mechanical and heartless force.

Since its publication, fans have speculated on the novel’s authorship, and it is now believed to be by theater director August Klingemann, who first staged Goethe’s Faust. Organized into sixteen separate nightwatches, the sordid scenes glimpsed through parted curtains, framed by door chinks, and lit by candles and shadows anticipate the cinematic. A cross between the gothic and the romantic, The Nightwatches of Bonaventura is brilliant in its perverse intensity, presenting an inventory of human despair and disgust through the eyes of a bitter, sardonic watcher who draws laughter from tragedy.

Translated by Gerald Gillespie, who supplies a fresh introduction, The Nightwatches of Bonaventura will be welcomed by a new generation of English-language fans eager to sample the night’s dark offerings.
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--Bonus short story included: 'An Inhabitant of Carcosa' by Ambrose Bierce, featuring the very first mention of Carcosa in a published work.

As seen on HBO's new hit series 'True Detective' !

THE KING IN YELLOW is a 'weird fiction' collection of ten short stories written by Robert W. Chambers. The King in Yellow is the title of a fictional play that upon reading causes misery and madness in its readers. It is also the name of a mysterious malevolent supernatural being. Chambers' work inspired the writings of H.P. Lovecraft, H.G. Wells, Ambrose Bierce. His writings continue to thrill contemporary readers and writers alike. 'The King in Yellow' was recently featured on HBO's new hit series 'True Detective'.

This haunting collection includes the complete text of 'The King In Yellow', comprised of the following stories:

The Repairer of Reputations
The Mask
In the Court of the Dragon
The Yellow Sign
The Demoiselle d'Ys
The Prophets' Paradise
The Street of the Four Winds
The Street of the First Shell
The Street of Our Lady of the Fields
Rue Barrée

Plus a bonus short story:  'An Inhabitant of Carcosa' by Ambrose Bierce

Audiobook Links:
This edition contains links to download free, full-length audiobooks for all 10 Robert W. Chambers stories included in 'The King In Yellow' PLUS the bonus story, Ambrose Bierce's 'An Inhabitant of Carcosa'.

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