The Best Horror Short Stories 1800-1849: A Classic Horror Anthology

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This book was a finalist in the USA Book Awards anthology category.

Thanks to Edgar Allan Poe, Honore de Balzac, Nathaniel Hawthorne and others, the half century from 1800-1849 is the cradle of all modern horror short stories. Andrew Barger, the editor of this book as well as "Edgar Allan Poe Annotated and Illustrated Entire Stories and Poems," read over 300 horror short stories to compile the 12 best.

At the back of the book he includes a list of all horror short stories he considered along with their dates of publication and author, when available. He even includes background for each of the stories, author photos and annotations for difficult terminology. A number of the stories were published in leading periodicals of the day such as Blackwood's and Atkinson's Casket. Read The Best Horror Short Stories 1800-1849 today!

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About the author

Andrew Barger's latest fiction is The Divine Dantes trilogy. The first book in the series follows the characters of Dante’s “The Inferno” in a messed-up modern world. Andrew is also the award winning author of Coffee with Poe: A Novel of Edgar Allan Poe’s Life. Mailboxes – Mansions – Memphistopheles is his first short story collection. The later was a finalist in the International Book Awards short story collection category. He is also the editor of a number of other books, including Mesaerion: The Best Science Fiction Stories 1800-1849, BlooDeath: The Best Vampire Stories 1800-1849 and Edgar Allan Poe Annotated and Illustrated Entire Stories and Poems. He is recognized for his scholarly and creative writing.

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Publisher
Bottletree Books LLC
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Published on
Aug 31, 2010
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Pages
250
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ISBN
9781933747224
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Anthologies (multiple authors)
Fiction / Horror
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This content is DRM free.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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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)
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