Welcome to the book series 7 best short stories specials, selection dedicated to a special subject, featuring works by noteworthy authors. The texts were chosen based on their relevance, renown and interest. This edition is dedicated to Horror. Literary historian J. A. Cuddon defined the horror story as "a piece of fiction in prose of variable length... which shocks, or even frightens the reader, or perhaps induces a feeling of repulsion or loathing". Horror intends to create an eerie and frightening atmosphere for the reader. Horror is often divided into the psychological horror and supernatural horror sub-genres. Often the central menace of a work of horror fiction can be interpreted as a metaphor for the larger fears of a society. This book contains the following texts: - The Phantom Coach by Amelia B. Edwards; - Afterward by Edith Wharton; - The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe; - The Monkey?s Paw by W. W. Jacobs; - The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens; - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving; - The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft. For more books with interesting themes, be sure to check the other books in this collection!
Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American writer of weird, science, fantasy, and horror fiction. Lovecraft is best known for his creation of a body of work that became known as the Cthulhu Mythos.
Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, poet, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre.
Edith Wharton (January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937) was an American novelist, short story writer, and designer.
Charles Dickens (February 7, 1812 to June 9, 1870) was a British novelist, journalist, editor, illustrator and social commentator who wrote such beloved classic novels as Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations.
Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards (7 June 1831 – 15 April 1892), also known as Amelia B. Edwards, was an English novelist, journalist, traveller and Egyptologist.
William Wymark Jacobs (8 September 1863 – 1 September 1943) was an English author of mainly comic fiction. The best remembered of his occasional horror stories is "The Monkey's Paw."
Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American short-story writer, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century.
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Editora : Tacet Books; 1ª edição - 2021
Idioma : Inglês
Capa comum : 187 páginas
ISBN : 89786589575276
Dimensões : 14x21 cm