Penny Dreadfuls

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ISBN: 1435162765
Release Date: 2016-09-05
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The original Victorian-era penny dreadfuls entertained the masses with shocks, thrills, and lurid horrors. This terror-packed anthology includes two novels -- 'The String of Pearls', which immortalised Sweeny Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street, and the original 1918 edition of 'Frankenstein' -- as well as tales by Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson, Stoker, Alcott, and Conan Doyle.

Penny Dreadfuls

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ISBN: 1435157214
Release Date: 2015-03-12
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Penny Dreadfuls: Sensational Tales of Terror is an anthology of twenty tales of horror and the supernatural published in the nineteenth century. In addition to works by Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Bram Stoker, Wilkie Collins!, and other well-known writers, it features several sensationalized retellings of famous folk legends and accounts of notorious highwaymen. The book includes two full-length novels: the original 1818 text of Frankenstein, which was considered more shocking before Mary Shelley toned down its gruesomeness for the better-known 1831 edition, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, a genuine penny dreadful that has served as the foundation for all accounts Sweeney Todd written since. The book will appeal to readers who are currently enjoying the literary horror mash-ups featured on the hit Sky Atlantic series 'Penny Dreadful'.

The Penny Dreadfuls

Author: Bram Stoker
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781634501156
Release Date: 2015-05-05
Genre: Fiction

Three nineteenth-century literary giants—Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley, and Oscar Wilde—in one outstanding volume of Victorian gothic horror. In the 1800s, penny dreadfuls were cheap English stories that featured lurid, disturbing, and tantalizing content. These horror serials cost a penny per issue, hence their name. Penny dreadfuls often paid homage to—and even inspired—many of the more famous narratives of the horror genre. Born of the penny dreadful tradition and originally published at a time when dramatic scientific discoveries sparked a cultural fixation on the paranormal, these stories remain timeless in their uncanny ability to prey upon our primal fear of that which is strange, violent, and unknown. This book contains three haunting tales and a bonus story: Dracula by Bram Stoker Dracula’s Guest by Bram Stoker (Dracula’s original first chapter, not published until after Stoker’s death) Frankenstein by Mary Shelley The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Curl up with The Penny Dreadfuls on a dark, moonless night and rediscover these chilling classics.

The Classic Horror Stories

Author: H. P. Lovecraft
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191640896
Release Date: 2013-05-09
Genre: Fiction

'Loathsomeness waits and dreams in the deep, and decay spreads over the tottering cities of men. A time will come - but I must not and cannot think!' H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) was a reclusive scribbler of horror stories for the American pulp magazines that specialized in Gothic and science fiction in the interwar years. He often published in Weird Tales and has since become the key figure in the slippery genre of 'weird fiction'. Lovecraft developed an extraordinary vision of feeble men driven to the edge of sanity by glimpses of malign beings that have survived from human prehistory or by malevolent extra-terrestrial visitations. The ornate language of his stories builds towards grotesque moments of revelation, quite unlike any other writer. This new selection brings together nine of his classic tales, focusing on the 'Cthulhu Mythos', a cycle of stories that develops the mythology of the Old Ones, the monstrous creatures who predate human life on earth. It includes the Introduction from Lovecraft's critical essay, 'Supernatural Horror in Literature', in which he gave his own important definition of 'weird fiction'. In a fascinating contextual introduction, Roger Luckhurst gives Lovecraft the attention he deserves as a writer who used pulp fiction to explore a remarkable philosophy that shockingly dethrones the mastery of man.

Classic Tales of Horror

Author: Robin Brockman
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
ISBN: 9781848581494
Release Date: 2005-10-01
Genre: Fiction

In these pages you will discover what it is to dread the moment you must go to bed, in terror of visitations from unwelcome guests. What would you do if your candle was blown out by a gust of wind and the door to your cupboard began to squeak? Pull the covers over your face or confront your fears? Eerily vivid and yet never devoid of the bea...

Pirate Cinema

Author: Cory Doctorow
Publisher: Tor Teen
ISBN: 9781429943185
Release Date: 2012-10-02
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

From the New York Times bestselling author of Little Brother, Cory Doctorow, comes Pirate Cinema, a new tale of a brilliant hacker runaway who finds himself standing up to tyranny. Trent McCauley is sixteen, brilliant, and obsessed with one thing: making movies on his computer by reassembling footage from popular films he downloads from the net. In the dystopian near-future Britain where Trent is growing up, this is more illegal than ever; the punishment for being caught three times is that your entire household's access to the internet is cut off for a year, with no appeal. Trent's too clever for that too happen. Except it does, and it nearly destroys his family. Shamed and shattered, Trent runs away to London, where he slowly learns the ways of staying alive on the streets. This brings him in touch with a demimonde of artists and activists who are trying to fight a new bill that will criminalize even more harmless internet creativity, making felons of millions of British citizens at a stroke. Things look bad. Parliament is in power of a few wealthy media conglomerates. But the powers-that-be haven't entirely reckoned with the power of a gripping movie to change people's minds.... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Penny Dreadful complete collection

Author: Andrew Hinderaker
Publisher: Titan Comics
ISBN: 9781785856419
Release Date: 2017-02-22
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

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One Who Saw

Author: A.M. Burrage
Publisher: Biblioasis
ISBN: 9781771960939
Release Date: 2016-09-19
Genre: Fiction

A sensitive writer flees the clatter of London for a sleepy French city. After settling in at quiet hotel, he spies a ghostly, solitary young woman weeping in a walled garden, her features hidden from view. Compelled to see the woman's face, he ventures forward.... Originally published on Christmas in 1931, "One Who Saw" is regarded as A.M. Burrage's masterpiece.

The Complete Cthulhu Mythos Tales

Author: Howard Phillips Lovecraft
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ISBN: 1435162552
Release Date: 2016-04
Genre: Horror tales, American

The Cthulhu Mythos was H.P. Lovecraft's greatest contribution to supernatural literature. This anthology includes 23 of his weirdest tales, including 'The Call of Cthulhu', 'The Colour Out of Space', 'The Dunwich Horror', and 'The Shadow Out of Time'. It also features six collaborative 'revisions' that expand the scope of Lovecraft's dark mythology, an introduction by Lovecraft scholar, S.T. Joshi, and a 16 x 20 inch frameable poster by award-winning cover artist, John Coulthart.

Dracula and Other Horror Classics

Author: Bram Stoker
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ISBN: 1435142810
Release Date: 2013-07-01
Genre: Dracula, Count (Fictitious character)

Count Dracula has inspired countless movies, books, and plays. But few, if any, have been fully faithful to Bram Stoker's original, best-selling novel of mystery and horror, love and death, sin and redemption. Dracula chronicles the vampire's journey from Transylvania to the nighttime streets of London. There, he searches for the blood of strong men and beautiful women while his enemies plot to rid the world of his frightful power. Today's critics see Dracula as a virtual textbook on Victorian repression of the erotic and fear of female sexuality. In it, Stoker created a new word for terror, a new myth to feed our nightmares, and a character who will outlive us all. This book includes three novels: Dracula, The Jewel of Seven Stars and The Lair of the White Worm. It also includes a short fiction collection called Dracula's Guest and Other Stories: Dracula's Guest; The Judge's House; The Squaw; The Secret of Growing Gold; The Gipsy Prophecy; The Coming of Abel Behenna; The Burial of the Rats; A Dream of Red Hands; Crooken Sands; The Crystal Cup; The Chain of Destiny and The Dualitists.

The Art and Making of Penny Dreadful

Author: Sharon Gosling
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 1783293721
Release Date: 2015-04-14
Genre: Design

A behind-the-scenes look at the psychological thriller that weaves together classic horror origin stories into adult drama.

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Collector's Library
ISBN: 1904633439
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Fiction

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a masterpiece of Victorian literature and one of the most potent and enduring of modern myths. Why has Dr Jekyll begun to associate with the ugly and violent Mr Hyde? When Jekyll's friend Utterson tries to solve this mystery he uncovers a horrific story of murder and suffering which leads eventually to the terrible revelation of Mr Hyde's true identity. Also in this volume are three other memorable stories: The Body Snatchers, Markheim and Olalla.With an Afterword by Peter Harness.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Author: Washington Irving
Publisher: Joe Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781772754087
Release Date: 2016-08-31
Genre: Fiction

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, along with its companion piece, Rip Van Winkle is one of the best-known short stories to have come from America—though written while Irving was living abroad in England. Best enjoyed at Hallowe'en! Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.