Classic Horror Novels – ERB Library of FREE Ebooks [Kindle/More]

October 30, 2013

 

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This week we focus on Classic Horror Novels.

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[easyazon-link asin=”B0082Q2MRS” locale=”us”]The Empty House and Other Ghost Stories[/easyazon-link]
 
Algernon Blackwood
 
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Algernon Blackwood (1869-1951) was born into a well-to-do Kentish family. His parents, converts to a Calvinistic sect, led an austere life, ill-suited to their dreamy and sensitive son. During adolescence, he became fascinated by hypnotism and the supernatural and, on leaving university, studied Hindu philosophy and occultism. Later, he was to draw on these beliefs and experiences in his writing. Sent away to Canada at the age of twenty, his attempts at making a living were wholly unsuccessful and shortly after his return to England, he began to write. The Empty House and Other Ghost Stories, published in 1906, was followed by a series of psychic detective stories, featuring John Silence, ‘physician extraordinary’. His reputation as one of the greatest exponents of supernatural fiction began to grow.

 

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[easyazon-link asin=”B007ZF1DZY” locale=”us”]Melmoth the Wanderer[/easyazon-link]
 
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Charles Maturin
 
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The central character, Melmoth, is a scholar who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for 150 extra years of life; he spends that time searching for someone who will take over the pact for him. The novel takes place in the present but the backstory is revealed through several nested stories-within-a-story that work backwards through time.

 

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