The Masque of the Red Death

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1629213853

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Edgar Allan Poe was one of the most famous authors in American history.Much of Poes work is incomparably dark and bizarre yet he also wrote the classic poem The Raven and is often credited as the inventor of detective fiction.This edition of Poes The Masque of the Red Death includes a table of contents.


Ten Original Dark Tales

Author: Deborah Noyes

Publisher: Paw Prints

ISBN: 9781442018693


Page: 241

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Vampires, ghosts, witches, and haunted houses are featured in this diverse compilation of frightening tales for young readers by various authors, including Joan Aiken, Barry Yourgrau, Neil Gaiman, and Garth Nix. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Jr Lib Guild. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Usher's Passing

Author: Robert R. McCammon

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 145323151X

Category: Fiction

Page: 410

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Poe’s classic tale lives on in this gothic novel of ancestral madness in the mountains of modern-day North Carolina, from a New York Times–bestselling author. Ever since Edgar Allan Poe looted a family’s ignoble secret history for his classic story “The Fall of the House of Usher,” living in the shadow of that sick dynasty has been an inescapable scourge for generations of Usher descendants. But not for horror novelist Rix Usher. Years ago, he fled the isolated family estate of Usherland in the menacing North Carolina hills to pursue his writing career. He promised never to return. But his father’s impending death has brought Rix back home to assume the role of Usher patriarch—and face his worst fears. His arrival forces him to confront a devious and impassive family and his vulnerable sister’s slow descent into insanity. Stirring memories of the grim folktales born out of the surrounding Briartop Mountains and the terrifying legends of missing children, Rix knows that in the dark, twisted corridors of Usherland, that dreadful something he saw as a young boy is still there. It’s waiting for him, as decayed and undying as the Usher heritage, and more depraved than anything Poe could have imagined. This eerie novel by the Bram Stoker Award–winning author of Swan Song and Boy’s Life is “a frightening pleasure” and a worthy tribute to the master who inspired it (St. Louis Post-Dispatch).


Author: Kelly Creagh

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442402016

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 576

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When cheerleader Isobel Lanley is assigned to work with goth, Edgar Allen Poe fan Varen Nethers on an English project, she is swept into a horrific dream world that he has created in his mind.

The Cask of Amontillado

Author: Edgar Poe

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5457668525

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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The story is set in a nameless Italian city in an unspecified year and is about a man taking fatal revenge on a friend who, he believes, has insulted him.

Vampire Kisses with Bonus Material

Author: Ellen Schreiber

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062109189

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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Sink your teeth into the complete first book in this bestselling series, and enjoy excerpts for the next seven books plus Once in a Full Moon. In her small town, dubbed "Dullsville," sixteen-year-old Raven—a vampire-crazed goth-girl—is an outcast. But not for long . . . The intriguing and rumored-to-be haunted mansion on top of Benson Hill has stood vacant and boarded-up for years. That is, until its mysteriously strange new occupants move in. Who are these creepy people—especially the handsome, dark, and elusive Alexander Sterling? Or rather, what are they? Could the town prattle actually ring true? Are they vampires? Raven, who secretly covets a vampire kiss, both at the risk of her own mortality and Alexander's loving trust, is dying to uncover the truth.

Spirits of the Dead

Tales and Poems

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141925450

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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A unique one volume collection of all Poe's best tales and poems. Full of variety, entries include The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Mystery of Marie Roget, The Purloined Letter - three classic detective stories - plus The Raven, one of his greatest poems. A wonderful selection of tales and poems that are representative of every genre written by Poe, from the macabre and horrifying to the humorous and purely descriptive.

Retold Edgar Allan Poe

Author: PLC Editors,Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 9780780792685

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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Eight of Poe's famous short stories retold for today's young readers.

The Silent Companions

A Novel

Author: Laura Purcell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524705284

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4118

“[An] extraordinary, memorable and truly haunting book.” —Jojo Moyes, #1 New York Times bestselling author Some doors are locked for a reason. When Elsie married handsome young heir Rupert Bainbridge, she believed she was destined for a life of luxury. But pregnant and widowed just weeks after their wedding, with her new servants resentful and the local villagers actively hostile, Elsie has only her late husband’s awkward cousin for company. Or so she thinks. Inside her new home lies a locked door, beyond which is a painted wooden figure—a silent companion—that bears a striking resemblance to Elsie herself. The residents of the estate are terrified of the figure, but Elsie tries to shrug this off as simple superstition—that is, until she notices the figure’s eyes following her. A Victorian ghost story that evokes a most unsettling kind of fear, The Silent Companions is a tale that creeps its way through the consciousness in ways you least expect—much like the companions themselves.

Devil's Day

Author: Andrew Michael Hurley

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 1328489884

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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"A gripping and unsettling new novel by the award-winning author of The Loney that asks how much we owe to tradition, and how far we will go to preserve it"--

Selected Tales

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141925434

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 459

Since their first publication in the 1830s and 1840s, Edgar Allan Poe's extraordinary Gothic tales have established themselves as classics of horror fiction and have also created many of the conventions which still dominate the genre of detective fiction. As well as being highly enjoyable, Poe's tales are works of very real intellectual exploration. Attentive to the historical and political dimensions of these very American tales, this new selection places the most popular -- `The Fall of the House of Usher', `The Masque of the Red Death', `The Murders in the Rue Morgue; and `The Purloined Letter' -- alongside less well-known travel narratives, metaphysical essays and political satires.

Edgar Allan Poe

Author: Edgar Allan Poe,Andrew Delbanco,Gérard Dubois

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402715150

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

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Five stories by the nineteenth-century American writer best known for his tales of horror.

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Author: April Genevieve Tucholke

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110159389X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 384

View: 3352

“Looking for dark and eerie read...? Look no further than April Genevieve Tucholke’s YA debut, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea.” — “Deliciously creepy.” — *“A stunning debut with complex characters, an atmospheric setting, and a distinct voice… Tucholke has real talent.” —VOYA, starred review You stop fearing the Devil when you're holding his hand... Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White's sleepy, seaside town... until River West comes along. River rents the guesthouse behind Violet's crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard. Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or could he be something more? Violet's grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery...who makes you want to kiss back. Violet's already so knee-deep in love, she can't see straight. And that's just how River likes it. A gothic thriller romance with shades of Stephen King and F. Scott Fitzgerald, set against a creepy summertime backdrop—a must-read for fans of Beautiful Creatures, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, and Anna Dressed in Blood.

Dark Magic

Author: Christine Feehan

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062013354

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6686

Young Savannah Dubrinsky was a mistress of illusion, a world-famous magician capable of mesmerizing millions. But there was one-Gregori, the Dark One-who held her in terrifying thrall. Whose cold silver eyes and heated sensuality sent shivers of danger, of desire, down her slender spine. With a dark magic all his own, Gregori-the implacable hunter, the legendary healer, the most powerful of Carpathian males-whispered in Savannah's mind that he was her destiny. That she had been born to save his immortal soul. And now, here in New Orleans, the hour had finally come to claim her. To make her completely his. In a ritual as old as time . . . and as inescapable as eternity.

Steampunk: Poe

Author: N.A

Publisher: Running Press

ISBN: 0762443871

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 264

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If you combined clockwork gears, parasols, and air balloons with Edgar Allan Poe, what would you get? Steampunk: Poe! This is the first collection ever of Poe stories illustrated with the influence of steampunk. Running Press Teens has selected some of the most popular, thrilling, and memorable stories and poems by the classic 19th century American writer whose literary talent continues to open the mind to countless interpretations. Every Poe story and poems is fully illustrated with steampunk-inspired art—from 1920s aviation gear to elaborate musical instruments—creating a fresh perspective on his work containing bizarre characters of madmen and mystery. Just in time for Halloween, Steampunk: Poe is the perfect classic horror choice with a haunting steampunk twist!

Fantastic Women: 18 Tales of the Surreal and the Sublime from Tin House

Author: Rob Spillman

Publisher: Tin House Books

ISBN: 1935639110

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

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Featuring work by some of the most exciting contemporary women writers in the United States, Fantastic Women comprises eighteen inventive, insightful narratives steeped in a heady potion of surrealism and macabre black comedy. Meet the daughters of Franz Kafka, Mary Shelley, the Brothers Grimm, and Angela Carter. Fantastic Women assembles the work of eighteen inventive, insightful women authors who steep their narratives in a heady potion of surrealism and macabre black comedy. The results are wildly creative stories that capture the truth about human nature far more than much of the fiction (or, for that matter, the nonfiction) being written today. Why just women? More and more women writers are creating work that not only pushes the envelope but also folds realistic fiction into an origami dragon, transporting readers into worlds we’ve never seen before and digging deeper into the psychic bedrock than their male counterparts. So slip into a pocket universe, drive through a family’s home, awake in the night to find you’ve become a deer, and dive into the ocean to join your mermaid mother. We can’t imagine ever wanting to escape this spellbinding world, but if you must, best leave a trail of crumbs along your way.

The Tell-Tale Start

Author: Gordon McAlpine

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101621338

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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Meet Edgar and Allan Poe -- twelve-year-old identical twins, the great-great-great-great-grandnephews of Edgar Allan Poe. They look and act so much alike that they're almost one mischievous, prank-playing boy in two bodies. When their beloved black cat, Roderick Usher, is kidnapped and transported to the Midwest, Edgar and Allan convince their guardians that it's time for a road trip. Along the way, mayhem and mystery ensue, as well as deeper questions: What is the boys' telepathic connection? Is Edgar Allan Poe himself reaching out to them from the Great Beyond? And why has a mad scientist been spying on the Poe family for years? With a mix of literary humor, mystery, a little quantum physics, and fun extras like fortune cookie messages, letters in code, license plate clues -- and playful illustrations thoughout -- this series opener is a perfect choice for smart, funny tweens who love the Time Warp Trio, Roald Dahl, and Lemony Snicket.

The Murders in the Rue Morgue

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Oxford University

ISBN: 9780194229920

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 56

View: 4177

Beginners. Speed Level 3 (70wpm) & 6 (100wpm). The room was on the fourth floor, and the door was locked-with the key on the inside. The windows were closed and the chimney was too narrow. How did the murderer escape? Whose were the two angry voices heard by the neighbour? Noboby in Paris could find any answers. Except Auguste Dupin.