In the shadow of Edgar Allan Poe : classic tales of horror, 1816-1914 /
by Klinger, Leslie S [editor.]; Hoffmann, E. T. A. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus); Gautier, Théophile; Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan; Crawford, F. Marion (Francis Marion); Morrow, W. C; Jewett, Sarah Orne; Gilman, Charlotte Perkins; Chopin, Kate; Chambers, Robert W. (Robert William); MacDonald, George; Donovan, Dick; Hearn, Lafcadio; Doyle, Arthur Conan; Freeman, Mary Eleanor Wilkins; James, M. R. (Montague Rhodes); Bierce, Ambrose; Ewers, Hanns Heinz; Meade, L. T; Saki; Stoker, Bram.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Pegasus Crime, 2015Edition: First Pegasus Books cloth edition.Description: xv, 320 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781605988757; 1605988758.Other title: Title on dust jacket: In the shadow of Edgar Allan Poe : classic tales of terror, 1816-1914.Subject(s): Horror tales, English | Horror tales, American | Paranormal fiction, English | Paranormal fiction, American | Short stories, English | Short stories, American | Short stories | Short stories
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Edgar Allan Poe did not invent the tale of terror. There were American, English, and Continental writers who preceded Poe and influenced his work. Similarly, there were many who were in turn influenced by Poe's genius and produced their own popular tales of supernatural literature. This collection features masterful tales of terror by authors who, by and large, are little-remembered for their writing in this genre. Even Bram Stoker, whose Dracula may be said to be the most popular horror novel of all time, is not known as a writer of short fiction.Distinguished editor Leslie S. Klinger is a world-renowned authority on those twin icons of the Victorian age, Sherlock Holmes, and Dracula. His studies into the forefathers of those giants led him to a broader fascination with writers of supernatural literature of the nineteenth century. The stories in this collection have been selected by him for their impact. Each is preceded by a brief biography of the author and an overview of his or her literary career and is annotated to explain obscure references.Read on, now, perhaps with a flickering candle or flashlight at hand . . .Stories by: Ambrose Bierce, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Theodor Gautier, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Arthur Conan Doyle, Lafcadio Hearn, M. R. James, Bram Stoker, and many others.
Includes bibliographical references.
Collects twenty short horror stories published between 1816 and 1914 that have been overshadowed by the works of Edgar Allan Poe, including Bram Stoker's "The Squaw" and L.T. Meade's "The Woman with the Hood."
Introduction / by Leslie S. Klinger -- The sand man / by E. T. A. Hoffmann (1816) -- The mummy's foot / by Théophile Gautier (1840) -- An account of some strange disturbances in Aungier Street / by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1853) -- The upper berth / by F. Marion Crawford (1886) -- His unconquerable enemy / by W. C. Morrow (1889) -- In dark New England days / by Sarah Orne Jewett (1890) -- The yellow wallpaper / by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1891) -- Desiree's baby / by Kate Chopin (1893) -- The yellow sign / by Robert W. Chambers (1895) -- A tragedy of bones / by George MacDonald (1895) -- A night of horror / by Dick Donovan (1899) -- The corpse-rider / by Lafcadio Hearn (1900) -- The leather funnel / by Arthur Conan Doyle (1902) -- The shadows on the wall / by Mary Wilkins Freeman (1903) -- Lost hearts / by M. R. James (1904) -- The Moonlight road / by Ambrose Bierce (1907) -- The spider / by Hanns Heinz Ewers (1907) -- The woman with the hood / by L. T. Meade (1908) -- The Easter egg / by Saki (H. H. Munro) (1911) -- The squaw / by Bram Stoker (1914).