In the Shadow of Edgar Allan Poe: Classic Tales of Horror, 1816-1914 by Leslie S. Klinger

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In the Shadow of Edgar Allan Poe: Classic Tales of Horror, 1816-1914 Read Online Free - 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.

Title : In the Shadow of Edgar Allan Poe: Classic Tales of Horror, 1816-1914
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ISBN : 1605988758
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 336 pages


Γιώτα rated it ★★★★☆

September 13, 2017

Η ανθολογία, οποιασδήποτε μορφής διηγημάτων, ποτέ δεν ήταν η πρώτη μου επιλογή. Θεωρώ εξαιρετικά δύσκολο το να μπορέσει ν' αφηγηθεί κανείς μια ιστορία που θα είναι ουσιώδης και πλήρης, μέσα σε λίγες μόλις σελίδες. Ωστόσο, αν είχα να επιλέξω ένα βιβλίο αυτής της φυσιογνωμίας, τότε αναμφίβολα η θε...

Frank rated it ★★★★☆

October 27, 2015

Review copy Leslie S. Klinger is considered to be one of the world’s foremost authorities on both Sherlock Holmes and Dracula. He is the editor of The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, winner of the Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical Work and nominated for every other major award in the myste...

Nicola rated it ★★★★☆

October 17, 2015

A wonderful collection of gothic short stories by authors the editor feels have been forgotten over time as writers of the macabre by falling under the shadow of Poe. A very informative and entertaining introduction is included which gives a history of the "terror" story from ancient times to now...

Roxanne rated it ★★★★☆

November 02, 2016

This is a Goodreads win review. This is a collections of short stories about tales of terror. It was very good but some scared me.

V rated it ★★★★☆

October 18, 2016

Perfect selection of spooky, weird, and psychological tormenting stories! Great performances from the narrators. :)

Elena rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 13, 2017

I primarily read this for The Yellow Wallpaper, on the list for Crash Course Literature this season. This was the only collection available from my library system that had it, and I wasn't terribly interested in reading the other stories. That being said, The Yellow Wallpaper was excellent, and I...

Laurie rated it ★★★★☆

October 13, 2017

What a fantastic collection of short stories! "Leslie S. Klinger is considered to be one of the world’s foremost authorities on those twin icons of the Victorian era, Sherlock Holmes and Dracula." and he has put together this collection of gothic horror stories under an apt title considering thes...

Kitty rated it ★★★★☆

September 22, 2017

Quite fun. Recommended to those who are looking for Shocktober reading material and are not thoroughly familiar with all the classic Gothic tales. It may also lead you to some more enjoyable works by the anthologized authors.

Glenn rated it ★★★★☆

December 28, 2017

The brief Author bio's were helpful.

Pam rated it ★★★★★

January 12, 2017

very well done and thorough

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