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  • H P Lovecraft

    His name is a byword for unspeakable horror and dread. Across ten stories this dark master holds a fascinating lure for all of us. Word by word, line by line we are drip-fed stomach-churning terror of a mesmerizing kind…1 - The Top Ten - H P Lovecraft2 - Re Animator3 - The Call of Cthulu4 - The Color Out of Space5 - The Lurking Fear6 - The Thing On the Doorstep7 - Pickman's Model8 - The Cats of Ulthar9 - The Picture in the House10 - Polaris11 - The Rats in the...read more

  • H P Lovecraft

    The second month adds tiny dashes of colour. Nature begins to gently rouse herself for the coming season. Winter begins to withdraw its raw and elemental fingers in soft remembered surrender to the natural cycle that welcomes Spring. Our classic poets, in 50 poems of inky verse, reveal all manner of events, sights and sounds. Among their ranks are Longfellow, Coleridge, Dickinson, Teasdale, Clare and a wealth of many others, who, with their thoughts and desires express the world in lines of revelation.1 - Fifty Shades of February - An Introduction2 - February by John Clare3 - Lines on Observing a Blossom on the First of February 1796 by Samuel Taylor Coleridge4 - February by Dollie...read more

  • George Gissing

    Science, better diet, advanced medicines are all part of a process that in the modern age keep most of us going to a ripe old age.In previous times some diseases could only be slowed and not defeated. There toil of relentless attack on our physical forms brought misery and decay. Add to this that within our number some will self-destruct, demons will pursue their inner thoughts and life will be too painful to bear. Some may shuffle off the mortal coil for no discernible reason, but life will end early, they will not take up their three-score year and ten.In this collection of short stories some of our most popular and well-known authors are grouped together with an unfortunate tag: dead at...read more

  • H P Lovecraft

    H P Lovecraft, even the name has a sliver of the night about it. Born in 1890 in Providence, Rhode Island he was a prodigious youth but a sickly one. Raised mainly by his Grandfather and Aunts at 14 he contemplated suicide on the death of his grandfather and the crushing financial blow that brought to himself and his mother. A set of literary spats in a newspaper brought him attention away from his poetry writings. But until the last decade of his life the works for which we is so well know did not arrive. That last decade, writing again in Providence was prolific but with little income his life downgraded rented house by rented house and in 1936, often malnourished he was diagnosed...read more

  • H P Lovecraft

    H P Lovecraft, even the name has a sliver of the night about it. Born in 1890 in Providence, Rhode Island he was a prodigious youth but a sickly one. Raised mainly by his Grandfather and Aunts at 14 he contemplated suicide on the death of his grandfather and the crushing financial blow that brought to himself and his mother. A set of literary spats in a newspaper brought him attention away from his poetry writings. But until the last decade of his life the works for which we is so well know did not arrive. That last decade, writing again in Providence was prolific but with little income his life downgraded rented house by rented house and in 1936, often malnourished he was diagnosed...read more

  • H P Lovecraft

    H P Lovecraft, even the name has a sliver of the night about it. Born in 1890 in Providence, Rhode Island he was a prodigious youth but a sickly one. Raised mainly by his Grandfather and Aunts at 14 he contemplated suicide on the death of his grandfather and the crushing financial blow that brought to himself and his mother. A set of literary spats in a newspaper brought him attention away from his poetry writings. But until the last decade of his life the works for which we is so well know did not arrive. That last decade, writing again in Providence was prolific but with little income his life downgraded rented house by rented house and in 1936, often malnourished he was diagnosed...read more

  • H P Lovecraft

    H P Lovecraft, even the name has a sliver of the night about it. Born in 1890 in Providence, Rhode Island he was a prodigious youth but a sickly one. Raised mainly by his Grandfather and Aunts at 14 he contemplated suicide on the death of his grandfather and the crushing financial blow that brought to himself and his mother. A set of literary spats in a newspaper brought him attention away from his poetry writings. But until the last decade of his life the works for which we is so well know did not arrive. That last decade, writing again in Providence was prolific but with little income his life downgraded rented house by rented house and in 1936, often malnourished he was diagnosed...read more

  • H P Lovecraft

    H P Lovecraft, even the name has a sliver of the night about it. Born in 1890 in Providence, Rhode Island he was a prodigious youth but a sickly one. Raised mainly by his Grandfather and Aunts at 14 he contemplated suicide on the death of his grandfather and the crushing financial blow that brought to himself and his mother. A set of literary spats in a newspaper brought him attention away from his poetry writings. But until the last decade of his life the works for which we is so well know did not arrive. That last decade, writing again in Providence was prolific but with little income his life downgraded rented house by rented house and in 1936, often malnourished he was diagnosed...read more

  • H P Lovecraft

    One of HP Lovecrafts earliest works, 'The Shunned House', first published in Weird Tales in the October of 1937 is a short novellette about a mysterious, and apparently cursed house. The Shunned House on Benefit Street has long captivated the attention of the narrator and his uncle Elihu Whipple, but they are unprepared for the full scale of the horror they are to experience when they attempt to stay the night in it's benighted basement to finally unearth it's mysterious secrets. Considered one of Lovecrafts best short stories, it is beleived to have been his first individually published book: with 250 copies made by Recluse Press in 1928. Narrated by Michael...read more

  • H P Lovecraft

    This spine chilling tale by HP Lovecraft, depicts an unimaginable horror arising in the isolated village of Dunwich, which poses a threat to the whole world. Narrated by Michael...read more

  • H P Lovecraft

    Howard Phillips Lovecraft is among the greatest American masters of fantasy and the supernatural. Born in 1890, a native of Providence, Rhode Island, his health was uncertain from childhood and he led a sheltered early life. His semi-invalidism enabled him to read omnivorously, and as a shy imaginative child he began to invent what would in his adult life become a whole macabre fantastic world of his own, peopled by creatures out of his own weird imagination. As an adult he was retiring, almost a recluse. Tall, thin and pale, but with bright alert eyes, he was much given to wandering his native city in the dark hours of the night, and he became a devoted student of its antiquities. Although...read more

  • H P Lovecraft

    Ya su tatarabuelo comenzó a obsesionarse con la leyenda sobre una supuesta civilización prehistórica de individuos blancos que vivían en una zona recóndita del Congo.  . Arthur era hijo de Alfred, y de una cantante de cabaret, que se trasladó con su hijo a Jermyn House cuando murió su marido. Arthur siempre tuvo desde pequeño una apariencia simiesca, pero sin embargo era culto y talentoso. Tras morir su madre, marchó al Congo para proseguir las investigaciones sobre las criaturas blancas. Por un anciano de la tribu de los kaliris, supo que éstas han sido exterminadas por los belicosos n'bangus y la ciudad que habitaban destruida, y todo eso había sucedido, para robarles la...read more

  • H P Lovecraft

    Cuando le encuentran deambulando erráticamente por la zona del pantano, en estado de shock amnésico, Randolph Carter intenta explicar la desaparición de su compañero, el ocultista Harley Warren. Warren había prohibido a Carter ver un libro que él tenía, escrito en un idioma desconocido y que hablaba de puertas o escaleras entre la superficie del mundo  y el inframundo, a través de las cuales viajan los...read more

  • H P Lovecraft

    Nuestro protagonista es un adicto a las drogas, dominado por ideas suicidas desde un incidente que le ocurrió durante la guerra, cuando era oficial de la Marina mercante. Cuando su barco iba ser capturado por los alemanes, consiguió escapar en una lancha salvavidas. Navegó a la deriva durante varios días, hasta que encalló en una especie de tierra, que era negra hasta donde alcanzaba la vista. Había allí toda clase de seres indescriptibles. El marino imaginó que aquello debía ser una continuación del suelo del océano, que, por obra de alguna erupción volcánica, había sido expuesta a la superficie.Andando por la isla, después de unos días encontró una gran piedra blanca de...read more

  • H P Lovecraft

    En el pueblo de Ulthar había un matrimonio al que no le gustaban absolutamente nada los gatos. Hasta tal punto llegaba su odio por los pequeños felinos, que no dudaban en matarlos de las formas más terribles. En una ocasión, visitó el pueblo un grupo de viajeros. En él venía un niño llamado Menes, al que la vida había dejado huérfano, y que tenía como único amigo para consolarse de su soledad un pequeño gato negro. Un día, su gatito desapareció......read more

  • H P Lovecraft

    Stories are one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements. Whether written down or spoken they have an ability to capture our imagination and thoughts, and take us on incredible journeys in the space of a phrase and the turn of a page.Within a few words of text or speech, new worlds and characters form, propelling a narrative to a conclusion with intricate ease. Finely crafted, perfectly formed these Miniature Masterpieces, at first thought, seem remarkably easy to conjure up. But ask any writer and they will tell you that distilling the essence of narrative and characters into a short story is one of the hardest acts of their literary craft. Many attempt, but few...read more

  • Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Stories are one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements. Whether written down or spoken they have an ability to capture our imagination and thoughts, and take us on incredible journeys in the space of a phrase and the turn of a page.Within a few words of text or speech, new worlds and characters form, propelling a narrative to a conclusion with intricate ease. Finely crafted, perfectly formed these Miniature Masterpieces, at first thought, seem remarkably easy to conjure up. But ask any writer and they will tell you that distilling the essence of narrative and characters into a short story is one of the hardest acts of their literary craft. Many attempt, but few...read more

  • Mary Elizabeth Braddon

    Stories are one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements. Whether written down or spoken they have an ability to capture our imagination and thoughts, and take us on incredible journeys in the space of a phrase and the turn of a page.Within a few words of text or speech, new worlds and characters form, propelling a narrative to a conclusion with intricate ease. Finely crafted, perfectly formed these Miniature Masterpieces, at first thought, seem remarkably easy to conjure up. But ask any writer and they will tell you that distilling the essence of narrative and characters into a short story is one of the hardest acts of their literary craft. Many attempt, but few...read more

  • Washington Irving

    This century is crammed full of talents that showcase an enviable array of stories and genres. Across a hundred years the short story develops, becomes yet more emboldened, more accessible to a wider audience as these female authors challenge the literary bastions. 1 - The Top Ten - 19th Century Women2 - The Dream by Mary Shelley3 - The Old Nurses Story by Elizabeth Gaskell4 - The Lifted Veil by George Eliot5 - The Phantom Coach by Amelia Edwards 6 - A White Heron by Sarah Orne Jewett7 - A New England Nun by Mary E Wilkins Freeman8 - The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman9 - Désirée's Baby by Kate Chopin10 - Cohen of Trinity by Amy Levy11 - Sould Belated by Edith...read more