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

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

Pam rated it ★★★★★

January 12, 2017

very well done and thorough

Dale rated it ★★★★☆

July 27, 2016

My thanks to my contacts at Pegasus Books, Iris Blasi, Katie McGuire, and Maia Larson, for my review copy of this book. You ladies rock! The volume is a collection of short horror fiction written by various co-scary story writers of Edgar Allan Poe. They cover a time period from 1816 to 1914. Some...

Ghost of the Library rated it ★★★★☆

November 19, 2016

I always hesitate on how to qualify these types of books because, lets face it, taste is very particular, sometimes much more so in the short story genre. That being said, and having already read one book of a similar nature this year, i found myself yet again totally drawn into this one, and deli...

Maria T. Peycke rated it ★★★★☆

February 16, 2016

In the Shadow of Edgar Allen Poe is a marvelous collection of the macabre for any lover of the genre. Although these stories were written long ago (between 1816 and 1914), and their style, overall, definitely marks them as from a bygone era, they are absolutely timeless examples of what makes thi...

Carolyn rated it ★☆☆☆☆

November 08, 2016

This was honestly pretty disappointing. Almost all of the stories would not qualify as horror by my definition, were not anywhere close. There were maybe five in total that were alright. The ones that WERE worth reading were "The Sand Man" by E. T. A. Hoffmann, not horror, but an entertaining sto...

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