Michael Kelahan has compiled collections of fiction by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Washington Irving, Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. His anthologies include The End of the World: Classic Tales of the Apocalyptic Science Fiction, The Body Snatcher and Other Classic Ghost Stories, and The Monster-Maker and Other Science Fiction Classics.
The Screaming Skull and Other Classic Horror Storiesby Michael Kelahan
Screamand scream again! That’s the only reasonable response to The Screaming Skull and Other Classic Horror Stories, a connoisseur’s collection of some of the best short horror stories published in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The thirty tales gathered here are a ghoul’s gallery of macabre masterpieces, written by/i>
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Screamand scream again! That’s the only reasonable response to The Screaming Skull and Other Classic Horror Stories, a connoisseur’s collection of some of the best short horror stories published in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The thirty tales gathered here are a ghoul’s gallery of macabre masterpieces, written by horror fiction’s bestand darkestwriters.
Spanning the American and European continents and extending from the dawn of the Victorian era to the pulp magazine explosion of the 1920s, the contents offer a cornucopia of supernatural and psychological horrors rendered with a style and sophistication that belies their terrors. Selections include:
“The Mask of the Red Death” by Edgar Allan Poe
“The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs
“The Willows” by Algernon Blackwood
“August Heat” by William Fryer Harvey
“The Screaming Skull” by F. Marion Crawford
“The People of the Pit” by A. Merritt
“The Outsider” by H.P. Lovecraft
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This is not just another random collection of horror stories. It is a, not quite chronological, overview of gothic horror short stories from the 1830's up to the pulp era of the 1920's. Some of the best stories are by authors you've probably never heard of and aren't likely to find elsewhere. This is a high quality anthology and one of the best that I have found.
I really enjoy reading the older horror stories,for the scare is more implied,and in your mind,than blood and gore! Good stories!