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Ghostly Tales and Sinister Stories of Old Edinburgh
  • Author : Alan J. Wilson,Des Brogan,Frank McGrail
  • Publisher : Mainstream Publishing
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN : 1851584560
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Over a hundred gripping tales of murder and mystery, ghosts and ghouls, body-snatching and witch-burning reveal the darker side of genteel Edinburgh's history. Ghostly Tales & Sinister Stories of Old Edinburgh is a highly readable collection, fully illustrated throughout and compiled by the three historians who operate Mercat Tours. Since 1984 over 25,000 visitors have enjoyed their nightly rounds of the closes and wynds of Edinburgh's Old Town. Now you can read of the macabre exploits of Edinburgh's infamous villains—Deacon Brodie, Burke & Hare, Major Weir, Agnes Fynnie and a host of others—which bring this ancient city intriguingly to life.

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    Good Thinking
  • Author : David Robert Grimes
  • Publisher : The Experiment
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781615197934
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  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Good Thinking is our best defense against anti-vaccine paranoia, climate denial, and other dire threats of today In our ever-more-polarized society, there’s at least one thing we still agree on: The world is overrun with misinformation, faulty logic, and the gullible followers who buy into it all. Of course, we’re not among them—are we? Scientist David Robert Grimes is on a mission to expose the logical fallacies and cognitive biases that drive our discourse on a dizzying array of topics–from vaccination to abortion, 9/11 conspiracy theories to dictatorial doublespeak, astrology to alternative medicine, and wrongful convictions to racism. But his purpose in Good Thinking isn’t to shame or place blame. Rather, it’s to interrogate our own assumptions–to develop our eye for the glimmer of truth in a vast sea of dubious sources–in short, to think critically. Grimes’s expert takedown of irrationality is required reading for anyone wondering why bad thinking persists and how we can defeat it. Ultimately, no one changes anyone else’s mind; we can only change our own–and give others the tools to do the same.

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    Tales from Daler Cottage: Unearthing the Hidden Messages within my Children’s Stories
  • Author : Madeleine Watson
  • Publisher : Madeleine Watson
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 9781799234517
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  • Genre : True Crime
  • The following story is true. This book is about my children’s mysteries written between the ages of 9 and 16. The years would have been 1975 to 1982. During this time, I was completely oblivious to a terrible truth about myself. I was living in Daler Cottage, the given name of my childhood home. At the age of 19, I would start a novel called The Lessons. This novel was fuelled by a burning fantasy world that was eating me up inside. For the next thirty years, I would struggle with this novel, unaware of this truth. The story of The Lessons is covered in my other book. Prior to my novel-writing phase, I was writing these mysteries as well as painting and devising plays. I kept a diary between 1977 and 1988, during which I attained a degree in Fine Art. I would continue to write and paint for many years to come. My diaries illuminate the circumstances surrounding the writing of my children’s stories. Unknown to me, clues to this horrific truth have leaked into all my creations like oil bubbling up through the ground. At the age of 51, I finally learned the truth. This book describes the decoding process to find the true meaning behind my children’s mysteries. Due to the nature of this book, names and certain details have been altered in order to protect identities and I am writing under a pseudonym. With images throughout.

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    Autumn Nights
  • Author : Edison T. Crux,Matthew Cesca,Jacob Faust,Mandy Lawson,K. A. Militimore,Alana Turner,Martin Shannon,Amanda Stockton,Cass Kim
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN : 1694545660
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  • Genre : Books
  • The shadows grow long in the crisp autumn air, and soon the summer will be a distant memory. In the dim light of a fading sun the night has returned to reclaim its own. From hayrides to corn mazes, and Jekyll n Hyde. With warped games and witches, demons, and Death personified. "Autumn Nights: 13 Spooky Fall Reads" brings together the very best in chilling tales to tell under a harvest moon. Created for those who get excited for Halloween and crisp Fall weather (and yes, even Pumpkin Spice Lattes). Are you the type to dream of windy nights and tumbling leaves even while summer days stretch on? Do you want scary bonfire stories with doses of humor and twists on classical tales? This collection is perfect for you. These thirteen plus one (bonus!) spooky short stories originate from the talents of fourteen impressive new and published authors. Each twisted tale glimmers with a different sinister face of Autumn to bring new chills to your spine. Even better- your purchase helps animals in need. All profits generated through the sales of Autumn Nights will be donated to the ASPCA as part of their ongoing mission to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals. "Bloodlines: A Sage Roberts Story" by Cass Kim: Left home alone all week for the first time, Sage's trip to the pumpkin patch takes an unusual path. Now, she will find out how many secrets her little town keeps. "Fade to Black" by Amanda Stockton: Hard times make for bad decisions, while peer pressure crushes the best of intentions in this dark tale of false friends and forgotten evil. "Magician's Weekend" by Martin Shannon: Insanity is a pizza pie best served cold, or at least that's how it's going to be by the time Eugene Law gets to it. A quiet evening without the family turns into a madcap parade of critical rolls and saving throws in this tale of Weird Florida. "Hannah and Gregory" by Jacob Faust: Candy is the least of their worries when siblings find themselves left for dead in this modern retelling of Hansel and Gretel. "The Teller Tree" by SM Rose: there has always been a secret-keeper in the wood, and so there must always be. A tale of secrets, love, and stories that continue after their ends. "From Hell" by Tara Jazdzewski: Dark deeds in the deepest night summon more than just the police in this tale of Victorian witches in the gaslit streets of London. "Constellation Boy" by Dixon Reuel shows what happens when you travel beyond the stars, only to come face-to-face with the eerily familiar! "Soul Sisters" by Mandy Lawson: After several accidents at a fall retreat, Charlotte suspects someone is targeting her. What began as a weekend of kissing and kayaking may end with mystery and murder. "Witches of Nine" by Meg Holeva: Fairy bargains and small town Iowa collide in this story of loss and life. "Dawson Farms" by Matthew Cesca follows a teenage couple on a trip to a local farm to give its corn maze a try. As night falls, things take a frightening turn among the corn stalks. "Location #23" by Alana Turner: When a young barista rediscovers a forgotten app the game quickly sparks nostalgia. As the days go on and she continues to play something more sinister begins to emerge. "A Witch's Ken" by Nicolas Gram: Another night spent babysitting is the least of Amelia's concerns when the auspicious return of a distant comet re-hashes a past best left forgotten. "My Own Dark Way" by K. A. Miltimore is a new twist on a familiar tale from Victorian London. Something is stalking him through the dim alleys of Whitechapel ...or is it all in his head?" Courting Death" by Edison T. Crux: An immortal girl and a heartbroken Death. This creative cast of characters will warm even your cold dead heart.

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    Mystifying: Sinister Stories of the Unexplained
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Kingfisher
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0753462451
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Just in time for the spooky season, this collection of nineteen stories is full of mysterious circumstances and spine-tingling plot twists. Edited by one of the greats of children's literature and including stories by such masterful authors as Ursula Le Guin, Joan Aiken, Diana Wynne Jones, and Agatha Christie, this collection is just the thing to get readers' pulses racing.

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    Magnet Memories - The Story of a Secret Series 1977-1987
  • Author : Nick Goodman,Jo Bunsell
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 708
  • ISBN : 9780244073688
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  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • The TV series that was never made and that youÕve never heard of celebrates its 40th year with an exhaustive retrospective guide! Growing from a child's game, the bizarrely-titled The Magnet Editor ran for ten years and a breathtaking 47 series. In bringing the series to life, Nick Goodman drew from 70s pop culture including Doctor Who and The New Avengers, and shared it only with his bewildered mother and childhood friends. Jo Bunsell was one such friend and soon the pair would be transported into a shared universe of preposterous Ð and badly designed Ð monsters and non-stop adventure with their extraordinary and strangely-named hero, Cabin Relese. Goodman and Bunsell open up their archive of materials and memories, and take you on a roller-coaster ride into their world! Magnet Memories is an episode guide, a frank, critical, incredulous and nostalgic reflection, a snapshot of childhood in the 70s and 80s... and it's possibly the most wonderfully bonkers cult TV book ever published!

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    A Tale of Magic...
  • Author : Chris Colfer
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9780316523493
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • This #1 New York Times bestseller is the first book in a new series set in Chris Colfer's Land of Stories universe, perfect for both new and longtime fans! When Brystal Evergreen stumbles across a secret section of the library, she discovers a book that introduces her to a world beyond her imagination and learns the impossible: She is a fairy capable of magic! But in the oppressive Southern Kingdom, women are forbidden from reading and magic is outlawed, so Brystal is swiftly convicted of her crimes and sent to the miserable Bootstrap Correctional Facility. But with the help of the mysterious Madame Weatherberry, Brystal is whisked away and enrolled in an academy of magic! Adventure comes with a price, however, and when Madame Weatherberry is called away to attend to an important problem she doesn't return. Do Brystal and her classmates have what it takes to stop a sinister plot that risks the fate of the world, and magic, forever? Fall in love with an all-new series from Chris Colfer, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Land of Stories, filled with adventure, imagination, and wonderfully memorable characters both familiar and new. A #1 New York Times bestsellerAn IndieBound bestseller A USA Today bestseller A Wall Street Journal bestseller Don't miss: A TALE OF WITCHCRAFT...

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    The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales
  • Author : Jacob Grimm,Wilhelm Grimm
  • Publisher : Chartwell Books
  • Pages : 678
  • ISBN : 9780785834229
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • A truly complete collection of fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm featuring color plates and illustrations from award-winning illustrator, Arthur Rackham.

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    Mystery Fanfare
  • Author : Michael L. Cook
  • Publisher : Popular Press
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN : 0879722304
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  • Genre : Reference
  • This work is a composite index of the complete runs of all mystery and detective fan magazines that have been published, through 1981. Added to it are indexes of many magazines of related nature. This includes magazines that are primarily oriented to boys' book collecting, the paperbacks, and the pulp magazine hero characters, since these all have a place in the mystery and detective genre.

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    The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns
  • Author : Chris Colfer
  • Publisher : Little Brown Bks Young Readers
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 9781405517928
  • Reader Reviews : 783
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Alex and Conner Bailey have not been back to the magical Land of Stories since their adventures in The Wishing Spell ended. But one night, they learn the famed Enchantress has kidnapped their mother. Against the will of their grandmother (the one and only Fairy Godmother), the twins must find their own way into the Land of Stories to rescue their mother and save the fairy tale world from the greatest threat it's ever faced.

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    Masterful Stories
  • Author : John V Pavlik
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 9781315530758
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  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • The early eras of radio storytelling have entered and continue to enter the public domain in large quantities, offering unprecedented access to the Golden Age of Radio. Author and Professor John Pavlik mines the best this age of radio has to offer in Masterful Stories, an examination of the masterpieces of audio storytelling. This book provides a chronological history of the best of the best from radio’s Golden Age, outlining a core set of principles and techniques that made these radio plays enduring examples of storytelling. It suggests that, by using these techniques, stories can engage audiences emotionally and intellectually. Grounded in a historical and theoretical understanding of radio drama, this volume illuminates the foundational works that proceeded popular modern shows such as Radiolab, The Moth, and Serial. Masterful Stories will be a powerful resource in both media history courses and courses teaching audio storytelling for modern radio and other audio formats, such as podcasting. It will appeal to audio fans looking to learn about and understand the early days of radio drama.

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    Peter Pan (Annotated)
  • Author : James Matthew Barrie
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN : 9798737137243
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  • Genre : Books
  • All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another flower and ran with it to her mother. I suppose she must have looked rather delightful, for Mrs. Darling put her hand to her heart and cried, "Oh, why can't you remain like this for ever!" This was all that passed between them on the subject, but henceforth Wendy knew that she must grow up. You always know after you are two. Two is the beginning of the end.

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    Tithe
  • Author : Holly Black
  • Publisher : Margaret K. McElderry Books
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781534484511
  • Reader Reviews : 93
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Discover the dark and seductive realm of faerie in the first book of New York Times bestseller Holly Black’s critically acclaimed Modern Faerie Tales series, where one girl must save herself from the sinister magic of the fey courts, and protect her heart in the process. Sixteen-year-old Kaye is a modern nomad. Fierce and independent, she drifts from place to place with her mother’s rock band until an ominous attack forces them back to Kaye’s childhood home. But Kaye’s life takes another turn when she stumbles upon an injured faerie knight in the woods. Kaye has always been able to see faeries where others could not, and she chooses to save the strange young man instead of leaving him to die. But this fateful choice will have more dire consequences than she could ever predict, as Kaye soon finds herself the unwilling pawn in an ancient and violent power struggle between two rival faerie kingdoms—a struggle that could very well mean her death.

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    The Routledge Companion to Victorian Literature
  • Author : Dennis Denisoff,Talia Schaffer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 540
  • ISBN : 9780429018176
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • The Routledge Companion to Victorian Literature offers 45 chapters by leading international scholars working with the most dynamic and influential political, cultural, and theoretical issues addressing Victorian literature today. Scholars and students will find this collection both useful and inspiring. Rigorously engaged with current scholarship that is both historically sensitive and theoretically informed, the Routledge Companion places the genres of the novel, poetry, and drama and issues of gender, social class, and race in conversation with subjects like ecology, colonialism, the Gothic, digital humanities, sexualities, disability, material culture, and animal studies. This guide is aimed at scholars who want to know the most significant critical approaches in Victorian studies, often written by the very scholars who helped found those fields. It addresses major theoretical movements such as narrative theory, formalism, historicism, and economic theory, as well as Victorian models of subjects such as anthropology, cognitive science, and religion. With its lists of key works, rich cross-referencing, extensive bibliographies, and explications of scholarly trajectories, the book is a crucial resource for graduate students and advanced undergraduates, while offering invaluable support to more seasoned scholars.

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    The Classic Fairy Tales (Second Edition) (Norton Critical Editions)
  • Author : Maria Tatar
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780393289787
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • “I have used this textbook for four courses on children’s literature with enrollments of over ninety students. It is without doubt the most well organized selection of literary fairy tales and critical commentaries currently available. Students love it.” —Lita Barrie, California State University, Los Angeles This Norton Critical Edition includes: · Seven different tale types: “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Snow White,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Cinderella,” “Bluebeard,” and “Tricksters.” These groupings include multicultural versions, literary rescriptings, and introductions and annotations by Maria Tatar. · Tales by Hans Christian Andersen and Oscar Wilde. · More than fifteen critical essays exploring the various aspects of fairy tales. New to the Second Edition are interpretations by Ernst Bloch, Walter Benjamin, Max Lüthi, Lewis Hyde, Jessica Tiffin, and Hans-Jörg Uther. · A revised and updated Selected Bibliography.

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    The Call of Love: A collection of short stories
  • Author : Anne Teoh
  • Publisher : Grosvenor House Publishing
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN : 9781781484685
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Seven stories spanning the globe and a century, revealing narratives of individual characters and their experience in a rich multicultural context.

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    From Silly to Sinister
  • Author : Carolee O'Neill
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 76
  • ISBN : 1947573055
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  • Genre : Books
  • Book One of this collection offers a variety of topics to capture your imagination, bring a chuckle to your heart and Goosebumps to your soul. Titles are: A Cane with a Name, The Long Journey Home, Lace Curtains, Knock on Heaven's Door, On the Road Again, Tall Tales, The Last Guest and Sinister Secrets. Carolee has illustrated and handcrafted her children's books to cross all age brackets and offer the unique concept of an Adult Fairy Tale. Whether read alone or to a child, the illustrations will bring delight with a smile and a giggle to both young and old alike, offering the opportunity to share simple values that have been forgotten with the passage of time. Carolee's works are: Goodie RudeShoes: Series One, children 5 to 100.Billy BitterBetter: Series Two. children age 5 to 100.Granny NeatFreak: children 4 to 100.The Mouse House: children 4 to 100.That Secret Part of Me: children 3 to 100.With God in Mind: Prose for teens and adults. From Silly to Sinister: Short Stories. Books One and Two. For teens and adults. Navigating the Potholes of Life: Fiction: For teens and adults. adventure, comedy, drama. A Reason to Dream: Fiction: For teens and adults. Based on True Story.The Graduation: Fiction: For teens and adults. A stand alone novel which may be purchased with or without Study Guide. Thank you for your interest in her work.

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    The Bookman
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 770
  • ISBN : PRNC:32101077277240
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  • Genre : Popular culture
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    Dreamer's Journey
  • Author : Robert Greenfield
  • Publisher : University of Delaware Press
  • Pages : 465
  • ISBN : 9780874130843
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • In an effort remarkable for its intensity and duration, the Wisconsin-born poet and novelist Frederic Prokosch sought to cast his life into a hopeless riddle and ensure that no one saw his full face. This study is the first to separate the man from the distortions that surround him and provide a window into the wishes and fears behind his writings. Prokosch was a writer of striking and original gifts. The publication of The Asiatics in 1935 was greeted by the fanfare of trumpets. His rise was dazzling. The author of seventeen novels, which typically guide the reader through a sequence of dream-like events, and four collections of poems, many defined by a kind of surreal intensity, he garnered high praise from a galaxy of august admirers, including Thomas Mann, T. S. Eliot, Andre Gide, Thornton Wilder, Albert Camus, Somerset Maugham, Lawrence Durrell, and I. B. Singer. He was named a Commander dans l'Order des Arts et Lettres by the French government in 1984 and awarded the Volterra Prize two years later. His novels have been translated into fifteen languages. In addition to discussing Prokosch's literary accomplishments, Dreamer's Journey offers an analysis of the dynamic relationship between his creative process and his penchant for lies and disguises. His novels, which he looked upon as extensions of his life, and in which he divides and diffuses himself among his characters, are, like the masks he donned in society, part of an effort to escape the unsatisfactory realities of his life, many of them caused by hostility to his homosexuality. Successful illusion, Prokosch had come to believe as a young man, is not only the essence of art but also of life itself. The exposure in 1972 of Prokosch's forgery of the "Butterfly Books" put a whole new complexion on his juggling of appearances. He expressed consternation but never remorse. A decade later, he reached new heights in reinventing his persona. Advertised as a record of his encounters with some of the century's most illustrious personalities, Voices: A Memoir is almost entirely fictitious and part of a gigantic hoax. Dreamer's Journey is based on a broad array of untapped archives as well as interviews and exchanges with more than three hundred persons---family members, classmates, editors, publishers, fellow writers, acquaintances, and lovers. The comments of many of these individuals, who spoke from both sympathetic and hostile viewpoints, shed light on the recesses of Prokosch's hidden life and resolved many of its mysteries. A kind of permanent expatriate, and a unique figure in American literature, Frederic Prokosch remains largely unknown in his own country.

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    A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story
  • Author : David Malcolm,Cheryl Alexander Malcolm
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 144430478X
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story provides a comprehensive treatment of short fiction writing and chronicles its development in Britain and Ireland from 1880 to the present. Provides a comprehensive treatment of the short story in Britain and Ireland as it developed over the period 1880 to the present Includes essays on topics and genres, as well as on individual texts and authors Comprises chapters on women’s writing, Irish fiction, gay and lesbian writing, and short fiction by immigrants to Britain

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    The Turn of the Screw and Other Stories
  • Author : Henry James
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780191636165
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A young, inexperienced governess is charged with the care of Miles and Flora, two small children abandoned by their uncle at his grand country house. She sees the figure of an unknown man on the tower and his face at the window. It is Peter Quint, the master's dissolute valet, and he has come for little Miles. But Peter Quint is dead. Like the other tales collected here - `Sir Edmund Orme', `Owen Wingrave', and `The Friends of the Friends' - `The Turn of the Screw' is to all immediate appearances a ghost story. But are the appearances what they seem? Is what appears to the governess a ghost or a hallucination? Who else sees what she sees? The reader may wonder whether the children are victims of corruption from beyond the grave, or victims of the governess's `infernal imagination', which torments but also entrals her? `The Turn of the Screw' is probably the most famous, certainly the most eerily equivocal, of all ghostly tales. Is it a subtle, self-conscious exploration of the haunted house of Victorian culture, filled with echoes of sexual and social unease? Or is it simply, `the most hopelessly evil story that we have ever read'? The texts are those of the New York Edition, with a new Introduction and Notes. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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    Fortress of Terror: 550+ Horror Classics, Supernatural Mysteries & Macabre Tales
  • Author : Edgar Allan Poe,Henry James,Algernon Blackwood,H. P. Lovecraft,M. R. James,Wilkie Collins,E. F. Benson,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Ambrose Bierce,Arthur Machen,William Hope Hodgson,Arthur Conan Doyle,Grant Allen,Mary Shelley,Bram Stoker,Théophile Gautier,Richard Marsh,Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu,Thomas Hardy,Charles Dickens,Rudyard Kipling,Guy de Maupassant,Elizabeth Gaskell,Mark Twain,Daniel Defoe,Jerome K. Jerome,Fitz-James O'Brien,Catherine Crowe,Émile Erckmann,Alexandre Chatrian,Pedro De Alarçon,Walter Hubbell,Amelia B. Edwards,Washington Irving,John Meade Falkner,Harriet Beecher Stowe,Mary E. Wilkins Freeman,Louisa M. Alcott,Edith Nesbit,Mary Louisa Molesworth,Francis Marion Crawford,John Kendrick Bangs,Gertrude Atherton,J. K. Huysmans,John Buchan,Sabine Baring-Gould,Cleveland Moffett,Louis Tracy,Nikolai Gogol,James Malcolm Rymer,Thomas Peckett Prest,Frederick Marryat,Oscar Wilde,Robert Louis Stevenson,H. G. Wells,Charlotte Perkins Gilman,W. W. Jacobs,H. H. Munro (Saki),Wilhelm Hauff,Mary Elizabeth Braddon,Robert W. Chambers,Edward Bulwer-Lytton,Thomas De Quincey,William Makepeace Thackeray,E. T. A. Hoffmann,Robert E. Howard,David Lindsay,Marie Belloc Lowndes,Edward Bellamy,Jack London,Pliny the Younger,Helena Blavatsky,Fergus Hume,Florence Marryat,Villiers de l'Isle Adam,William Archer,William F. Harvey,Katherine Rickford,Ralph Adams Cram,Leopold Kompert,Brander Matthews,Vincent O'Sullivan,Ellis Parker Butler,A. T. Quiller-Couch,Fiona Macleod,Lafcadio Hearn,William T. Stead,Gambier Bolton,Andrew Jackson Davis,Nizida,Walter F. Prince,Chester Bailey Fernando,Leonard Kip,Frank R. Stockton,Bithia Mary Croker,Catherine L. Pirkis,Leonid Andreyev,Anatole France,Olivia Howard Dunbar,Richard Le Gallienne,Sax Rohmer,Horace Walpole,William Thomas Beckford,Matthew Gregory Lewis,Ann Radcliffe,Jane Austen,John William Polidori,Charlotte Brontë,Emily Brontë,Marjorie Bowen,George W. M. Reynolds,M. P. Shiel,Adelbert von Chamisso,S. Mukerji
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Pages : 22431
  • ISBN : 9788027247158
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Musaicum Books presents to you this unique collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: Edgar Allan Poe: The Tell-Tale Heart The Cask of Amontillado The Black Cat… Henry James: The Turn of the Screw The Ghostly Rental… H. P. Lovecraft: The Dunwich Horror The Shunned House… Mary Shelley: Frankenstein The Mortal Immortal The Evil Eye… John William Polidori: The Vampyre Bram Stoker: Dracula The Jewel of Seven Stars The Lair of the White Worm… Algernon Blackwood: The Willows A Haunted Island A Case of Eavesdropping Ancient Sorceries… Gaston Leroux: The Phantom of the Opera Marjorie Bowen: Black Magic Charles Dickens: The Mystery of Edwin Drood Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray Washington Irving: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Théophile Gautier: Clarimonde The Mummy's Foot Richard Marsh: The Beetle Arthur Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles The Silver Hatchet… Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Carmilla Uncle Silas… M. R. James: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary A Thin Ghost and Others Wilkie Collins: The Woman in White The Haunted Hotel The Devil's Spectacles E. F. Benson: The Room in the Tower The Terror by Night… Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Birth Mark The House of the Seven Gables… Ambrose Bierce: Can Such Things Be? Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories Arthur Machen: The Great God Pan The Terror… William Hope Hodgson: The House on the Borderland The Night Land M. P. Shiel: Shapes in the Fire Ralph Adams Cram: Black Spirits and White Grant Allen: The Reverend John Creedy Dr. Greatrex's Engagement… Horace Walpole: The Cas...

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    Book Bulletin
  • Author : Chicago Public Library
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 516
  • ISBN : UOM:39015036854001
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    The 1940s: A Decade of Modern British Fiction
  • Author : Philip Tew,Glyn White
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781350143036
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • How did social, cultural and political events concerning Britain during the 1940s reshape modern British fiction? During the Second World War and in its aftermath, British literature experienced and recorded drastic and decisive changes to old certainties. Moving from potential invasion and defeat to victory, the creation of the welfare state and a new Cold war threat, the pace of historical change seemed too rapid and monumental for writers to match. Consequently the 1940s were often side-lined in literary accounts as a dividing line between periods and styles. Drawing on more recent scholarship and research, this volume surveys and analyses this period's fascinating diversity, from novels of the Blitz and the Navy to the rise of important new voices with its contributors exploring the work of influential women, Commonwealth, exiled, genre, avant-garde and queer writers. A major critical re-evaluation of the intriguing decade, this book offers substantial chapters on Elizabeth Bowen, Graham Greene, and George Orwell as well as covering such writers as Jocelyn Brooke, Monica Dickens, James Hadley Chase, Patrick Hamilton, Gerald Kersh, Daphne Du Maurier, Mary Renault, Denton Welch and many others.

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    Folktales and Fairy Tales: Traditions and Texts from around the World, 2nd Edition [4 volumes]
  • Author : Anne E. Duggan Ph.D.,Donald Haase Ph.D.,Helen J. Callow
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Pages : 1590
  • ISBN : 9781610692540
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • Encyclopedic in its coverage, this one-of-a-kind reference is ideal for students, scholars, and others who need reliable, up-to-date information on folk and fairy tales, past and present. • Provides encyclopedic coverage of folktales and fairy tales from around the globe • Covers not only the history of the fairy tale, but also topics of contemporary importance such as the fairy tale in manga, television, pop music, and music videos • Brings together the study of geography, culture, history, and anthropology • Revises and expands an award-winning work to now include a full volume of selected tales and texts

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    100+ Horror Collection. Scary Stories to Read in Bed Tonight. Illustrated
  • Author : Edgar Allan Poe,Bram Stoker,Mary Shelley,Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu,Robert Louis Stevenson,H.P. Lovecraft,Algernon Blackwood,Francis Marion Crawford,Robert W. Chambers,M. R. James
  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : PKEY:SMP2200000097996
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. These facts few psychologists will dispute, and their admitted truth must establish for all time the genuineness and dignity of the weirdly horrible tale as a literary form… As may naturally be expected of a form so closely connected with primal emotion, the horror-tale is as old as human thought and speech themselves. H. P. Lovecraft Horror intends to create an eerie and frightening atmosphere for the reader. Prevalent elements include ghosts, demons, vampires, werewolves, ghouls, the Devil, witches, monsters, dystopian and apocalyptic worlds, serial killers, cannibalism, psychopaths, cults, dark magic, Satanism, the macabre, gore, and torture. Edgar Allan Poe The Murders in the Rue Morgue The Gold Bug The Black Cat The Pit and the Pendulum The Tell-Tale Heart The Fall of the House of Usher The Masque of the Red Death The Cask of Amontillado The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar Hop-Frog The Raven Bram Stoker Dracula Mary Shelley Frankenstein Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Carmilla Robert Louis Stevenson The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde H.P. Lovecraft The Alchemist At the Mountains of Madness Azathoth The Beast in the Cave Beyond the Wall of Sleep The Book The Call of Cthulhu The Case of Charles Dexter Ward The Cats of Ulthar The Colour out Of Space Dagon The Descendant The Doom that Came to Sarnath The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath The Dunwich Horror The Evil Clergyman Ex Oblivione Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family The Festival From Beyond The Haunter of the Dark He Herbert West-Reanimator The History of The Necronomicon The Horror at Red Hook The Hound Hypnos Ibid In the Vault the Little Glass Bottle Memory The Moon-Bog The Music of Erich Zann The Nameless City Nyarlathotep Old Bugs The Other Gods The Outsider Pickman's Model The Picture in the House Polaris The Quest of Iranon The Rats in the Walls A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson The Secret Cave or John Lees Adventure The Shadow Out Of Time The Shadow Over Innsmouth The Shunned House The Silver Key The Statement of Randolph Carter The Strange High House in the Mist The Street The Temple The Terrible Old Man The Tomb The Transition of Juan Romero The Tree Under the Pyramids The Very Old Folk What the Moon Brings The Whisperer in Darkness The White Ship Supernatural Horror in Literature Algernon Blackwood The Willows Francis Marion Crawford The Doll's Ghost Robert W. Chambers The King in Yellow M.R. James Canon Alberic's Scrap-Book Lost Hearts The Mezzotint The Ash-Tree Number 13 Count Magnus The Treasure Of Abbot Thomas A School Story The Rose Garden The Stalls Of Barchester Cathedral The Diary Of Mr. Poynter An Episode Of Cathedral History The Story Of A Disappearance And An Appearance An Evening's Entertainment A Warning To The Curious A Neighbour's Landmark The Uncommon Prayer-Book The Haunted Dolls' House Wailing Well There Was A Man Dwelt By A Churchyard Rats After Dark In The Playing Fields The Experiment The Malice Of Inanimate Objects A Vignette

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    Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion
  • Author : Andrew Delahunty,Sheila Dignen
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN : 9780199567461
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  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Previous ed.: Oxford dictionary of Allusions, 2nd ed., 2005.

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    Hidden Stories of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry
  • Author : Stone, Richard
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781447309444
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • Young people who come into contact with police officers on the streets today have little idea of the significance of the stabbing to death of Stephen Lawrence in a racist attack in 1993. Only their parents or grandparents remember the daily exposures of police incompetence and indirect racism which were given high profile in the media for six months. The repercussions of the case are still ongoing with the long overdue conviction in 2012 of two of the original suspects, and in the same year a number of racist assaults by police. This accessible and engaging book includes analysis of hitherto inaccessible transcripts. These dramatically show how the Inquiry was undermined to the point of failure to produce the desired results. Dr Stone also discusses contemporary issues and the relevance of the Inquiry today. This paperback edition is updated with a new Afterword, including revelations about police surveillance on members of the public who attended the Lawrence Inquiry, Dr Stone’s meeting with Mark Ellison QC prior to the release of his report on possible corruption and the role of undercover policing in the Stephen Lawrence case, and proposals for action on implementation of the agenda set by the Lawrence Inquiry. Hard-hitting and full of insightful detail, this book makes essential reading for academics, students, researchers and anyone interested in institutional racism, particularly in the police.

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    Horror Literature through History: An Encyclopedia of the Stories that Speak to Our Deepest Fears [2 volumes]
  • Author : Matt Cardin
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Pages : 967
  • ISBN : 9781440842023
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • This two-volume set offers comprehensive coverage of horror literature that spans its deep history, dominant themes, significant works, and major authors, such as Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, and Anne Rice, as well as lesser-known horror writers. • Describes horror literature during different periods, thus helping readers understand the roots of modern horror literature, how works of horror have engaged social issues, and how horror has evolved over time • Connects horror literature to popular culture through sidebars on film adaptations, television shows, video games, and other nonliterary, popular culture topics • Includes excerpts from selected literary works that exemplify topics discussed in the entries that support English language arts standards by enabling students to read these excerpts critically in light of the entries • Prompts students to consider the nature of horror as a genre, the relationship of horror literature and social issues, and how horror literature intersects with mainstream supernatural concerns, such as religion

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    A Companion to American Gothic
  • Author : Charles L. Crow
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 616
  • ISBN : 9781118608425
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • A Companion to American Gothic features a collection of original essays that explore America’s gothic literary tradition. The largest collection of essays in the field of American Gothic Contributions from a wide variety of scholars from around the world The most complete coverage of theory, major authors, popular culture and non-print media available

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    Pulp Classics
  • Author : John Betancourt
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN : 9780809510931
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Sinister Stories was a short-lived (only 3 issues) "weird menace" magazine, designed to thrill and titilate through a mix of suspense, science fiction, bondage, nudity, and grisly horror. Stories such as "Brides of the Half-Men," "Satan's Studio of Sin," and "White Flesh Must Rot" are surely masterpieces of over-the-top pulp writing! This is the very first issue, reproduced in facsimile, with a fine lineup of macabrely wicked stories-complete with all the gloriously naughty original illustrations!

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    A Nazi in the Family
  • Author : Derek Niemann
  • Publisher : Short Books
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781780722238
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • WARTIME BERLIN: The Niemann family - Karl, Minna and their four children - live in a quiet, suburban enclave. Every day Karl commutes to work, a business manager travelling around inspecting his ?factories?. In the evenings he returns home to life as a normal family man.Three years ago Derek Niemann, born and raised in Scotland, made the chilling discovery that his grandfather Karl had been an officer in the SS - and that his ?business? used thousands of slave labourers in concentration camps, such as Auschwitz, Dachau, Buchenwald and Sachsenhausen. Derek had known little about the German side of his family, but now a lifetime of unsettling hints and clues began to fall into place.With the help of surviving relatives and hundreds of previously unknown family photographs, Derek uncovers the true story of what Karl did. A Nazi in the Family is an illuminating portrayal of how ordinary people can fall into the service of a monstrous regime.

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    The Publishers' Circular and Booksellers' Record
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105015550028
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Bibliography
  • Read and download full book The Publishers' Circular and Booksellers' Record

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    The Cambridge Paperback Guide to Literature in English
  • Author : Ian Ousby
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 452
  • ISBN : 0521436273
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Derived from the parent Guide to Literature in English, this volume offers in concise form over 4,000 entries on literature in English from cultures throughout the world. Writers and major works from the UK and the USA are represented, as are those from Canada, the Caribbean, Australia, India, and Africa. The coverage is broad - from the classics of English literature to the best of modern writing. Additionally, the Guide has a wealth of entries on literary movements, groups or schools in literature and criticism, literary magazines, genres and sub-genres, critical concepts, and rhetorical terms.

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    Old Stories Retold
  • Author : Andrew G. Stuckey
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780739123621
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : History
  • Old Stories Retold delves into intertextual resonances cultivated with traditional literature in modern Chinese fiction from both the mainland and Taiwan. These resonances develop alternative historical sensibilities which reveal the effects of modernization on Chinese culture.

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    Joseph Conrad
  • Author : Normand Sherry
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 339
  • ISBN : 9781134724253
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Joseph Conrad (1857-1924). Polish born, learnt English from scratch when he arrived in Britain. Writings include: Heart of Darkness, The Secret Agent, Nostromo. Volume covers the period 1895 - 1993. Includes Conrad's responses to his critics.

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    The Spine-Chilling Tales for Halloween
  • Author : H. P. Lovecraft,Bram Stoker,Edgar Allan Poe,Mary Shelley,Arthur Machen,William Hope Hodgson,Algernon Blackwood,Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu,M. R. James,Washington Irving,E. F. Benson,Wilkie Collins,Arthur Conan Doyle,Charles Dickens,Henry James,Rudyard Kipling,Robert Louis Stevenson,Robert E. Howard,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Ambrose Bierce,M. P. Shiel,Ralph Adams Cram,Grant Allen,James Malcolm Rymer,Thomas Peckett Prest,Frederick Marryat,Fred M. White,Thomas Mayne Reid,John William Polidori,Richard Marsh,Francis Marion Crawford,Eleanor M. Ingram,Marie Corelli,J. Meade Falkner,George Sylvester Viereck
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Pages : 14909
  • ISBN : EAN:4057664557841
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • e-artnow presents to you this unique Halloween collection with carefully picked out horror classics, gothic novels, ghost stories and supernatural tales. H. P. Lovecraft: The Dunwich Horror From Beyond The Tomb Bram Stoker: Dracula The Jewel of Seven Stars Dracula's Guest The Chain of Destiny Edgar Allan Poe: The Cask of Amontillado The Pit and the Pendulum The Masque of the Red Death The Black Cat Mary Shelley: Frankenstein The Mortal Immortal Arthur Machen: The Great God Pan The Hill of Dreams William Hope Hodgson: The Ghost Pirates The Night Land Algernon Blackwood: The Willows The Wendigo The Damned Sheridan Le Fanu: Carmilla Uncle Silas The Dead Sexton M. R. James: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary A Thin Ghost Washington Irving: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Rip Van Winkle E. F. Benson: The Thing in the Hall The Terror by Night Wilkie Collins: The Haunted Hotel The Dead Secret Arthur Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles The Silver Hatchet The Beetle Hunter The Japanned Box Charles Dickens: The Hanged Man's Bride The Ghosts of the Mail The Haunted House The Mortals in the House To Be Read At Dusk Henry James: The Turn of the Screw Owen Wingrave The Ghostly Rental Rudyard Kipling: The Phantom Rickshaw My Own True Ghost Story At The End of the Passage Robert Louis Stevenson: Jekyll and Hyde The Body-Snatcher Robert E. Howard: Beyond the Black River Devil in Iron People of the Dark Nathaniel Hawthorne: Rappaccini's Daughter The Birth Mark Dr. Heidegger's Experiment Ambrose Bierce: Can Such Things Be? Present at a Hanging Some Haunted Houses Grant Allen: The Reverend John Creedy My New Year's Eve among the Mummies James Rymer: Sweeney Todd Frederick Marryat: The Phantom Ship The Were-Wolf Fred M. White: Powers of Darkness The Doom of London John Polidori: The Vampyre Richard Marsh: The Beetle Tom Ossington's Ghost F. Marion Crawford: The Screaming Skull The Doll's Ghost Eleanor M. Ingram: The Thing from the Lake Marie Corelli: The Sorrows of Satan J. Meade Falkner: Moonfleet Thomas Reid: The Headless Horseman George Viereck: The House of the Vampire

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    The Supreme Fictions of John Banville
  • Author : Joseph McMinn
  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0719056985
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • This is the most up-to-date and comprehensive study available of Ireland’s foremost novelist. It offers critical commentary on the full range of Banville’s fiction (including the plays) and views that fiction in the contexts of contemporary critical theory. It argues that Banville’s work is deeply influenced by Romantic and Modernist mythologies of the creative imagination. The introduction surveys Banville’s relation to Irish, European and American writing, and is followed by close textual analyses of each of Banville’s texts, from Long Lankin to The Untouchable.

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    The Reason for the Darkness of the Night
  • Author : John Tresch
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780374717445
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize | Finalist for the 2022 Edgar Award An innovative biography of Edgar Allan Poe—highlighting his fascination and feuds with science. Decade after decade, Edgar Allan Poe remains one of the most popular American writers. He is beloved around the world for his pioneering detective fiction, tales of horror, and haunting, atmospheric verse. But what if there was another side to the man who wrote “The Raven” and “The Fall of the House of Usher”? In The Reason for the Darkness of the Night, John Tresch offers a bold new biography of a writer whose short, tortured life continues to fascinate. Shining a spotlight on an era when the lines separating entertainment, speculation, and scientific inquiry were blurred, Tresch reveals Poe’s obsession with science and lifelong ambition to advance and question human knowledge. Even as he composed dazzling works of fiction, he remained an avid and often combative commentator on new discoveries, publishing and hustling in literary scenes that also hosted the era’s most prominent scientists, semi-scientists, and pseudo-intellectual rogues. As one newspaper put it, “Mr. Poe is not merely a man of science—not merely a poet—not merely a man of letters. He is all combined; and perhaps he is something more.” Taking us through his early training in mathematics and engineering at West Point and the tumultuous years that followed, Tresch shows that Poe lived, thought, and suffered surrounded by science—and that many of his most renowned and imaginative works can best be understood in its company. He cast doubt on perceived certainties even as he hungered for knowledge, and at the end of his life delivered a mind-bending lecture on the origins of the universe that would win the admiration of twentieth-century physicists. Pursuing extraordinary conjectures and a unique aesthetic vision, he remained a figure of explosive contradiction: he gleefully exposed the hoaxes of the era’s scientific fraudsters even as he perpetrated hoaxes himself. Tracing Poe’s hard and brilliant journey, The Reason for the Darkness of the Night is an essential new portrait of a writer whose life is synonymous with mystery and imagination—and an entertaining, erudite tour of the world of American science just as it was beginning to come into its own.