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The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

A young man commits all types of sins, but only his portrait shows the ravages of his life. Oscar Wilde's Faustian classic. Gothic horror at its best. Public Domain (P)2016 Trout Lake Media...

The Spiral Staircase
The Spiral Staircase by Ethel Lina White

Four girls have been murdered. As darkness falls, the young maid Helen Capel feels distinctly uneasy, as though she is being watched, as she walks through the woods alone. News of yet another murder reaches the ears of the inhabitants, but this time close...

El manuscrito de un loco [A Madman's Manuscript]
El manuscrito de un loco [A Madman's Manuscript] by Charles Dickens

Este relato corto aparece como leído antes de irse a dormir por el Sr.Samuel Pickwick, en los divertidos "Papeles póstumos del club Pickwick". La esencia de la historia es la de un hombre que sabiéndose loco, por uno de esos regalos con que la genética a ...

Through the Looking-Glass and Phantasmagoria, a Poem by Lewis Carroll (Annotated)
Through the Looking-Glass and Phantasmagoria, a Poem by Lewis Carroll (Annotated) by Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll's sequel to Alice in Wonderland brilliantly captures a young girl's feelings about growing up in a nonsensical world. Read by internationally acclaimed comedienne and award-winning narrator Alison Larkin, this delightful, unique recording is...

Five Short Stories by John Galsworthy
Five Short Stories by John Galsworthy by John Galsworthy

John Galsworthy (1867-1933) was an English playwright and novelist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1932. This collection presents five of Galsworthy's greatest stories: 'Quality' 'A Long Ago Affair' 'Blackmail' 'Spindleberries' 'A Strang...

The White Cat
The White Cat by W. W. Jacobs

William Wymark Jacobs (1863-1943) was an English author of short stories and novels. His most popular works in the early part of the last century were his humorous tales set around the docks of Wapping and in the taproom of the infamous Cauliflower tavern...

Sherlock Holmes and the Dance of the Tiger: The Great Detective in Love, Book 2
Sherlock Holmes and the Dance of the Tiger: The Great Detective in Love, Book 2 by Suzette Hollingsworth

Revolutionary terrorists, a dead British agent, a man-eating tiger, and the Commander of the British Army cavorting with a Russian spy! Since the assassination of Czar Alexander II in 1881, the oppression of the Russian people has increased dramatically u...

Five Short Stories by M. R. James
Five Short Stories by M. R. James by M. R. James

Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936), who wrote as M. R. James, was an English author, medieval scholar, and provost of King's College, Cambridge, and of Eton College. He is best known for his outstanding ghost stories. James reinvented the ghost story for t...

Three Short Stories by E. G. Swain
Three Short Stories by E. G. Swain by E. G. Swain

Edmund Gill Swain (1861-1938) was an English cleric and author of ghost stories. He was a longtime friend of M. R. James, and his ghost stories show James' influence. 'The Eastern Window' 'The Man with the Roller' 'The Rockery ' Public Domain (P)2016 Red ...

Five Short Stories by Vincent O'Sullivan
Five Short Stories by Vincent O'Sullivan by Vincent O'Sullivan

Vincent O'Sullivan (1868-1940), born in New York to an Irish American family, moved as a child to London. As a young man, he soon became well recognised as the master of decadent and macabre fiction. This collection presents five of O'Sullivan's creepiest...

She Stoops to Conquer
She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith

A squire's mansion is mistaken for an inn. His daughter, pretending to be a barmaid, tries to win the love of the bashful Marlowe. Havoc ensues. Public Domain (P)2000 Audio Book Contractors, LLC ...

Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus
Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Victor Frankenstein is a driven man. His single-minded scientific drive has controlled his life from childhood. It has driven him to do the unthinkable, to carry out fiendish, craven tasks, to do that which only God has done before. His goal of creating l...

The Business of Madame Jahn
The Business of Madame Jahn by Vincent O'Sullivan

Vincent O'Sullivan (1868-1940), born in New York to an Irish American family, moved as a child to London. As a young man, he soon became well recognised as the master of decadent and macabre fiction. 'The Business of Madame Jahn' is a macabre ghost story ...

The Innocence of Father Brown
The Innocence of Father Brown by G. K. Chesteron

First published in 1911, The Innocence of Father Brown contains stories involving one of the greatest characters in the history of detective fiction: Father Brown. He is a Roman Catholic priest who has an uncanny insight into human evil. Rather than the l...

Great Vampire Stories: 30 Classic Victorian Tales of Vampires
Great Vampire Stories: 30 Classic Victorian Tales of Vampires by Arthur Conan Doyle

A comprehensive and varied collection of the best vampire stories from the Victorian era by the greatest Gothic writers of the time. 'The Horla' by Guy de Maupassant 'Mrs. Amworth' by E. F. Benson 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci' by John Keats 'Dracula's Guest'...

Carmilla
Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was the leading ghost-story writer of the 19th century and was central to the development of the genre in the Victorian era. Carmilla is Le Fanu's famous...

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde: HCR104fm Edition
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde: HCR104fm Edition by Robert Louis Stevenson

This timeless classic by Robert Louis Stevenson of man's struggle with his dual nature is brought to life in this audiobook edition. ©2016 Michael Ward (P)2016 Michael Ward ...

The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald & The Goblin and the Grocer by Hans Christian Andersen (Annotated)
The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald & The Goblin and the Grocer by Hans Christian Andersen (Annotated) by George MacDonald

"I do not write for children, but for the childlike, whether of five or 50 or 75." - George MacDonald The Princess and the Goblin was published in 1872. One of the very first fantasy novels this magical classic had a profound influence on the work of C.S....

The Dead Hand and Other Strange Stories
The Dead Hand and Other Strange Stories by Wilkie Collins

William "Wilkie" Collins was born in London in 1824. The name "Wilkie", by which he is known, was the surname of his godfather. In 1851, he met Charles Dickens and became the editor of Dickens' periodical Household Words. His novels were serialized in ano...

Lady Susan
Lady Susan by Jane Austen

Lady Susan is an epistolary novel by Jane Austen about a beautiful and manipulative widow scheming to arrange wealthy marriages for herself and her daughter. This book is the basis for the film Love & Friendship, written and directed by Whit Stillman,...

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