Classic Horror Short Story Bundle
An e-book from Prismatext
Learn hundreds of foreign words and phrases!This 4-pack bundle includes four short stories in all from some of the early masters of horror ficiton.
This bundle includes:
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a tale of a superstitious schoolmaster and the headless Hessian soldier that haunts him. The legend has been told and retold over the years, inspiring countless works of art, literature and film.
In the Hudson Valley region of New York state, Ichabod Crane competes with another for the hand of the beautiful Katrina Van Tassel. Unable to best him in by any other means, his rival Brom Bones leverages Crane's paranormal sensitivities to embarrass him and detract from his romantic pursuits.
His encounter with the legendary Headless Horseman is, however, all too real—but no one believes him. And the peril the horseman brings isn't apparent to anyone, including Ichabod, until it's too late.
The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe
A brief episode of a descent into madness, driven by isolation and a series of existential crises. The Fall of the House of Usher is one of Edgar Allen Poe's most enduring—and terrifying—works.
Following an unnamed narrator's visit with Roderick Usher, strange events begin to unfold in the house of Usher. Roderick, in fact, believes that the house is alive. Though the narrator is at first skeptical of thes claims, he can't help but wonder at the timing of unusual occurrences the longer he stays…
The Red Room by H. G. Wells
Legends surround the haunting of the red room at Lorraine Castle. Even those living nearby attest to its supernatural sensitivities. But Wells' narrator, ever the skeptic, takes it upon himself to spend one night in the room in order to disprove the legends.
If only he could keep his candle lit…
The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde is one of Ireland's most celebrated authors, and The Canterville Ghost offers a quirky glimpse into his genius.
Playing with tropes familiar to the emergent horror genre, Wilde sets a stage familiar to most of us in the modern era: a family moves into a new house, but they are warned of its haunting by a dead English nobleman fro centuries past. But instead of telling us a Victorian-flavored version of The Amityville Horror, Wilde instea has his protagonists harass and humiliate the resident ghost.
This brilliant short story is vintage Wilde, as it is punctuated by humor and profundity in equal measure.