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The Pit and The Pendulum Book PDF
  • 2021, Edgar Allan Poe
"The Pit and the Pendulum" is a short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe and first published in 1842 in the literary annual The Gift: A Christmas and New Year's Present for 1843. The story is about the torments endured by a prisoner of the Spanish Inquisition, though Poe skews historical facts. The narrator of the story describes his...

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The Tell-Tale Heart Book PDF
  • 1843, Edgar Allan Poe
"The Tell-Tale Heart" is a short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1843. It is related by an unnamed narrator who endeavors to convince the reader of the narrator's sanity while simultaneously describing a murder the narrator committed. The victim was an old man with a filmy pale blue "vulture-eye", as the narrator calls...

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Deadfalls and Snares Book PDF
  • 2010, A. R. Harding
Scattered from the Arctic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico and from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean are thousands of trappers who use deadfalls, snares and other home-made traps, but within this vast territory there are many thousand who know little or nothing of them. The best and most successful trappers are those of extended experience. Building...

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The Black Cat (Vol. I, No. 1) Book PDF
  • 1895, Edgar Allan Poe Poe
The Black Cat (1895-1922) was a monthly literary magazine, publishing original short stories, often about uncanny or fantastical topics. Many writers were largely unknown, but some famous authors also wrote original material for this magazine. This is the sixth issue, offering the following 5 stories: "Eleanor Stevens' will", by Isabel Scott...

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The Works of Edgar Allan Poe — Volume 2 Book PDF
  • 1850, Edgar Allan Poe
Consists of The Purloined Letter, The Thousand-and-second tale of Scheherezade, A Descent into the Maelström, Von Kempelen and his Discovery, Mesmeric Revelation, The facts within the Case of M., Valdemar, The Black Cat, the fall of the house of Usher, Silence -- a myth, The Masque of the pink dying, The Cask of Amontillado, The Imp of the...

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The Monkey's Paw Book PDF
  • 2019, W. W. Jacobs
The short story involves Mr. and Mrs. White and their adult son, Herbert. Sergeant-Major Morris, a friend who served with the British Army in India, comes by for dinner and introduces them to a mummified monkey's paw. An old fakir placed a spell on the paw, so that it would grant three wishes but only with hellish consequences as punishment for...

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A Coffin From Hong Kong Book PDF
  • 1962, James Hadley Chase
It was the easiest £3,000 Nelson Ryan had ever made - but suddenly he realised he was being played for a sucker. A telephone call, seemingly innocent enough, led him to the murder of a Chinese call-girl who talked too much. It also pitched him straight into the teeming, sordid night life of colourful Hong Kong. From now on, Ryan would stick at...

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Book PDF
  • 1991, Schwartz Alvin
If you ask a group of Millennials what they remember about the most-banned book series of the ‘90s, Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, the answers will come fast and panicky, often in incomplete sentences. The intervening decades haven’t dulled the primal shock these collections of urban legends, regional folk tales, and campfire...

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The Lifted Veil Book PDF
  • 1859, The Lifted Veil by George Eliot
Mary Ann Evans chose to write realistic works, so the first and only genre work of Mary Ann was the story The Lifted Veil, about a man wielding the gift of foresight. This is one of the classic works of Victorian Gothic....

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The Masque of the Red Death Book PDF
  • 1842, Edgar Allan Poe
Prince Prospero with a thousand close associates during an epidemic hides in a closed monastery, leaving his subjects to the mercy of fate. The monastery is secured and isolated to everyone, so they can not be afraid of infection. The masquerade ball arranged by the prince is so magnificent that the Red Death itself comes to participate ......

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