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All Heads Turn When the Hunt Goes By by John Farris
And the Darkness Falls by Boris Karloff
The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers
The Arabian Nightmare by Robert Irwin
The Black Spider by Jeremias Gotthelf
Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco
The Cadaver of Gideon Wyck by Alexander Laing
Caleb Williams or Things as They Are by William Godwin
The Cellar by Richard Laymon
The Ceremonies by T. E. D. Klein
The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce by Ambrose Bierce
The Compleat Werewolf and Other Stories of Fantasy and Science Fiction by Anthony Boucher
The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville
Conjure Wife by Fritz Leiber
The Crystal World by J. G. Ballard
The Damnation Game by Clive Barker
The Dark Country by Dennis Etchison
Dark Feasts: The World of Ramsey Campbell by Ramsey Campbell
The Dark Tower and Other Stories by C. S. Lewis
Deathbird Stories by Harlan Ellison
Deliver Me From Eva by Paul Bailey
Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Dracula by Bram Stoker
The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
Falling Angel by William Hjortsberg
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James
Ghost Story by Peter Straub
The Green Man by Kingsley Amis
The Green Mile Book 2: The Mouse on the Mile by Stephen King
Grendel by John Gardner
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
The Horror Horn and Other Stories by E. F. Benson
The House of Souls by Arthur Machen
The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
In a Lonely Place by Karl Edward Wagner
The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells
The Jewel of Seven Stars by Bram Stoker
John Silence, Physician Extraordinary by Algernon Blackwood
Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo
The Keep by F. Paul Wilson
The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers
The Land of Laughs by Jonathan Carroll
The Last Bouquet: Some Twilight Tales (World Cultural Heritage Library) by Marjorie Bowen
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Lurker at the Threshold by H. P. Lovecraft
The Lurking Fear and Other Stories by H. P. Lovecraft
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton
Medusa by E. H. Visiak
Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Robert Maturin
The Monk by Matthew Lewis
Murgunstrumm and Others by Hugh B. Cave
Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock
A Nest of Nightmares by Lisa Tuttle
Night Has A Thousand Eyes by George Hopley
Nine horrors and a dream by Joseph Payne Brennan
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
The October Country by Ray Bradbury
Out of Space and Time by Clark Ashton Smith
The Outsider by H. P. Lovecraft
The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosinski
The pet by Charles L. Grant
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg
Psycho by Robert Bloch
Quatermass and the Pit by Nigel Kneale
Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
A Second Century of Creepy Stories by Hugh Walpole
She by H. Rider Haggard
The Sheep Look Up by John Brunner
The Shining by Stephen King
The Sleeping And The Dead: Fifteen Uncanny Tales inscribed by August Derleth
Something About Eve : A Comedy of Fig-Leaves by James Branch Cabell
Song of Kali by Dan Simmons
The Sound of His Horn by Sarban
Sub Rosa: Strange Tales by Robert Aickman
Swan Song by Robert McCammon
Sweetheart, Sweetheart by Bernard Taylor
Tales of Hoffmann (Penguin Classics) by E. T. A. Hoffmann
Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick
The Totem by David Morrell
The Track of the Cat by Walter van Tilburg Clark
The Trial by Franz Kafka
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Uncle Silas: A Tale of Bartram-Hough by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay
The Wandering Jew, Volume I by Eugène Sue
The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
The Werewolf of Paris by Guy Endore
The White Devil by John Webster
Who Made Stevie Crye? by Michael Bishop
Widdershins by Oliver Onions
The Wolfen by Whitley Strieber
Worse things waiting by Manly Wade Wellman

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First published in 1988, Horror: The 100 Best Books has remained the only book of its kind: a solid (and entertaining) annotated reading list spanning the range of horror fiction from the 16th to the 20th century. The device of asking 100 horror, fantasy, and science fiction writers to write about their favorite horror books might seem at first to capture an idiosyncratic sample, but through diplomacy and diligence, editors Stephen Jones and Kim Newman succeeded in obtaining short essays on most (if not all) of the well-known classics, as well as many more lesser-knowns that are well worth discovering.

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