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Book awards: Horror: The 100 Best Books

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Works (100)

TitlesOrder
Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe1592
Macbeth by William Shakespeare1606
The White Devil by John Webster1612
Caleb Williams by William Godwin1794
The Monk by Matthew Lewis1796
Tales of Hoffmann by E. T. A. Hoffmann1816
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen1817
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley1818
Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin1820
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg1824
Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne1837
The Black Spider by Jeremias Gotthelf1842
Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe1845
The Wandering Jew, Volume I by Eugène Sue1845
The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville1857
Uncle Silas: A Tale of Bartram-Haugh by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu1864
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson1886
She by H. Rider Haggard1887
The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers1895
The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells1896
Dracula by Bram Stoker1897
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James1898
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad1902
The Jewel of Seven Stars by Bram Stoker1903
Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James1904
The House of Souls by Arthur Machen1906
The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson1908
John Silence, Physician Extraordinary by Algernon Blackwood1908
The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton1908
The collected works of Ambrose Bierce by Ambrose Bierce1909
Widdershins by Oliver Onions1911
Horror Horn by E. F. Benson1912
A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay1920
The Trial by Franz Kafka1925
Medusa by E. H. Visiak1929
Something about Eve : a comedy of fig-leaves by James Branch Cabell1929
The Last Bouquet: Some Twilight Tales by Marjorie Bowen1933
The Werewolf of Paris by Guy Endore1933
The Cadaver of Gideon Wyck by Alexander Laing1934
The Second Century of Creepy Stories by Sir Hugh Walpole1937
The Dark Tower and Other Stories by C. S. Lewis1938
Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo1939
The Outsider, and Others by H. P. Lovecraft1939
Out of Space and Time by Clark Ashton Smith1942
Conjure Wife by Fritz Leiber1943
Night Has a Thousand Eyes: a novel of suspense by George Hopley1943
The Lurker at the Threshold by H. P. Lovecraft1945
And the Darkness Falls by Boris Karloff1946
Deliver Me From Eva by Paul Bailey1946
The Sleeping and The Dead by August Derleth1947
The Track of the Cat by Walter Van Tilburg Clark1949
The Sound of His Horn by Sarban1952
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson1954
Lord of the Flies by William Golding1954
The October Country by Ray Bradbury1955
Nine Horrors and a Dream by Joseph Payne Brennan1958
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson1959
The Lurking Fear and Other Stories by H. P. Lovecraft1959
Psycho by Robert Bloch1959
Quatermass and the Pit by Nigel Kneale1959
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick1964
The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosiński1965
The Crystal World by J. G. Ballard1966
Sub Rosa: Strange Tales by Robert Aickman1968
The Compleat Werewolf and Other Stories of Fantasy and Science Fiction by Anthony Boucher1969
The Green Man by Kingsley Amis1969
The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty1971
Grendel by John Gardner1971
The Sheep Look Up by John Brunner1972
Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco1973
Worse Things Waiting by Manly Wade Wellman1973
Deathbird Stories by Harlan Ellison1975
Salem's Lot by Stephen King1975
All Heads Turn When the Hunt Goes By by John Farris1977
Murgunstrumm and Others by Hugh B. Cave1977
The Shining by Stephen King1977
Sweetheart, Sweetheart by Bernard Taylor1977
Falling Angel by William Hjortsberg1978
The Wolfen by Whitley Strieber1978
Ghost Story by Peter Straub1979
The Totem by David Morrell1979
The Cellar by Richard Laymon1980
The Land of Laughs by Jonathan Carroll1980
The Keep by F. Paul Wilson1981
Red Dragon by Thomas Harris1981
The dark country by Dennis Etchison1982
The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers1983
The Arabian Nightmare by Robert Irwin1983
In a Lonely Place by Karl Edward Wagner1983
The Ceremonies by T. E. D. Klein1984
Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock1984
The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks1984
Who Made Stevie Crye? by Michael Bishop1984
The Damnation Game by Clive Barker1985
Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd1985
Song of Kali by Dan Simmons1985
A Nest of Nightmares by Lisa Tuttle1986
The Pet by Charles L. Grant1986
Dark Feasts: The World of Ramsey Campbell by Ramsey Campbell1987
Swan Song by Robert McCammon1987

Award description

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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