Horror Fiction 101

A Listmania! list by Art Turner (Rockford, IL USA)
The list author says: "A brief primer on some of the enduring classics of horror fiction."
Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems
1.  Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
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  "Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849). Poe's body of work is somewhat uneven, but his best tales rank among the finest in American literature."
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Frankenstein; Dracula; Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Signet Classics)
2.  Frankenstein; Dracula; Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Signet Classics) by Mary Shelley
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  "Mary Shelley (1797-1851); Bram Stoker (1847-1912); Robert Louis Stevenson  (1850-1894). Three classic horror novels in one reasonably-priced volume; you can't beat that with a stick."
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The Turn of the Screw (Dover Thrift Editions)
3.  The Turn of the Screw (Dover Thrift Editions) by Henry James
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  "Henry James (1843-1916). James' classic short novel."
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Collected Ghost Stories (Wordsworth Mystery & Supernatural) (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural)
4.  Collected Ghost Stories (Wordsworth Mystery & Supernatural) (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural) by M. R. James
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  "M.R. James (1862-1936)"
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H. P. Lovecraft: Tales (Library of America)
5.  H. P. Lovecraft: Tales (Library of America) by H.P. Lovecraft
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  "H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937). Your horror fiction collection is not complete without some Lovecraft."
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Dark Ladies: 'Conjure Wife' and 'Our Lady of Darkness'
6.  Dark Ladies: 'Conjure Wife' and 'Our Lady of Darkness' by Fritz Leiber
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  "Fritz Leiber (1910-1992)"
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I Am Legend
7.  I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
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  "Richard Matheson (b. 1926)"
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The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics)
8.  The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics) by Shirley Jackson
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  "Shirley Jackson (1916-1965)"
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The Exorcist
9.  The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
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  "William Peter Blatty (b. 1928). William Friedkin made this into a film in 1973; the rest is history."
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The Shining
10.  The Shining by Stephen King
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  "Stephen King (b. 1947). The bestselling novel became even more famous in 1980 when Stanley Kubrick adapted it into a film starring Jack Nicholson."
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Qualifications: B.A. In English, Speculative Fiction Geek
Last updated: 8/12/10
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