The Cask of Amontillado

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) is celebrated for his tales of the macabre and the supernatural. “The Cask of Amontillado” is one of his terrifying tales of premature burial. In...

Nonsense Songs and Laughable Lyrics

There was a verse writer named LearWho said “in the future I fearThat the verses I write be recorded (they might)for all who desire so to HEAR”(R.M. with apologies to E....

The Brown Hand and Other Tales of Twilight and the Unseen

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is of course famous for his creation of the great Sherlock Holmes. The stories of the master detective are justifiably well known but he also wrote many...

Told After Supper Ghost Stories on Christmas Eve

Jerome K. Jerome is known of course for his novels that tell of the hilarious adventures of "Three Men" particularly the one where they are "in a Boat"! The stories "Told After...

The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen First Volume

This is the first volume of The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen by Rudolf Erich Raspe. The Baron relates his fantastical experiences and exploits, telling of...

William Shakespeare - Sonnets

A selection of sonnets by William Shakespeare. There are 24 in number in this first selection. They are in order: 18, 33, 11, 3, 5, 6, 29, 10, 22, 2, 4, 7, 1, 9, 27, 8, 30, 116,...

Stories

Guy de Maupassant (1850 – 1893) is recognized as one of the fathers of the modern short story and one of it's finest exponents. From the humorous to the tragic to the gruesome,...

The Head

E. Nesbit is best known for her children's books such as The Railway Children, the “Psammead” series. and the stories of the “Bastable” family. She was also a poet and...

The Damned Thing

Ambrose Bierce's collection of short stories of the supernatural and the macabre Can Such Things Be was first published in 1893. One of it's most frightening tales The Damned...

Poems

Robert Browning (1812-1889) playright and poet is known and admired for his dramatic monologues in blank verse of which he is a recognized master. He was not always popular in his...

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