The Pale Lady Fantasy and Horror Classics

Titre : The Pale Lady Fantasy and Horror Classics
Auteur : Alexandre Dumas,
Éditeur : Read Books Ltd
ISBN-13 : 9781447480198
Libération : 2013-04-16

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Alexandre Dumas was best-known for the D'Artagnan romances, including The Three Musketeers (1844) and The Count of Monte Cristo (1846). He is arguably France's most famous novelist. His fiction has been translated into almost a hundred languages, and has formed the basis for more than 200 motion pictures. 'The Pale Lady' is one of his most enduring short works.

Satan s Circus Fantasy and Horror Classics

Titre : Satan s Circus Fantasy and Horror Classics
Auteur : Lady Eleanor Smith
Éditeur : Read Books Ltd
ISBN-13 : 9781473347281
Libération : 2016-12-09

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“Satan's Circus” is a collection of ghost stories written by English writer Lady Eleanor Smith, first published in 1932. Lady Eleanor Furneaux Smith (1902 – 1945) was an English writer, society reporter and cinema reviewer, and a publicist for circuses. It was the latter that led her to travel widely and inspired her third career, which was writing fiction. Most of her work had a romanticised historical or Gypsy setting, influenced by her own Romany family ties, and her work provided the foundation for the 'Gainsborough melodramas' of the time. Other notable works by this author include: “Red Wagon” (1930), "Tzigane” (1935), and “The Man in Grey” (1941). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in a modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

The Contest of the Singers Fantasy and Horror Classics

Titre : The Contest of the Singers Fantasy and Horror Classics
Auteur : E. T. A. Hoffmann
Éditeur : Read Books Ltd
ISBN-13 : 9781473377448
Libération : 2015-10-20

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This early work by E. T. A. Hoffmann was originally published in 1818. Born in Königsberg, East Prussia in 1776, Hoffmann's family were all jurists, and during his youth he was initially encouraged to pursue a career in law. However, in his late teens Hoffman became increasingly interested in literature and philosophy, and spent much of his time reading German classicists and attending lectures by, amongst others, Immanuel Kant. Hoffman went on to produce a great range of both literary and musical works. Probably Hoffman's most well-known story, produced in 1816, is 'The Nutcracker and the Mouse King', due to the fact that – some seventy-six years later - it inspired Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker. In the same vein, his story 'The Sandman' provided both the inspiration for Léo Delibes's ballet Coppélia, and the basis for a highly influential essay by Sigmund Freud, called 'The Uncanny'. (Indeed, Freud referred to Hoffman as the "unrivalled master of the uncanny in literature.") Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

The Lifted Veil Fantasy and Horror Classics

Titre : The Lifted Veil Fantasy and Horror Classics
Auteur : Mary Ann Evans,
Éditeur : Read Books Ltd
ISBN-13 : 9781447480303
Libération : 2013-04-16

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Mary Anne, better-known by her pen name George Eliot, was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. Published in 1859 – thirteen years prior to her seminal novel, Middlemarch – 'The Lifted Veil' is one of her greatest shorter tales. Informed by Eliot's interest in contemporary science, including physiology, phrenology, and mesmerism, it features a telepathic narrator and a staunchly Gothic atmosphere.

Mademoiselle de Scud ri Fantasy and Horror Classics

Titre : Mademoiselle de Scud ri Fantasy and Horror Classics
Auteur : E. T. A. Hoffmann
Éditeur : Read Books Ltd
ISBN-13 : 9781473377479
Libération : 2015-10-20

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This early work by E. T. A. Hoffmann was originally published in 1819. Born in Königsberg, East Prussia in 1776, Hoffmann's family were all jurists, and during his youth he was initially encouraged to pursue a career in law. However, in his late teens Hoffman became increasingly interested in literature and philosophy, and spent much of his time reading German classicists and attending lectures by, amongst others, Immanuel Kant. Hoffman went on to produce a great range of both literary and musical works. Probably Hoffman's most well-known story, produced in 1816, is 'The Nutcracker and the Mouse King', due to the fact that – some seventy-six years later - it inspired Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker. In the same vein, his story 'The Sandman' provided both the inspiration for Léo Delibes's ballet Coppélia, and the basis for a highly influential essay by Sigmund Freud, called 'The Uncanny'. (Indeed, Freud referred to Hoffman as the "unrivalled master of the uncanny in literature.") Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Once Upon a Train Fantasy and Horror Classics

Titre : Once Upon a Train Fantasy and Horror Classics
Auteur : Craig Rice,
Éditeur : Read Books Ltd
ISBN-13 : 9781447480020
Libération : 2013-04-16

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Craig Rice was a popular mystery author of the mid-20th century, penning twenty novels and many short stories. She had a devoted readership, and in 1946 became the first mystery writer to appear on the cover of Time magazine. 'Once Upon a Train' is one of her best-remembered stories. The Many crime and detective stories, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Adventure of the Illustrious Client Sherlock Holmes Series

Titre : The Adventure of the Illustrious Client Sherlock Holmes Series
Auteur : Arthur Conan Doyle
Éditeur : Read Books Ltd
ISBN-13 : 9781473369429
Libération : 2016-03-30

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This early work by Arthur Conan Doyle was originally published in 1927 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography as part of our Sherlock Holmes series. Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1859. It was between 1876 and 1881, while studying medicine at the University of Edinburgh, that he began writing short stories, and his first piece was published in Chambers's Edinburgh Journal before he was 20. In 1887, Conan Doyle's first significant work, A Study in Scarlet, appeared in Beeton's Christmas Annual. It featured the first appearance of detective Sherlock Holmes, the protagonist who was to eventually make Conan Doyle's reputation. A prolific writer, Conan Doyle continued to produce a range of fictional works over the following years. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Doge and the Dogaressa Fantasy and Horror Classics

Titre : The Doge and the Dogaressa Fantasy and Horror Classics
Auteur : E. T. A. Hoffmann
Éditeur : Read Books Ltd
ISBN-13 : 9781473377424
Libération : 2015-10-20

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This early work by E. T. A. Hoffmann was originally published in 1818. Born in Königsberg, East Prussia in 1776, Hoffmann's family were all jurists, and during his youth he was initially encouraged to pursue a career in law. However, in his late teens Hoffman became increasingly interested in literature and philosophy, and spent much of his time reading German classicists and attending lectures by, amongst others, Immanuel Kant. Hoffman went on to produce a great range of both literary and musical works. Probably Hoffman's most well-known story, produced in 1816, is 'The Nutcracker and the Mouse King', due to the fact that – some seventy-six years later - it inspired Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker. In the same vein, his story 'The Sandman' provided both the inspiration for Léo Delibes's ballet Coppélia, and the basis for a highly influential essay by Sigmund Freud, called 'The Uncanny'. (Indeed, Freud referred to Hoffman as the "unrivalled master of the uncanny in literature.") Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

A Mystery of the Underground Fantasy and Horror Classics

Titre : A Mystery of the Underground Fantasy and Horror Classics
Auteur : John Oxenham,
Éditeur : Read Books Ltd
ISBN-13 : 9781447480136
Libération : 2013-04-16

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John Oxenham was a prolific writer, producing more than 40 novels, a number of books of verse, a large body of poetry, and short fiction. His collection Bees in Amber: A Little Book of Thoughtful Verse (1913) was a popular bestseller, and he was a major contributor to Jerome K. Jerome's The Idler magazine. 'A Mystery of the Underground' was one of his most successful short stories. Many crime and detective stories, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Bottle Party Fantasy and Horror Classics

Titre : The Bottle Party Fantasy and Horror Classics
Auteur : H. C. Bailey,
Éditeur : Read Books Ltd
ISBN-13 : 9781447499930
Libération : 2013-04-16

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H. C. Bailey was an extremely popular author of detective fiction. His most famous creation, Reggie Fortune – the protagonist of 'The Bottle Party', first published in 1940 - featured in no less than twelve collections of short stories between 1920 and 1940. Many crime and detective stories, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.