The Pale Lady (Fantasy and Horror Classics)

Titre : The Pale Lady (Fantasy and Horror Classics)
Auteur : Alexandre Dumas
Éditeur : Fantasy and Horror Classics
ISBN-13 : 9781447405788
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This vintage book contains Alexandre Dumas’s enchanting gothic novella, “The Pale Lady”. It is a gripping vampire tale about a Polish woman who is adored by two very different brothers. Full of adventure, tragedy, and romance - set in a land of creepy castles and misty monasteries, this volume is highly recommended for fans of gothic literature, and is not to be missed by those who have read and enjoyed other works by this author. Alexandre Dumas (1802–1870) was a famous French writer. He is best remembered for his exciting romantic sagas, including "The Three Musketeers" and "The Count of Monte Cristo". Despite making a great deal of money from his writing, Dumas was almost perpetually penniless thanks to his extravagant lifestyle. His novels have since been translated into nearly a hundred different languages, and have inspired over two hundred motion pictures. Many vintage texts such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now, in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

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.

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

Titre : Mademoiselle de Scud ri
Auteur : Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann
Éditeur : Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann
ISBN-13 : 9786050478501
Libération : 2016-07-12

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E. T. A. Hoffmann's novella, "Mademoiselle de Scudéri. A Tale from the Times of Louis XIV" ["Das Fräulein von Scuderi. Erzählung aus dem Zeitalter Ludwig des Vierzehnten"], was first published in 1819 in "Yearbook for 1820. Dedicated to Love and Friendship" ["Taschenbuch für das Jahr 1820. Der Liebe und Freundschaft gewidmet"]. It later was included in the third volume of the four-volume collection of novellas and fairytales that was published between 1819 and 1821 under the title "The Serapion Brethren" ["Die Serapionsbrüder"]. The 1819 edition was an immediate commercial and critical success and led to Hoffmann's becoming a popular and well-paid author (Feldges & Stadler 1986, 153). The novella still is widely regarded as one of Hoffmann's best, not only because of its exciting, suspenseful plot and interesting descriptions of life, places, and people in late 17th-century Paris but also because of the many different levels of interpretation that it allows (Feldges & Stadler 1986, 158–167; Kaiser 1988, 75).

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 Ghost Stories of Charles Dickens Fantasy and Horror Classics

Titre : The Ghost Stories of Charles Dickens Fantasy and Horror Classics
Auteur : Charles Dickens,
Éditeur : Read Books Ltd
ISBN-13 : 9781447480549
Libération : 2013-04-16

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Charles Dickens ranks amongst the greatest novelists of all time. However, often overshadowed by his famous novels is Dickens' extensive body of ghost tales, which mark him out as one of the true masters of the genre. Collected here are his greatest spooky stories, including 'The Signal Man', 'The Ghost Chamber' and 'The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain'.

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.

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.

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 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 Uncanny Guest Fantasy and Horror Classics

Titre : The Uncanny Guest Fantasy and Horror Classics
Auteur : E. T. A. Hoffmann
Éditeur : Read Books Ltd
ISBN-13 : 9781473377400
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.