"Penny Dreadfuls" were a type of British publication in the 19th century that featured lurid serial stories appearing in parts over a number of weeks, each part costing one penny. The term, however, soon came to encompass a variety of publications that featured cheap sensational fiction. The penny dreadfuls were printed on cheap pulp paper and were aimed at young working class males. Two... [click here for more]
This volume collects 8 pioneering essays (and a humorous epistolary exchange) by the late H.P. Lovecraft scholar, George T. Wetzel. This is the largest single volume of Wetzel's nonfiction ever published.
"Biographic Notes on Lovecraft" (from HPL, 1971)
"The Mechanistic Supernatural of Lovecraft" (from Fresco, 1958)
"The Cthulhu Mythos: A Study"... [click here for more]
You know them for creating Conan the Barbarian, Dracula, Sherlock Holmes, and a dark future as revealed with a time machine, but have you experienced the horrors they left behind in the dark, near-forgotten corners of the literary world?
From Dark Corners is a budget-priced anthology featuring horror stories from prolific early genre writers known today primarily for a handful of creations,... [click here for more]
That notorious evening at Villa Diodati when Lord Byron challenged his contemporaries to write a ghost story, his summons brought forth a mad doctor intent on reanimation and a vampire drunk with bloodlust.
The night modern horror was born was notoriously dark and stormy, as were the lives of those who wrote the most fearsome--yet beloved--tales in literature, for those so gifted were also cursed.... [click here for more]
The waters are rising--everywhere--and most of England is inundated by the surge, leaving isolated pockets of mankind to fight for survival--and for civilization!
Note: This digital edition includes the PDF, ePub and Mobi (Kindle) versions of the book. ... [click here for more]
Francis Hammerton is arrested and convicted of involvement with a gang of confidence men--a charge of which he is entirely innocent--but escapes police custody when a cell door is left unlocked. He finds refuge at a nearby boarding house, but is arrested again when he discovers (and reports) the murdered body of an upstairs tenant--and then is unjustly accused of murder.
The dead man had been suspected... [click here for more]
A story of love and betrayal, the count Manfred seeks to marry his brother’s widow Isabella who shows little interest in the new king. Manfred tries to persuade her to come out of the church she has taken refuge in when a mysterious army with strange interest in the marriage issue invades Manfred’s realm. Who are these strange knights, and who is this Theodore that seeks to protect Isabella... [click here for more]