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The Wyvern Mystery

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The Wyvern Mystery is written by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. After eloping with the son of her repulsive guardian, a beautiful young woman is terrorized by an evil presence in her remote country house--and then the situation worsens...

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Wylder's Hand

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Wylder's Hand is written by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. It was late in the autumn, and I was skimming along, through a rich English county, in a postchaise, among tall hedgerows gilded, like all the landscape, with the slanting beams of sunset.

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Peter Schlemihl

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In all thought that goes with invention of a poet, there are depths as well as shallows, and the reader may get now and then a peep into the depths. He may find, if he will, in a man's shadow that outward expression of himself.

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The History of Caliph Vathek

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The History of Caliph Vathek is written by William Beckford. A story that paints neither man nor outward nature as they are, but reproduces with happy vivacity the luxuriant imagery and wild incidents of an Arabian tale. There is a ghost of a moral in the story of a sensual Caliph going to the bad.

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The Great God Pan

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The Great God Pan is written by Arthur Machen. It will level utterly the solid wall of sense, and probably, for the first time since man was made, a spirit will gaze on a spirit-world. Clarke, Mary will see the god Pan!

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The Evil Guest

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The Evil Guest is written by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. Mademoiselle de Barras was of a noble though ruined French family, and a certain nameless elegance and dignity attested, spite of her fallen condition, the purity of her descent.

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The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne

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The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne is written by Ann Radcliffe. When first we enter on the theatre of the world, and begin to notice its features, young imagination heightens every scene, and the warm heart expands to all around it.

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Enoch Soames

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Enoch Soames is written by Max Beerbohm. When a book about the literature of the eighteen-nineties was given by Mr. Holbrook Jackson to the world, I looked eagerly in the index for Soames, Enoch. It was as I feared: he was not there.

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The Castle of Wolfenbach

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The Castle of Wolfenbach is written by Eliza Parsons. One of the seven "horrid novels" considered inappropriate for young women in Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey.

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Archibald Malmaison

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Archibald Malmaison is written by Julian Hawthorne. To preface a story with the information that it is true, is not, therefore, the way to recommend it.

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