Some of the most bone chilling books in the world were written in the last two centuries. (Just check out this list of creepy classics for proof.)
We’re bringing you a selection of must-read classics that you can download for free. From the tale that inspired Dracula to the horrifying account of a haunted Nova Scotia home, there’s guaranteed to be a read you’ve been meaning to tackle for years. And now that you can get them for nothing, you’re fresh out of excuses not to pick up a copy.
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The Yellow Wallpaper
A groundbreaking feminist masterpiece and an exquisite psychological horror story that, in the words of H.P. Lovecraft, “rises to a classic level.”
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Before Dracula, there was Carmilla...This disturbing proto-vampire yarn about a girl and her dream-haunted twin has enthralled and frightened generations of readers.
Unable to cope with the death of his fiancée, a man becomes obsessed with the supernatural, hoping to communicate with his lost love. But as his interest in the occult grows stronger, his efforts lead him to forces much more sinister than he could have imagined...
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The Haunted House
The blood-chilling true story of a 19th-century girl’s paranormal encounters in her Nova Scotia home, written by an eyewitness.
The Middle Temple Murder
An intrepid young journalist investigates the murder of an unknown man in this spellbinding mystery from the Golden Age of detective fiction.
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