Some of the most bone-chilling books were written in the last two centuries—so we're bringing you a selection of old school reads. Best of all: You can download them for free.
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The Turn of the Screw
One of the most disturbing ghost stories ever written, a tale of imagined danger and real dread.
The thrilling classic tale of a strange and sinister creature that stalks its prey mercilessly and changes shape at will.
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner
The haunting story of two brothers: one happy, the other tormented by demons.
The Book of the Damned
This fascinating chronicle of unexplained phenomena is a foundational work of paranormal science.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
The most infamous of horror stories—a disturbing examination of man’s capacity for evil.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
The original American ghost story.
The classic fantasy about a young man who travels through a mystical reflecting glass into a hidden world.
The vampire novel that defined a genre by tapping into our deepest fears and darkest fantasies.
The premier monster story of English literature—a tale of science pursued to horrifying extremes.
The Haunted House
The blood-chilling true story of a nineteenth-century girl’s terrifying and bewildering haunting.
The Time Machine
The book that introduced the world to time travel.
A Princess of Mars
Transported to Mars, a Civil War veteran fights to rescue a princess in this classic science fiction adventure story from the creator of Tarzan.
The King in Yellow
Ten twisted tales that have haunted generations of readers and writers from H. P. Lovecraft to the creators of the hit TV series True Detective.
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
The classic tale of the wonders and terrors lurking in the deep.
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