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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Ten Days in a Mad-House
A classic of investigative journalism: an undercover exposé that gives an up-close look at the horrific conditions at a notorious 19th-century insane asylum.
The Castle of Otranto
The classic Gothic novel that influenced writers from Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley to Edgar Allan Poe and beyond.
In what is widely considered to be the first Gothic novel, a famously pious monk is slowly corrupted by numerous temptations when a mysterious woman arrives at the abbey...
“The offspring of no common genius.” —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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.”
The Mystery Mind
The Mystery Mind is an action-packed tale of the occult featuring a plucky heroine, murderous devil worshippers, and the mind-bending science of hypnotism.
A short novel of gothic horror based on a fragment written by Lord Byron in 1816, before Dracula ever existed. It was then built upon by the author—who was a friend of Byron’s—making it the first true vampire story.
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