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The Horla

Read by Louise J. Belle

Guy de Maupassant

"The Horla" (French title "Le Horla") is among the most famous short stories by the French writer Guy de Maupassant. Th…

Carmilla (Version 3)

Read by Louise J. Belle

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Carmilla is an 1872 Gothic novella by Irish author Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, originally published as a serial in the London-based literary ma…

The Beckoning Fair One (Version 2)

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Oliver Onions

"The Beckoning Fair One" is the most famous, and most widely anthologized, work by British author Oliver Onions. This novella, alo…

The Isle of the Undead

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Lloyd Eshbach

"A gripping, thrilling, uncanny tale about the frightful fate that befell a yachting party on the dreadful island of living dead men.&q…


In Unprofessional Tales

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Norman Douglas

A collection of stories exploring the psychological and paranormal, some stories bordering on the macabre. - Summary by Luke Castle

The Blind Spot

In A to Zed Collection Vol. 001

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A collection of pieces, both fiction and non-fiction, that have as its subject a word beginning with a specific letter of the English alphab…

Wonderful Creations in Plant Life

In Marvels of Modern Science

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Paul Severing

The purpose of this little book is to give a general idea of a few of the great achievements of our time. For instance, the flying machine i…

The Mystery of Kaspar Hauser: The Child of Europe

In Historical Mysteries

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Andrew Lang

Edited by Andrew Lang, Historical Mysteries is a collection of infamous unsolved mysteries from various points in history.

IX. Words from the Names of Animals

In Stories That Words Tell Us

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Elizabeth O'Neill

A history of English words, written for younger readers.Parental advisory: the text was published in 1918 and includes some ethnicity terms …

The Insanity of Jones, part 2

In Short Ghost and Horror Collection 046

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Algernon Blackwood

A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-legged beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up yo…

Chapter XVI. The Coming of the Foreigner

In An Outline History of Japan

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Herbert Henry Gowen

A history of Japan from its origins to the early 20th century. - Summary by Kazbek

The Antichrist

In Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 4, June 1906

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Max Baginski, Alexander Berkman, Emma Goldman, Sadakichi Hartmann, Peter Kropotkin and Friedrich Nietzsche

"Mother Earth was an American anarchist journal that described itself as "A Monthly Magazine Devoted to Social Science and Literat…

Chapter 23 Sagacity of Bees

In Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained

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Moses Quinby