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Into the Haunted Looking Glass

The Haunted Looking Glass is the late Edward Gorey’s selection of his favorite tales of ghosts, ghouls, and grisly goings-on. It includes stories by Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, M. R. James, W. W. Jacobs, and L. P. Hartley, among other masters … Continue reading

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Have a Lovecraft Halloween

What better way to celebrate Halloween than a bit of H.P. Lovecraft lore.

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whatever walked there, walked alone

If you are looking for a memorable read for Halloween, you can’t go wrong with Shirley Jackson’s very spooky 1959 novel The Haunting of Hill House. The intriguing opening paragraph is one of the best in modern literature and will entice even … Continue reading

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The Call of Cthulhu

Many bibliophiles and fans of horror and fantasy writing believe that the birth of the modern horror story can be traced to the dark visions that sprang from the febrile imagination of H. P. Lovecraft at the beginning of the … Continue reading

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Visit the Mountains of Madness

I started reading H.P. Lovecraft when I was about 12 years old and finally stopped when the nightmares became to frequent. Of course I went back to the master of the macabre as an adult, but Lovecraft still scares the … Continue reading

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