Edwardian Horror : 1900 - 1920

VIOLENT GHOST STORIES, WEIRD FICTION, MYSTICAL FANTASIES, and COSMIC HORROR

BRITISH & IRISH

MASTERS of HORROR

British and Irish of horror, ghost stories, weird fiction, and the gothic.

EDWARDIAN & INTERWAR HORROR (1900 - 1935)

VIOLENT GHOST STORIES, WEIRD FICTION, MYSTICAL FANTASIES, and COSMIC HORROR

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Edward Frederic Benson (E. F. Benson) ; Arthur Christopher Benson (A. C. Benson)
Robert Hugh Benson (R. H. Benson) ; Algernon Blackwood ; A. M. Burrage ; Bernard Capes
Walter de la Mare ; L. P. Hartley ; William Hope Hodgson ; William Wymark Jacobs (W. W. Jacobs)
Montague Rhodes James (M. R. James) ; Perceval Landon ; Hector Hugh Munro (Saki)
Violet Paget (Vernon Lee) ; Barry Pain ; Edward Plunkett, Lord Dunsany
Elliott O'Donnell ; Oliver Onions ; Matthew Phipps Shiell (M. P. Shiel); H. R. Wakefield

LATE VICTORIAN HORROR (1865 - 1900)

TRAGIC GHOST STORIES, REVENGE NARRATIVES, BODY HORROR, and WEIRD FICTION
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould (S. Baring-Gould) ; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  ; Thomas Hardy
Jerome K. Jerome ; Rudyard Kipling ; Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu ; Arthur Machen
Mary Louisa Molesworth (Mrs Molesworth) ; Edith Nesbit (E. Nesbit, E. Bland)
Robert Louis Stevenson ; Bram Stoker ; H. G. Wells ; Oscar Wilde

EARLY VICTORIAN HORROR (1830 - 1865)

ELEGANT GHOST STORIES, PREMONITIONS, TALES of PATHOS, and FOLK LEGENDS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mary Elizabeth Braddon (Miss Braddon) ; Charlotte Brontë ; Emily Brontë
Rhoda Broughton ; Edward Bulwer-Lytton ; Wilkie Collins
Dinah Maria Mulock Craik (Mrs Craik) ; Catherine Crowe
Charles Dickens ; Amelia B. Edwards​ ; Elizabeth Gaskell (Mrs Gaskell)
Margaret Oliphant (Mrs Oliphant) ; George W. M. Reynolds
Charlotte Riddell (Mrs J. H. Riddell) ; Frederick Marryat (Captain Marryat)
Ellen Wood (Mrs Henry Wood)

GOTHIC & GEORGIAN HORROR (1795 - 1830)

GROTESQUE GHOST STORIES, the GOTHIC NOVEL, SENSATIONAL HORROR, and EROTIC VIOLENCE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
William Blake  George Gordon, Lord Byron ; Sir Anthony Carlisle (Ms Carver)
Samuel Taylor Coleridege ; John Keats ; William Godwin ; Lady Caroline Lamb
Francis Lathom ; Matthew Gregory Lewis ("Monk" Lewis) ; Charles Maturin
Eliza Parsons ; John William Polidori ; Ann Radcliffe (Mrs Radcliffe)
Clara Reeve ; Mary Robinson ; Regina Maria Roche
Sir Walter Scott ; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Percy Byssche Shelley ; Horace Walpole
S. Baring-Gould
S. Baring-Gould

{1834 -1924} Recommended Readings - Jean Bouchon; Pomps and Vanities; McAllister; The Leaden Ring; The Mother of Pansies; The Red-Haired Girl; A Professional Secret; H.P.; Gamr; Colonel Halifax's Ghost Story; The Merewigs; The Bold Venture; Mustapha; Little Joe Gander; A Dead Finger; Black Ram; Happy Release; The 9:30 Up-Train; On the Leads; Aunt Joanna;The White Flag

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

{1859-1930} Recommended Readings - The Captain of the Pole-Star The Bully of Brocas Court The Leather Funnel The Story of the Brown Hand The Speckled Band The Devil’s Foot A Pastoral Horror The Silver Hatchet The Striped Chest John Barrington Cowles Lot No 249 The Horror of the Heights De Profundis The Ring of Thoth Through the Veil Playing with Fire How it Happened

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Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde

{1854 -1900} Recommended Readings - 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' Lord Arthur Saville's Crime The Canterville Ghost

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S. Baring-Gould
S. Baring-Gould

{1834 -1924} Recommended Readings - Jean Bouchon; Pomps and Vanities; McAllister; The Leaden Ring; The Mother of Pansies; The Red-Haired Girl; A Professional Secret; H.P.; Gamr; Colonel Halifax's Ghost Story; The Merewigs; The Bold Venture; Mustapha; Little Joe Gander; A Dead Finger; Black Ram; Happy Release; The 9:30 Up-Train; On the Leads; Aunt Joanna;The White Flag

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William Blake
William Blake

{1757 - 1827} Recommended Readings - Fair Elenor A Poison Tree London The Clod and the Pebble The Tyger Infant Sorrow Jerusalem

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Lord Byron
Lord Byron

{1788 - 1824} Recommended Readings - The Giaour Darkness Manfred A Fragment from a Turkish Tale Fragment of a Novel

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Horace Walpole
Horace Walpole

{1717 - 1797} Recommended Readings - The Castle of Otranto Hieroglyphic Tales

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William Blake
William Blake

{1757 - 1827} Recommended Readings - Fair Elenor A Poison Tree London The Clod and the Pebble The Tyger Infant Sorrow Jerusalem

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Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Mary Elizabeth Braddon

{1835 -1915} Recommended Readings - The Cold Embrace; Eveline's Visitant; My Wife's Promise; The Scene-Painter's Wife; Sir Philip's Wooing; John Granger; At Chrighton Abbey; Her Last Appearance; Dr Carrick; The Shadow in the Corner; The Face in the Glass; From a Doctor's Diary; A Revelation; My Dream; His Oldest Friends; The Ghost's Name; The Island of Old Faces; Good Lady Ducayne

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Charlotte Brontë
Charlotte Brontë

{1816-1855} Recommended Readings - 'Jane Eyre' The Spell The Twelve Adventurers

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Mrs Henry Wood
Mrs Henry Wood

{1814 - 1887} Recommended Readings - Gina Motani A Tomb in a Foreign Land The Self-Convicted All Souls' Eve A Mysterious Visitor Adam Grainger The Ghost Reality or Delusion? Rupert Hall Katarina Orsini A Curious Experience The Ebony Box

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Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Mary Elizabeth Braddon

{1835 -1915} Recommended Readings - The Cold Embrace; Eveline's Visitant; My Wife's Promise; The Scene-Painter's Wife; Sir Philip's Wooing; John Granger; At Chrighton Abbey; Her Last Appearance; Dr Carrick; The Shadow in the Corner; The Face in the Glass; From a Doctor's Diary; A Revelation; My Dream; His Oldest Friends; The Ghost's Name; The Island of Old Faces; Good Lady Ducayne

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E. F. Benson
E. F. Benson

{1867-1940} Recommended Readings - The Other Bed; The Horror-Horn; Between the Lights; The Bus Conductor; The Outcast; The Face; The Room in the Tower; The Cat; Caterpillars; How Fear Departed From the Long Gallery; The House with the Brick Kiln; Inscrutable Decrees; Negotium Perambulans; Mrs. Amsworth; The Terror by Night; The Corner House; ‘And No Bird Sings’; The Confessions of Charles Linkworth; A Tale of an Empty House; Bagnell Terrace

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R. H. Benson
R. H. Benson

{1871 -1914} Recommended Readings - The Expected Guest Mnsgnr. Maxwell's Tale Fr. Jenk's Tale; Fr. Meuron's Tale; Fr. Brent's Tale; Fr. Bianchi's Tale; Fr. Stein's Tale; Mr Bosanquet's Tale; The Fr. Rector's Tale; Fr. Girdlestone's Tale; Fr. Martin's Tale; Fr. Macclesfield's Tale; Mr. Percival's Tale; Fr. Maddox's Tale; My Own Tale

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H. Russell Wakefield
H. Russell Wakefield

He Cometh and He Passeth By Immortal Bird Look Up There! A Black Solitude A Kink in Space-Time Blind Man's Bluff Damp Sheets Day-Dream in Macedon Death of a Bumblebee Professor Pownall's Oversight The Gorge of the Churels The Red Lodge The Seventeenth Hole at Duncaster The Triumph of Death

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E. F. Benson
E. F. Benson

{1867-1940} Recommended Readings - The Other Bed; The Horror-Horn; Between the Lights; The Bus Conductor; The Outcast; The Face; The Room in the Tower; The Cat; Caterpillars; How Fear Departed From the Long Gallery; The House with the Brick Kiln; Inscrutable Decrees; Negotium Perambulans; Mrs. Amsworth; The Terror by Night; The Corner House; ‘And No Bird Sings’; The Confessions of Charles Linkworth; A Tale of an Empty House; Bagnell Terrace

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