31 October 2004

Halloween Tales

If you're looking for something at least marginally appropriate for today's holiday, here are thirteen links to online texts (a nearly-random sampling, in no particular order or disorder):
A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner
The Ghost Stories of M.R. James
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Horla by Guy de Maupassant
J. Sheridan Le Fanu
Edgar Allan Poe
The Cedar Closet by Lafcadio Hearn
The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde
The Jolly Corner by Henry James
Among the Dead by Edward Bryant
I'll Play the Blues for You by Gary A. Braunbeck
The Secrets of the Living by Sarah Langan
Front Row Seats by Scott William Carter
and, for a bit of humor, a fourteenth:
The Golem by Avram Davidson
If those aren't enough for you, there are good collections of online texts at East of the Web and Gaslight.

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