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Monster She Wrote

Author : Lisa Kröger
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Meet the women writers who defied convention to craft some of literature’s strangest tales, from Frankenstein to The Haunting of Hill House and beyond. Frankenstein was just the beginning: horror stories and other weird fiction wouldn’t exist without the women who created it. From Gothic ghost stories to psychological horror to science fiction, women have been primary architects of speculative literature of all sorts. And their own life stories are as intriguing as their fiction. Everyone knows about Mary Shelley, creator of Frankenstein, who was rumored to keep her late husband’s heart in her desk drawer. But have you heard of Margaret “Mad Madge” Cavendish, who wrote a science-fiction epic 150 years earlier (and liked to wear topless gowns to the theater)? If you know the astounding work of Shirley Jackson, whose novel The Haunting of Hill House was reinvented as a Netflix series, then try the psychological hauntings of Violet Paget, who was openly involved in long-term romantic relationships with women in the Victorian era. You’ll meet celebrated icons (Ann Radcliffe, V. C. Andrews), forgotten wordsmiths (Eli Colter, Ruby Jean Jensen), and today’s vanguard (Helen Oyeyemi). Curated reading lists point you to their most spine-chilling tales. Part biography, part reader’s guide, the engaging write-ups and detailed reading lists will introduce you to more than a hundred authors and over two hundred of their mysterious and spooky novels, novellas, and stories.

Nightmare Flower Monster She Wrote

Author : Elizabeth Engstrom
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This collection of eighteen short tales, a novelette and a short novel takes the reader inside the dark imagination of Elizabeth Engstrom, author of acclaimed horror classics like When Darkness Loves Us. In these stories, you will read about a woman asked to be complicit in her own mother's death, a grandmother with a macabre hobby, a bizarre, phallic-shaped flower that portends evil for a married couple, a father whose son is caught up in a sinister government experiment. These are weird and unsettling tales that will linger with the reader. In her introduction to this new edition, Lisa Kröger writes, "There are true horrors that await readers in all of Engstrom's works ... reminds me of another giant of horror literature, Shirley Jackson."

The Dead Hours of Night Monster She Wrote

Author : Lisa Tuttle
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In a career spanning almost 50 years, Lisa Tuttle has proven herself a master of the weird tale, and now this new collection of twelve unsettling stories - some never previously collected - offers readers a chance to discover some of her finest work. In 'Replacements', a woman adopts a monstrous pet, with unforeseen consequences. In 'Born Dead', a stillborn child mysteriously continues to grow just like a living one. 'My Pathology' (whose ending Thomas Tessier has cited as one of the best in the history of horror) explores the sinister results of a couple's alchemical experiments. And a book lover in 'The Book That Finds You' has her life changed in strange ways by the discovery of a rare horror book at a second-hand bookshop. In these weird and chilling tales, Tuttle is at her diabolical best. This edition features an introduction by Lisa Kröger, and each story is specially introduced by the author.

The Bishop of Hell and Other Stories Monster She Wrote

Author : Marjorie Bowen
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Marjorie Bowen (1885-1952) was a prolific author of some 150 books and counted Arthur Conan Doyle, Mark Twain, and Graham Greene among her many admirers. Her most enduring work is her tales of the ghostly and supernatural, her favorites of which she collected in 1949 under the title The Bishop of Hell and Other Stories. Included in this volume are some of her most famous stories, including 'The Crown Derby Plate', a classic in which a woman gets more than she bargained for when she purchases a set of old plates at an estate sale, 'Kecksies', an unsettling tale in which it is unclear exactly who is dead and who is not, and the title story, 'The Bishop of Hell', which tells of a defrocked clergyman who promises to reveal the secrets of the afterlife from beyond the dead. This collection of twelve stories ranks among the finest volumes of British ghost stories of all time and is presented here with a new introduction by Melanie R. Anderson.

The Works

Author : William Makepeace Thackeray
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The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray

Author : William Makepeace Thackeray
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The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon Esq

Author : William Makepeace Thackeray
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Complete Works

Author : William Makepeace Thackeray
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Thackeray s Complete Works The history of Henry Esmond esq

Author : William Makepeace Thackeray
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The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon

Author : William Makepeace Thackeray
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The memoirs of Barry Lyndon Esq and Denis Duval

Author : William Makepeace Thackeray
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The Complete Works of William Makepeace Thackeray The memoirs of Barry Lyndon Esq and Denis Duval

Author : William Makepeace Thackeray
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The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray Memoirs of Barry Lyndon esq and The fatal boots

Author : William Makepeace Thackeray
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Miscellanies

Author : William Makepeace Thackeray
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Miscellanies The memoirs of Barry Lyndon Esq A legend of the Rhine Rebecca and Rowena A little dinner at Timmins s The Bedford Row conspiracy

Author : William Makepeace Thackeray
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The Oxford Thackeray

Author : William Makepeace Thackeray
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The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray

Author : William Makepeace Thackeray
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The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon Esq

Author : William Makepeace Thackeray
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Murder She Wrote You Bet Your Life

Author : Jessica Fletcher
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A SETUP IN SIN CITY When her old friend Martha decided to get married in Las Vegas, Jessica Fletcher made the trip to watch her walk down the aisle. But what were the odds that she’d be back two years later—to watch Martha stand accused of her husband’s murder? Jessica’s never been one to gamble, but she’s willing to bet that Martha isn’t guilty. Martha’s husband was a high-rolling Las Vegas local with three ex-wives and plenty of jealous acquaintances. After joining Martha’s defense team, Jessica combs through the man’s past to find the real killer. But as the media attention grows—and Jessica is interviewed by the news anchors of Court TV—the stakes are raised, and Jessica learns how to play for keeps.