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In the Shadow of Edgar Allan Poe

Classic Tales of Horror, 1816-1914

by Leslie S. Klinger Editor · Leslie S. Klinger Author

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A masterful collection of horror fiction by widely acclaimed authors whose contributions to the genre have been lost in the shadow of PoeEdgar Allan Poe did not invent the tale of terror. There were American, English, and Continental writers who preceded Poe and influenced his work. Similarly, there were many who were in turn influenced by Poe's genius and produced their own popular tales of supernatural literature. This collection features masterful tales of terror by authors who, by and large, are little-remembered for their writing in this genre. Even Bram Stoker, whose Dracula may be said to be the most popular horror novel of all time, is not known as a writer of short fiction.Distinguished editor Leslie S. Klinger is a world-renowned authority on those twin icons of the Victorian age, Sherlock Holmes and Dracula. His studies into the forefathers of those giants led him to a broader fascination with writers of supernatural literature of the nineteenth century. The stories in this collection have been selected by him for their impact. Each is preceded by a brief biography of the author and an overview of his or her literary career and is annotated to explain obscure references.Read on, now, perhaps with a flickering candle or flashlight at hand ...Stories by Ambrose Bierce, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Theophile Gautier, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Arthur Conan Doyle, Lafcadio Hearn, M. R. James, Bram Stoker, and many others

Publication Details

Publisher:
Blackstone Publishing
Imprint:
Pegasus
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2015

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 360.6 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 359.9 MB

Others (Contributor)

Saskia Maarleveld is an experienced voice-over actress and Earphones Award-winning narrator. Raised in New Zealand and France, she is highly skilled with accents and dialects, and many of her books have been narrated entirely in accents other than...

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Theophile Gautier (Author)

Traber Burns worked for thirty-five years in regional theater, including the New York, Oregon, and Alabama Shakespeare festivals. He also spent five years in Los Angeles appearing in many television productions and commercials, including Lost, Clo...

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Theophile Gautier (Contributor)

Traber Burns worked for thirty-five years in regional theater, including the New York, Oregon, and Alabama Shakespeare festivals. He also spent five years in Los Angeles appearing in many television productions and commercials, including Lost, Clo...

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Ambrose Bierce (Author)

Ambrose Bierce (1842-ca. 1914) was an American journalist, short-story writer, and poet. Born in Ohio, he served in the Civil War and then settled in San Francisco. He wrote for Hearst's Examiner, his wit and satire making him the literary dictato...

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Ambrose Bierce (Contributor)

Ambrose Bierce (1842-ca. 1914) was an American journalist, short-story writer, and poet. Born in Ohio, he served in the Civil War and then settled in San Francisco. He wrote for Hearst's Examiner, his wit and satire making him the literary dictato...

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Leslie S. Klinger (Author)

Leslie S. Klinger is one of the world's foremost authorities on Sherlock Holmes. He is the editor of the three-volume set The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes. The first two volumes, The Complete Short Stories, won the Edgar for Best Critical/Biograp...

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Leslie S. Klinger (Editor)

Leslie S. Klinger is one of the world's foremost authorities on Sherlock Holmes. He is the editor of the three-volume set The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes. The first two volumes, The Complete Short Stories, won the Edgar for Best Critical/Biograp...

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Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (Author)

Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873), born in Dublin, established himself as a journalist and writer of fiction and became one of the best-selling authors of the 1860-80s. His sinister and supernatural tales are the precursors of the modern ...

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Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (Contributor)

Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873), born in Dublin, established himself as a journalist and writer of fiction and became one of the best-selling authors of the 1860-80s. His sinister and supernatural tales are the precursors of the modern ...

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Creators

Narrator :
Simon Prebble
Contributor :
Others
Narrator :
Simon Vance
Narrator :
Keith Szarabajka
Narrator :
Saskia Maarleveld
Narrator :
Gildart Jackson
Author :
Theophile Gautier
Contributor :
Theophile Gautier
Narrator :
Derek Perkins
Narrator :
Marguerite Gavin
Author :
Ambrose Bierce
Contributor :
Ambrose Bierce
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Various Narrators
Narrator :
John Lescault
Narrator :
James Langton
Narrator :
Tavia Gilbert
Narrator :
Traber Burns
Author :
Leslie S. Klinger
Editor :
Leslie S. Klinger
Author :
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Contributor :
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
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