Edgar Allen Poe's
famous poem about an unexpected winged visitor.
The Masque of
Another of Poe's infamous pieces about
visitor wearing a red mask--a visitor who brings nothing but
woe and despair to this party.
Irving Washington's great
tale of the headless horseman.
The Ghost Story
This story is by Mark Twain. It's an unusual ghost story.
One of Robert Louis Stevenson's best tales.
Another Mary Shelley masterpiece.
Dark Spirit of
Percy Bysshe Shelley's poem
about a strange entity so lost and all alone! (300)
By Henry James. This is the full-length
version of James novella. It's long but presented in a plain white printable
page for your convenience. So read and enjoy this classic ghost tale.
H.P. Lovecraft's tale about a young man's exploration into a strange
H.P. Lovecraft's tale about a tree, but not just any tree. This one
holds some heart jolting horror. (3,000)
This story is by F. Marion Crawford. It is
a haunting tale about a skull with a personality. (13,500)
The Tale Tell
Another of Poe's masterpieces. But don't
read it if you have a bad heart. You wouldn't want your ticker to
More Poe! This one is his poem about a
haunting...but who said only houses can be haunted. Poe shows us that even a
palace can be full of ghosts. You wouldn't want to spend a night in this joint!
This poem was written by Lord Lytton.
Hey, he did't just write, "It was a Dark and Stormy Night..." Give the guy a
break! He wrote some really good stuff too! This poem, about a vampiress, is a
prime example. It's extra especially horrific. So read. Read! (368)
By John Polidori. If you like vampires,
you certainly can't miss this story. Make sure those windows are locked tonight,
vampires seem to have a way of flying inside at night for a little
The Spirits of
By Edgar Allen Poe. Another of Poes
tale about death to give your Christmas that extra special dark
Pit and the Pendulum|
One of Poe's sharpest tale!
More Poe! This poem
reflects one of Poe's greatest fears--being alone. The author just couldn't
stand being alone, especially at night...too many inner demons
This poem was written by Lord Bryon. It
looks like everyone was trying to get in on the vampire action. Well, if you
like vampires, you must read this one. It will really shut the lid on your
The End, the Sketch Book, the
Spectre Bridegroom, A Traveller’s Tale
of Washington Irving’s delightful tales about a bothersome apparition. It seems
that Irving had haunting on his mind. The poor man must have been tormented by
restless spirits. Well, you certainly must read this one if you want to keep up
with your literary horror reading. (5,600)
Elegy Written in a Country
A touching elegy written by Thomas
Gray in 1804. If death is on your mind, maybe you’ll find this poem comforting.
This short yet touching poem was
written by William Wordsworth. This poem is about a very troubled soul. If
you’re troubled as well, you might relate to it oh, the wondrous work that came
from the dismal, darker days of the past. (126)
Ah, Are You Digging
A colorful, comical poem by Thomas Hardy.
This poem is about love and grave digging. Read it if you have a bone to dig.