The Invisible Man
Staring this list off is H.G. Wells' dark and infamous novel, The Invisible Man, which tells the story of a scientist who turns himself invisible... but finds himself unable to revert the procedure. A captivating read touching on the boundaries of human knowledge, and the terrifying consequences that can come of crossing such boundaries.
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The Island of Doctor Moreau
Another brilliant novel by H.G. Wells, The Island of Doctor Moreau is a haunting tale of a mad scientist creating human/animal hybrids on an isolated island, far removed from civilised places where such a thing is forbidden. Another brilliant classic sci-fi horror book which touches on the price of interfering with the natural order of things - a common theme in H.G. Wells' work.
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The Fall of the House of Usher (and Other Stories)
The Fall of the House of Usher is one of Edgar Allan Poe's most famous horrific tales - and in this collection, you can read it along with many other of this revered authors classic works. A perfect bookshelf addition for any fan of classic horror literature this Halloween!
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The Dark World of Witches
Moving away from novels, let's take a look at The Dark World of Witches by Eric Maple. A truly fascinating account of the magic, mysteries, and history of witches and black magic. This illustrated witches book makes for an informative read as you prepare for the little witches of your neighbourhood to come trick of treating!
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The Fourth Pan Book of Horror Stories
Too much of a vintage horror book fan for just one spooky story? Get your hands on The Fourth Pan Book of Horror Stories. With terrifying tales from the 1960's, you can rest assured that these unnerving stories will leave you shivering with their originality. Beware - these are not for the faint of heart!
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The Penguin Book of Horror Stories
A popular selection for any collector who loves classic Penguin books or vintage Penguin editions, but without the same old orange we're all so used to. With a staggering 43 scary stories, ranging from the famous to the relatively unknown, many of these grizzly adventures will have you screaming and jumping for the light switch before you can say "there's a ghost in my house!"
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Finishing this list with the frightfully thrilling Ghost Stories, this is a book for true horror fans. Including classic tales by Edgar Allan Poe and mind-bending accounts of pure cosmic dread by the father of modern horror himself, the one and only H.P. Lovecraft, this is a recommendation only for those who are prepared to well and truly scare themselves out of their sanity. Enjoy!
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