50+ Masterpieces of Occult & Supernatural Fiction
ebook ∣ At the Mountains of Madness, The Call of Cthulhu, The Willows, The Monkey's Paw, The Turn of the Screw and others
By E. F. Benson
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Occult and Supernatural fiction is a genre of speculative fiction that exploits or is centered on supernatural themes, often contradicting naturalist assumptions of the real world. In its broadest definition, supernatural fiction overlaps with examples of weird fiction, horror fiction, vampire literature, ghost story, and fantasy. Elements of supernatural fiction can be found in writing from the genre of science fiction. Amongst academics, readers and collectors, however, supernatural fiction is often classed as a discrete genre defined by the elimination of "horror", "fantasy", and elements important to other genres.The one genre supernatural fiction appears to embrace in its entirety is the traditional ghost story. Contents: E. F. Benson CATERPILLARS THE SANCTUARY THE THING IN THE HALL THE TERROR BY NIGHT Ambrose Bierce AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE THE MIDDLE TOE OF THE RIGHT FOOT Algernon Blackwood THE WILLOWS Ulric Daubeny THE SUMACH Charles Dickens THE SIGNAL-MAN Arthur Conan Doyle THE CASE OF LADY SANNOX Lord Dunsany DISTRESSING TALE OF THANGOBRIND THE JEWELLER William Fryer Harvey ACROSS THE MOORS Nathaniel Hawthorne THE AMBITIOUS GUEST W.W. Jacobs THE MONKEY'S PAW Henry James THE TURN OF THE SCREW Franz Kafka IN THE PENAL COLONY David H. Keller THE THING IN THE CELLAR Henry Kuttner THE GRAVEYARD RATS Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu CARMILLA H.P. Lovecraft AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS THE CALL OF CTHULHU POLARIS THE QUEST OF IRANON THE RATS IN THE WALLS A REMINISCENCE OF DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON THE SECRET CAVE OR JOHN LEES ADVENTURE THE SHADOW OUT OF TIME THE SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH THE SHUNNED HOUSE THE SILVER KEY THE STATEMENT OF RANDOLPH CARTER THE STRANGE HIGH HOUSE IN THE MIST THE STREET THE TEMPLE THE TERRIBLE OLD MAN THE TOMB THE TRANSITION OF JUAN ROMERO THE TREE UNDER THE PYRAMIDS THE VERY OLD FOLK WHAT THE MOON BRINGS Arthur Machen THE GREAT GOD PAN M. R. James THE MEZZOTINT THE STALLS OF BARCHESTER CATHEDRAL THE ASH-TREE NUMBER 13 COUNT MAGNUS A WARNING TO THE CURIOUS Vincent O'Sullivan WHEN I WAS DEAD Edgar Allan Poe THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM THE TELL—TALE HEART Margaret Ronan FINGER! FINGER! Saki GABRIEL-ERNEST THE OPEN WINDOW