Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Scary Halloween Books to Download for Free!

Looking for some scary books to get in the Halloween mood? Below, GalleyCat  (Jason Boog) has collected 25 free scary books you can download right now.   How much scary fun is that! 

Have a look at the video at the end of the post!
In 2010, novelist Neil Gaiman created the “All Hallow’s Read,” literary holiday, a night to give someone you love a scary book. The writer explained the new tradition in the video embedded above–here’s more from the official site:
Obviously, we support bookshops and authors, but more than that, this is about making a holiday tradition of book-giving. So feel free to give second-hand books or books from your own shelves. And feel just as free to buy a beautiful new book from a small independent bookseller, or from online or… look, there’s no wrong way to buy a book. You can even gift it to their Kindle … If you do not know what scary book to give someone, talk to a bookseller or a librarian. They like to help. Librarians will not mind even if you admit that you are not planning to take out a book, but instead you are going to buy one and give it to someone.
Top 25 Free Horror eBooks on Project Gutenberg
1. Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
2. Dracula by Bram Stoker
3. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
4. The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe
5. The Monkey’s Paw by W. W. Jacobs
6. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
7. The Vampyre; a Tale by John William Polidori
8. The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Ward Radcliffe
9. Varney the Vampire by Thomas Preskett Prest
10. The Monk; a romance by M. G. Lewis
11. The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood
12. Dracula’s Guest by Bram Stoker
13. Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker
14. The Willows by Algernon Blackwood
15. Wieland: or, the Transformation, an American Tale by Charles Brockden Brown
16. Edgar Huntly by Charles Brockden Brown
17. The Jewel of Seven Stars by Bram Stoker
18. The Beetle by Richard Marsh
19. The House of the Vampire by George Sylvester Viereck
20. The Lady of the Shroud by Bram Stoker
21. The Damned Thing by Ambrose Bierce
22. The Damned by Algernon Blackwood
23. The Parasite by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
24. Clarimonde by Théophile Gautier
25. Curious, if True by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

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