Best Horror Short Stories 1800-1849 Horror Book Trailer

Click to buy the horror book: The modern horror short story was born in the first half of the 19th century thanks in no small part to Edgar Allan Poe, Honoré de Balzac, ETA Hoffmann, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Prosper Mérimée, James Hogg, and so many others in Europe and the United States. After reading over 300 horror short stories from key periodical magazines such as Blackwood’s and Atkinson’s Casket, Andrew Barger has assembled an excellent collection of horror stories that he believes are the very best from 1800-1849. The collection includes a scholarly review of each story and photograph of the author. The stories are: The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar by Edgar Allan Poe; The Severed Hand by Wilhelm Hauff; The Thunder-Struck and the Boxer by Samuel Warren; The Deserted House by Ernst TA Hoffmann; The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe; El Verdugo (The Executioner) by Honoré de Balzac; The Minister’s Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthorne; The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe; The Mysterious Mansion by Honoré de Balzac; The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe; The Old Man’s Tale About the Queer Client by Charles Dickens; and The Lighthouse by George Soane. These classic horror stories are sure to keep you awake at night. Grady Harp, an Amazon Top Ten reviewer, stated: “What makes this collection (of truly terrifying tales!) so satisfying is the presence of a brief introduction before each story, sharing some comments about the writer and

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6 Responses to “Best Horror Short Stories 1800-1849 Horror Book Trailer”

  1. AndrewBarger says:

    @MrDavidX96 At the end I picked what I thought were Poe’s four best horror stories. There could have been more than four. Even at that, he still wrote 1/3 of the best horror stories for this 50 year period, which is amazing.

  2. MrDavidX96 says:

    i could tell by the dates of the list that this would have at leaste 15 poe stories in this top ten list

  3. AndrewBarger says:

    Thanks. I read over 300 horror stories from the first half of the nineteenth century. Of course I read the popular ones, but I found a lot of really excellent stories in the magazines of day like Blackwood’s and Atkinson’s Casket. I hope you enjoy the book!

  4. fallspeed says:

    Looking at the contents of your book, I was sure I could find all of them in the public domain online (like Horror Masters dot com), but surprisingly quite a few are not available. I’ve never even heard of many of them before.

  5. dltanner99 says:

    Horror novel see video book trailer

  6. hwdrebel says:


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