Carmilla

The gothic story is narrated by a young woman Laura preyed upon by a female vampire named Carmilla, later revealed to be Mircalla, Countess Karnstein. Laura lives in a picturesque...

Weird Circle, The: The Wooden Ghost

As they rode along in their carriage beyond them on the road they see a man hailing them to stop. It is a tall man in a cape and wide brimmed hat and he tells Heir Gerard Dahl...

Wicked Captain Walshawe

Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was the leading ghost-story writer of the 19th century and was central to the...

Ghostly Tales: The Mysterious Lodger

Take my word for it, there is no such thing as an ancient village, especially if it has seen better days, unillustrated by its legends of terror. You might as well expect to find...

Ghostly Tales: A Haunted House

Within the last eight years—the precise date I purposely omit—I I was ordered by my physician, my health being in an unsatisfactory state, to change my residence to one upon...

Dickon The Devil

"Dickon the Devil" is a Gothic novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (28 August 1814 – 7 February 1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic...

The Child That Went With The Fairies

"The Child that Went with the Fairies" is a short story by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic tales...

Ghostly Tales: Laura Silver Bell

In the five Northumbrian counties you will scarcely find so bleak, ugly, and yet, in a savage way, so picturesque a moor as Dardale Moss. The moor itself spreads north, south,...

A Stable For Nightmares

About thirty years ago I was selected by two rich old maids to visit a property in that part of Lancashire which lies near the famous forest of Pendle, with which Mr....

The Cock And Anchor

Some time within the first ten years of the last century, there stood in the fair city of Dublin, and in one of those sinuous and narrow streets which lay in the immediate...

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