"Anna Karenina" and "War and Peace" branded Tolstoy as one of the greatest writers in modern history. Few, however, have read his wonderful short stories. Now, in one collection, are the 20 greatest short stories of Leo Tolstoy, which give a snapshot of Russia and its people in the late nineteenth century. A fine introduction is given by Andrew Barger. Annotations are included of difficult Russian terms. There is also a Tolstoy biography at the start of the book with photos of Tolstoy's relatives.
Best Horror Short Stories 1850-1899: A 6a66le Horror Anthology is an annotated edition that contains the scariest horror stories from the last half of the 19th century, including shocking tales from popular American and Victorian authors. Andrew Barger (that would be me), award-winning author and editor of 6a66le: Best Horror Short Stories 1800-1850 has researched the finest horror stories for the last half of the nineteenth century and combined them in one haunting collection. I have added my familiar scholarly touch by annotating the stories, providing story background information, author photos and a list of horror stories considered to settle on the most frightening and well-written tales including: The Pioneers of Pike’s Peak (1897) by Basil Tozer, Lot No. 249 (1892) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Yellow Wallpaper (1892) by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Green Tea (1871) by Joseph Le Fanu, What Was It? (1859) by Fitz James O’Brien, Pollock and the Porroh Man (1897) by H. G. Wells, The Spider of Guyana (1857) by Erckmann-Chatrian, The Squaw (1893) by Bram Stoker, The Great God Pan (1894) by Arthur Machen, His Unconquerable Enemy (1889) by W. C. Morrow.
Best Ghost Short Stories 1850-1899: A Phantasmal Ghost Anthology contains the annotated best ghost stories from the last half of the 19th century. Published in August of 2016, it includes scary short stories from popular American and Victorian authors including: Bram Stoker, M. R. James, Joseph Le Fanu, Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Nesbit, and Francis Marion Crawford. The ghost story anthology is annotated and includes story backgrounds and author photos by none other than Andrew Barger. Boo!
Thanks to Edgar Allan Poe, Honore de Balzac, Nathaniel Hawthorne and others, the half century from 1800-1849 is the cradle of all modern horror short stories. Andrew Barger, the editor of this book as well as Edgar Allan Poe Annotated and Illustrated Entire Stories and Poems, read over 300 horror short stories to compile the 12 best. At the back of the book he includes a list of all short stories he considered along with their dates of publication and author, when available. He even includes background for each of the stories, author photos and annotations for difficult terminology. A number of the scary short stories were published in leading periodicals of the day such as Blackwood's and Atkinson's Casket. Read The Best Horror Short Stories 1800-1849 today!
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