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Young Adult Williams, Margery: Winterbound. v1. 26 Feb 2021

This is a heart-warming family story set in a Connecticut farmhouse during the Great Depression. Nineteen-year-old Kay and sixteen-year-old Garry are in charge of the house and their younger siblings while their parents are away during the severe winter. This children’s novel was first published in 1936 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1937. ===== Margery Williams Bianco was an English-American author, primarily of popular children’s books. A professional writer from the age of nineteen, s...
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Other Fiction Tarkington, Booth: Growth – A Trilogy (omnibus). v1. 26 Feb 2021

These three novels trace the growth of the United States as illustrated in a fictional Midwestern town, between the end of the Civil War and the early part of the 20th century, a period of rapid industrialization and socio-economic change in America. Overview of the books: Spoiler: The Magnificent Ambersons: The declining fortunes of three generations of the aristocratic Amberson family are contrasted with the rising fortunes of industrial tycoons and other new-money families, which did...
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Humor Tarkington, Booth: Penrod Jashber. v2. 23 Feb 2021

Penrod Jashber continues the tales of Penrod and his friends, Sam, Herman, and Verman. Penrod’s hero-worship veers away from bandits and outlaws, and becomes focused on Private Detectives. He takes on the persona of George B. Jashber, Detective, and enlists his friends’ help in exposing Mr. Dade (his sister’s new suitor) as a crook. To use that hackneyed (but suitable) old phrase, hilarity ensues. * * * * Newton Booth Tarkington (July 29, 1869 – May 19, 1946) was an American novelist and drama...
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Horror Shorter, Dora S.: The Father Confessor – Stories of Death and Danger, v1. 22 Feb 2021

A collection of short stories, many very dark in tone. Some are lightly touched with the supernatural; some are concerned with death and murder; but many are simply stories of the mysteries of the human heart. ========== Dora Maria Sigerson Shorter (16 August 1866 – 6 January 1918) was an Irish poet, writer, and sculptor. She was politcally active, taking part in uprisings and demonstrations of the Irish revolution in the 1910’s and teens. (It has been suggested that she died of “a broken hear...
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Horror Morrow, W. C.: A Night with Death and other Tales of the Macabre. v1. 21 Feb 2021

An extensive collection of stories from a dark imagination… A few are touched with the supernatural, some cross into weird fiction, but even the non-genre tales are imbued with grisly ghastliness to make your flesh creep. =========== William Chambers Morrow (7 July 1854 – 3 April 1923) was an American writer, now noted mainly for his short stories of horror and suspense. He is probably best known for the much-anthologized story “His Unconquerable Enemy” (1889), about the implacable revenge of ...
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Horror Walpole, (Sir) Hugh: Portraits in Shadow (ghosts). v1. 17 Feb 2021

Portraits in Shadow: The Collected Supernatural Stories of Hugh Walpole (1884–1941) Tales for reading after dark… Many are very chilling indeed, while some are only lightly touched by the supernatural. Clever character studies and unnerving psychological suspense create a singular reading experience. ------------ Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole, CBE (13 March 1884 – 1 June 1941) was an English novelist. He was a prolific and popular best-selling author in the 1920s and 1930s but has been largely ne...
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Horror Mulholland, Rosa: Ghostly Tales. v1. 14 Feb 2021

Tales of dark maledictions and ghostly apparitions and visitants out of time. (Some narratives in an Irish brogue may prove challenging.) ---------- Rosa Mulholland (also known as Lady Gilbert, 1841 – 21 April 1921) was an Irish novelist, poet and playwright. Many of her stories are based in rural Ireland. Under the personal encouragement of Charles Dickens, she contributed regularly to his magazine “All the Year Round”, including short stories and serializations of several novels. During the...
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Horror Capes, Bernard: The Realms Of Dread (collect.ghosts). v1. 11 Feb 2021

Gothic horror stories: Dark and mysterious tales, telling of ghostly visitations and other-worldly episodes and weird incidents. My own compilation, taken from Capes’ short story collections and magazine archives found online. Contents first published 1896-1915. Attached Thumbnails   Attached Files CapesB--RealmsOfDread-ghosts.azw3 (871.4 KB)
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Horror O’Sullivan, Vincent: When I Was Dead and Other Tales of the Macabre. v1. 09 Feb 2021

Tales of visitations by the dead and the demonic; tales of obsession, madness, and murder — 13 tales to disturb your peace of mind. -------------- Vincent O’Sullivan (November 28, 1868 – July 18, 1940) was an American-born author, poet, and critic who lived and wrote in London and in Paris. He was a friend of Oscar Wilde, Aubrey Beardsley, and other fin-de-siècle figures. His works dealt with the morbid and decadent. The O’Sullivan family was ruined financially in 1909; Vincent was destitute ...
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Horror Peattie, Elia W.: The Shape of Fear (ghosts). v1. 02 Feb 2021

A collection of 13 ghost stories; not horrifying, but rather gentle in tone. There are some light touches of humor as well. ======== Elia Wilkinson Peattie (January 15, 1862 – July 12, 1935) was an American author, journalist, editor, and critic. She worked for the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Daily News, the Omaha World-Herald. She also wrote for many national magazines, such as Century, Cosmopolitan, and Harper’s Weekly. ======== Originally published in 1898. This book is in the public...
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Horror White, Edward Lucas: Nightmare Narratives (ghosts). v1. 01 Feb 2021

Stories of the occult to mystify and perplex you, tales to chill your spine and make your hackles rise. “Lukundoo” is particularly unnerving. =============== Edward Lucas White (May 11, 1866 – March 30, 1934) was an American author and poet. He published a number of historical novels, including The Unwilling Vestal (1918), Andivius Hedulio (1921) and Helen (1926), but he is best remembered for fantasy horror stories such as “The House of the Nightmare” and “Lukundoo” that were based on his own...
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Horror Various Authors: A Book of Ghosts — 1. v2. 01 Feb 2021

A BOOK OF GHOSTS — 1 THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT A collection of nine classic ghost stories by various authors. My own compilation. Note: This is version Two of this book, I have removed a story that was still under copyright. Contents were originally published 1895 ~ 1935. This book is in the public domain where copyright is “Life+70” or less. Attached Thumbnails   Attached Files V...
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Horror Wood, Mrs. Henry: Johnny Ludlow, Sixth Series. v1. 29 Jan 2021

Stories of the strange and unusual, filled with psychological suspense, recounting mysterious and sometimes uncanny events. These were presented as written by “Johnny Ludlow;” the true identity of the author was successfully concealed for twelve years. =============== Ellen Wood (née Price; 17 January 1814 – 10 February 1887), was an English novelist, better known as Mrs. Henry Wood. A notable author of the Victorian period, she wrote over 30 novels as well as many shorter works of mystery, cr...
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Horror Wood, Mrs. Henry: Johnny Ludlow, Fifth Series. v1. 29 Jan 2021

Stories of the strange and unusual, filled with psychological suspense, recounting mysterious and sometimes uncanny events. These were presented as written by “Johnny Ludlow;” the true identity of the author was successfully concealed for twelve years. =============== Ellen Wood (née Price; 17 January 1814 – 10 February 1887), was an English novelist, better known as Mrs. Henry Wood. A notable author of the Victorian period, she wrote over 30 novels as well as many shorter works of mystery, cr...
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Horror Wood, Mrs. Henry: Johnny Ludlow, Second Series. v1. 29 Jan 2021

Stories of the strange and unusual, filled with psychological suspense, recounting mysterious and sometimes uncanny events. These were presented as written by “Johnny Ludlow;” the true identity of the author was successfully concealed for twelve years. =============== Ellen Wood (née Price; 17 January 1814 – 10 February 1887), was an English novelist, better known as Mrs. Henry Wood. A notable author of the Victorian period, she wrote over 30 novels as well as many shorter works of mystery, cr...
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Horror Wood, Mrs. Henry: Johnny Ludlow, First Series. v1. 29 Jan 2021

Stories of the strange and unusual, filled with psychological suspense, recounting mysterious and sometimes uncanny events. These were presented as written by “Johnny Ludlow;” the true identity of the author was successfully concealed for twelve years. =============== Ellen Wood (née Price; 17 January 1814 – 10 February 1887), was an English novelist, better known as Mrs. Henry Wood. A notable author of the Victorian period, she wrote over 30 novels as well as many shorter works of mystery, crim...
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Horror Wood, Mrs. Henry: Johnny Ludlow, Fourth Series. v1. 29 Jan 2021

Stories of the strange and unusual, filled with psychological suspense, recounting mysterious and sometimes uncanny events. These were presented as written by “Johnny Ludlow;” the true identity of the author was successfully concealed for twelve years. =============== Ellen Wood (née Price; 17 January 1814 – 10 February 1887), was an English novelist, better known as Mrs. Henry Wood. A notable author of the Victorian period, she wrote over 30 novels as well as many shorter works of mystery, cr...
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Horror Wood, Mrs. Henry: Johnny Ludlow, Third Series. v1. 29 Jan 2021

Stories of the strange and unusual, filled with psychological suspense, recounting mysterious and sometimes uncanny events. These were presented as written by “Johnny Ludlow;” the true identity of the author was successfully concealed for twelve years. =============== Ellen Wood (née Price; 17 January 1814 – 10 February 1887), was an English novelist, better known as Mrs. Henry Wood. A notable author of the Victorian period, she wrote over 30 novels as well as many shorter works of mystery, cr...
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Horror Various Authors: A Book of Ghosts — 2. v1. 26 Jan 2021

A BOOK OF GHOSTS — 2 THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT A collection of ten classic ghost stories by various authors. My own compilation. Contents were originally published 1891 ~ 1931. This book is in the public domain where copyright is “Life+70” or less. Attached Thumbnails   Attached Files Various--BookOfGhosts--2.azw3 (581.8 KB)
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Horror Various Authors: A Book of Ghosts — 1. v1. 26 Jan 2021

A BOOK OF GHOSTS — 1 THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT A collection of ten classic ghost stories by various authors. My own compilation. Contents were originally published 1895 ~ 1935. This book is in the public domain where copyright is “Life+70” or less. Attached Thumbnails   Attached Files Various--BookOfGhosts--1.azw3 (593.7 KB)
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Horror Various Authors: A Book of Ghosts — 3. v1. 26 Jan 2021

A collection of ten classic ghost stories by various authors. My own compilation. Contents were originally published 1885 ~ 1934. This book is in the public domain where copyright is “Life+70” or less. Attached Thumbnails   Attached Files Various--BookOfGhosts--3.azw3 (637.3 KB)
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Horror Wharton, Edith: Journeys in Darkness (ghost collect.). v1. 25 Jan 2021

Journeys in Darkness The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton (1862–1937) “… a ghost story … must depend for its effect solely on what one might call its thermometrical quality; if it sends a cold shiver down one's spine, it has done its job and done it well.” (—Edith Wharton) Elegantly written “literary” ghost tales, laden with psychological suspense, in a mysterious and sometimes chilling mood. ================ Edith Wharton (née Jones; January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937) was an American n...
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Horror Perrin, Alice: In the Next Room and Other Ghostly Tales. v1. 25 Jan 2021

IN THE NEXT ROOM and Other Ghostly Tales By Alice Perrin (1867 — 1934) Stories touched with the uncanny; set in British colonial India during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. ============ Alice Perrin (née Robinson, 15 July 1867 – 13 February 1934) was a British novelist who wrote about the British in colonial India. She became successful after the publication of her short ghost story collection East of Suez. Her writing ...
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Fantasy Richards, Anna M.: A New Alice in the Old Wonderland. v1. 25 Jan 2021

A NEW ALICE IN THE OLD WONDERLAND By Anna Matlack Richards (1835–1900) A New Alice features Alice Lee, an American girl with a coincidental name, visiting Wonderland and meeting all the characters she knows from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. The book was “an expanded version of the stories the author had invented for her young children, to whom the novel is dedicated, about their favorite storybook world.” Illustrations by the author’s daughter, Anna Richards...
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Horror Cram, Ralph Adams: Black Spirits and White (ghosts). v1. 25 Jan 2021

Black Spirits and White Ralph Adams Cram (1863–1942): This collection has been called “one of the undeniable classics of weird fiction”. H. P. Lovecraft wrote, “In ‘The Dead Valley’ the eminent architect and mediaevalist Ralph Adams Cram achieves a memorably potent degree of vague regional horror through subtleties of atmosphere and description.” ============== Ralph Adams Cram (December 16, 1863 – September 22, 1942) was a prolific and influential American architect of collegiate and eccle...
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Fantasy Naylor, James Ball: Witch Crow and Barney Bylow (illus). v1. 06 Jan 2021

Witch Crow and Barney Bylow By James Ball Naylor (1860-1945) Illustrated by Carll B. Williams (1881–1928) Young Barney Bylow, a farmer’s son, feeling ill-used and over-worked, decides to run away to the city where he can be rich. On the way he meets a peculiar old lady (or is she really that odd crow he saw earlier?) who gives him an enchanted penny — “You’ll never have more, you’ll never have less…” Ah! Now some strange adventures await! =================== James Ball Naylor (1860-1945), o...
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Fantasy Naylor, James Ball: The Little Green Goblin (illus). v1. 06 Jan 2021

The Little Green Goblin By James Ball Naylor (1860-1945) Illustrated by Harry L. Miller (No data found.) Ten year old Bob Taylor was miserable: bored with school, tired of chores at home. He fell asleep feeling grumpy and irritable. Hearing his name called, he awakes to find a green goblin in his room. Fitz Mee invites him to visit Goblinland, so off he goes to the land where you do as you please. =================== James Ball Naylor (1860-1945), one of the most well-known authors in Ameri...
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Horror Wintle, W. J.: Ghost Gleams (collected ghosts). v1. 06 Jan 2021

Fifteen tales of the occult: some very chilling indeed, a few with comic touches; all are clever and sure to entertain fans of the ghostly and ghastly. The appendix adds an essay discussing purportedy “true stories of the ghost world.” =================== William James Wintle (1861 – 25 July 1934) was a British journalist and writer. Towards the end of the First World War, he became an Oblate in the Benedictine Abbey on Caldey Island, where he turned his creative talents to telling ghost stori...
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Horror Hunt, Violet: Tales of the Uneasy (collected ghosts). v1. 06 Jan 2021

Nine disturbing tales of psychological and supernatural dread, “… in which the supernatural is used as a technical device to indicate ironies of fate and the intimate relationship of life and death.” [—E. F. Bleiler] Not all partake of the supernatural, but the mood is always macabre. =================== Isobel Violet Hunt (28 September 1862 – 16 January 1942) was a British author and literary hostess, and an active feminist. Her writings included short stories, novels, memoir, and biography....
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Mystery and Crime Pemberton, Max: The Jewel Mysteries (1894); v1; 2 Jan 2021

Ten mystery/adventures in the jewellery trade in fine late Victorian style. 1: The Opal of Carmalovitch 2: The Necklace of Green Diamonds 3: The Comedy of the Jewelled Links 4: Treasure of White Creek 5: The Accursed Gems 6: The Watch and the Scimitar 7: The Seven Emeralds 8: The Pursuit of the Topaz 9: The Ripening Rubies 10: My Lady of the Sapphire Attached Thumbnails   Attached Files ...
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