Happy Halloween from American Literature!

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

Halloween Stories


Please enjoy this collection of great stories, featuring ghosts, ghouls, vampires and other supernatural phenomenon. These stories are a fun and entertaining way to get in the mood for Halloween. Also, try our Gothic, Ghost, Horror & Weird Stories and Gothic Literature Study Guide


The Furnished Room - O. Henry

Sredni Vashtar - H.H. Munro (SAKI)

Lost Hearts - M.R. James

'Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You My Lad' - M.R. James

Halloween Stories: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Phantom Coach - Amelia B. Edwards

Luella Miller - Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Washington Irving

The Hand - Guy de Maupassant

The Pale Man - Julius Long

Halloween Stories: The Terrible Old Man
The Terrible Old Man

Afterward - Edith Wharton

The Cats of Ulthar - H.P. Lovecraft

The Great God Pan - Arthur Machen

The Monkey's Paw - W.W. Jacobs

Halloween Stories: The Black Cat
The Black Cat

Yuki-Onna - Lafcadio Hearn

The Terrible Old Man - H.P. Lovecraft

Halloween Stories: One Summer Night
One Summer Night

The Beast With Five Fingers - W.F. Harvey

The Tell-Tale Heart - Edgar Allan Poe

The Phantom Rickshaw - Rudyard Kipling

The Romance of Certain Old Clothes - Henry James

The Black Cat - Edgar Allan Poe

Carmilla - Joseph Sheriden le Fanu

The Death of Halpin Frayser and The Boarded Window - Ambrose Bierce

Count Magnus - M.R. James

The Middle Toe of the Right Foot; The Damned Thing; The Moonlit Road; and One Summer Night - Ambrose Bierce

Halloween Stories: A Ghost Story, The Cardiff Giant
A Ghost Story

Skeleton Lake; The Empty House - Algernon Blackwood

The Shadows on the Wall - Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

The Ambitious Guest and Graves and Goblins - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Halloween Stories: The Cask of Amontillado
The Cask of Amontillado

The Cask of Amontillado - Edgar Allan Poe

A Ghost Story - Mark Twain

The King in Yellow - Robert W. Chambers

The Body Snatcher - Robert Louis Stevenson

The Mortal Immortal - Mary Shelley

August Heat - W.F. Harvey

The Secret of Goresthorpe Grange - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


You may also enjoy the stories in The Gothic, Ghost, Horror, and Weird Library



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