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 phenomena. These stories and poems are a fun and entertaining way to get in the mood for Halloween. For more, visit Gothic, Ghost, Horror & Weird Library. Especially for young children, we offer Halloween Stories for Children


The Monkey's Paw - W.W. Jacobs

Luella Miller - Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

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

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Washington Irving

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

The Cask of Amontillado - Edgar Allan Poe

Sredni Vashtar - H.H. Munro (SAKI)

Halloween Stories: The Cask of Amontillado
The Cask of Amontillado

Lost Hearts - M.R. James

The Furnished Room - O. Henry

The Phantom Coach - Amelia B. Edwards

The Hand and A Ghost - Guy de Maupassant

The Tell-Tale Heart - Edgar Allan Poe

The Cats of Ulthar - H.P. Lovecraft

The Great God Pan - Arthur Machen

Carmilla and Madam Crowl's Ghost - Joseph Sheriden Le Fanu

The Judge's House - Bram Stoker

A Gentle Ghost - Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

The Romance of Certain Old Clothes - Henry James

Halloween Stories: The Black Cat
The Black Cat, painting by Anna Pędzik
Halloween Stories: The Romance of Certain Old Clothes
The Romance of Certain Old Clothes

Yuki-Onna - Lafcadio Hearn

The Terrible Old Man - H.P. Lovecraft

The Beast With Five Fingers - W.F. Harvey

The Pale Man - Julius Long

Count Magnus - M.R. James

The Phantom Rickshaw - Rudyard Kipling

Afterward - Edith Wharton

The Black Cat - Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

Halloween Stories: The Terrible Old Man
The Terrible Old Man

The Ambitious Guest and Graves and Goblins - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Skeleton Lake and The Empty House - Algernon Blackwood

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

What Was It? - Fitz-James O'Brien

The Shadows on the Wall - Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

A Ghost Story - Mark Twain

The King in Yellow and The Messenger - 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

A Pair of Hands: An Old Maid's Ghost-Story - Arthur Quiller-Couch


Halloween Poem: Song of the Witches (Macbeth)
Song of the Witches

Halloween Poems


Song of the Witches (Macbeth) - William Shakespeare

The Raven - Edgar Allan Poe

The Witch - C.S. Lewis

Goblin Feet - J.R.R. Tolkien

Hallowe'en in a Suburb - H.P. Lovecraft

Halloween - Robert Burns

Phantasmagoria - Lewis Carroll

The Ballad of the Fairy Thorn-Tree - Dora Sigerson Shorter


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