Happy Halloween from American Literature!

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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.

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

The Phantom Coach - Amelia B. Edwards

Luella Miller - Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

The Hand - Guy de Maupassant

The Pale Man - Julius Long

Afterward - Edith Wharton

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Washington Irving

The Black Cat - Edgar Allan Poe

The Cats of Ulthar - H.P. Lovecraft

The Great God Pan - Arthur Machen

The Monkey's Paw - W.W. Jacobs

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

Carmilla - Joseph Sheriden le Fanu

The Death of Halpin Frayser - Ambrose Bierce

Count Magnus - M.R. James

The Cask of Amontillado - Edgar Allan Poe

The Middle Toe of the Right Foot; The Damned Thing ; The Moonlit Road - Ambrose Bierce

Skeleton Lake; The Empty House - Algernon Blackwood

Shadows on the Wall - Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

The King in Yellow - Robert W. Chambers

The Terrible Old Man - H.P. Lovecraft

The Body-Snatchers - Robert Louis Stevenson

The Mortal Immortal - Mary Shelley

August Heat - W.F. Harvey

Readers interested in mystery, ghost, horror, weird and supernatural genres should also visit The Gothic, Ghost, Horror, and Weird Stories page.

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