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100 Best Horror Books -Stephen Jones and Kim Newman

In their 1988 Book, editors Stephen Jones and Kim Newman polled the leading horror writers of the day ( and in one case reprinted an appreciation - Edgar Allan Poe on Nathaniel Hawthorne ) and ask them for a brief article on the one book they thought was the best or the scariest or the most disturbing in the field. The pairings, such as Peter Straub on Stephen King or Dennis Etchison on Dalton Trumbo, are fascinating. Jones and Newman later published a second volume on a Second Hundred Books which is also fascinating.
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Doctor Faustus
Doctor Faustus
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MacBeth (Shakespeare)
MacBeth (Shakespeare)
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The White Devil
The White Devil
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Caleb Williams (William Godwin)
Caleb Williams (William Godwin)
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The Monk (Matthew Lewis)
The Monk (Matthew Lewis)
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The Best Tales of Hoffmann (E. T. A. Hoffmann)
The Best Tales of Hoffmann (E. T. A. Hoffmann)
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Northanger Abbey (Jane Austen)
Northanger Abbey (Jane Austen)
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Frankenstein
Frankenstein
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Melmoth the Wanderer (Charles Maturin)
Melmoth the Wanderer (Charles Maturin)
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The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner
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Tales of Mystery & Imagination (Edgar Allan Poe)
Tales of Mystery & Imagination (Edgar Allan Poe)
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Twice Told Tales
Twice Told Tales
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The Black Spider
The Black Spider
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The Wandering Jew (Eugene Sue)
The Wandering Jew (Eugene Sue)
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The Confidence Man (Herman Melville)
The Confidence Man (Herman Melville)
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Uncle Silas (J. Sheridan Le Fanu)
Uncle Silas (J. Sheridan Le Fanu)
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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Robert Louis Stevenson)
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Robert Louis Stevenson)
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She (Haggard)
She (Haggard)
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The King in Yellow (Robert W. Chambers)
The King in Yellow (Robert W. Chambers)
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The Island of Dr. Moreau (H.G. Wells)
The Island of Dr. Moreau (H.G. Wells)
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Dracula
Dracula
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The Turn of the Screw (Henry James)
The Turn of the Screw (Henry James)
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Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness
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The Jewel of Seven Stars (Bram Stoker)
The Jewel of Seven Stars (Bram Stoker)
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Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, by M.P. James
Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, by M.P. James
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Widdershins (Oliver Onions)
Widdershins (Oliver Onions)
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The House of Souls (Arthur Machen)
The House of Souls (Arthur Machen)
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The Complete John Silence Stories (Blackwood)
The Complete John Silence Stories (Blackwood)
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The Man Who Was Thursday
The Man Who Was Thursday
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The House on the Borderland (William Hope Hodgson)
The House on the Borderland (William Hope Hodgson)
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The Complete Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce (Bierce)
The Complete Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce (Bierce)
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The Horror Horn (E. F. Benson)
The Horror Horn (E. F. Benson)
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A Voyage to Arcturus (David Lindsay)
A Voyage to Arcturus (David Lindsay)
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The Trial (Franz Kafka)
The Trial (Franz Kafka)
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Something About Eve (James Branch Cabell)
Something About Eve (James Branch Cabell)
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Medusa (E. H. Visiak)
Medusa (E. H. Visiak)
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The Werewolf of Paris (Endore)
The Werewolf of Paris (Endore)
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The Last Bouquet (Marjorie Bowen)
The Last Bouquet (Marjorie Bowen)
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The Cadaver of Gideon Wyck (Alexander Laing)
The Cadaver of Gideon Wyck (Alexander Laing)
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A Second Century of Creepy Stories (Hugh Walpole, Ed.)
A Second Century of Creepy Stories (Hugh Walpole, Ed.)
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