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The Damnable Life and Death of Stubbe Peeter, a Werewolf 1590
A true discourse. Declaring the damnable life and death of one Stubbe Peeter, a most wicked sorcerer ... Trulye translated out of the high Duch, according to the copie printed in Collin.Published:1590, London,
Dracula, by Bram Stoker
Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker.
Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
"The Publishers of the Standard Novels, in selecting "Frankenstein" for one of their series, expressed a wish that I should furnish them with some account of the origin of the story. I am the more willing to comply, because I shall thus give a general answer to the question, so very frequently asked me--"How I, when a young girl, came to think of, and to dilate upon, so very hideous an idea?" It is true that I am very averse to bringing myself forward in print; but as my account will only appear as an appendage to a former production, and as it will be confined to such topics as have connection with my authorship alone, I can scarcely accuse myself of a personal intrusion." Mary Wollestonecraft Shelley, 1831.
The Haunted Hotel: A Mystery of Modern Venice by Wilkie Collins
Published in 1878 in serial form (a "penny dreadful"). The ghost of Lord Montberry haunts the Palace Hotel in Venice --- or does it?
The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe
The “Red Death” had long devastated the country. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous. Blood was its Avatar and its seal—the redness and the horror of blood. There were sharp pains, and sudden dizziness, and then profuse bleeding at the pores, with dissolution. The scarlet stains upon the body and especially upon the face of the victim, were the pest ban which shut him out from the aid and from the sympathy of his fellow-men.
The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe
A poem by Poe about a raven tapping at his door.