The Penny Dreadfuls (eBook)

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Three nineteenth-century literary giants—Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley, and Oscar Wilde—in one outstanding volume of Victorian gothic horror.
 
In the 1800s, penny dreadfuls were cheap English stories that featured lurid, disturbing, and tantalizing content. These horror serials cost a penny per issue, hence their name. Penny dreadfuls often paid homage to—and even inspired—many of the more famous narratives of the horror genre.
 
Born of the penny dreadful tradition and originally published at a time when dramatic scientific discoveries sparked a cultural fixation on the paranormal, these stories remain timeless in their uncanny ability to prey upon our primal fear of that which is strange, violent, and unknown.
 
This book contains three haunting tales and a bonus story:
 
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • Dracula’s Guest by Bram Stoker (Dracula’s original first chapter, not published until after Stoker’s death)
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
 
Curl up with The Penny Dreadfuls on a dark, moonless night and rediscover these chilling classics!
 

Three nineteenth-century literary giants—Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley, and Oscar Wilde—in one outstanding volume of Victorian gothic horror.
 
In the 1800s, penny dreadfuls were cheap English stories that featured lurid, disturbing, and tantalizing content. These horror serials cost a penny per issue, hence their name. Penny dreadfuls often paid homage to—and even inspired—many of the more famous narratives of the horror genre.
 
Born of the penny dreadful tradition and originally published at a time when dramatic scientific discoveries sparked a cultural fixation on the paranormal, these stories remain timeless in their uncanny ability to prey upon our primal fear of that which is strange, violent, and unknown.
 
This book contains three haunting tales and a bonus story:
 
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • Dracula’s Guest by Bram Stoker (Dracula’s original first chapter, not published until after Stoker’s death)
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
 
Curl up with The Penny Dreadfuls on a dark, moonless night and rediscover these chilling classics!
 


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