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A man takes on a walk, accompanied by his dog, to visit friends in the wild north of Yukon Territory. This chilling 1908 classic became one of modern literature’s most iconic tales on the deathly struggle of man vs. nature.
Fear, an obsession of the senses, and paranoia all converge in this classic tale by the master of horror and suspense into the consciousness of a mind determined to convince the readers of one deceptive truth called sanity.
An amusing allegory of the human tendency to not get along, society splits into two groups: frog lovers and frog haters, artists and scientists. The philosopher might have an original solution to this quarrel.
At the beginning of the 19th century, the people of Tarrytown, New York are being terrified by The Headless Horseman–perhaps America’s most famous ghost. A Gothic classic that provides a crystal-clear image of the United States right after the Revolutionary War.
A young girl of fourteen goes to a Christmas ball where she is seated next to a thirty-year-old officer–a “relic” who is nothing compared to the dashing young cadet she has her eyes on. But when this older man shows off a toy figurine of a green devil that is being used to mark his place at the table, her interest in him is suddenly awakened, leading her to an act she will ultimately regret.
In this early and underrated Edith Wharton story, a woman who has just passed away encounters her perfect companion in the afterlife. Cultured and refined, he has all of the qualities she dreamed of in a man while alive. Incidentally, he is not her husband–which leads her to question the nature of love and commitment.
In an attempt to safe guard her daughter’s chastity, a mother conjures some spiritual help, which leads to an amusing and embarrassing result. A Russian classic at its best.
Three rather strange men are after winning the heart of young Laura Hope, and the competition may become lethal. G.K. Chesterton’s exquisite detective figure Father Brown comes in handy with his sharp observations.