Eric J. Guignard

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HAUNTED LIBRARY OF HORROR CLASSICS


 
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The Horror Writers Association (HWA) and Poisoned Pen Press, an imprint of SourceBooks, present the Haunted Library of Horror Classics, a line of reissued classic horror literature books from over the past 250 years. These books are recognized as literary masterpieces of their era that are either remembered today only through distorted theatrical or movie versions, or have been relegated to academic study, or have otherwise been nearly forgotten entirely.

Series editors Eric J. Guignard and Leslie S. Klinger now bring back these seminal titles of the genre, making them easily available to modern readers!

The Haunted Library of Horror Classics editions are quality trade paperbacks (and ebooks), carefully curated to follow the definitive text of the original publications, while being presented at reasonable prices for a mass market.

Each volume of this series also includes:

• introduction by a renowned contemporary horror writer, editor, or scholar

• annotations and/or endnotes to define or give context to obscure words and phrases

• a teacher’s guide of discussion questions for classroom use

• an author biography

• a list of similar titles for suggested further reading

• …and more!

Enjoy each volume, and build your own collection of the Haunted Library of Horror Classics!

    ** Read the official SourceBooks press release HERE!

    ** Read an interview on Book Reporter with editors, Eric J. Guignard and
          Leslie S. Klinger, discussing this series HERE!


(Special thanks also to Lisa Morton, John Palisano, Robert Rosenwald, and Alec Shane for assistance and involvement in this project!)

 

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COLLECT THEM ALL!



The Phantom of the Opera
The Beetle
Vathek
The House on the Borderland
The Parasite and Other
Tales of Terror

The King in Yellow
Of One Blood: or,
The Hidden Self

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary
The Castle of Otranto
The Mummy!
Fantasmagoriana
The Picture of Dorian Gray

Classics

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REVIEWS AND PRAISE

 
     
  ...favorite fiction to transport readers out of the terrors of the present and thrust back in time.” —NY Times  
     
 
 
  Modern readers will find the texts greatly enhanced for their convenience by prefacing notes and a short essay on the books' importance. Helpful footnotes keep readers immersed in the narrative but do not overwhelm the text. A brief note about the author caps things off and leads into the back matter, where discussion questions and further suggested reading of the era are offered. Perfectly poised to be useful for group as well as individual reading, this series is a fun new way to encounter the spine-tinglers of yesteryear.” —Booklist  
     
 
 
  Fans of literate horror… will be gratified.” —Publishers Weekly  
     
 
 
  Like many Victorian-era gothic tales, these books will appeal to a wide range of readers… ensuring crowdpleasers from the past will continue to strike fear in the hearts and minds of 21st-century readers.” —Library Journal  
     
     
 
 
 

SERIES VOLUMES

 
         
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    by Gaston LeRoux        
    with introduction to the book by Nancy Holder   SourceBooks  
    and additional material by series editors Eric J. Guignard and Leslie S. Klinger    
    Published January 7, 2020 $14.99 trade paper    
    Paperback ISBN-13: 978-1492699682 ebook ASIN: B07Y5PBM8X      
   

Every night at the Palais Garnier, hundreds of guests wait for opera star La Carlotta to take the stage. But when her voice fails her, La Carlotta is replaced with unknown understudy Christine Daaé, a young soprano whose vibrant singing fills the opera house and wins her numerous admirers, including an old childhood friend who soon professes his love. But unknown to Christine is another man, who lurks out of sight, who can move about the building undetected, who will do anything to make sure Christine will keep singing just for him…

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    by Richard Marsh      
    with introduction to the book by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro   SourceBooks  
    and additional material by series editors Eric J. Guignard and Leslie S. Klinger    
    Published April 7, 2020 $14.99 trade paper    
    Paperback ISBN-13: 978-1492699712 ebook ASIN: B0821NFTYW      
   

Robert Holt is an out-of-work clerk seeking shelter in an abandoned house. He comes face-to-face with a fantastical creature with supernatural and hypnotic powers, a creature who can transform at will between its human and beetle forms and who wrecks havoc when he preys on young middle-class Britons. Discover the creature that is “Born of neither god nor man,” in this Gothic horror tale of revenge that takes the reader on a dark journey, one that explores the crisis of late imperial England through a fantastical and horrific lens.

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    by William Beckford        
    with introduction to the book by Joe R. Lansdale   SourceBooks  
    and additional material by series editors Eric J. Guignard and Leslie S. Klinger    
    Published August 18, 2020 $14.99 trade paper    
    Paperback ISBN-13: 978-1492699743 ebook ASIN: B0861B5CTH      
   

Considered a masterpiece of bizarre invention and sustained fantasy, Vathek was written in French in 1782 and translated into English under the anonymous claim of having been translated from an Arabic original text. Vathek combines Gothic stylings with elemnts of Orientalism. The caliph Vathek is a blasphemous voluptuary who constructs a tower so tall that from it he can survey all the kingdoms of the world. Vathek impiously defies Muhammad in the seventh heaven, thus condemning himself to eternal damnation and expulsion to the netherworld.

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    by William Hope Hodgson      
    with introduction to the book by Ramsey Campbell   SourceBooks  
    and additional material by series editors Eric J. Guignard and Leslie S. Klinger    
    To be published November 3, 2020 $14.99 trade paper    
    Paperback ISBN-13: 978-1492699774 ebook ISBN-13: B0861LRXSZ      
   

On a fishing holiday to the remote Irish village of Kraighten, two friends stumble upon the ruins of a strangely shaped house on a large lake. They discover the moldering journal of the “Recluse,” an unidentified man who recorded his last days in the house before its destruction. So begins a hallucinatory account of a man’s experiences of supernatural creatures and otherworldly dimensions...

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    by Pauline Hopkins      
    with introduction to the book by Nisi Shawl   SourceBooks  
    and additional material by series editors Eric J. Guignard and Leslie S. Klinger    
    To be published February 2, 2021 $14.99 trade paper    
    Paperback ISBN-13: 978-1464215063 ebook ISBN-13: <...PENDING>      
   

An uncanny tale of identity, race, and spirituality by groundbreaking Black author Pauline Hopkins, Of One Blood follows the adventures of Reuel Briggs, a mixed-race American as he travels to Ethiopia from America searching for treasure and, ultimately, his heritage. First serialized in Colored American Magazine, this narrative exemplifies Pauline Hopkins’s incisive writing and interrogates issues of race and history that remain contemporary today.

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    by Arthur Conan Doyle      
    with introduction to the book by Daniel Stashower   SourceBooks  
    and additional material by series editors Eric J. Guignard and Leslie S. Klinger    
    To be published April, 2021 $14.99 trade paper    
    Paperback ISBN-13: 978-1492699804 ebook ISBN-13: B089N3M85Z      
   

Even before he created Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle terrified and delighted readers with tales of mysterious forces that defy rational explanation. These stories capture the unique draw of the uncanny and the curiosity that compels us all to ask, “Could it be true?” Included within are nine spine-tingling tales, such as: mournful cries in an ice-bound sea; a potion that allows the user to commune with ghosts; an Egyptian priest who cannot die; and a mesmerist of unrivaled power. Brace yourself for these and other chilling encounters!

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    by Robert W. Chambers      
    with introduction to the book by Nic Pizzolatto   SourceBooks  
    and additional material by series editors Eric J. Guignard and Leslie S. Klinger    
    To be published July, 2021 $14.99 trade paper    
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Identified as a classic in the field of supernatural fiction (both horror and Victorian Gothic), The King in Yellow is a collection of ten stories with running motifs throughout, most notably the first four, which each reference the same-named play, a forbidden work that “induces despair or madness in those who read it.” First published in 1895, this book has since continued to inspire a canon of supernatural, cosmic fiction (most famously by H.P. Lovecraft who linked much of his Cthulhu Mythos work to these tales).

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    by M.R. James      
    with introduction to the book by David Morrell   SourceBooks  
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    To be published October, 2021 $14.99 trade paper    
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A collection of eight of the earliest short stories of M.R. James, these eerie tales of apparitions and other supernatural horrors are now considered classics widely heralded as influential upon later authors of the strange, as well as being a turning point in the “ghost story genre.” Of recognizable note are the stories “The Ash-tree,” “The Mezzotint,” “Canon Alberic’s Scrap-book,” and "'Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad,” each which thrill with wit, suspense, and literary valor.

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    by Horace Walpole      
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    by Jane Webb      
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    translated into English by Sarah Elizabeth Utterson      
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    by Oscar Wilde      
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... and more forthcoming!

 
         
 
 
     
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