The stories that comprise this collection will surprise the reader even after numerous readings. They reflect innermost fears and head for spaces where reality is blurred by imagination, where insanity and madness are shrouded in mystery and where humanity is haunted by repressed passion and obsession.
The 13 Best Horror Stories of All Time, edited by Leslie Pockell, boasts an all-star roster of names from the 19th century (Edgar Allan Poe, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Bram Stoker) to the first half of the 20th (M.R. James, H.P. Lovecraft, Shirley Jackson). For those new to horror literature wanting to sample some of the classic shorter works of the genre, this is an excellent starting point. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.