Although the focus of Bloody Bookish is to shine the spotlight on independent authors and small press, one cannot celebrate dark fiction without paying homage to the horror classics that inspired us all. So, if you’re looking for something to read after the kiddies come down from their treat-inspired sugar rush and you’ve put them too bed, check out these free eBooks, courtesy of Project Gutenberg.
- Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
- Dracula by Bram Stoker
- Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James
- 25 different works by Edgar Allen Poe
- The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
- Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
Project Gutenberg also has some great books you may be able to use when researching your next spooky tale:
And just because he’s so darn good, I had to include Poe twice! You can’t go wrong with The Raven. While you’re at it, why not check out Virginia’s Poe Museum online, where you can view some of their artifacts. Or visit the Baltimore Poe House & Museum and show them some support! Happy Halloween!
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