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  • Frankenstein and Philosophyby Nicolas Michaud

    Open Court 2013; US$ 19.95

    Mary Shelley?s novel Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus sparked into life a fascination with science-gone-awry that refuses to die. From 1818 to present-day Hollywood, the story of Victor Frankenstein and his reanimated, stitched-together corpse has inspired (some would say) the very idea of modern science fiction and countless essays, movies,... more...

  • Animal Ghostsby Elliott O'Donnell

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    For thousands of years, humans have debated over whether the soul persists in some way after the physical body has ceased functioning. This fascinating volume extends the afterlife discussion to animals, bringing together many accounts of animal hauntings and different cultural beliefs about the souls and eternal lives of non-human creatures. more...

  • Vampiresby Mark Collins Jenkins

    National Geographic Society 2012; US$ 3.99

    What real-life character inspired Bram Stoker?s classic Dracula ? Did a blood-sucking demon haunt ancient Mespotamia? Did 16th century Venetians drive a stake through the heart of a true vampire, or was something more sinister at work?   For thousands of years vampires have both terrified and titillated our imaginations. Today vampires pervade our... more...

  • The Bansheeby Elliott O'Donnell

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    The banshee is a fearsome female creature that figures heavily in Irish mythology. Usually regarded as a harbinger of death and doom, the banshee is often depicted as wearing bloodstained clothing and unleashing an unearthly howl when someone is about to perish. This comprehensive study of banshee mythology from folklorist Elliott O'Donnell is... more...

  • Ghostly Phenomenaby Elliot O'Donnell

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Throughout his life, Irish-born writer Elliot O'Donnell reportedly experienced several encounters with ghostly beings, including one run-in with a spirit in Dublin that almost proved fatal. Inspired by these experiences, O'Donnell devoted his life to hunting and documenting specters. The collection Ghostly Phenomena brings together an impressive... more...

  • Scottish Ghost Storiesby Elliott O'Donnell

    The Floating Press 1912; US$ 3.99

    Wraiths, wirry-cows, goblins -- the folklore of Scotland is teeming with supernatural beings, haunted houses, spirits, and other spooky creatures, and in this volume, writer and researcher Elliott O'Donnell collects some of the best-known tales about them. Known for publishing many book-length studies of supernatural occurrences throughout the... more...

  • Famous Ghost Storiesby Dorothy Scarborough

    The Floating Press 1921; US$ 3.99

    This spine-tingling collection of horror, mystery and suspense tales brings together some of the best authors in the genre, including Edgar Allan Poe and Algernon Blackwood. If you're a fan of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century mystery and suspense stories, be sure to give Famous Ghost Stories a read. more...

  • Weird Talesby E. T. A. Hoffman; J. T. Bealby

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    E.T.A. Hoffmann was a gifted German author and composer whose most well-known work was a fantasy tale entitled "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King," which inspired Tchaikovsky's famous ballet. Hoffmann also wrote dozens of tales dealing with the uncanny and the supernatural; this collection brings together a group of his most spine-chilling... more...

  • Carnacki, the Ghost-Finderby William Hope Hodgson

    The Floating Press 1913; US$ 3.99

    Long before the supernatural detectives at the center of television shows such as Medium and The Ghost Whisperer hit the airwaves, there was "detective of the occult" Thomas Carnacki, the fictional detective created by William Hope Hodgson, author of the novel The House on the Borderland. The Carnacki tales center around the eponymous detective's... more...

  • It's True! Hauntings Happen and Ghosts Get Grumpyby Meredith Costain

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 10.86

    The full bottle on premonitions and poltergeists, psychic detectives and the Bermuda Triangle, and including instructions for holding your own fork-bending party, this is the seventeenth title in the amazing It's True! non-fiction series. more...