"Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality." - Edgar Allen Poe

The Lottery and Other Stories (Penguin Modern Classics) by Shirley Jackson http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0141191430/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_aQSdwb02APX5Q

10 Best Weddings in Literature

“The Snows Of Kilimanjaro” by Ernest Hemingway | 10 Short Stories You Should Read This Winter

10 of Literature's Most Unreliable Narrators

The Devil's 10 Best Appearances in Literature

50 of the Scariest Stories

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29 Short Stories You Need To Read In Your Twenties. Links to the short stories provided for your online reading pleasure!

For Esme with Love and Squalor. J.D. Salinger short stories. If you loved Catcher in the Rye as much as I did, this is a must read.

When It Happens to You: A Novel in Stories

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Top 10 most misunderstood Literary Quotes

Gothic Tales (Penguin Classics). I adore this collection of Supernatural stories by Elizabeth Gaskell.

Some of these I've read, some not. Some good, some definitely not. I offer a few others that aren't listed: 1. No Stone Unturned by Steve Jackson 2. The Murder Room by Michael Capuzzo 3. Bitter Harvest by Ann Rule 4. The Skeleton Crew by Deborah Halber (I had to force myself to read all of it, but I'm glad I did as it gave me new insight into amateur online sleuths).

Edgar Allan Poe introduced the British horror story, or the Gothic genre, to American literature, along with the detective story, science fiction, and literary criticism.