List of Unrecorded Horror, Ghost Stories and Weird Tales

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Post by kadath » September 28th, 2015, 1:15 pm

Famous unrecorded horror, ghost and weird tales:These stories vary in length (short, novella, novel) and are stories that are regarded as popular/exceptional examples of the genre (Lovecraft recommendations, anthologies, genre reference guides, internet "Best of" lists, fan favorites, etc.) I will update the list and remove stories as they get recorded and and include new stories when I locate them. If anyone has an unrecorded story that they don't see on the list and wants to include it post it to the thread and I will add it (provided that if falls within the definition of the said genre.)

This is the link to the current Short Ghost and Horror Story Collection Vol. 35
viewtopic.php?f=19&t=75925

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A

The Ghosts of Austerlitz - William Waldorf Astor
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=pst.000004987727;view=1up;seq=2

The Reverend John Creedy - Grant Allen
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/38575/38575-h/38575-h.htm

Crowned With One Crest - Gertrude Atherton
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/14256/14256-h/14256-h.htm

B

The Hill of Trouble & The Isles of Sunset - Arthur Christopher Benson
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/21536/21536-h/21536-h.htm

The Confession of Charles Linkworth - E. F. Benson
https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/b/benson/ef/confession-of-charles-linkworth/

Gavon's Eve - E. F. Benson
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uiug.30112041397107;view=1up;seq=13

The Dust-Cloud - E. F. Benson
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uiug.30112041397107;view=1up;seq=13

At Abdul Alt's Grave - E. F. Benson
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uiug.30112041397107;view=1up;seq=13

The Shootings of Achnaleish - E. F. Benson
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uiug.30112041397107;view=1up;seq=13

How Fear Departed from the Long Gallery - E. F. Benson
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uiug.30112041397107;view=1up;seq=13

The Cat - E. F. Benson
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uiug.30112041397107;view=1up;seq=13

The Man Who Went Too Far - E. F. Benson
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uiug.30112041397107;view=1up;seq=13

Outside the Door - E. F. Benson
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uiug.30112041397107;view=1up;seq=13

The Other Bed - E. F. Benson
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uiug.30112041397107;view=1up;seq=13

The House with the Brick-Kiln - E. F. Benson
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uiug.30112041397107;view=1up;seq=13

The Terror by Night - E. F. Benson
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uiug.30112041397107;view=1up;seq=13

Visions of The Night - Ambrose Bierce
https://archive.org/stream/collectedworks10bieriala#page/n9/mode/2up

Unrecorded Algernon Blackwood Weird Tales can be found here
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=57337


Poor Pretty Bobby - Rhoda Broughton
https://archive.org/details/talesforchristma00brourich

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The Voice From The Pit - Bernard Edward Capes
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/14045/14045.txt

The Key To Grief - Robert W. Chambers
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/46581/46581-h/46581-h.htm

In Kropfsberg Keep - Ralph Adams Cram
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26687/26687-h/26687-h.htm

The Black Mate - Joseph Conrad
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/17732/17732-h/17732-h.htm#link2H_4_0004

A Pair of Hands & The Seventh Man - Arthur Quiller-Couch
http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/13799/pg13799.html

Old Aeson - Arthur Quiller-Couch
http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/15865/pg15865.html

D

Suspiria De Profundis (This is where the idea for the famous Argento horror film came from) - Thomas De Quincy
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/23788/23788-h/23788-h.htm

The Pigmy Queen & Lost in the Catacombs.—The Antiquary's Story - Dryasdust
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/33688/33688-h/33688-h.htm

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The True History of Anthony Ffryar - Arthur Gray
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044055347934;view=1up;seq=11

One of Cleopatra’s Nights - Théophile Gautier (a Lovecraft favorite, novella)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/39397

St. John's Eve - Nikolai Gogal
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1197/1197-h/1197-h.htm#link2H_4_0016

H

The Night School - James Hopper
https://www.unz.org/Pub/Century-1914mar-00781

The Expedition to Hell - James Hogg
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/35474/35474-h/35474-h.htm#CHAPTER_V

The Stone Ship - William Hope Hodgson
http://www.strangeark.com/cryptofiction/stone-ship.html

Ignaz Denner aka The Forest Warden - E.T.A Hoffman
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044005013990;view=1up;seq=8

J

My Brother's Keeper & Jerry Bundler - W. W. Jacobs
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/28701/28701-h/28701-h.htm

The Brown Man's Servant - W. W. Jacobs
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/21336

The Real Right Thing - Henry James
https://archive.org/details/cu31924022252526

K

At the End of the Passage - Rudyard Kipling
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/5777/5777-h/5777-h.htm

L

A Wicked Voice - Vernon Lee aka Violet Paget
http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/9956/pg9956-images.html

How The Raven Died - Alfred Lewis
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/23173/23173-h/23173-h.htm

The Ghost and The Bone-Setter - J. Sheridan Le Fanu
https://archive.org/details/purcellpapers00fanugoog

Wicked Captain Walshawe, of Wauling - J. Sheridan Le Fanu
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/12592/12592.txt

The Familiar - J. Sheridan Le Fanu
http://gaslight.mtroyal.ab.ca/familiar.htm

The Murdered Cousin - J. Sheridan Le Fanu
http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/12828/pg12828.html

The White Cat of Drumgunniol - J. Sheridan Le Fanu
http://www.gutenberg.ca/ebooks/lefanu-crowl/lefanu-crowl-00-h.html#five

Squire Toby's Will - J. Sheridan Le Fanu
http://www.gutenberg.ca/ebooks/lefanu-crowl/lefanu-crowl-00-h.html#two

Ghost Stories of Chapelizod - J. Sheridan Le Fanu
http://www.gutenberg.ca/ebooks/lefanu-crowl/lefanu-crowl-00-h.html#seven

Sir Dominick's Bargain - J. Sheridan Le Fanu
http://www.gutenberg.ca/ebooks/lefanu-crowl/lefanu-crowl-00-h.html#ninehe

The Death of Ligoun - Jack London
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/10736/10736-h/10736-h.htm

The Man with the Gash - Jack London
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1655

The God of His Fathers - Jack London
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1655/1655-h/1655-h.htm

The White Silence - Jack London
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2377/2377-h/2377-h.htm

In A Far Country - Jack London
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2377/2377-h/2377-h.htm

Keesh, the Son of Keesh - Jack London
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/10736/10736-h/10736-h.htm

In Forests of the North - Jack London
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/10736/10736-h/10736-h.htm

M

A Story Told by the Sea - W.C. Morrow
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/21616/21616-h/21616-h.htm

His Unconquerable Enemy - W. C. Morrow
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/21616/21616-h/21616-h.htm

The Wolf - Guy de Maupassant
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3090/3090-h/3090-h.htm

A Mother of Monsters - Guy De Maupassant
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3089/3089-h/3089-h.htm

The Moribund - Guy De Maupassant
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3080/3080-h/3080-h.htm

The Terror - Guy de Maupassant
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3090/3090-h/3090-h.htm

The Vendetta - Guy De Maupassant
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3083/3083-h/3083-h.htm

The Blind Man - Guy de Maupassant
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/22069/22069-h/22069-h.htm

Father Milon - Guy de Maupassant
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3077/3077-h/3077-h.htm#link2H_4_0008

Saint Anthony - Guy de Maupassant
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3086/3086-h/3086-h.htm#link2H_4_0011

A Tress of Hair - Guy de Maupassant
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3082/3082-h/3082-h.htm#link2H_4_0008

At Sea - Guy de Maupassant
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3086/3086-h/3086-h.htm#link2H_4_0007

The Spasm - Guy de Maupassant
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3084/3084-h/3084-h.htm#link2H_4_0014

Little Louise Roque - Guy de Maupassant
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3079/3079-h/3079-h.htm#link2H_4_0003

He? - Guy de Maupassant
https://archive.org/stream/completeshortsto1903maup#page/816/mode/2up

Mohammed Fripouli - Guy de Maupassant
https://archive.org/stream/completeshortsto1903maup#page/918/mode/2up

The Mad Woman - Guy de Maupassant
https://archive.org/stream/completeshortsto1903maup#page/270/mode/2up

The Parrot - Guy de Maupassant
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3084/3084-h/3084-h.htm#link2H_4_0018

Mother Sauvage - Guy de Maupassant
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3078/3078-h/3078-h.htm#link2H_4_0002

The Italian's Story - Mrs. Crowe
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/39485/39485-h/39485-h.htm

P

Exchange - Barry Pain
https://archive.org/details/collectedtales00painrich

In The Cliff Land Of The Dane - Howard Pease
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/27449/27449-h/27449-h.htm

S

Thrawn Janet - Robert Louis Stevenson
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/30744/30744-h/30744-h.htm

The Ghost in the Cap'n Brown House - Harriet Beecher Stowe
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/22320/22320-h/22320-h.htm

The Pale Ape - M.P. Shiel (1911)
http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0602831h.html

The Sin-Eater - William Sharp aka "Fiona Macleod" (a Lovecraft favorite)
https://archive.org/details/sineaterothertal00sharuoft

The Graven Image - William Sharp
https://archive.org/details/gypsychristando01shargoog

T

Clara Militch - Ivan Turgenev (Novella)
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/8935/8935-h/8935-h.htm

Phantoms - Ivan Turgenev
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/8935/8935-h/8935-h.htm

Father Alexyei's Story & The Song of Love Triumphant - Ivan Turgenev
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/15994/15994.txt

W

Pollock and the Porroh Man - H. G. Wells
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/42989/42989-h/42989-h.htm

The Tarn - Hugh Walpole
https://archive.org/details/blackcapnewstori00asquuoft

Y

Rosa Alchemica & The Tables of the Law - William Butler Yeats
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/5794/5794-h/5794-h.htm

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BOOK LENGTH STORIES & NOVELS

Septimius Felton; Or, The Elixir Of Life. - Nathaniel Hawthorne (novel)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/7372

The Thing in The Woods - Harper Williams ( aka Margery Williams Bianco) (this novel was an influence on Lovecraft's "The Dunwich Horror")
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.$b312829;view=1up;seq=9

The Child of the Dawn by Arthur Christopher Benson (Novel)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/15964

The Necromancers
by Robert Hugh Benson (Novel)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/14275

A Beleaguered City by Mrs. Oliphant (Novel)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/11521

The Soul of Countess Adrian by Mrs. Campbell Praed
https://archive.org/details/soulofcountessad00prae

The Uninhabited House by Mrs. J. H. Riddell
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8602]

The Blood of the Vampire by Florence Marryat
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100227220?

The Dead Man's Message by Florence Marryat
https://archive.org/details/deadmansmessageo00marr

The Feast of Bacchus by Ernest G. Henham
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100324507

The Spring Song by Forrest Reid
https://archive.org/details/springsong00reiduoft

Beauty’s Worth by Olivia Shakespeare
https://archive.org/stream/savoy02symo#page/n123/mode/2up
https://archive.org/stream/savoy02symo#page/n223/mode/2up

The Saint of The Dragon's Dale; a Fantastic Tale by William Stearns Davis
https://archive.org/details/saintofdragonsda00davi_0

Shadow-Shapes by Maude Annesley
https://archive.org/details/shadowshapes00anne

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UNRECORDED COLLECTIONS

Strange Stories by Grant Allen
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/38575/38575-h/38575-h.htm

Pharaoh's Daughter: and Other Stories by William Waldorf Astor
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=pst.000004987727;view=1up;seq=9

Paul The Minstrel and Other Stories by Arthur Christopher Benson
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/21536/21536-h/21536-h.htm

The Room in The Tower, and Other Stories by E.F. Benson (One of the very best early weird horror collections!)
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uiug.30112041397107;view=1up;seq=9

Visible and invisible by E. F. Benson. Benson
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101064787649;view=1up;seq=1

The Listener and Other Stories by Algernon Blackwood
https://archive.org/details/listenerandothe00blacgoog

The Lost Valley and Other Stories by Algernon Blackwood
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044086875077;view=1up;seq=7

Pan's Garden, a volume of nature stories by Algernon Blackwood
https://archive.org/details/pansgardenvolume00blacuoft

Ten Minute Stories by Algernon Blackwood
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=umn.319510023073554;view=1up;seq=11

Wolves of God, and Other Fey Stories by Algernon Blackwood
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/38310/38310-h/38310-h.htm

The Watcher By The Threshold and Other Tales by John Buchan
https://archive.org/stream/in.ernet.dli.2015.264735/2015.264735.The-Watcher#page/n0/mode/2up

The Fabulists by Bernard Edward Joseph Capes
https://archive.org/details/fabulists00capeiala

The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/46581

The Tree of Heaven by Robert W. Chambers
https://archive.org/details/treesofheavan00chamrich

Black Spirits and White: A Book of Ghost Stories by Ralph Adams Cram
(Excellent author of weird tales and a favorite of H.P. Lovecarft, GREAT collection)
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/26687

Tales of terror by Dick Donovan [pseud.] Muddock, J. E. (Joyce Emmerson)
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=osu.32435051181022;view=2up;seq=10

Tales of The Wonder Club by Dryasdust
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/33688/33688-h/33688-h.htm

The Stone Dragon and Other Tragic Romances by Murray Gilchrist
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008688577

"Tedious Brief Tales of Granta and Gramarye, by "Ingulphus" Arthur Gray
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044055347934;view=2up;seq=10

David Poindexter's Disappearance and Other Tales by Julian Hawthorne
http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/7057/pg7057-images.html

The Laughing Mill and Other Stories by Julian Hawthorne
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/41592/41592-h/41592-h.htm

Six Cent Sam's by Julian Hawthorne
https://archive.org/details/sixcentsams00hawtgoog

Ellice Quentin, and Other Stories by Julian Hawthorne
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uiug.30112002696554;view=2up;seq=10

The Collected Works of James Hogg
https://archive.org/stream/shepherdscalend01hogggoog#page/n12/mode/2up

Dreams and Dream Stories - Anna Kingsford
http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/5651/pg5651.html

Hauntings by Vernon Lee
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/9956

Pope Jacynth & Other Fantastic Tales by Vernon Lee
https://archive.org/details/popejacynthothe00leegoog

The Grip of Fear by Maurice Level
https://archive.org/details/gripfear00levegoog

Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh
https://archive.org/details/marvelsandmyster00marsiala

The Guillotine Club: and Other Stories by S. Weir Mitchell
https://archive.org/details/guillotinecluba00compgoog

Four Ghost Stories by Mrs. Molesworth
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/31019/31019-h/31019-h.htm

The Ape, The Idiot & Other People by W. C. Morrow
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/21616?msg=welcome_stranger

The Poems and Stories of Fitz-James O'Brien
https://archive.org/stream/poemsstoriesoffi00obri#page/n3/mode/2up

(Four) Stories of the Seen and Unseen by Margaret Oliphant
https://archive.org/details/Four_Stories_of_the_Seen_and_Unseen

Collected Tales by Barry Pain 
https://archive.org/details/collectedtales00painrich

Stories and Interludes by Barry Pain
https://archive.org/details/storiesandinter00paingoog

Border Ghost Stories by Howard Pease
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc2.ark:/13960/t7np1xq4d;view=1up;seq=19

Fancy Free by Eden Phillpotts
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=nyp.33433112050160;view=1up;seq=9

I Saw Three Ships and Other Winter Tales by Arthur Quiller-Couch
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/14206

Old Fires and Profitable Ghosts: A Book of Stories by Arthur Quiller-Couch
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/13799

Two Sides of the Face; midwinter tales by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
https://archive.org/details/twosidesfacemid00quilgoog

Wandering Heath by Arthur Quiller-Couch
http://gutenberg.org/ebooks/18750

The Best Ghost Stories; introduced by Arthur B. Reeve
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.$b259684;view=1up;seq=11

Frank Sinclair's Wife, and Other Stories
by Mrs. J. H. Riddell
https://archive.org/details/franksinclairswi02ridd

Weird Stories by Mrs. J.H. Riddell
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uiug.30112051972906;view=1up;seq=11

The Gypsy Christ, and Other Tales by William Sharp
https://archive.org/details/gypsychristando01shargoog

Tales and Fantasies by Robert Louis Stevenson
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/426

The Merry Men, and Other Tales and Fables by Robert Louis Stevenson
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/344

Xingu, and Other Stories by Edith Wharton
https://archive.org/details/xinguandothersto00wharuoft

The Song of the Sirens: and Other Stories by Edward Lucas White (another author greatly admired by H.P. Lovecraft who also considered him an influence on his own writings)
https://archive.org/details/songsirensandot01firgoog

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The Poetry Corner (supernatural and dark fantasy poetry along the lines of Poe and Baudelaire)

Thomas Lovell Beddoes - The poems, posthumous and collected https://archive.org/details/poeticalworksth00beddgoog

The Poems and Prose Poems of Charles Baudelaire - Charles Baudelaire
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/36287

Collections by George Sterling:

Beyond The Breakers and other Poems
https://archive.org/details/beyondbreakersa00stergoog

Sails and mirage, and other poems
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011211966

Moods and moments by Carl Heinrich
https://archive.org/details/moodsmoments00hein

KEEP CHECKING BACK TO THE LIST, NEW STORIES BEING ADDED REGULARLY
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Post by annise » September 28th, 2015, 1:26 pm

Great idea :clap:
You may be better to ask people to post ideas in the thread though rather than PM - then people will know about additions to the list and if there are PD problems will be able to offer views.

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Post by Newgatenovelist » September 28th, 2015, 1:33 pm

An excellent idea, and the list looks great!

I recently posted 'The Man-Wolf' in the Book Suggestions thread, which was, if Wikipedia is to be believed, admired by M. R. James and H. P. Lovecraft. It would be too long for the Short Ghost and Horror Collection, but might make a spooky stand-alone book.

It's definitely too long for a short collection, but would you consider Hogg's The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2276) to fit the bill?

Happy (early) Halloween!
-Erin

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Post by kadath » September 28th, 2015, 1:40 pm

Happy Halloween to you to Erin! I would love to see "Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner" get recorded (awesome book reminiscent of/influential to Stevenson's Jekyll and Hyde.) Added to the list, thank you.

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Post by gweeks » September 30th, 2015, 1:05 pm

Tales of the Wonder Club

Published in three volumes.

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/33688
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/34817
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/36731

You included the name of one story out of Volume I, but there's a lot more there than just the one story.

Greg

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Post by kadath » September 30th, 2015, 1:15 pm

Thanks Greg!

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Post by adonis » October 24th, 2015, 11:31 pm

I got a message about City of Dreadful Night that was deleted before it arrived. Just to say, I looked at the poem (I remember it from an anthology called Sick Verse about the experience of being longtime ill) but for a reading aloud it has a lot of foreign language at the start so I left it on one side and did The Ballad of Reading Gaol for the Long Poem selection instead. I am thinking of one or two other things; I would definitely do Cecilia de Noel (l'm now halfway through my first solo which is Northanger Abbey) but according to the catalogue it was done on Librivox recently and I'd rather not repeat for a couple of years. Thanks for your interest (whatever the message was about).

Tony A.

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Post by Availle » October 25th, 2015, 1:54 am

We actually do have Cecilia de Noel in our catalog, a relatively recent addition:
http://librivox.org/cecilia-de-noel-by-mary-elizabeth-hawker/


It may be useful for potential readers if you divide your list by lenght:
- short stories (for a collection, less thatn 8000 words)
- novellas (short solo, maybe around 5 hours or less)
- novels (all the rest).

People might be interested in a short story but not in a novel or the other way around, and this way you'd make it easier for them to find something.
Cheers,
Ava.

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Post by kadath » October 27th, 2015, 12:24 am

Hi Ava, Thanks for letting me know about "Cecilia de Noel" I took it off the list. That's a good idea about putting the titles in sections according to their length :)

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Post by adonis » December 22nd, 2015, 10:31 pm

Just done The Isle of Voices thanks to your list - in my soon to be published Island Nights' Entertainments solo. Thanks for the tip.

Tony Addison.

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Post by kadath » December 23rd, 2015, 2:06 am

Thank you Tony for recording that one, Robert Louis Stevenson is one of my favorites and I can't wait to hear it :9:

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Post by MARTIN GEESON » December 23rd, 2015, 12:24 pm

I got a message about City of Dreadful Night that was deleted before it arrived. Just to say, I looked at the poem (I remember it from an anthology called Sick Verse about the experience of being longtime ill)
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In my opinion, this is one of the most outstanding poems of the 19th century. Its portrayal of urban alienation and post-Darwinian religious despair mark it out as a key work of its time. The poet was not merely 'sick' - he was registering a complex of feelings which carried over into the 20th century. He was depicting the Waste Land decades before Eliot.

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Post by adonis » December 23rd, 2015, 1:31 pm

There's nothing mere about being sick. It's the key experience of a lifetime if it lasts long enough. Obviously the compiler of that classic anthology was looking for a title that would both disarm criticism and describe the book. I haven't looked into his experience of (ill) health but I was looking to plunder it for part of a storytelling set that would describe M. E. - at least to me. This quaint song by someone who had it for seven years partly does:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rgb8am3NQU0

When I looked at The City of Dreadful Night I genuinely thought: Well, I've done The Ballad of Reading Gaol and I know a man on Death Row in Ohio and I've dedicated it to him, I've done The Ancient Mariner and I know all those psychic states, I could do The Wasteland, but he's pretty prissy about people and then there's The City of Dreadful Night - and I decided to do the Rudyard Kipling story of the same name instead. And now someone else has done it and all's well.

Sincerely,
Tony Addison.

and frequently leads to spiritual exaltation and artistic creation as well as misery and despair (and frank dullness).

A pleasant guy on a poetry site here asked where I got the emotional timbre of my voice from and I told him; when you've been twenty years ill and more you turn into the finest compost.

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Post by adonis » December 23rd, 2015, 1:39 pm

p. s. At least in my opinion (All's Well That Ends Well, Act Four Scene Three Line one hundred and twenty seven). That stuff at the end of my last (above) is a dead giveaway; that was meant to be deleted. O well.

p. p. s. I made that line reference up.

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Post by kadath » November 23rd, 2016, 1:48 am

Just reposted some new stories on the list, I posted them a few days before the site crash and they got wiped out/deleted so here they are again. Thanks to everybody that have been checking out this list and recording stories from it :)
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