Horror is a genre of speculative fiction which is intended to frighten, scare, disgust, or startle its readers by inducing feelings of horror and terror. It shocks, or even frightens the reader, or perhaps induces a feeling of repulsion or loathing. It creates an eerie and frightening atmosphere. Horror is frequently supernatural, though it might also be non-supernatural. Often the central menace of a work of horror fiction can be interpreted as a metaphor for the larger fears of a society. This book is a special collection of best horror novels of all time. Plunge into this frightening atmosphere in order to release your fear. Here they are : CARMILLA by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu CURIOUS, IF TRUE: STRANGE TALES by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell DRACULA by Bram Stoker FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE by Robert Louis Stevenson THE BURIAL OF THE RATS by Bram Stoker THE DUNWICH HORROR by Howard Phillips Lovecraft THE EMPTY HOUSE AND OTHER GHOST STORIES by Algernon Blackwood THE GREAT GOD PAN by Arthur Machen THE HOUSE OF THE VAMPIRE by George Sylvester Viereck THE KING IN YELLOW by Robert William Chambers THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW by Washington Irving THE MAGICIAN by W. Somerset Maugham THE METAMORPHOSIS by Franz Kafka THE NIGHT LAND by William Hope Hodgson THE RAVEN by Edgar Allan Poe THE SHADOW OUT OF TIME by Howard Phillips Lovecraft THE TELL-TALE HEART by Edgar Allan Poe THE VAMPIRE MAID by Hume Nisbet THE YELLOW WALLPAPER by Charlotte Perkins Gilman A well-formatted, easy-to-read book suitable for any e-reader, tablet or computer. The reader will go from one section to another one as quick as possible.
The Yellow Wallpaper is a psychological short story about a Victorian woman on the edge of a nervous breakdown. When her husband deems she needs a "rest cure" after the birth of their child, they rent an abandoned colonial mansion with a "queer air" about it. The narrator"s claustrophobic room has unpleasant, oppressive yellow wallpaper which incites her decent into madness. Charlotte Gilman’s stylistic short story is an important early American feminist text, illustrating patriarchal attitudes in the early 20th century toward women"s health, both physical and mental. This 125th Anniversary edition of The Yellow Wallpaper includes the essay Woman Suffrage by Emma Goldman.
The Yellow Wallpaper (original title: "The Yellow Wall-paper. A Story") is a short story by the American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, first published in January 1892 in The New England Magazine. It is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature, illustrating attitudes in the 19th century toward women's health, both physical and mental. Presented in the first person, the story is a collection of journal entries written by a woman whose physician husband (John) has rented an old mansion for the summer. Forgoing other rooms in the house, the couple moves into the upstairs nursery. As a form of treatment, the unnamed woman is forbidden from working, and is encouraged to eat well and get plenty of exercise and air, so she can recuperate from what he calls a "temporary nervous depression – a slight hysterical tendency", a diagnosis common to women in that period. She hides her journal from her husband and his sister the housekeeper, fearful of being reproached for overworking herself. The room's windows are barred to prevent children from climbing through them, and there is a gate across the top of the stairs, though she and her husband have access to the rest of the house and its adjoining estate. The story depicts the effect of understimulation on the narrator's mental health and her descent into psychosis. With nothing to stimulate her, she becomes obsessed by the pattern and color of the wallpaper. "It is the strangest yellow, that wall-paper! It makes me think of all the yellow things I ever saw – not beautiful ones like buttercups, but old foul, bad yellow things. But there is something else about that paper – the smell! ... The only thing I can think of that it is like is the color of the paper! A yellow smell." In the end, she imagines there are women creeping around behind the patterns of the wallpaper and comes to believe she is one of them. She locks herself in the room, now the only place she feels safe, refusing to leave when the summer rental is up. "For outside you have to creep on the ground, and everything is green instead of yellow. But here I can creep smoothly on the floor, and my shoulder just fits in that long smooch around the wall, so I cannot lose my way."
Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Herland is a utopian novel written by feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The book describes an isolated society composed entirely of women who reproduce via parthenogenesis. The result is an ideal social order, free of war, conflict and domination. The story is told from the perspective of Van Jennings, a student of sociology who, along with two friends, Terry O. Nicholson and Jeff Margrave, forms an expedition party to explore an area of unchartered land where it is rumored lives a society consisting entirely of women. The three friends do not really believe the rumors as they are unable to conceive of how human reproduction could occur without males. The men speculate about what a society of women would be like, each guessing differently based on the stereotype of women which he holds most dear.
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