"The Best Horror Short Stories 1800-1849" was an award winning finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
Andrew Barger, the editor and author of the award winning “Coffee with Poe: A Novel of Edgar Allan Poe's Life,” read over 300 horror short stories to compile the 12 best. At the back of the book he includes a list of all short stories he considered along with their dates of publication and author, when available. He even includes background for each of the stories, author photos and annotations for difficult terminology. A number of the stories were published in leading periodicals of the day such as Blackwood’s and Atkinson’s Casket. Read “The Best Horror Short Stories 1800-1849” today!
‘The Best Horror Short Stories 1800-1849’ will likely become a best seller . . .What makes this collection (of truly terrifying tales!) so satisfying is the presence of a brief introduction before each story, sharing some comments about the writer and elements of the tale. Barger has once again whetted our appetites for fright, spent countless hours making these twelve stories accessible and available, and has provided in one book the best of the best of horror short stories. It is a winner.
Amazon.com Top Ten Reviewer
Barger aims for readers both scholarly and casual, ensuring that the authors get their due while making the work accessible overall to the mainstream.
[a] top to bottom pick for anyone who appreciates where the best of horror came from.
Midwest Book Review