If you’re looking for a scary story, it’s the season for horror and so today we’re making some suggestions that definitely WON’T break the bank. When books are over a certain age, they are out of copyright and thanks to Project Gutenberg, you can read these books for free online.
So today, rather than concentrate on new releases, we’re bringing you ten classic horrors you can read, completely free, thanks to the project with a link at the bottom to even more suggestions too.
The Damned – Algernon Blackwood
First released in 1914, The Damned was shocking for its day, and it’s descriptions of death and dismemberment make it graphic even by today’s standards. Thanks to a group of Project Gutenberg volunteers, you can now read it for free and it’s short enough to make the perfect Halloween read.
The Turn of the Screw – Henry James
Season 2, and the next tale from The Haunting of Hill House adaptation is said to be concentrating on this James classic, and this is likely to thrust this book back into popularity. Read it now for free on your Kindle thanks to Project Gutenberg.
The Shunned House – H. P Lovecraft
The Shunned House is the 1937 Novelette by the American author H. P. Lovecraft. It was first published in Weird Tales. The Shunned House is based on an actual house in Providence, Rhode Island, build in the eighteenth century. Lovecraft wrote, “On the northeast corner of Bridge Street and Elizabeth Avenue is a terrible old house—a hellish place where night-black deeds must have been done in the early seventeen-hundreds—with a blackish unpainted surface, unnaturally steep roof, and an outside flight of stairs leading to the second story, suffocatingly embowered in a tangle of ivy so dense that one cannot but imagine it accursed or corpse-fed. Download it for free now.
The Vampyre – John William Polidori
The Vampyre is a short work of prose fiction written in 1819 by John William Polidori. The work is often viewed as the progenitor of the romantic vampire genre of fantasy fiction, kinda like the Twilight of its day, and free thanks to the Project Gutenberg team.