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Haunted Library of Horror Classics



The Horror Writers Association (HWA) and Poisoned Pen Press, an imprint of SourceBooks, present the Haunted Library of Horror Classics, a line of reissued classic horror literature books from over the past 250 years. These books are recognized as literary masterpieces of their era and are either remembered today only through distorted theatrical or movie versions, have been relegated to academic study, or have otherwise been nearly forgotten entirely.

Series editors Eric J. Guignard and Leslie S. Klinger now bring back these seminal titles of the genre, making them easily available to modern readers!

The Haunted Library of Horror Classics editions are quality trade paperbacks (and ebooks), carefully curated to follow the definitive text of the original publications, while being presented at reasonable prices for a mass market.

Each volume of this series also includes:

  • introduction by a renowned contemporary horror writer, editor, or scholar
  • annotations and/or endnotes to define or give context to obscure words and phrases
  • a teacher’s guide of discussion questions for classroom use
  • an author biography
  • a list of similar titles for suggested further reading
  • …and more!

Enjoy each volume, and build your own collection of the Haunted Library of Horror Classics!

The Haunted Library series now has a page at BOOKSHOP that gathers each edition in one convenient place. There’s even a discount on each title. Please do consider diving in and exploring some of these titles. If you have? Help us spread the word! (#HauntedLibrary #Horror #HorrorWritersAssociation)

Head over to Bookshop to see what we’ve got.

Read the official SourceBooks press release HERE!

Read an interview on Book Reporter with editors, Eric J. Guignard and Leslie S. Klinger, discussing this series HERE!


The Phantom of the Opera
The Beetle
The House on the Borderland
The Parasite and Other Tales of Terror
The King in Yellow
Of One Blood: or, The Hidden Self
Ghost Stories of an Antiquary
The Castle of Otranto
The Mummy!
The Picture of Dorian Gray

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