CHRISTMAS HORROR READING LIST VI (2018)

Merry Christmas horror fans! Welcome to Horror Delve’s Sixth Annual Christmas Horror Story Reading List. Each of the stories listed below are eerie, mostly supernatural stories set during the Christmas holiday season.  Here are the links to the previous Christmas Horror Story Reading Lists : https://horrordelve.com/2017/12/11/christmas-horror-story-reading-list-v-20170/  https://horrordelve.com/2016/12/04/christmas-horror-stories-reading-list-4-2016/ https://horrordelve.com/2015/12/07/christmas-horror-reading-list-2015/ https://horrordelve.com/2014/12/05/christmas-horror-story-reading-list-2014/  https://horrordelve.com/2013/12/22/christmas-horror-stories-list-2013/ https://horrordelve.com/2013/11/28/christmas-ghost-stories-reviving-a-dead-tradition/ THE STORIES: “The Ghost’s […]

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MORE ALGERNON BLACKWOOD

I recently ran a poll listing 10 classic horror writers here at Horror Delve. After 139 votes were counted, Algernon Blackwood narrowly defeated M.R. James to claim the title of Horror Delve’s Favorite Classic Horror Writer (https://horrordelve.com/2016/04/09/and-the-winner-is/). I’ve covered several of his stories already (https://horrordelve.com/2013/09/22/algernon-blackwood/), but with his prolific output, there’s still plenty more to […]

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FAMOUS GHOST STORIES ANTHOLOGY REVIEW

One anthology has sat on my various bookshelves longer than any other. Simply titled, FAMOUS GHOST STORIES: A WATERMILL CLASSIC, it’s a thin, pocket-sized book published in 1980. Although my memories have faded over the years, I believe I purchased it from either the Scholastic or Troll order forms passed out on a semi-regular basis […]

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AND THE WINNER IS…

A total of 139 votes were cast over the last few weeks for favorite vintage horror writer from a pre-selected list of ten, and the winner is… ALGERNON BLACKWOOD! It was a close fight between him and M.R. James with the lead teetering back-and forth a few times before Algernon ultimately won out. Look for […]

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H. R. WAKEFIELD

Herbert Russell Wakefield was born in 1888 in Kent, England. He was educated at Marlborough College and later University College, Oxford where he took second-class honors in modern history. He served in the British army during World War I, eventually attaining the rank of captain. He went on to become chief editor for book publisher […]

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ALGERNON BLACKWOOD ARTICLE

Algernon Blackwood was born in 1869 in Kent, England to a prosperous family. He became interested in the occult at a young age, which would later become evident in his writing. He rebelled against his family in his early twenties, moving to Canada and America to pursue various jobs. He worked as a dairy farmer, […]

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