Hauntings and Other Fantastic Tales

10 best books like Hauntings and Other Fantastic Tales (Vernon Lee): The Great God Pan, The Three Impostors, Lady Audley's Secret, Bread Givers, Long Walk To Freedom, Against Nature, The Blood of the Vampire, Spring and All, Fing, Awful Auntie

The Great God Pan
AuthorArthur Machen
The Great God Pan" is a novella written by Arthur Machen. A version of the story was published in the magazine Whirlwind in 1890, and Machen revised and extended it for its book publication (together with another story, "The Inmost Light") in 1894. On publication it was widely denounced by the press as...
The Three Impostors
AuthorArthur Machen
"It is all more strange than I fancied," he said at last. "It was queer enough what I saw; a man is sauntering along a quiet, sober, everyday London street, a street of grey houses and blank walls and there, for a moment, a veil seems drawn aside and the very fume of the pit steams up through the flagstones,...
Lady Audley's Secret
AuthorMary Elizabeth Braddon
whatever could be Lady Audley's secret? could it be... murder? miscegenation? malfeasance? misdirected malevolence ending in tears, tragedy, and general tawdriness? an assumed identity? flatulence? that not-so-fresh feeling? bigamy? bigotry? child abuse? child abandonment? une affaire...
AuthorAnzia Yezierska
This masterwork of American immigrant literature is set in the 1920s on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and tells the story of Sara Smolinsky, the youngest daughter of an Orthodox rabbi, who rebels against her father's rigid conception of Jewish womanhood. Sarah's struggle towards independence...
Long Walk To Freedom
AuthorNelson Mandela
From his birth in a village on the banks of the Mbashe River in the Transkei to his politicisation and development as a freedom fighter, this first volume of Nelson Mandela's classic autobiography charts the early years of his life, which culminated in his prison sentence in 1962. Emotive, compelling...
Against Nature
AuthorJoris-Karl Huysmans
With a title translated either as Against Nature or as Against The Grain, this wildly original fin-de-siècle novel follows its sole character, Des Esseintes, a decadent, ailing aristocrat who retreats to an isolated villa where he indulges his taste for luxury and excess. Veering between nervous...
AuthorFlorence Marryat
Miss Harriet Brandt, daughter of a mad scientist and a voodoo priestess, comes of age and leaves her home in Jamaica for the first time, travelling to Europe. Beautiful and talented, Harriet will gain the affections of many of the men and women she meets and a bright future seems assured for her.

AuthorWilliam Carlos Williams
Valérie Rouzeau, translator.

Spring and All is a manifesto of the imagination — a hybrid of alternating sections of prose and free verse that coalesce in dramatic, energetic, and beautifully cryptic statements of how language re-creates the world. Spring and All contains some of Williams’s...
AuthorDavid Walliams
The new children’s book from No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams – a deliciously daft Tall Story of a child who had everything, but still wanted more. Illustrated by artistic genius, Tony Ross.

Meet the Meeks!

Myrtle Meek has everything she could possibly want....
Awful Auntie
AuthorDavid Walliams
It's not difficult to discern why Walliams is being compared to Roald Dahl. Awful Auntie is a humorous combination of flights of fancy and macabre backstory, exaggerated villains, and an ill-treated child protagonist. On top of which, Tony Ross' illustrations are so like Quentin Blake's, it's uncanny.

Tender Buttons
AuthorGertrude Stein
Tender Buttons is the best known of Gertrude Stein's "hermetic" works. It is a small book separated into three sections - Food, Objects and Rooms each containing prose under subtitles. (Kellner, 1988, p. 61-62). Its publication in 1914 caused a great dispute between Mabel Dodge Luhan and Gertrude,...
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