Thursday, April 8, 2010
Author of the 24th Best Horror Short Story 1800-1849 is Thomas Hood
Thomas Hood (1799-1845) is the next author in my countdown of the Top 40 horror shorts stories from 1800-1849. He was British and found modest fame in midlife through poetry and satire. Edgar Allan Poe turned the tables on Hood when he satired Hood in Four Beasts in One: The Homo-Cameleopard (human, camel, lion, leopard), which I detailed in the background of Edgar Allan Poe's Annotated Short Stories.
Thomas Hood penned only a handful of horror short stories and two of them involved the plague. It is one of those horror stories that appears as the 24th best in my countdown and I'll provide a free link to it in my next post.