A new review is out for The Best Werewolf Short Stories 1800-1849: A Classic Werewolf Anthology. This is one if by MonsterLibrarian.com. This is a snippet of what they had to say about the book:"This scholarly collection of five classic short stories collected by Andrew Barger is impressive, and would be of interest for anyone fascinated with the history of the werewolf mythos. Written in the 50 year period between 1800~1849, these stories represent the genesis of the werewolf in literature."Click to read the entire werewolf book review. Thanks and happy Halloween!
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
The Halloween season is upon us and Bookgasm.com, one of the Web's best book review sites, has just published a review of The Best Horror Short Stories 1800-1849: A Classic Horror Anthology. Here is a snippet from the review: "Through his introduction and footnotes, Barger aims for readers both scholarly and casual, ensuring that the authors get their due while making the work accessible overall to the mainstream." Click to read the <a href="http://www.bookgasm.com/reviews/horror/the-best-horror-short-stories-1800-1849/
Weighing in as the 4th best horror short story of 1800-1849 is The Thunder-Struck and the Boxer by Samuel Warren. This fine horror tale is included in The Best Horror Short Stories 1800-1849: A Classic Horror Anthology with background information and annotations. P.S. Halloween is only 6 days away!
Barrister Samuel Warren (1807-1877) is the next author in my countdown of the best horror short stories for the first half of the nineteenth century. In my next post I will reveal his important horror story that appears at 4 on my Top 40 countdown of the best short horror stories for this period.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
This is part II of the ten question interview I did for The Best Horror Short Stories 1800-1849: A Classic Horror Anthology. I hope you find it interesting.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
This is part I of the ten question interview I did for The Best Horror Short Stories 1800-1849: A Classic Horror Anthology. I hope you find it interesting
Saturday, October 16, 2010
I pick the 5th best horror short story from 1800-1849 to be Honore de Blazac's "El Verdugo." This is his famous beheading story and the title means "The Executioner" in English. It is one of the first horror stories that forced a female character to commit a horrific act. You can read it in its entirety in my new book, The Best Horror Short Stories 1800-1849: A Classic Horror Anthology just in time for Halloween. At my Website (www.AndrewBarger.com) the haunting video book trailer for it.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Honore de Balzac (1799-1850), that portly French writer of romance and horror, appears at number 5 on my countdown of the Top 40 horror short stories from 1800-1849. This weekend I will post the title of his haunting short horror story that is the first to make the Top 5. You can read the Top 12 in my new book: The Best Horror Short Stories 1800-1849: A Classic Horror Anthology.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe is picked as the 6th best horror story from 1800-1849. In my recent book: The Best Horror Short Stories 1800-1849: A Classic Horror Anthology you can read this horror tale along with my thoughts and annotations for difficult terms. Tomorrow I will post the next author in my countdown.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) has appeared many times on my countdown of the Top 40 horror short stories for the first half of the nineteenth century. Most recently he appeared at spot 9 with The Tell-Tale Heart. Tomorrow I will reveal his story that appears at the sixth spot.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
The Lighthouse by George Soane is my pick for the 7th best horror short story for the period in question. It is the best lighthouse horror story for the first half of the nineteenth century. I say this knowing that Edgar Allan Poe never finished the lighthouse story he was penning at his death. My research did not uncover The Lighthouse by George Soane as being collected in any horror anthology. Where can you read it then? The best way is in the recent book I have edited, The Best Horror Short Stories 1800-1849: A Classic Horror Anthology. Tomorrow I will post the first review of the horror book. Cheers!
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
It is extremely rare for George Soane (1789-1860) to be mentioned when scholars discuss the best horror short story writers for the first half of the nineteenth century. In my view he is one of the most largely overlooked horror story writers for this period. Tomorrow I will reveal his scary short story that is 7 on my countdown of the Top 40 from 1800-1849 and is contained in my new book: The Best Horror Short Stories 1800-1849: A Classic Horror Anthology.
Saturday, October 2, 2010