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Penny Dreadfuls: Sensational Tales of Terror

Penny Dreadfuls: Sensational Tales of Terror

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Penny Dreadfuls: Sensational Tales of Terror is an anthology of twenty tales of horror and the supernatural published in the nineteenth century. In addition to works by Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Bram Stoker, Wilkie Collins!, and other well-known writers, it features several sensationalized retellings of famous folk legends and accounts of notorious highwaymen. The book includes two full-length novels: the original 1818 text of Frankenstein, which was considered more shocking before Mary Shelley toned down its gruesomeness for the better-known 1831 edition, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, a genuine penny dreadful that has served as the foundation for all accounts of Sweeney Todd written since.

ISBN: 9781435157217

Published Date: January 1, 2014

Publisher: Fall River Press

Language: English

Page Count: 666

Size: 9.50" l x 6.50" w x 2.00" h