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Welcome to the book series 7 best short stories specials, selection dedicated to a special subject, featuring works by noteworthy authors. The texts were chosen based on their relevance, renown and interest. This edition is dedicated to Horror. Literary historian J. A. Cuddon defined the horror story as "a piece of fiction in prose of variable length... which shocks, or even frightens the reader, or perhaps induces a feeling of repulsion or loathing". Horror intends to create an eerie and frightening atmosphere for the reader. Horror is often divided into the psychological horror and supernatural horror sub-genres. Often the central menace of a work of horror fiction can be interpreted as a metaphor for the larger fears of a society. This book contains the following texts: - The Phantom Coach by Amelia B. Edwards; - Afterward by Edith Wharton; - The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe; - The Monkey’s Paw by W. W. Jacobs; - The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens; - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving; - The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft. For more books with interesting themes, be sure to check the other books in this collection!