On a stormy summer in 1816, a group of pioneering writers gathered in a mansion on Lake Geneva and wrote some of English literature’s most influential horror and ghost stories. This is a collection of their work.
Featuring stories of mutilated monsters being brought to life and sinister vampires roaming among the circles of society’s elite, this collection of dark tales from the infamous Lost Summer of 1816 has had a profound influence on the world of horror writing. Written over 200 years ago when Lord Byron rented the Villa Diodati on Lake Geneva, these stories by n William Polidori, poet Percy Shelley, and Shelley’s 19-year-old mistress, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, are the result of a writing competition between friends. The most notable tale, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, would go on to become one of the most famous horror stories of all time.
This collection includes:
- – Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
- – The Vampyre by John Polidori
- – Fragment of a Ghost Story by Percy Shelley
- – A Fragment of a Novel by Lord Byron
This volume of classic horror tales would make for a worthy addition to the shelves of fans of the horrifying and macabre, and also includes specially-commissioned biographies of each of the authors.