Strange Tales of the High Seas

Author: Osie Turner

Publisher: The Forlorn Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 471

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This anthology contains the strangest nautical tales. These are not your typical ghost stories; rather, they walk the line between science, the supernatural, and the bizarre. These stories have everything from invisible sea monsters to rabies-infected crews turning the ship into a blood bath, odd twins, and sea-worshipping Pagan captains. Rifts in time and space and even real life mysteries grace these pages. Table of Contents: The Voice in the Night From the Darkness and the Depths The Sea Fit Man Overboard! The Grain Ship Phantas The Ghost Pirates The Wreck of the Titan Appendix 1- Commentary Appendix 2- The Titan and The Titanic: When Life and Art Collide Appendix 3- A Tryst: A Poem by Celia Thaxter
Strange Tales of the Sea

Author: Jack Strange

Publisher: Next Chapter

ISBN: PKEY:6610000329069

Category: History

Page: 113

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What lurks beneath the waves, and onboard the most mysterious of ships? Get ready to experience the lore and lure of the sea with these myths, legends and true stories. Centuries-old folklore and tales of haunted vessels. Sea monsters and ghosts. Cannibalism at sea, and mysterious disappearances. Included are also tales of sailors ashore, and the prostitutes and crimps that preyed on them. Find out what happened to stowaways, how they were treated, and about the myth that women were not welcome on ships. Welcome to Strange Tales of the Sea.
The Altar of the Dead And Other Morbid Tales

Author: Algernon Blackwood

Publisher: The Forlorn Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 414

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This collection of strange tales centers on the concept of death, dying, and the afterlife. These stories are not meant to be scary, in the traditional sense, but rather disturbing and even thought provoking. Many of these are written by easily recognizable authors, such as Edgar Allan Poe, Henry James, and Rudyard Kipling, and others are by more obscure writers from the same era. Also included in this volume are ten original pictures from the Cemetery Photography gallery of Osie Turner. They all appear beautifully on both color and grayscale readers. Contents include: The Dead Valley by Ralph Adams Cram August Heat by William Fryer Harvey The Altar of the Dead by Henry James The Highwaymen by Lord Dunsany The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar by Edgar Allan Poe They by Rudyard Kipling From the Dead by Edith Nesbit The Satyr by Alma Newton The Wood of the Dead by Algernon Blackwood The Return by Walter de la Mare
The Tomb And Other Macabre Tales of Guy de Maupassant

Author: Osie Turner

Publisher: The Forlorn Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 111

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This anthology contains eight tales of the bizarre by the French author, Guy de Maupassant. These eight stories are the strangest and most disturbing written by Maupassant. Also included is the essay, The Demise of Maupassant, which explores the author's descent into madness, internment into an asylum and eventual death. Included in this volume: The Tomb Le Horla Suicides The Diary of a Madman Who Knows? Ugly Was it a Dream? The Inn Appendix: The Demise of Maupassant
The Devil in Manuscript And Other Tales of Forbidden Books

Author: Osie Turner

Publisher: The Forlorn Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 425

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“The Green Book,” a small, unassuming diary of a young girl; an unheard of book of the Talmud known as the “Tractate Middoth”; “The King in Yellow,” a play that drives people to insanity; two mysterious grey stone plaques from the sands of Chaldea known as the “Tablets of The Gods”; “The Confessions of Constantine,” which drives its readers into a homicidal rage—these accursed books are the subject of this collection of olden tales. Table of Contents: The Tractate Middoth by M.R. James The White People by Arthur Machen The Devil in Manuscript by Nathaniel Hawthorne The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers The Man Who Found Out (A Nightmare) by Algernon Blackwood P.’s Correspondence by Nathaniel Hawthorne The Innmost Light by Arthur Machen The Birthmark by Nathaniel Hawthorne For Art’s Sake by Tod Robbins Appendix: In Search of the Real Necronomicon by Osie Turner
Jack's Strange Tales Collection

Author: Jack Strange

Publisher: Next Chapter

ISBN: PKEY:6610000379965

Category: History

Page: 1146

View: 441

All six books in 'Jack's Strange Tales', a series by Jack Strange, now in one volume! Strange Tales of Scotland: Strange Tales of Scotland all deal with a particular aspect of Scottish mysteries. You'll learn of the ghost that appeared at the wedding of King Alexander II, of monsters such as the Shellycoat and Water-horse that were thought to inhabit Scotland’s lochs. Another part deals exclusively with Loch Ness, and the strange happenings at that mysterious body of water. Later, we have a look at the mysterious deaths at the Flannan Islands Lighthouse, and at the strange creatures that were once believed to infest the hills and glens of Scotland, including the terrifying brollachan and the slaugh. It's A Strange Place, England: This small book looks at some of the strange things that make England unique, starting with the English language itself and looking at concepts such as sports, ghosts and the English love for eccentricity - like the sportsman who rode his horse naked. There is also the impressively masculine Cerne Abbas Giant, to which women once flocked when they wished to become pregnant. The mysterious Stonehenge also deserves its part in this book. From Robin Hood to highwaymen and smugglers, English folk tales take some very ruthless people and turn them into heroes that they most certainly were not. Finally, there's a cheerful chapter that looks at pubs, which figure prominently in many English tales and are a part of modern culture all over the world today. The Strangeness That Is Wales: This book looks at the strange legends, tales and ghosts of Wales. Although the stories are intended to entertain as much as educate, the historical facts are accurate. Included are stories on ghosts - both real and fake - and the legend of King Arthur. Welsh animal lore, customs, monsters and music are also examined. One of the strangest villages in the world gets a chapter to itself, as do witches, miners and druids. The book is written in a personal, light-hearted style, with geographical references to help identify the places. Hopefully, you will come away with a different view on Wales - and a smile on your face. Strange Tales of the Sea: What lurks beneath the waves, and onboard the most mysterious of ships? Get ready to experience the lore and lure of the sea with these myths, legends and true stories. Centuries-old folklore and tales of haunted vessels. Sea monsters and ghosts. Cannibalism at sea, and mysterious disappearances. Included are also tales of sailors ashore, and the prostitutes and crimps that preyed on them. Find out what happened to stowaways, how they were treated, and about the myth that women were not welcome on ships. Strange Ireland: In Ireland, truth, folklore, mythology, and legend are indistinguishably interwoven into a Celtic knot of strangeness. From fact to fiction and the peculiar to the bizarre, unravel some of Ireland’s most curious lore: the Blarney Stone kissing ceremony, the giant behind the Giant’s Causeway, the escapades of Saint Patrick, and the myths of the 1690 battle of the River Boyne among many others. Among the twenty-six chapters each detailing a unique Irish oddity, discover the history of Emerald Isle in a new light. More Strange Scotland: More Strange Scotland is a collection of anecdotes, facts, folklore and legends about the strangeness of that little nation on the western fringe of Europe. From fairies to witches and the frightening water horses, Scotland has a host of legends. Add haunted castles, strange pub names and devilish people to the mix, sprinkle with Aberlour spirits and the mists of Skye and then open the book. If ghostly bagpipers and unseen river monsters don’t scare you off, then you may revel in the stories from this most strange of all countries.
The Whale: A Love Story

Author: Mark Beauregard

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399562341

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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A rich and captivating novel set amid the witty, high-spirited literary society of 1850s New England, offering a new window on Herman Melville’s emotionally charged relationship with Nathaniel Hawthorne and how it transformed his masterpiece, Moby-Dick In the summer of 1850, Herman Melville finds himself hounded by creditors and afraid his writing career might be coming to an end—his last three novels have been commercial failures and the critics have turned against him. In despair, Melville takes his family for a vacation to his cousin’s farm in the Berkshires, where he meets Nathaniel Hawthorne at a picnic—and his life turns upside down. The Whale chronicles the fervent love affair that grows out of that serendipitous afternoon. Already in debt, Melville recklessly borrows money to purchase a local farm in order to remain near Hawthorne, his newfound muse. The two develop a deep connection marked by tensions and estrangements, and feelings both shared and suppressed. Melville dedicated Moby-Dick to Hawthorne, and Mark Beauregard’s novel fills in the story behind that dedication with historical accuracy and exquisite emotional precision, reflecting his nuanced reading of the real letters and journals of Melville, Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and others. An exuberant tale of longing and passion, The Whale captures not only a transformative relationship—long the subject of speculation—between two of our most enduring authors, but also their exhilarating moment in history, when a community of high-spirited and ambitious writers was creating truly American literature for the first time.
The Dance Manias of The Middle Ages

Author: Osie Turner

Publisher: The Forlorn Press

ISBN: 9781301803828

Category: History

Page:

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Dance Mania was a craze that hit Europe primarily in the late fourteenth through sixteenth centuries. Gangs of people, usually young, would spontaneously gather in circles and begin a spasmodic, jerking, convulsive dance. They would twist and contort wildly, scream, and even foam at the mouth.
Tod Robbins

Author: Tod Robbins

Publisher: The Forlorn Press

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 913

View: 588

Clarence "Tod" Robbins is best known for his short tales of the bizarre. However, his talent was not confined solely to human oddities and deranged criminals. This collection attempts to give the reader a full overview of his work. This book contains the most complete biography of Tod Robbins to date, as well as an anthology of his work. In addition to the biography, this collection contains three novels, one novella, three short stories, and one book of poetry by Tod Robbins. There is also a complete bibliography of all of Robbins' known works. The anthology contains: Silent, White And Beautiful For Art’s Sake The Unholy Three Who Wants A Green Bottle? Wild Wullie The Waster The Scales Of Justice And Other Poems The Spirit Of The Town Red Of Surley
The Life of the Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Author: Dale Salwak

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119771814

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 230

View: 864

The first major Hawthorne biography to be published in two decades, featuring original scholarship on both unpublished and published sources The Life of the Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne presents a rich and nuanced portrait of one of America’s greatest writers, exploring the thoughts and ideas of a man whose profound insights about the human condition continue to resonate in the modern day. Accessible to those with little knowledge of Hawthorne, this unique volume uses a new biographical approach based on exhaustive primary research that provides readers with a better understanding of the artist and his work. Author Dale Salwak challenges the presumption that Hawthorne was a reclusive, eccentric, and alienated man whose relevance to modern times is diminishing. Drawing from his forty-five years’ experience reading, studying, and teaching Hawthorne, the author reveals a more approachable Hawthorne. In-depth and reflective chapters explore topics such as the circumstances that led Hawthorne to become a writer, the influence of Sophia Hawthorne on her husband’s work, the theory of the unfulfilled homoerotic relationship between Hawthorne and Herman Melville, and more. Offers a fresh reading of Hawthorne’s life and work from birth to death Provides new perspectives on Hawthorne and stories surrounding his work Draws from a wide variety of sources, including novels, tales, children’s books, notebooks, and personal letters to and from Hawthorne Suggests new strategies for teaching Hawthorne to today’s students Includes a detailed index and comprehensive introductory and concluding chapters Highlighting Hawthorne’s special contributions to American literature, The Life of the Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne is essential reading for scholars, lecturers, and college students taking courses including Literary History, American Literature, and History of the Novel as well as anyone interested in biography, literature, and creativity
The Pirate Encyclopedia

Author: Arne Zuidhoek

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004515673

Category: History

Page: 900

View: 199

The Pirate Encyclopedia, as the essential companion for scholars, students, and a general audience intrigued by tales and facts, offers the most complete body of data available on the legitimacy of more than 7.000 adventurers as subjects of investigation.