Collins Classics - The Horror Collection: Dracula, Tales of Mystery and Imagination, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Frankenstein (Collins Classics)

By Bram Stoker, Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson and Mary Shelley

Collins Classics brings you a haunting selection of the finest horror stories from classic literature – featuring works by Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson and Mary Shelley – with additional content.

Complete with a Life & Times section for each author, which offers insights into their lives, works and the time of publication, and a handy glossary adapted from the Collins English Dictionary, this Collins Classics Collection will enhance your reading experience.

DRACULA: This dark, brooding and powerfully atmospheric novel is a classic of gothic literature, casting light on the darkness of the human psyche, and exploiting our deepest fears.

TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION: Including Poe’s most terrifying, grotesque and haunting short stories, Tales of Mystery and Imagination is the ultimate collection of the infamous author’s macabre works.

THE STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE: Stevenson’s quintessential novella of the Victorian era epitomizes the conflict between psychology, science and religious morality, but is fundamentally a triumphant study of the duality of human nature.

FRANKENSTEIN: In the most famous gothic horror story ever told, Shelley confronts the limitations of science, the nature of human cruelty and the pathway to forgiveness with rich language and evocative imagery.

Format: ebook
Release Date: 25 Oct 2012
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-750957-7
BRAM STOKER: Abraham Stoker was born in Dublin on 8 November 1847. He graduated in Mathematics from Trinity College, Dublin in 1867 and then worked as a civil servant. He wrote several sensational novels including novels The Snake\'s Pass (1890), Dracula (1897), The Jewel of Seven Stars (1903), and The Lair of the White Worm (1911). Bram Stoker died on 20 April 1912.EDGAR ALLAN POE: Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer of fantastical, bizarre and sometimes disturbing short stories. He lived and worked in the first half of the nineteenth century and died a mysterious death, many believe caused by an overdose of drugs, at the age of 40 in 1849.ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON: Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh on 13 November 1850. A novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer, he wrote a dozen novels, including Treasure Island (1883), Kidnapped (1886) and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886), and a number of collections of short stories. He died in 1894, aged 44.MARY SHELLEY: Mary Shelley (born Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin) was born to political philosopher William Godwin and philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft in 1797. She was a novelist best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein, published in 1818. Mary Shelley died in 1851.