Happy Halloween. To celebrate, I’m sharing some of my favorite ghost stories. All but one are by Algernon Blackwood, who wrote most of his short stories around the turn of the 20th century. The Lost Stradivarius is one of those spooky stories that stays with you after you’re done.
The stories below are linked to Project Gutenberg. Gutenberg is a great resource for reading almost everything that’s in the public domain. Over 25,000 texts are in its collection. It’s got fiction, nonfiction, historical stuff. It’s a fun place to poke around. The links are to the stories’ home pages where you can download text or html files from a variety of mirror sites.
Anyway, here are some of my favorite spooky tales. Enjoy!
- The Man Whom the Trees Loved – possibly my favorite Blackwood so far
- The Lost Stradivarius
- The Empty House and Other Stories – the title story is a great haunted house tale
- The Wendigo
- A Prisoner in Fairyland