Five terrifying books to read this Halloween

Looking for a fright? For Halloween this year, we have put together a collection of books that will be sure to unsettle and disturb. There’s something for everyone; our new anthology, Horror Stories: Classic Tales from Hoffman to Hodgson, features spine-tingling stories from Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker and other masters of terror and is a must read for horror fans; and younger readers will delight in spending Halloween with their favourite witch, Winnie! Check out the bottom of this post for a special Halloween offer just for you.

Oxford-Horror-Stories-9780199685431Horror Stories: Classic Tales from Hoffman to Hodgson ed. by Darryl Jones
This anthology brings together twenty-nine of the greatest horror stories from 1816 to 1912, from the British, Irish, American, and European traditions. It ranges widely across the sub-genres to encompass authors whose terror-inducing powers remain unsurpassed. These are stories guaranteed to freeze the blood, revolt the senses, and keep you awake at night: prepare to be terrified!
ISBN 9780199685431 | AU$30.95

Oxford-Ghost-Stories-MRJames-9780199674893Collected Ghost Stories by M. R. James
Considered by many to be the most terrifying writer in English, M. R. James was an eminent scholar who spent his entire adult life in the academic surroundings of Eton and Cambridge. His classic supernatural tales draw on the terrors of the everyday, in which documents and objects unleash terrible forces, often in closed rooms and night-time settings where imagination runs riot.
ISBN 9780199674893 | AU$17.95

Oxford-Classic-Horror-Stories-HPLovecraft-9780199639571The Classic Horror Stories by H. P. Lovecraft
Lovecraft developed an extraordinary vision of feeble men driven to the edge of sanity by glimpses of malign beings that have survived from human prehistory or by malevolent extra-terrestrial visitations. This new selection brings together nine of his classic tales, a cycle of stories that develops the mythology of the Old Ones, the monstrous creatures who predate human life on earth.
ISBN 9780199639571 | AU$28.95

Oxford-Winnies-Halloween-9780192736000Winnie’s Halloween Gift Pack by Laura Owen
What better way to spend Halloween than in the company of everyone’s favourite witch? This pumpkin-orange gift pack includes two of Winnie’s favourite books: Nitty Winnie! and Winnie Goes Batty, perfect for reading on dark, spooky nights. But if you’d rather be out trick-or-treating, there’s a free goody bag, just waiting to be filled with sweets.
ISBN 9780192736000 | AU$18.95

Oxford-Ready-Steady-Ghost-9780192792655Ready Steady Ghost! by Elizabeth Baguley
Bertie is just a little ghost. He wants to be good at haunting, but he’s scared of creepy forests and spooky castles. If only he could find somewhere more cosy . . . then he would be ready to haunt the night away! If you’re looking for a toe-tingling bedtime story, then Bertie is ready to share a shiver with you!
ISBN 9780192792655 | AU$11.95

Spooky special offer*
Purchase any of the titles above from the Oxford University Press website, enter the promo code Spook14 at the checkout and you will receive 20% off your order and FREE delivery.

* This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts or offers and is only available on orders placed through our website. Offer ends 10 November 2014.

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