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The Haunting of Hill House

The classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre

First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a “haunting”; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Unholy Night

From the author of the New York Times bestselling Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, comes UNHOLY NIGHT, the next evolution in dark historical revisionism.

They’re an iconic part of history’s most celebrated birth. But what do we really know about the Three Kings of the Nativity, besides the fact that they followed a star to Bethlehem bearing strange gifts? The Bible has little to say about this enigmatic trio. But leave it to Seth Grahame-Smith, the brilliant and twisted mind behind Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to take a little mystery, bend a little history, and weave an epic tale.

In Grahame-Smith’s telling, the so-called “Three Wise Men” are infamous thieves, led by the dark, murderous Balthazar. After a daring escape from Herod’s prison, they stumble upon the famous manger and its newborn king. The last thing Balthazar needs is to be slowed down by young Joseph, Mary and their infant. But when Herod’s men begin to slaughter the first born in Judea, he has no choice but to help them escape to Egypt.

It’s the beginning of an adventure that will see them fight the last magical creatures of the Old Testament; cross paths with biblical figures like Pontius Pilate and John the Baptist; and finally deliver them to Egypt. It may just be the greatest story never told.

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The Witch and Warlock MEGAPACK ®: 25 Tales of Magic-Users

Witches and warlocks have been part of the fantasy field since its beginning. After all, you need someone to actually use magic if you’re going to have it in your story. And magic-users can appear in any setting, from ancient Rome to the modern world, from imaginary kingdoms to the old Salem colony. Here are 25 tales spanning time and space, with only one things in common (aside from great storytelling): witches and warlocks! Included are:

WITCHES, by Janet Fox
THE TRAP, by Henry S. Whitehead and H.P. Lovecraft
ELOMA’S SECOND CAREER, by Lorie Calkins
SALEM’S CHILDREN, by Mary Leader
THE INN OF THE TWO WITCHES: A FIND, by Joseph Conrad
THE WITCH OF FAITH LANE, by Skadi meic Beorh
YOU SHALL HAVE THIS DELICACY, by Mark McLaughlin
THE CRIMES OF LADY FOWLIS, by Eliza Lynn Linton
THE HORNED WOMEN, by Lady Wilde
THE VOICE IN THE NIGHT, by William J. Wintle
AD GEHENNAM TECUM, by Robert Reginald
LOIS THE WITCH, by Elizabeth Gaskell
THE SIX SKILLS OF MADAME LUMIERE, by Marissa Lingen
THE HOLLOW OF THE THREE HILLS, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
SMALL MAGIC, by Janet Fox
OLD DEB AND OTHER OLD COLONY WITCHES, by William Root Bliss
THE LEGEND OF THE PIPE, by Launcelot
THE JUSTICE-BEARER, by Cynthia Ward
DEMONS ARE A GHOUL’S BEST FRIEND, by M.E. Brines
THE SORCERER EVORAGDOU, by Darrell Schweitzer
SCREAMING IN SILENCE, by C.J. Henderson & Bruce Gehweiler
THE UNBELIEVER, by Janet Fox
THE ROBBERY, by Cynthia Ward
KEEPING UP APPEARANCES, by Lawrence Watt-Evans
BRIGHT STREETS OF AIR, by Nina Kiriki Hoffman

And don’t forget to search this ebook store for “Wildside Press Megapack” to see the 260+ entries in the MEGAPACK® series, covering science fiction, fantasy, horror, mysteries, westerns, author collections…and much, much more!

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The Dark Descent

In The Dark Descent, hailed as one of the most important anthologies ever to examine horror fiction, editor David G. Hartwell traces the complex history of horror in literature back to the earliest short stories. The Dark Descent, which won the World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology, showcases the finest of these ever written–from the time-honored classics of Edgar Allan Poe, D.H. Lawrence, and Edith Wharton to the contemporary writing of Stephen King, Clive Barker, and Ray Bradbury.