Tales of Terror!: Or, More Ghosts

Tales of Terror! Or, More Ghosts. Forming a Complete Phantasmagoria. Author: UnknownPublisher: Ann Lemoine, J. RoePublication Year: 1802Language: EnglishBook Dimensions: 11cm x […]

The Adventures of Capt. Duncan

Author: Mary Anne Radcliffe; Publication: 1802

Published under mysterious circumstances, this chapbook tracks a captain’s journey outside of England across land and sea.

The Affecting History of Louisa

Author: Unknown; Publication: 1804

Inspired by a George Henry Glasse translation, this chapbook connects the life of Louisa, a deranged wanderer of Bourton, England, to her greatest loss—the social denial of her identity as the German Emperor’s daughter.

The Haunted Castle

Author: Unknown; Publication: c. 1799

This chapbook—which was reprinted in 1801—follows Julian on his wild adventures to discover the true fate of his family and an abandoned castle.


Author: Mrs. Showes; Publication: 1798

Published by Minerva Press and featuring an interpolated tale, this novel examines the strength of marital versus motherly love in the face of jealousy and deception.


Author: Mary Shelley; Publication: 1837

In this three-volume novel, set in multiple countries across Europe, Mary Shelley grapples with one man’s guilt and his attempt to resolve it by adopting a young orphan girl.

Koenigsmark the Robber

Author: H.J Sarrett; Publication: 1803

In this chapbook set 1600’s Germany and featuring murder, magic, and maniacs, a knight and his lover may never be reunited while the town’s robbers are still on the loose.

The Black Forest

Author: Unknown; Publication: 1802

In this deceivingly short story—borrowed almost entirely from “The Cavern of Death” and with a complicated publication history—love, secrets, mystery, and murder abound.