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Spooky short stories

Getting in the mood for some spooky Halloween reading? Try some short stories! Here are a few to inspire you from Special Collections:

mossesOne famous short story collection owned by Special Collections in its first edition is Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Mosses from an Old Manse. Published in 1846, the collection contains a number of gothic tales about the dark side of human nature: “The Birthmark,” “Young Goodman Brown,” and “Rapaccini’s Daughter” (once adapted for film and starring Vincent Price) are perhaps the best-known.

Besides Hawthorne, the American Rare Literary Authors collection also features the spine-chilling work of authors like Edgar Allen Poe (“The Tale-Tell Heart”) and Washington Irving (“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”). Which other stories do you like to read on dark and stormy nights?

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