Easton Press' 13 Horror Classics

Easton Press never list their entire collection titles, but I own the 13 Horror Classics collection. And since I am in a listing mood, here it is Easton Press's 13 of the greatest works of horror ever published from the 19th century. 

1. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

2. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

3. The Monkey's Paw & Tales of Mystery and the Macabre by W. W. Jacobs

4. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

5. In a Glass Darkly by Sheridan LeFanu 

6. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

7. At the Mountains of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft

8. The Birds and Other Stories by Daphne Ou Maurier

9. Tales and Mystery & Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe

10. Frankenstein by Mary Shelly 

11.  The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyell and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

12. Dracula - Bram Stoker

13. The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells


The 100 World Classic Books

Since I have finished my undergraduate studies, my objective today was to tidy up my desk, which is engulfed with textbooks and reference material. I thought to myself, I don't need all this anymore. The spanish textbook and dictionary can be placed on a distant bookshelf. While rummaging through old notes and anthropological articles, I found my old reading ledger. The reading ledger came with a bookish set that contained bookplates, which I never used, matching library checkout cards, and pencils. Inside the reading ledger it includes a check list of the 100 world classics according to W. John Campbell PH.D. From the list it is apparent that Mr. Campbell likes Shakespeare.

From: The Book of Great Books, A Guide to 100 World Classics

The List:

1. Aeneid by Virgil

2. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

3. All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren

4. Animal Farm by George Orwell

5. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

6. As You Like It by William Shakespeare

7. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

8. Beowulf by Anonymous

9. Billy Budd by Herman Melville

10. The Bluest Eyes by Toni Morrison

11. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

12. The Call of the Wild by Jack London

13. Candide by Voltaire

14. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

15. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

16. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

17. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

18. The Crucible by Arthur Miller

19. Daisy Miller by Henry James

20. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

21. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

22. Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

23. The Divine Comedy: Inferno by Dante

24. Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe

25. A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

26. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

27. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

28. Euthyphro, Apology , Crito, Phaedo by Plato

29. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

30. Faust, Parts 1 and 2 by J. W. von Goethe

31. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

32. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

33. The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

34. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

35. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

36. Great Expectations Charles Dickens

37. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Ftzgerald

38. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift

39. Hamlet by William Shakespeare

40. Hard Times by Charles Dickens

41. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

42. Henry IV, Part 1 by William Shakespeare

43. House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday

44. The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

45. Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

46. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

47. Iliad by Homer

48. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

49. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

50. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

51. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

52. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

53. King Lear by William Shakespeare

54. Light in August by William Faulkner

55. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad

56. The Lord of the Flies by William Golding

57. The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

58. Macbeth by William Shakespeare

59. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

60. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

61. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

62. A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

63. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

64. Native Son by Richard Wright

65. 1984 by George Orwell

66. Odyssey by Homer

67. The Oedipus Trilogy by Soppocles

68. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

69. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

70. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

71. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

72. Othello by William Shakespeare

73. Paradise Lost by John Milton

74. The Pearl by John Steinbeck

75. The Plague by Albert Camus

76. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

77. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

78. The Prince by Niccoló Machiavelli

79. The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

80. Republic by Plato

81. The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

82. Richard III by William Shakespeare

83. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

84. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

85. A Separate Peace by John Knowles

86. Silas Marner by George Eliot

87. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

88. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

89. Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse

90. The Stranger by Albert Camus

91. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

92. The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

93. The Tempest by William Shakespeare

94. Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

95. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

96. Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

97. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

98. Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

99. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

100. Walden by Henry David Thoreau


Happy Birthday Edgar Allan Poe.

Today, to remember the great American writer Mr. Poe, I went to the Poe Museum in the historical district of Richmond, Virginia. The museum boasts a large collection of Poe related materials such as rare first editions, hand written letters by Poe (Poe has a beautiful penmanship), and personal belongings such as clothes and a walking stick to list a few.

The museum is located in an Old Stone House that was establish in 1922. It is comprise of five separate areas, one of which was close due to construction. One must first enter the gift shop in order to view the rest of the compound. Admission of $6.00 is paid at the gift shop register. After paying, a sticker which states Poe Museum and has the prominent image of a raven is given that must be placed in visible sight. Then an informative green handout is given. It contains a map that is helpful for your self tour.

The museum has a lonesome atmosphere, for my husband and I were two out of the three visitors. Nevertheless, the museum is worth viewing for a Poe enthusiast. What makes the visit worth it to me is the rare first edition books, the beautifully written letters by Poe himself, and the Raven Room that exhibits illustrations created by James William Carling for the publication of The Raven in 1882.

Above are photographs of the Enchanted Garden. The first photograph is the bust of Poe that is the shrine for museum visitors. The second photograph is just one angle of the Enchanted Garden. The Garden was created to commemorate Poe's love of Gardens. Photography is prohibited in the museum.