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Books in the series: Essential Gothic, SF & Dark Fantasy

Animal Farm

Animal Farm

Author: George Orwell, John Sutherland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2021

With a new introduction by Professor John Sutherland, this edition takes a fresh look at one of the great works of the twentieth century. Animal Farm is a moral animal fable written to highlight the weakness of humankind, and satirize the rule of Stalin, whose rise through revolution ended in totalitarianism. Peppered with slogans such as 'All Animals Are Equal', Orwell undermines the dark treachery of the pigs with a simple economy of style as, open-eyed and naive, the other animals allow themselves to be outmanoeuvred. By the end of the book the pigs are as corrupt and arrogant as the humans they replace. For many, the book was a wider allegory of human behaviour, a lament; but for others it was a call to action that foreshadowed the Cold War, where differing world views would attempt to adopt Orwell's great work for their own purpose.

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Author: George Orwell, Richard Bradford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2021

With a new introduction by Professor Richard Bradford this edition takes a fresh look at one of the great works of the twentieth century. Orwell's classic dystopian fiction warns us of our future, and deals with issues that speak to multiple dangers faced by many nations today. Winston Smith is a member of 'the party' and subject to constant surveillance by the eyes of Big Brother, the ruler of the society. 'Newspeak' is designed to eradicate all political speech, 'Thoughtcrimes' are categorized as any thoughts of resistance or rebellion against any aspect of society, and the threat of despatch to 'Room 101' is a looming warning to all. Orwell explores the mechanics of totalitarianism revealing how control over the mass media allows the state to control all aspects of life, both the past and the future.

The Moonstone

The Moonstone

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/11/2020

A thrilling tale of mystery and crime from a master storyteller. A pacy tale from the original master of detective fiction Wilkie Collins. Transported from the temples of India to atmospheric Victorian England, the scene is set for a tale which twists between death, drugs, mystery and, most of all, misdirection. Rachel inherits the moonstone from her uncle on her 18th birthday, a cursed diamond of sacred importance stolen from India. When the stone goes missing, Sergeant Cuff is faced with a myriad of possible culprits, from mysterious Indian jugglers who may not be all they seem, to a very oddly acting maidservant. Told from the viewpoints of various vivid characters, Collins spins a tale of intrigue with many a wrong-turn as the moonstone leaves a path of destruction in its wake. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

The House on the Borderland

The House on the Borderland

Author: William Hope Hodgson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/11/2020

Cited by H.P. Lovecraft as 'perhaps the greatest of all Mr. Hodgson's works', this tale of a deserted house in Ireland hints at a terrifying evil. When two men on an innocent fishing trip encounter the enigmatic ruins of a house, they slowly uncover its secrets through the diary of its previous tenant. At each turn of the page, horrors begin to unfold, monsters are revealed and new dimensions exposed. A gripping story right to the very end, Hodgson's masterful writing leads the reader into a nightmarish world from which there may be no escape. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

The Undying Monster

The Undying Monster

Author: Jessie Douglas Kerruish Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/11/2020

With a vengeful werewolf and a dark family secret this is an early horror original crawling with supernatural suspense. An ancient family curse and a demonic creature are the focus of this horror mystery penned by the imaginative Jessie Douglas Kerruish. An unknown monster lurking in the misty pine forests has plagued the Hammands for as long as they can remember, and when Oliver is savagely attacked, his sister acts in desperation to save him from madness or death.The only possible help is Luna Bartendale, a supersensitive detective who soon unravels more to the mystery than anyone thought possible. Uncovering occult items, strange burials and dark family secrets, the shadow of the monster draws ever nearer. Soon they realize they must risk everything to discover the chilling truth if they are to survive and prevent the monster from killing again. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

The House of the Seven Gables

The House of the Seven Gables

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/06/2019

A mysterious tale of crime, witchcraft and the supernatural. The House of the Seven Gables is a gloomy New England mansion, reeking of past sins and malevolent threats. The Pyncheon family that lives there has inherited the curse of centuries-old accusations of witchcraft, and is haunted by the ghosts of the sinful dead who still live within the terrifying shadows of the imposing house. A truly ingenious blend of the supernatural and the romantic, Hawthorne weaves a gothic tale that threatens to impale the family and the local townsfolk with its destructive power. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

The Last Man

The Last Man

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/06/2019

A brilliant, early dystopian tale of classic science fiction. The Last Man is a powerful, post-apocalyptic tale and precursor to the much later science fiction novels of H.G. Wells, George Orwell, Philip K. Dick and Harlan Ellison amongst others. Overshadowed by the titanic success of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley's neglected masterpiece tells of a future laid waste by plague. Lionel Varney, an indolent nobleman, is immune to the savage effects of the disease having been bitten by an early victim. Varney is forced to watch the long decline of civilisation as humanity sinks slowly into extinction. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/06/2019

Against the backdrop of seventeenth-century New England, Hester Prynne is branded with an 'A' to mark her adultery and the strict condemnation of the Puritan community. As Hester's crimes define her public life and the sinister Roger Chillingworth vows revenge, this devastating tale follows the characters as they grapple with shame, remorse and repentance. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

At The Mountains of Madness

At The Mountains of Madness

Author: H. P. Lovecraft Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/06/2019

As a new expedition to Antarctica is planned a dark tale emerges of a previous, life-threatening adventure. Revealing hidden secrets, lost civilisations and alien origins, master storyteller H.P. Lovecraft indulges his talent for the macabre and horrific. In a gripping tale of fast-paced discovery an entire alien ecosystem is uncovered, and an ancient and bloody battle into which the adventurers have been drawn. It is only through sheer luck that two of them manage to escape, leaving the gnarled bodies of their companions, and live to tell the tale as a warning for all those who come after. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2018

The young, beautiful and highly susceptible Dorian Gray is pulled into the hedonistic haze of London's high society, where he falls under the pernicious influence of Lord Henry Wotton. Oscar Wilde's nightmarish tale gorges on pleasure and sin, corruption and vanity, as the story takes further dark twists and a Faustian deal threatens Gray's very soul. He will go to any lengths to keep his fleeting beauty and youth, but his painted portrait reveals the truth of his dark and twisted nature, changing its appearance at every misdeed, until the monstrous horror of Dorian's scarred soul is too much for him to bear. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

Dracula A Mystery Story

Dracula A Mystery Story

Author: Bram Stoker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2018

A gripping gothic tale from the majestic Bram Stoker, which led to the birth of a legend and stoked the fertile imagination of film-makers, artists and novelists. When Jonathan Harker visits the remote Transylvanian castle of Count Dracula, little does he know that he will become a captive of the undead! Stalked by inhuman creatures, in a tale dripping with chilling tension that spins us across Europe, Harker and his friends must try to resist falling prey to the ultimate horror, and lead a resistance that converges on a final and devastating battle for survival. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Author: H.G. Wells Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2018

A masterful tale from the founding father of science fiction. An ingenious inventor creates a machine which can hurtle through time.With no idea what to expect, the time traveller sets out on an epic adventure into the unknown. On his first journey into the future of the human race, the traveller encounters the Eloi: an apathetic but carefree tribe, forming a close bond with the woman Weena. Less appealing however, are the bestial Morlocks who stalk the area at night, picking off the Eloi for food. When his time machine disappears, the time traveller is faced with no option but to confront the ape-like creatures, unwittingly starting a deadly battle in order to escape. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

Frankenstein or, The Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein or, The Modern Prometheus

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2018

A powerful masterpiece from the gothic pen of Mary Shelley. Victor Frankenstein is a man of science obsessed with the idea of creating life. So much so, that he creates a giant, human-like being out of a patchwork of corpses. However on achieving his miracle, Frankenstein finds himself horrified at his repulsive creation. His decision to abandon the monster leads to devastating consequences as, rejected and alone, it becomes determined to wreak its vengeance. Enraged not only at Frankenstein's betrayal, but also his refusal to give him a bride, the monster hunts down those Frankenstein holds dear, leaving his creator with no choice but to try desperately to destroy the horror he brought forth. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

Bleak House

Bleak House

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2018

A beautifully crafted tale of crime, mystery and suspense. The grimy fog rolls over London as three young adults step into their new lives. They encounter a gamut of remarkable characters, from the irritating leech Mr Skimpole to the gallant soldier Mr George, whilst at the heart of the tale lies a lengthy labyrinthine court case which embroils many in its bitter grasp. Meanwhile the insidious lawyer Mr Tulkinghorn is prying into the mysterious letters of a man who styled himself 'Nemo'and his connection to the imperious Lady Dedlock. And what part does the ward Esther have to play in all this? When Tulkinghorn turns up murdered, and Lady Dedlock disappears, Inspector Bucket realises he'll have to unearth a few dreaded secrets if he wants to solve the case. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde And Other Dark Tales

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde And Other Dark Tales

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2018

In Stevenson's suspense-filled masterpiece of horror, a shameless, repulsive creature stalks the streets and he's becoming harder to control... The charming Dr Jekyll could not be more different to the violent and depraved Mr Hyde - until, that is, he takes a potion of his own concoction which allows him to embrace his darker side. As Hyde's savagery escalates, Dr Jekyll finds himself trapped in a truly nightmarish tale of duality, leaving him forced to take desperate measures, as he discovers that leaving the monster behind is not as easy as he needs it to be. Four of Stevenson's other dark tales (including 'The Body Snatcher') complete this investigation into demonic influences of the most personal kind. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

Wieland

Wieland

Author: Charles Brockden Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/04/2014

Penned by the skilful hand of Charles Brockden Brown, Wieland was one of the first American Gothic novels and is a fantastic piece of horror fiction. The terror begins when Clara Wieland's family starts being plagued by mysterious voices and a mysterious stranger named Carwin appears in their lives. From a zealously religious father who one night spontaneously combusts in a temple, to entrancing voices encouraging madness and murder, Clara's fear intensifies as she tries to escape the atmosphere of doom that surrounds her family. A Gothic sensation, full of vivid suspense and mystery. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde And Other Dark Tales

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde And Other Dark Tales

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2014

In Stevenson's suspense-filled masterpiece of horror, a shameless, repulsive creature stalks the streets and he's becoming harder to control... The charming Dr Jekyll could not be more different to the violent and depraved Mr Hyde - until, that is, he takes a potion of his own concoction which allows him to embrace his darker side. As Hyde's savagery escalates, Dr Jekyll finds himself trapped in a truly nightmarish tale of duality, leaving him forced to take desperate measures, as he discovers that leaving the monster behind is not as easy as he needs it to be. Four of Stevenson's other dark tales (including 'The Body Snatcher') complete this investigation into demonic influences of the most personal kind. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

Bleak House

Bleak House

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2013

A beautifully crafted tale of crime, mystery and suspense. The grimy fog rolls over London as three young adults step into their new lives. They encounter a gamut of remarkable characters, from the irritating leech Mr Skimpole to the gallant soldier Mr George, whilst at the heart of the tale lies a lengthy labyrinthine court case which embroils many in its bitter grasp. Meanwhile the insidious lawyer Mr Tulkinghorn is prying into the mysterious letters of a man who styled himself 'Nemo'and his connection to the imperious Lady Dedlock. And what part does the ward Esther have to play in all this? When Tulkinghorn turns up murdered, and Lady Dedlock disappears, Inspector Bucket realises he'll have to unearth a few dreaded secrets if he wants to solve the case. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

The Monk

The Monk

Author: Matthew Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

An original gothic masterpiece of madness, lust and terror. Dripping with dark and moody intent, Matthew Lewis introduces us to the sinful world of Ambrosio, a monk in an ominous Madrid monastery. The seemingly pious Ambrosio reveals himself to have a less than admirable character as he lusts after one of his students. Driven bored by the ease of his prey however, Antonio soon descends into performing unspeakable actions with the aid of witchcraft and violence. As the horror escalates, it seems the devil himself has had a hand at every turn, steering Ambrosio down a pit of desolation where hopes of redemption diminish with every breath, every repulsive act...until Ambrosio is forced to face the very evil he commands. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

Dracula A Mystery Story

Dracula A Mystery Story

Author: Bram Stoker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

A gripping gothic tale from the majestic Bram Stoker, which led to the birth of a legend and stoked the fertile imagination of film-makers, artists and novelists. When Jonathan Harker visits the remote Transylvanian castle of Count Dracula, little does he know that he will become a captive of the undead! Stalked by inhuman creatures, in a tale dripping with chilling tension that spins us across Europe, Harker and his friends must try to resist falling prey to the ultimate horror, and lead a resistance that converges on a final and devastating battle for survival. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

The Master of the World

The Master of the World

Author: Jules Verne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

Another thrilling tale from the master of science fiction. Mysterious events are occurring throughout America but they all have one thing in common: they seem to involve impossibly fast vehicles. When detective John Strock goes to investigate, he uncovers the secret of Robur, a brilliant but arrogant man who has invented an astonishing vehicle. Unbelievably, it can transform to journey on land, sea or air allowing him to travel so fast he is rendered invisible. Fearing the godly powers Robur might wield with the machine he has named The Terror, Strock sets out to stop him at any cost. But Robur is not so easily defeated, and Strock faces a fierce battle for both his life and the fate of the world. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

Author: H.G. Wells Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

A fantastic masterpiece of mystery and science fiction. The mysterious recluse Mr Griffin wanders into town, keeping his whole body hidden and shutting himself away with his scientific equipment. So begins another incredible tour de force by the master of science fiction H.G. Wells. When the village is besieged by strange thefts by an uncatchable thief, the clues might lie with the odd-acting stranger. Revealing his incredible secret, he has turned himself invisible, Griffin escapes and seeks those whom he might suborn into aiding him. Driven to darkness by his inability to make himself visible again, Griffin decides to use his misfortune to terrorise others. Greeted with fear and suspicion and betrayed by those around him, Griffin is determined to show just how dangerous an unseen enemy can be. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Author: Jules Verne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

An incredible adventure from the master of science fiction. Jules Verne's imagination plays out beautifully in this thrilling tale of discovery. On translating an ancient manuscript which professes to tell the reader of a passageway into the very centre of the earth, a professor and his reluctant nephew head off on a perilous expedition. Joined by their Icelandic guide they set off through the crater of a volcano, descending into labyrinthine tunnels until they find themselves encountering a prehistoric wonderland. However what lurks in the giant cavern beneath the earth's surface may not be so friendly. Encountering fearsome beasts of various forms, and with their way out blocked, the men face a terrifying race to make their way back to civilization. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

Author: Emily Bronte Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

A powerful gothic tale of passion, romance and unrequited love. The title of this gothic thriller is taken from the barren, wild moors of Yorkshire where the doomed love of Catherine and Heathcliff is played out in a capricious landscape. In Bronte's bold narrative, the unfortunate, headstrong Heathcliff is brought into the household as a young boy by the owner Mr Earnshaw, to live as brother to his two children, Catherine and Hindley. This sets in motion a train of events that has captivated readers and film-makers alike, with its bold emotions, strident language, agonising deaths and the psychological self-torture of the main characters, a fate that that consigns them ultimately to an eternity of pain. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

The Moonstone

The Moonstone

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

A thrilling tale of mystery and crime from a master storyteller. A pacy tale from the original master of detective fiction Wilkie Collins. Transported from the temples of India to atmospheric Victorian England, the scene is set for a tale which twists between death, drugs, mystery and, most of all, misdirection. Rachel inherits the moonstone from her uncle on her 18th birthday, a cursed diamond of sacred importance stolen from India. When the stone goes missing, Sergeant Cuff is faced with a myriad of possible culprits, from mysterious Indian jugglers who may not be all they seem, to a very oddly acting maidservant. Told from the viewpoints of various vivid characters, Collins spins a tale of intrigue with many a wrong-turn as the moonstone leaves a path of destruction in its wake. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

The Lair of the White Worm A Mystery Story

The Lair of the White Worm A Mystery Story

Author: Bram Stoker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

A masterpiece of horror from the creator of Dracula. Bram Stoker stamps his powerful influence on this grisly horror of sinister proportions. When Adam Salton moves to his uncle's estate in England he finds himself embroiled in a terrifying mystery. In a fight to stay alive, Adam must seek out help to discover the horrifying truth. Children are being attacked, animals are being killed, and when a man is murdered, could the same person be responsible for all? And just what dangerous effects will Edgar Caswell's obsessive dabbling in mesmerism have? Meanwhile the white worm lurks beneath the surface, casting its murky shadow, seeking out its next victim. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Author: H.G. Wells Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

Cylinders land on earth and the invaders, from Mars, with their huge, round bodies and tentacles, start to vaporize the people of Earth. Houses, towns and cities are soon destroyed in a spiral of violence, creating civil panic and mass evacuations before a foul black smoke is released by the aggressive alien force. But the fightback must begin, and it comes from an unexpected quarter. H.G. Wells' classic tale of invasion has stirred our imagination for over a hundred years. Its intense mix of realism and fantasy continues to prick at anyone interested in a great adventure story by a master storyteller. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Author: Jules Verne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

The classic tale of thrilling science fiction adventure. Verne's incredible underwater adventure is one of the earliest and most influential science fiction novels, being published first in French in 1869, with translations for the North American and British markets swiftly following. It was an immediate success, with its fantastical armoury, innovative scientific inventions and strong, twisting narrative. The story is driven by Captain Nemo and his whale-shaped undersea ship, the Nautilus, which begins as an instrument of terror but becomes, ultimately, a saviour of humanity. This is a must-have read for all lovers of science fiction and fantasy. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

The House of the Seven Gables

The House of the Seven Gables

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

A mysterious tale of crime, witchcraft and the supernatural. The House of the Seven Gables is a gloomy New England mansion, reeking of past sins and malevolent threats. The Pyncheon family that lives there has inherited the curse of centuries-old accusations of witchcraft, and is haunted by the ghosts of the sinful dead who still live within the terrifying shadows of the imposing house. A truly ingenious blend of the supernatural and the romantic, Hawthorne weaves a gothic tale that threatens to impale the family and the local townsfolk with its destructive power. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

The Last Man

The Last Man

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

A brilliant, early dystopian tale of classic science fiction. The Last Man is a powerful, post-apocalyptic tale and precursor to the much later science fiction novels of H.G. Wells, George Orwell, Philip K. Dick and Harlan Ellison amongst others. Overshadowed by the titanic success of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley's neglected masterpiece tells of a future laid waste by plague. Lionel Varney, an indolent nobleman, is immune to the savage effects of the disease having been bitten by an early victim. Varney is forced to watch the long decline of civilisation as humanity sinks slowly into extinction. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

The Undying Monster

The Undying Monster

Author: Jessie Douglas Kerruish Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

With a vengeful werewolf and a dark family secret this is an early horror original crawling with supernatural suspense. An ancient family curse and a demonic creature are the focus of this horror mystery penned by the imaginative Jessie Douglas Kerruish. An unknown monster lurking in the misty pine forests has plagued the Hammands for as long as they can remember, and when Oliver is savagely attacked, his sister acts in desperation to save him from madness or death.The only possible help is Luna Bartendale, a supersensitive detective who soon unravels more to the mystery than anyone thought possible. Uncovering occult items, strange burials and dark family secrets, the shadow of the monster draws ever nearer. Soon they realize they must risk everything to discover the chilling truth if they are to survive and prevent the monster from killing again. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

The Return A Supernatural Masterpiece

The Return A Supernatural Masterpiece

Author: Walter de la Mare Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2012

Arthur Lawford is meandering through a graveyard in a melancholy mood, brooding on his current illness, until he falls asleep against the tomb of suicide victim Nicholas Sabathier. Feeling invigorated upon waking, Lawford hurries home only to be dealt a chilling shock. It is a stranger's face that peers back at him from the mirror! Horrified by his transformation and alienated by the mistrust of those closest to him, Lawford struggles to adapt to life through a mask. Discovering that his new face is that of the dead Sabathier, Lawford skulks in the shadows, questioning who he is and who he might become. A psychologically thrilling tale of the occult from Walter de la Mare's masterful imagination. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2012

Catherine Morland is an excitable young woman enraptured by the imaginary romantic worlds of mystery and intrigue in the gothic novels she consumes voraciously in her country cottage home. She is invited to Bath for the Season and thrills at the prospect of fashionable gowns and flirtacious encounters with handsome young men. At first her fanciful notions are fulfilled but soon they lead her to blur the lines between imagination and the everyday. She is invited to Northanger Abbey where she endures a series of romantic and mysterious adventures which almost bring her family to shame. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

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