Creepy stories from the British Isles

A Listmania! list by First Impressions "Jon" (Birmingham, UK)
 
Ghost Stories of an Antiquary
1.  Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M.R. James
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  "The best ghost story teller of all time – the master. This 1904 version has the original illustrations."
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Wuthering Heights (Oxford World's Classics)
2.  Wuthering Heights (Oxford World's Classics) by Emily Brontë
The list author says:
  "So wild a book you have to ask where Emily got the ideas.  Strong sexual undercurrents, supernatural elements and passion that transcends the grave. A Yorkshire lass with Irish roots."
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Rebecca (VMC)
3.  Rebecca (VMC) by Daphne Du Maurier
The list author says:
  "A first class story teller at the top of her game. Despite the title, Rebecca dies before the story begins; yet still haunts the book. The Jane Eyre influence is not hard to see."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (347 customer reviews)

Frankenstein: or `The Modern Prometheus': The 1818 Text (Oxford World's Classics)
4.  Frankenstein: or `The Modern Prometheus': The 1818 Text (Oxford World's Classics) by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
The list author says:
  "Dabbling with the laws of nature can be hazardous for your (and a lot of other peoples') health! A moral tale."
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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales (Oxford World's Classics)
5.  Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales (Oxford World's Classics) by Robert Louis Stevenson
The list author says:
  "I'm in two minds how to describe this one. Written by a Scot and wonderful teller of thumping good yarns."
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The Signalman: AND The Ghost at the Trial (Macmillan Readers)
6.  The Signalman: AND The Ghost at the Trial (Macmillan Readers) by F. H. Cornish
The list author says:
  "The Signalman is a classic chilling tale and was influenced by Dickens's own involvement in the Staplehurst rail crash in 1865."
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3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

The Turn of the Screw and Other Stories (Oxford World's Classics)
7.  The Turn of the Screw and Other Stories (Oxford World's Classics) by Henry James
The list author says:
  "The world’s most famous ghostly tale?  James was of Irish & Scottish descent & became a British subject in 1915, so I’m claiming him! (In return Americans can have Christopher Hitchens, lol)."
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Dracula (Penguin Classics)
8.  Dracula (Penguin Classics) by Bram Stoker
The list author says:
  "You’ve seen the films, but have you read the novel? An Irish writer lighting up the dark corners of Victorian sexuality and desire.  Read it on a trip to Whitby!"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (583 customer reviews)

Don't Look Now and Other Stories (Penguin Modern Classics)
9.  Don't Look Now and Other Stories (Penguin Modern Classics) by Daphne Du Maurier
The list author says:
  "Remembered now mostly as a classic British film of the seventies.  Written by a highly skilled story teller who appears twice in my list (and could have appeared twice more)."
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The Best Horror Stories of Arthur Conan Doyle
10.  The Best Horror Stories of Arthur Conan Doyle by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The list author says:
  "You thought he only wrote about Sherlock Holmes and "The Lost World”?  Born in Scotland to Irish parents, Conan Doyle was one of the most accomplished writers of 20th century horror."
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Oxford World's Classics: The Picture of Dorian Gray
11.  Oxford World's Classics: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
The list author says:
  "As it says in the bible: "what does it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul?".  A beautifully written moral tale by a witty and wise Irishman."
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A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings (Penguin Classics
12.  A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings (Penguin Classics by Charles Dickens
The list author says:
  "Hugely influential title story that everybody knows but few have read.  A surprising joy to read.  Don’t forget the other Christmas yarns though."
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The Withered Arm and Other Stories 1874-1888 (Penguin Classics)
13.  The Withered Arm and Other Stories 1874-1888 (Penguin Classics) by Thomas Hardy
The list author says:
  "A short story set in England’s green and pleasant countryside; a tale evoking strange dark magic, the supernatural and witchcraft. A personal favourite; I'm not sure why I've placed it at 13 (spooky!)"
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The Complete Short Stories of H.G. Wells
14.  The Complete Short Stories of H.G. Wells by H.G. Wells
The list author says:
  "H.G.Wells is a glorious short story writer & this near 900 page collection incs the classic ghostly tale ‘The Red Room’. Since writing this list this book has, alas, become hard to find"
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Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories
15.  Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories by Roald Dahl
The list author says:
  "Not normally known for his ghost stories this Welsh born writer enjoys unexpected endings and a strange, menacing atmosphere."
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The Island of Dr Moreau (Penguin Classics)
16.  The Island of Dr Moreau (Penguin Classics) by H.G. Wells
The list author says:
  "I still find this terrific book troubling to read. There is something of Frankenstein about it."
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Jane Eyre (Oxford World's Classics)
17.  Jane Eyre (Oxford World's Classics) by Charlotte Brontë
The list author says:
  "Fire, death, storms, a Byronic hero and a violent lunatic in the attic! The influence from gothic fiction is obvious."
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Le Morte Darthur: The Winchester Manuscript (Oxford World's Classics)
18.  Le Morte Darthur: The Winchester Manuscript (Oxford World's Classics) by Thomas Malory
The list author says:
  "Also known as 'King Arthur'. As a child I found this a very scary but magical book. Death, violence, revenge, magic, headlessness – ideal reading! Author once thought Welsh, but probably English."
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