Short Ghost and Horror Collection 037


A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-legged beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the stench of human flesh, and the occasional touch of wonder. You may also feel more jumpy tonight than usual.

Note: “Wake Not the Dead” (the last story in this collection) is often attributed to Johann Ludwig Tieck; however, work by researchers such as Rob Brautigam and Heide Crawford rediscovered that the actual author was Ernst Benjamin Salomo Raupach. Attributed to Raupach at its first German publication in “Minerva: Taschenbuch fur das Jahr 1823”, its English translation in “Popular Tales and Romances of the Northern Nations” in the same year (the source used here) lacked any author attribution. The misattribution to Tieck may have been due to the fact that one of Tieck’s famous tales directly followed “Wake Not the Dead” in that anthology. The misattribution became widespread after anthologist Peter Haining credited the story to Tieck in his popular collection “Gothic Tales of Terror, Vol. 2” in 1973. (Note contributed by Rafe Ball)

Genre(s): Horror & Supernatural Fiction

Language: English

Group: Short Ghost and Horror Story Collections

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 An Arrest Ambrose Bierce Etext Dale Grothmann
00:04:54 en
Play 02 The Cold Embrace Mary Elizabeth Braddon Etext dmusgrove
00:24:13 en
Play 03 A Dark Mirror Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Etext Dale Grothmann
00:07:57 en
Play 04 Doom of the House of Duryea Earl Peirce Etext Dale Grothmann
00:41:27 en
Play 05 The Highwaymen Lord Dunsany Etext Dale Grothmann
00:13:33 en
Play 06 An Incident On Route 12 James H. Schmitz Etext Dale Grothmann
00:14:07 en
Play 07 John Mortonson's Funeral Ambrose Bierce Etext Dale Grothmann
00:04:38 en
Play 08 A Legend of Sonora Hildegarde Hawthorne Etext Newgatenovelist
00:05:52 en
Play 09 A Man With Two Lives Ambrose Bierce Etext Dale Grothmann
00:07:11 en
Play 10 The Murderer Richard Middleton Etext Dale Grothmann
00:04:29 en
Play 11 Out of the Deep Walter De la Mare Etext Rafe Ball
01:17:00 en
Play 12 The Phantom Coach Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards Etext Harmon Lee Busby
00:33:40 en
Play 13 The Tap Arthur Edwards Chapman Etext Colleen McMahon
00:13:34 en
Play 14 There Shall Be No Misunderstanding Hildegarde Hawthorne Etext Newgatenovelist
00:17:27 en
Play 15 The Thing at Ghent Honoré de Balzac Etext Dale Grothmann
00:05:23 en
Play 16 Three And One Are One Ambrose Bierce Etext Dale Grothmann
00:08:58 en
Play 17 An Unbidden Guest W. Bob Holland Etext Dale Grothmann
00:08:12 en
Play 18 Wake Not the Dead, Part 1 Ernst Benjamin Salomo Raupach Etext Louise J. Belle
00:39:53 en
Play 19 Wake Not the Dead, Part 2 Ernst Benjamin Salomo Raupach Etext Louise J. Belle
00:29:16 en
Play 20 Wake Not the Dead, Part 3 Ernst Benjamin Salomo Raupach Etext Louise J. Belle
00:31:43 en