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Three chilling ghost stories tell of deadly premonitions, dreams intercepted and spectres bearing silent warnings.

African Myths of Origin

From the father of American literature, four sparkling comic tales of extraordinary animals and parables subverted. From the great visionary and radical genius of the Romantic age, transcendent verse on heaven and hell, innocence and experience. From the pioneer of horror fiction, this tale of a clergyman tormented by a demonic creature is one of the greatest Victorian ghost stories. The searing autobiography of Olaudah Equiano — African slave, sailor and finally a free man — which fuelled the eighteenth-century abolitionist movement. In these two stories gentleman sleuth C.

Auguste Dupin, the first fictional detective, investigates the death of a young girl and the grisly murders in the Rue Morgue. This is the story of the women who changed the world, told through speeches, pamphlets, posters, newspaper articles and letters.

Advice on marriage, foreign travel and much more from the irrepressible Margery Kempe: medieval pilgrim, visionary and creator of the first autobiography. Self-celebrating and self-mocking autobiographical writings from Ecce Homo, the last work iconoclastic German philosopher Nietzsche wrote before his descent into madness. From their arrest to their final breaths, the last days of seven prisoners condemned to death in Tsarist Russia are described in this visceral, heart-stopping novella.

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Written by spy, traveller and pioneering female writer Aphra Benn, this story of an African prince sold into slavery is considered one of the earliest English novels. This joyful poetic satire describes wig thieves, chamberpots, prostitutes and other hazards to be avoided on the teeming streets of eighteenth-century London. From the supreme artist of the short story, three disturbing tales of supernatural hallucinations, hysterical obsession and moral decay.

Two young lovers battle pirates, rivals and their own confused feelings in this tender pastoral romance from ancient Greece. In this chilling novella of Victorian horror, George Eliot explores clairvoyance, fate and the possibility of life after death. Two devastating Russian stories of solitude, unrequited love and depravity from beyond the grave.

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Spanning centuries and the entire continent of Africa, a panoramic collection of traditional African myths, fables, and folklore captures the rich and diverse cultures of Africa, from ancient Egypt and Ethiopia to the desert Sahara and sub-Saharan region, in tales of great heroes, monsters, migration, world creation, and more.

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