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Book Cover Image: Title: Dracula, Author: Bram Stoker

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Dracula
Bram Stoker
The sinister character of Count Dracula has inspired countless movies, books, and plays -- but few, if any, have been fully faithful to Bram Stoker's original novel of horror, love, sin and redemption. Dracula chronicles the vampire's journey from Transylvania to the murky streets of London, where he seeks out the blood of young men and women to sustain and empower him.


Book Cover Image: Title: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Robert Louis Stevenson
In Robert Louis Stevenson's eerie classic, idealistic young scientist Henry Jekyll concocts -- and foolishly drinks -- a potent mixture he hopes will identify and eradicate human evil. Instead, the potion unleashes dark forces within him, transforming him into the murderous Mr. Hyde. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde dramatically illustrates the duality that can exist within one person.


Book Cover Image: Title: The Invisible Man, Author: H. G. Wells

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The Invisible Man
H. G. Wells
Wells's The Invisible Man is a classic combination of blood-chilling terror and psychological suspense -- the tale of an ambitious scientist who discovers the formula for invisibility -- a secret that eventually drives him into the depths of madness and despair.


Book Cover Image: Title: The Island of Dr. Moreau, Author: H. G. Wells

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The Island of Dr. Moreau
H. G. Wells
Here, Wells conjures up a mysterious island where a mad doctor experiments with turning animals into grotesque human-like creatures. The island is discovered by survivors of a South Pacific shipwreck, with disastrous results. This 1896 tale can be read both as a chilling social satire and as a premonition of future scientific developments.


Book Cover Image: Title: Moby-Dick, Author: Herman Melville

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Moby-Dick
Herman Melville
On a previous voyage, a mysterious white whale had ripped off the leg of a sea captain named Ahab. Now the crew of the Pequod, on a pursuit that features constant adventure and horrendous mishaps, must follow the mad Ahab into the abyss to satisfy his unslakeable thirst for vengeance.


Book Cover Image: Title: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Author: Washington Irving

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Washington Irving
Washington Irving's classic tale tells the story of Ichabod Crane, a superstitious Connecticut schoolteacher who is driven out of town by Abraham "Brom Bones" Van Brunt, his rival for the hand of the fair Katrina Van Tassel. The eerie myth evoked in the story is that of the Headless Horseman, the ghost of a Hessian trooper who lost his head to a cannonball during a Revolutionary War battle."



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