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Halloween Literary Mashups!

Just in time for your holiday reading spooktacular come these mashups from Special Collections literary holdings. Find these today in the library catalog: Little Women and Werewolves (2010) In the new tradition of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Little Women and Werewolves reveals Louisa May Alcott’s classic as she originally wrote it! Robbie Burns, Witch …

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Victorian Book of the Month: Scary Stories edition

The Victorians were very fond of ghost stories. Numerous authors, including many well-known writers of the period, tried their hand at the genre. October’s Victorian Book of the Month is a late 19th century contribution from Rudyard Kipling: The Phantom ‘rickshaw and Other Tales (1888). BYU’s copy of this collection was printed in India. These …

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Scary Stories in Special Collections

Special Collections’ dim-lit stacks hold rare copies of some of the most famous tales of horror, mystery, and otherworldly terror!  I thought I’d highlight a few in the spirit of Halloween: 1.  Charles Robert Maturin, Melmoth the wanderer: a tale (second edition, 1821).  This famous Gothic novel, by the great-uncle of Oscar Wilde, tells the …

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