Need a good scary read but short of cash? Get free horror e-books on Project Gutenberg.

Project Gutenberg is the volunteer organization that has been working for many years to digitize and provide free access to as many written works as possible. They currently have over 42,000 titles in their collection, and the e-books can be downloaded and used for free by anyone. They also have things organized by category in library-style, so if you go to the site you can peruse the horror section and find works by the authors below.


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1 Ambrose Bierce 1842-1914?

2 Algernon Blackwood, 1869-1951

3 Robert W. Chambers, 1865-1933

4 John Meade Falkner, 1858-1932

5 Paul H. C. Féval, 1817-1887

6 William Hope Hodgson, 1877-1918

7 Henry James, 1843-1916

8 M. R. James, 1862-1936

9 Franz Kafka, 1883-1924

10 Sheridan Le Fanu, 1814-1873

11 H.P. Lovecraft 1890-1937

12 Arthur Machen 1863-1947

13 Charles Nodier 1780-1844

14 Elliott O'Donnell, 1872-1965

15 Oliver Onions (pseud), 1873-1961

16 Edgar Allan Poe, 1809-1849

17 John William Polidori, 1795-1821

18 Thomas Preskett Prest, 1810?-1859?

19 Robert Louis Stevenson 1850-1894

20 Bram Stoker, 1847-1912

21 George Sylvester Viereck, 1884-1962