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The Beetle

Published: April 2020
SKU: 9781492699712

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"A fun new way to encounter the spine-tinglers of yesteryear." —Booklist

A horror classic for the modern reader, presented by the Horror Writers Association.

Rediscover the classic and come face-to-face with a creature "born of neither god nor man"

First published in 1897, Richard Marsh's classic work of gothic horror, The Beetle, opens with Robert Holt, an out-of-work clerk seeking shelter in an abandoned house. He comes face to face with a fantastical creature with supernatural and hypnotic powers; a creature who can transform at will between its human and beetle forms and who wrecks havoc when he preys on young middle-class Britons.

Featuring an introduction by bestselling author Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, the Haunted Library Horror Classics edition of The Beetle is a tale of revenge that takes the reader on a dark journey, one that explores the crisis of late imperial England through a fantastical and horrific lens.

Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Case Count: 32
  • Series: Haunted Library Horror Classics
"This will appeal to a wide range of readers. The universal ick factor of creepy crawlies additionally ensures that this crowdpleaser from the past will continue to strike fear in the hearts and minds of 21st-century readers." — Library Journal
"This series is a fun new way to encounter the spine-tinglers of yesteryear." — Booklist
"A fine period piece, as well as an entertaining mystery that has withstood the test of time." — NY Journal of Books
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