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Moonlit Tales of the Macabre - Five Haunted Tales from Russia

When someone says “horror classics”, we usually think “Mary Shelley” and “Bram Stoker”. Russian writers hardly ever come to mind. The Russians are known for history and drama, but not necessarily for suspense, paranormal and ghost stories. The following collection is proof that such pieces do, in fact, exist in Russian literature.

Unattainable wealth, unrequited love, unlimited power, a world found and lost, a walk along the boundary between dream and reality... All this and more is offered to you by the creative team behind Moonlit Tales of the Macabre. We are proud to bring you this collection of classics and hope it serves as a new portal into the fascinating and largely unexplored world of Russian literature.

This anthology includes the following works:
  • The Queen of Spades by A. Pushkin
  • Count Cagliostro by A. Tolstoy
  • The Star of Solomon by A. Kuprin
  • Moonlight by A. Grin
  • May Night or the Drowned Maiden by N. Gogol
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Moonlit Tales of the Macabre - Volume Two

We, all of us, are hard-wired to fear the unknown, and what is more unknown than death, or rather, what happens after death? While each of the world’s philosophies has its own interpretation of the subject, there is really no telling for certain. In the six stories that follow, the authors not only consider death as such, but also whether there are things worse than death.

This anthology includes the following works:
  • The Wooden Guest or a Tale About a Doll That Came to Life And Monsieur Nodder by V. Odoyevsky
  • The Sinner from Toledo by A. Chekhov
  • The Eve of Ivan Kupala by N. Gogol
  • The Silver Wolf by A. Kuprin
  • The Chickadee by A. Tolstoy
  • An Incident in the Apartment of Madam Cerise by A. Grin
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Moonlit Tales of the Macabre - Volume Three

The first two volumes of Moonlit Tales of the Macabre dealt with human behavior when thrown in strange circumstances or when in contact with odd objects and creatures, as well as with questions of life, death, and everything that lies between.

This new installment is dedicated to strange places – mansions, castles, cellars, and towers. You never know what might be hiding within the walls of a perfectly ordinary mental institution, or what you might find if you venture out to investigate a strange light in the window of an old fortress. Enter with care, as we present Moonlit Tales of the Macabre – Volume Three.

This anthology includes the following works:
  • Magical Mischief by A. Grin
  • The Witches' Castle by A. Belyaev
  • Kharitonov's Gold by by A. Tolstoy
  • A Mysterious Incident at the Mental Institution by N. Leskov
  • Terrible Revenge by N. Gogol
  • The Ghost of the Engineering Castle by N. Leskov
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Moonlit Tales of the Macabre - Volume Four

"Never talk to strangers," says Mikhail Bulgakov in the opening chapter of The Master and Margarita. "Never talk to strange women," we say in the latest installment of Moonlit Tales of the Macabre, "especially if what they offer appears to be entirely outside of the realm of reality or sanity."

Enjoy this new collection of strange and terrifying tales by Russian and Ukrainian authors, as they take you into the world of dark sorcery and mind-bending magic.

This anthology includes the following works:
  • Viy by N. Gogol
  • The Gray Automobile by A. Grin
  • The Sylph by V. Odoyevsky
  • The Mistress of the Copper Mountain by P. Bazhov
  • The Malachite Box by P. Bazhov
  • Ghosts by I. Turgenev
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Moonlit Tales of the Macabre - Volume Five

You might be fast enough to run away from a werewolf. You might be clever enough to make your way out of a haunted castle. But how do you escape when something goes awry in the depths of your very own mind?

This anthology includes the following works:
  • The Lost Conscience by M. Saltykov-Shchedrin
  • The Black Monk by A. Chekhov
  • Honse's Estate by A. Grin
  • A Funny Man's Dream by F. Dostoyevsky
  • Faust by I. Turgenev
  • Foggy Day by A. Tolstoy
  • Cosmorama by V. Odoyevsky
  • Nightmare by A. Grin
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