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Horror O'Brien, Fitz-James: Strange Company (collected weird fiction). v1. 18 Dec 2020
#1  GrannyGrump 12-18-2020, 03:41 AM
Strange Company collection by Fitz-James O’Brien (1828–1862)


Presented here, fantastical stories of quirky imagination, telling of dreams and nightmares and extraordinary events. O’Brien relates tales of the macabre and the surreal, and these are often darkly disturbing; but you will also find whimsy and humor and even an occasional light touch of romance.

Note: The final three stories are non-genre.

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Fitz-James O’Brien (25 October 1826 – 6 April 1862) was an Irish American Civil War soldier, writer, and poet often cited as an early writer of science fiction. He emigrated to the United States in 1852 and set out to be a writer, with some success, contributing numerous poems and short stories to many periodicals, until his untimely death after being wounded in the Civil War.

His work was influential not only on subsequent fantastical and speculative fiction but also on the development of the short story. His best-known works are “The Diamond Lens,” “The Wondersmith,” and “What Was It?”

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This is my own compilation, gathered from multiple collections and magazine archives found online.
Contents were first published 1851 ~ 1864. This book is in the public domain worldwide.

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#2  The Lucky One 12-21-2020, 05:43 PM
Hi! I just wanted to thank you for making and sharing all of these classic horror/ghost story ebooks. I discovered this site a few weeks ago and have really appreciated the wide variety of classic ghost story writers you’ve showcased, especially the lesser-known ones. (And I love the fun covers!) I’m sure a lot of work goes into making these, so I just wanted to convey my appreciation. Thanks again!
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#3  GrannyGrump 12-22-2020, 09:15 PM
@ The Lucky One --- Hi there! Welcome to MobileRead. I think you will find lots to enjoy here (Don't forget to check out the “Lounge” forum for some entertaining distractions.)

Thank you so much for the compliments, and I hope you get much enjoyment out of these books!

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#4  Dr. Drib 12-27-2020, 03:46 PM
A beautifully put-together ebook.

I plan to start reading it right away.

Thank you very much!
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