All these classic stories are in the public domain,
available in their entirety online or as free ebooks
(1-31 October 2019)
A young woman is hired to be governess to two orphans at an isolated English country house. When she sees ghosts, she’s determined to protect her charges. Can she save them? Or has she gone mad?
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James #free #storieshttps://t.co/g4V39AgGJb pic.twitter.com/RIwd6fh9ZW
— Dr. Alexandria Szeman Award-Winning #Author 📚🖋🎃 (@Alexandria_SZ) October 1, 2019
One evening during Carnivale, Montresor decides he must take a revenge against Fortunato for the thousand injuries borne him. But can Montresor carry out his heinous plan?
The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe #Free Scary #Stories@Poestorieshttps://t.co/Om0jsdKbp7 pic.twitter.com/b7MCKvLmA4
— Dr. Alexandria Szeman Award-Winning #Author 📚🖋🎃 (@Alexandria_SZ) October 2, 2019
Giovanni loves Beatrice, and she wants to marry him: what dread secret keeps her a prisoner in her father’s strange garden?
Rappaccini’s Daughter by Nathaniel Hawthorne#Free Scary #Stories @UniofAdelaide
(Art: Soul of the Rose, John William Waterhouse) https://t.co/HtdmUk8cyd pic.twitter.com/ci4iL3wmF7
— Dr. Alexandria Szeman Award-Winning #Author 📚🖋🎃 (@Alexandria_SZ) October 3, 2019
Late at night in a deserted wood, schoolmaster Ichabod Crane unexpectedly confronts the Headless Horseman. Surely, someone is playing a joke on him.
by Washington Irving#Free Scary #Stories @everywriter
(Headless Horseman & Ichabod Crane, by John Quidor)https://t.co/JuBh6bLpRN pic.twitter.com/OERA7x4f1g
— Dr. Alexandria Szeman Award-Winning #Author 📚🖋🎃 (@Alexandria_SZ) October 4, 2019
Peyton Farquhar is about to be hanged after soldiers discover him tampering with a bridge. As the rope drops, he falls into the river below: can Farquhar escape his fate?
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce#Free Scary #Stories@everywriterhttps://t.co/zD5k7z8K8c pic.twitter.com/8QduILtbFJ
— Dr. Alexandria Szeman Award-Winning #Author 📚🖋🎃 (@Alexandria_SZ) October 5, 2019
Want more free scary classics?
See my entire list of scary stories, novellas, and novels.
Free Scary Classics in the Public Domain
Free in their entirety online or as free ebooks
(Note: Some of the classics on my list may no longer be free:
some sellers charge when work in the public domain become popular.)