Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Scribes of the uncanny


In honor of Halloween, we thought we’d offer you a chance to test your knowledge of the literary superheroes of the scary. See if you can match each author’s name on top with their classic works of horror, mayhem, thrills and chills below.

1. The Invisible Man
2. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
3. The Picture of Dorian Gray
4. Frankenstein
5. The Phantom of the Opera
6. Dracula
7. Pet Sematary
8. Rosemary's Baby
9. The Haunting of Hill House
10. The Exorcist

A. Bram Stoker
B. Shirley Jackson
C. H.G. Wells
D. Gaston Laroux
E. Mary Shelley
F. Stephen King
G. William Peter Blatty
H. Robert Louis Stevenson
I. Oscar Wilde
J. Ira Levin

Extra credit: Which book was published earliest?

See the answers in the comments area to this item.

—Tom

5 comments:

Select Editions said...

Answers:
1-C; 2-H; 3-I; 4-E; 5-D; 6-A; 7-F; 8-J; 9-B; 10-G; Mary Shelley published Frankenstein in 1818.

UK reader said...

Can the Select Editions team recommend their favourite spooky books for reading this evening curled up on the sofa?

Anonymous said...

Here's one of my favorite spooky reads for Halloween:

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.

—Tom

jim.menick@rd.com said...

Salem's Lot absolutely got me for one very long night of non-stop reading, and long-lasting creeps after that. Give it a try. After which you can soothe your nerves with the DVD of Psycho. Or you can just watch TV. My favorite scary TV show is that old classic, Richard Nixon's Checkers speech.

Select Editions said...

I had nightmares while reading "In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote.

--Laura