Red Classics

Not to be confused with Penguin Classics Red, which are a red-tinged version of the recent 4th edition of Penguin Classics, this subset bears more in common with the Great Loves series, with striking monochromatic covers and recycled paper binding. These books, however, are generally longer than the usual Penguin subseries, and are oriented toward horror and the macabre. Their official title according to Penguin’s website, is “Gothic Classics”, despite the fact that this appears nowhere on the books. To be even more confusing, the Red Classics are actually colored canary yellow, in order to differentiate them from the red-tinged first series of Great Ideas. Whew.

1  The Dunwich Horror H.P. Lovecraft
2  The Beetle Richard Marsh
3  The Haunted Dolls’ House M.R. Smith
4  The Spook House Ambrose Bierce
5  The House on the Borderland William Hope Hodgson
6  The Lair of the White Worm Bram Stoker
7  Lois the Witch Elizabeth Gaskell
8  The Virgin of the Seven Daggers Vernon Lee
9  The Masque of the Red Death Edgar Allen Poe
10  The Haunted Hotel Wilkie Collins
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