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This subject is written on a topic in the real world and reflects factual information. This subject contains information from the Mythos Adjacent Works, and while share similar themes and features of the Mythos are not based on his work, or generally considered a part of the Mythos proper. The following is a list of stories which Lovecraft describes as horror stories or with horror elements.

Note: this list is incomplete.

Villiers de l'Isle Adam

  • A Torture by Hope


  • The Dyhbuk

Jane Austen

  • Northanger Abbey

Honoré de Balzac

  • Louis Lambert
  • Melmoth Reconciled
  • Seraphita
  • The Wild Ass's Skin


  • Sir Bertrand

Francis Barrett

  • The Magus

William Beckford

  • Episodes of Vathek
  • History of the Caliph Vathek


Ambrose Bierce

  • The Death of Halpin Frayser
  • The Secret Of Macarger's Gulch
  • One Summer Night
  • The Moonlit Road
  • A Diagnosis Of Death
  • Moxon's Master
  • A Tough Tussle
  • One Of Twins
  • The Haunted Valley
  • A Jug Of Syrup
  • Staley Fleming's Hallucination
  • A Resumed Identity
  • A Baby Tramp
  • The Night-Doings At 'Deadman's'
  • Beyond The Wall
  • A Psychological Shipwreck
  • The Middle Toe Of The Right Foot
  • John Mortonson's Funeral
  • The Realm Of The Unreal
  • John Bartine's Watch
  • The Damned Thing
  • Haita The Shepherd
  • An Inhabitant Of Carcosa
  • The Stranger
  • The Spook House
  • The Suitable Surroundings

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