Towards the end of the 18th Century a new type of literature appeared - horror. What was different about these stories was that they told of supernatural beings or happenings instead of the more usual realism. The genre bloomed in the 19th Century and many of the horror stories written then, for example Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde or Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray are considered classics today.
This is the first in our series of three quizzes on horror books. Here you will find questions about Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Bram Stoker's Dracula and Edgar Allan Poe's The Murders in The Rue Morgue. A much more contemporary author, considered by many to be a master of the genre, features in all three quizzes. His name – Stephen King. If you are playing these quizzes before bedtime then please don’t have nightmares!
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