15+ Ghost Horror Books for Free! [PDF]

If you like to experience that feeling of fear and terror that only the most outstanding literary works can provide you, you have come to the right place, we have a collection of the best ghost horror books in PDF format.

The most famous authors of this genre specialize in creating scenarios, situations, and actions capable of making the readers get goosebumps by the use of ghosts or spectral beings as the main elements.

The most creative writers in the world of universal literature have created many ghostly creatures, and this time we have collected the best terrifying stories with ghosts in one place.

We present our select list made up of more than 15 ghost horror books in PDF format, so you can download them for free and take them with you more easily.

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1) The Phantom of the Opera

Author: Gaston Leroux

The Phantom of the Opera is one of those literary classics that are worth reading over and over again because of its richness of writing and depth of story, its success has been such that it has been adapted into musicals, movies, and much more.

The Phantom of the Opera tells the story of Erik, a totally disfigured man who yearns for revenge, however, he falls in love with a beautiful woman and that causes divided thoughts in his mind.

This gothic novel takes the reader through a beautiful and at the same time painful plot, where romanticism, mystery, and unbridled passion greatly adorn each of its pages.

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2) The Canterville Ghost

Author: Oscar Wilde

The house where The Canterville Ghost  inhabits was the former Canterville Chase, which has all the trappings of a traditional haunted house. 

Depictions of the wood paneling, the black oak-paneled library, and the armor in the hallway characterize the setting.

Wilde mixes the macabre with comedy, juxtaposing traditional English ghost story devices such as creaking floorboards, sound chains and ancient prophecies.

The story begins when American minister Mr. Otis and his family move into Canterville Chase, despite Lord Canterville’s warnings that the house is haunted.

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3) The Horla

Author: Guy De Maupassant

The Horla is a short horror story originally published on October 23, 1882, in the newspaper Le Gaulois. There are three versions of the story, the last one is the most consulted today, longer than the previous ones, and published in 1887 in the anthology of stories of the same name.

The story, written in the form of a diary, narrates the symptoms and fears of the main character when he begins to feel the presence of an invisible being, called the Horla, which surrounds and controls him. Every night, while he sleeps, this presence invades him and drinks his life.

The story takes place in the main character’s country house near Rouen, on the banks of the Seine, where he spends his time relaxing in the garden, watching the huge boats sail, and in Paris where he travels to distract himself from his afflictions and visit his family.

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Ghost Horror Books

The Phantom of the Opera

Gaston Leroux

The Canterville Ghost

Oscar Wilde

The Horla

Guy De Maupassant

The Turn of the Screw

Henry James

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

M. R. James

The Monkey's Paw

W.W. Jacobs

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Washington Irving

The Great God Pan

Arthur Machen

The Monk: A Romance

Matthew Gregory Lewis

The Willows

Algernon Blackwood

Carnacki, the Ghost-Finder

William Hope Hodgson

The House on the Borderland

William Hope Hodgson


Bram Stoker

Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things

Lafcadio Hearn


Oliver Onions

Seaton's Aunt

Walter de la Mare

The Captain of the Polestar and Other Tales

Arthur Conan Doyle

The Phantom Ship

Frederick Marryat

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