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In case you are one of those readers who likes to experience the strongest emotions with each story you read, we have prepared an excellent selection of the best free paranormal horror books in PDF.

These texts combine the fear generated by horror events, with the surprise and unexpectedness that characterizes acts of paranormal nature; which undoubtedly results in original and unique stories.

So that you can count on a wide variety of alternatives, we have included in our collection books considered classics, and others that may not be as well known, but that you should definitely read.

You can find in our collection titles ranging from the most popular such as “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde“, and “The Picture of Dorian Gray“.

Each and every one of these stories has the power to transport you to a terrifying world where the events will make you shudder. Without further ado, we present you with the best free 10 paranormal horror books in PDF.

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1) The Turn of The Screw

Author: Henry James

The Turn of The Screw was published in 1898 and is about a young governess in the care of two orphaned children in an old Victorian mansion; what at first seems like a pleasant task will lead to a nightmare situation.

The children live tormented by an immediate past in which the previous governess, Miss Jessel, and Peter Quint, the employer’s servant and valet (the children’s uncle), had a murky relationship. It could be assumed that certain abuses took place.

Living with the former governess and her subsequent death have left an indelible mark on them. Trying to help them, the protagonist of the story begins to hear voices, songs, and to see the image of the previous governess, who died in strange circumstances, and the servant too, in what, apparently, would be ghostly apparitions.

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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 House of the Seven Gables

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne

The House of the Seven Gables takes place in a peculiar house, built in the 17th century and located in the center of Salem, in a small town in New England.

Colonel Pyncheon, of Puritan training, decides to build this mansion on the site where Mathew Maule’s cabin used to be, who is said to have been a shady, dark man, since he was led to torment by accusations of sorcery.

The colonel, who presides over the sentencing trial, cannot hide some crooked pretensions with the intention of seizing the Maule land. While he is being executed, he says: “God will give him blood to drink.” This curse will affect the following generations.

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Paranormal Horror Books

The Turn of the Screw

Henry James

The House of the Seven Gables

Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Canterville Ghost

Oscar Wilde

Carnacki The Ghost Finder

William Hope Hodgson

The Phantom of the Opera

Gaston Leroux

The Phantom Ship

Frederick Marryat

Three Ghost Stories

Charles Dickens

Ghost Stories Of An Antiquary

M R James

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Washington Irving

The Upper Berth

F Marion Crawford

The Altar of the Dead

Henry James

The Ghost Pirates

William Hope Hodgson


Algernon Blackwood

The Haunted Hotel

Wilkie Collins

The Mountain of Souls

Gustavo Adolfo Becquer

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