The Forlorn Press

The Forlorn Press is dedicated to reviving forgotten classics and making them available to the modern reader, for a low price. Check back often, as there are many more titles planned for publication in the near future!

All ebooks by The Forlorn Press include a clickable table of contents as well as original appendices. Many of our titles are annotated with further information about the stories or authors. Some of them include the original illustrations or new photographs or artwork.


Books Currently Available:


13 Ghost Stories: A Collection of the Best Tales of the Masters of Weird Fiction --- $1.49                     Available on AmazonBarnes&Noble, and Kobo

This collection consists of thirteen stories by some of the best authors of speculative fiction. While they all feature ghosts, these are not traditional ghost stories. These tales are all unique and will stay with you long after you read them.

The anthology contains a biography of Oliver Onions, the author of “The Beckoning Fair One.” There are also some annotations within the book with additional information pertinent to the stories.

Approx. 305 pages or 88,487 words long.

Contents include:

The Attic by Algernon Blackwood; Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad by M.R. James; A Ghost by Guy de Maupassant; The Upper Berth by F. Marion Crawford; Bone to His Bone by E.G Swain; The Beckoning Fair One by Oliver Onions; The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens; Christmas Eve on a Haunted Hulk by Frank Cowper; The Ghosts by Lord Dunsany; The Haunted and the Haunters, or the House and the Brain by Edward Bulwer-Lytton; In The Tube by E.F. Benson; The Toll-House by W.W. Jacobs; The Listeners by Walter de la Mare; Appendix: The Life of Oliver Onions by Osie Turner

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Occult Detectives: An Anthology --- $2.99
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This anthology contains some of the best early occult detective fiction from the best late Victorian and Edwardian era authors. Join such illustrious paranormal investigators as John Silence, Carnacki the Ghost-Finder, Flaxman Low, and Jules de Grandin on their adventures into the supernatural and beyond. 

Approx. 820 pages or 248,874 words long.

Includes the complete tales of John Silence, and Carnacki the Ghost-Finder. Seven tales of the occult psychologist Flaxman Low, and Pledged to the Dead—A Story of Jules de Grandin by Seabury Quinn round out this collection. There is also one appendix, Blackwood and the Occult, that explores the occult and paranormal background of Algernon Blackwood, the creator of John Silence.



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Feminist Sci-Fi: An Anthology---$1.49
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Few realize that women played a pivotal role in the development of science fiction. Even fewer know that feminist science fiction became popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This collection contains a broad spectrum of this genre, many of which have been all but forgotten. Ten novels and short stories and two appendices round out this volume.

Approx. 785 pages or 231,813 words long.

Contents:

Herland By Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman; Sultana’s Dream By Rokheya Shekhawat Hossein; Mizora: A Prophecy By Mary E. Bradley; Man's Rights By Annie Denton Cridge; Friend Island By Francis Stevens; Three Hundred Years Hence By Mary Griffith; A Wife Manufactured to Order By Alice W. Fuller; Unveiling a Parallel By Alice Ilgenfriz Jones and Ella Merchant; A Dream of the Twenty-First Century By Winnifred Harper Cooley; The Republic of the Future By Anna Bowman Dodd; Appendix 1: Biographical Sketches of the Authors; Appendix 2: Other Notable Female Science Fiction Authors              

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Naughty Victoriana: An Anthology of Victorian Erotica---$3.99
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When one thinks of the late 19th century, images of prim and proper women and stiff-upper-lipped gentlemen strolling down the street cane in hand comes to mind. What one does not realize is that while things may have been so in public, in private it was another story. The Victorians produced tons of erotic, or just plain pornographic, literature—much of which would shock even today’s audience. Spanking and incest were their favorite subjects, but anything was fair game.

Approx. 2,240 pages or 671,803 words long.

Includes:

The Romance of Lust; Laura Middleton: Her Brother and Her Lover; Forbidden Fruit; Gynecocracy; A Night in a Moorish Harem; The New Ladies' Tickler; The Memoirs of Dolly Morton; The Lustful Turk; The Power of Mesmerism; Venus in India; Appendix: A Brief History of Priapus

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The Blood is The Life: An Anthology of Early Vampire Fiction---$2.99                                                                Available on Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble

This anthology is the definitive collection of classic/early vampire fiction. It is broken into three sections: the first is for classic vampire stories, the second is dedicated to psychic vampirism, and the last contains a few stories which are frequently listed as vampire stories, but are not actually about vampires. There are a total of 18 stories, plus two appendices.

The stories contain the original illustrations from their first publications, and there are three of the editor’s original photographs at the section breaks. There is also a clickable table of contents for easy navigation through the text.

The first appendix details a few select cases of real life vampires that may have served as inspiration for many of the stories within the anthology. The second appendix, Sacred Blood, is an essay about the sacredness of blood throughout history and the major world religions.

Approx. 536 pages or 156,837 words long.
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The Tomb and Other Macabre Tales of Guy de Maupassant---$0.99

Available on Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, and Google Play / Google Books

Maupassant was one of France's most prolific writers, and is especially known for his short stories. This anthology contains his eight most bizarre stories. Invisible demons, insanity, necrophilic lovers, and furniture with a mind of its own rounds out this collection. Also included as an appendix is my essay "The Demise of Maupassant," which focuses on the events leading up to Maupassant's internment in an asylum and eventual death.

Approx. 111 pages or 29,576 words long.

This volume contains:

The Tomb; Le Horla; Suicides; The Diary of a Madman; Who Knows?; Ugly; Was it a Dream?; The Inn; Appendix: The Demise of Maupassant

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The Devil in Manuscript And Other Tales of Forbidden Books---$1.49                                                                        Available on Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble

“The Green Book,” a small, unassuming diary of a young girl; an unheard of book of the Talmud known as the “Tractate Middoth”; “The King in Yellow,” a play that drives people to insanity; two mysterious grey stone plaques from the sands of Chaldea known as the “Tablets of The Gods”; “The Confessions of Constantine,” which drives its readers into a homicidal rage—these accursed books are the subject of this collection of olden tales.

Contains nine stories by some of the most influential horror authors and one appendix.

Approx. 425 pages or 135,697 words long.
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Strange Tales of the High Seas --- $1.49

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For some reason, this one is not available internationally on Amazon, but can be purchased in Kindle format (.Mobi) on Payhip.com. (Also available in epub and PDF files)

Approx. 471 pages or 119,408 words long.

This Anthology Includes:

The Voice in the Night; From the Darkness and the Depths; The Sea Fit; Man Overboard!; The Grain Ship; Phantas; The Ghost Pirates; The Wreck of the Titan

This edition is also annotated with three appendixes:

Appendix 1- Commentary

Appendix 2- The Titan and The Titanic: When Life and Art Collide

Appendix 3- A Tryst: A Poem by Celia Thaxter

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Tod Robbins: His Life and Work --- $2.99


Available at Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble
For some reason, this one is not available internationally on Amazon, but can be purchased in Kindle format (.Mobi) on Payhip.com. (Also available in epub and PDF files).

This collection contains an anthology of Tod Robbins' work, and the most complete biography and bibliography of the author available. All novels, and short stories are complete and unabridged.

Approx. 913 pages or 248,025 words long.

The Anthology Includes:

Silent, White And Beautiful; For Art’s Sake (revised version of Mysterious Martin); The Unholy Three; Who Wants A Green Bottle?; Wild Wullie The Waster; The Scales Of Justice And Other Poems; The Spirit Of The Town; and Red Of Surley.



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Tod Robbins- The Life of the Reclusive Master of the Bizarre ---- $0.99 (All Formats Available on Smashwords.com)

This volume contain only the biography and bibliography of Tod Robbins from my previous book, Tod Robbins: His Life and Work. Unfortunately, the anthology cannot be sold in select countries (namely Spain, Germany, and Brazil), so I created this slim volume without any of Robbins' actual stories so that at least this portion can be made available worldwide.

If you have already purchased Tod Robbins: His Life and Work, then you already have this book.

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