"e;Penny Dreadfuls"e; were a type of British publication in the 19th century that featured lurid serial stories appearing in parts over a number of weeks, each part costing one penny. The term, however, soon came to encompass a variety of publications that featured cheap sensational fiction. The penny dreadfuls were printed on cheap pulp paper and were aimed at young working class males. Two of the most famous were "e;Varney the Vampire"e; (which popularized vampires) and "e;The String of Pearls"e; (Sweeney Todd), both of which are included here, alongside other works which share the same gothic horror traditions. Included are:FRANKENSTEIN, by Mary Wollstonecraft ShelleyDRACULA, by Bram StokerVARNEY, THE VAMPIRE, by Thomas Preskett PrestTHE WERE-WOLF, by Clemence HousmanTHE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, by Oscar WildeTHE MONK, by Matthew LewisTHE STRING OF PEARLS, by Thomas Peckett PrestTHE RING OF THOTH, by Sir Arthur Conan DoyleTHE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE, by Robert Louis StevensonTHE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER, by Edgar Allan PoeIf you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "e;Wildside Press Megapack"e; to see more of the 180+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more!