The Raven, a narrative poem by Edgar Allan Poe, published in 1845, has made its author famous, and a pop-culture phoneme to this day.
At first Frankenstein was published anonymously (1818) to scathing reviews (“a tissue of horrible and disgusting absurdity”). A play in 1823 made the story popular and the book appeared in print again (1831), but with significant changes including crediting Mary Shelley with the authorship.
I recently read Bram Stoker’s Dracula and enjoyed it very much a well written story, here is a special Halloween edition of Fun Facts Friday
In order to get a leg up on all the other kids during Halloween Samuel goes trick-o-treating 2 days before only to witness the gate to Hell opening up