Imaginaires effrayantsAuteurs

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Charles Perrault

1628−1703

Charles Perrault is a French author known for his fairy tales. His most famous book is Tales of Mother Goose published in 1697. He has written versions of Donkeyskin, Little Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard or Cinderella.

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Horace Walpole

1717−1897

Horace Walpole is an English writer famous for writing the first Gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto. He was also a politician.

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Brothers Grimm: Jacob Ludwig Karl & Wilhelm Carl

1785−1683 and 1786−1859

The Brothers Grimm are German authors who are famous for writing a lot of fairy tales like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Sleeping Beauty or Little Red Riding Wood. They did not invent those stories, but their versions are among the most popular ones.

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Mary Shelley

1797−1851

Mary Shelley is an English writer famous for her Gothic novel Frankenstein. It has inspired a lot of adaptations. She is increasingly seen as a great writer, and other of her works are being rediscovered.

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Robert Louis Stevenson

1850−1894

Robert Louis Stevenson is a Scottish writer known for his books Treasure Island and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a classic horror story of a doctor who has an evil side to him called Mr Hyde.

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Herbert George Wells

1866−1946

H. G. Wells is an English writer. He is renowned for his science fiction novels and is considered the father of this genre. His most famous works are The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The War of the Worlds.

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Bram Stoker

1878−1912

Bram Stoker is an Irish writer. He is most famous for his Gothic novel Dracula, published in 1897. He wrote other scary stories, but Dracula was a real success and he even published short stories about that character, Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories.

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Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau

1888−1931

F. W. Murnau is a German film director. Several of his films are considered masterpieces. He is most famous for Nosferatu, an adaptation of Dracula, but also for his adaptation of Faust.

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Richard Matheson

1926−2013

Richard Matheson is an American writer known for his fantasy, horror and science fiction novels. His most famous work is I Am Legend which was adapted several times on the screen.

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 Stephen King

1947

Stephen King is a famous American writer known for his horror stories. He has inspired a lot of writers and his novels have often been adapted for the screen. His most famous works include Carrie, It and Misery.