What to read next

Beautiful horror books from our Clothbound Classics collection

From Victorian ghost stories to Shirley Jackson's gothic Americana, these gorgeous books will keep you on your toes this spooky season.

Rachel Deeley
Photo: Stuart Simpson

Ah, spooky season. A time for pumpkins, parties, poltergeists, and pages on pages of creepy, spine-chilling stories that will have you sleeping with the lights on.

In lieu of traditional Halloween decorations, we've picked out the best hardback horror books from Penguin's Clothbound Classics collection that will look great on your bookshelf year-round. Whether you're looking to hunker down with a Victorian novel packed with heart-stopping twists and turns, or in search of the perfect ghost story to scare you and your friends under torch light, we have the perfect read for you.

Sign up to the Penguin Newsletter

For the latest books, recommendations, author interviews and more