Collected Ghost Stories

Author: M. R. James

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191620447

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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'I was conscious of a most horrible smell of mould, and of a cold kind of face pressed against my own...' Considered by many to be the most terrifying writer in English, M. R. James was an eminent scholar who spent his entire adult life in the academic surroundings of Eton and Cambridge. His classic supernatural tales draw on the terrors of the everyday, in which documents and objects unleash terrible forces, often in closed rooms and night-time settings where imagination runs riot. Lonely country houses, remote inns, ancient churches or the manuscript collections of great libraries provide settings for unbearable menace, from creatures seeking retribution and harm. These stories have lost none of their power to unsettle and disturb. This edition presents all of James's published ghost stories, including the unforgettable 'Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad' and 'Casting the Runes', and an appendix of James's writings on the ghost story. Darryl Jones's introduction and notes provide a fascinating insight into James's background and his mastery of the genre he made his own. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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70+ SUPERNATURAL TALES OF GOTHIC HORROR: Uncle Silas, Carmilla, In a Glass Darkly, Madam Crowl's Ghost, The House by the Churchyard, Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, A Thin Ghost and Many More

Premium Collection of Mysterious Ghostly Stories, Tales of the Macabre, Occult Horror and Suspense - ALL in one Volume

Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu,M. R. James

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026872878

Category: Fiction

Page: 6072

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This carefully crafted ebook: "70+ SUPERNATURAL TALES OF GOTHIC HORROR: Uncle Silas, Carmilla, In a Glass Darkly, Madam Crowl's Ghost, The House by the Churchyard, Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, A Thin Ghost and Many More” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was a leading ghost-story writer of the nineteenth century and was central to the development of the genre in the Victorian era. M. R. James (1862-1936) was an English author and medievalist scholar, best remembered for his ghost stories, which are regarded as among the best in the genre. He is known as the originator of the "antiquarian ghost story". Table of Contents: Sheridan Le Fanu: Novels & Novellas: Uncle Silas The Cock and Anchor The House by the Church-Yard Wylder's Hand Guy Deverell The Tenants of Malory Haunted Lives The Wyvern Mystery Checkmate Willing to Die The Haunted Baronet Spalatro Short Story Collections: In a Glass Darkly The Purcell Papers Other Tales: Madam Crowl's Ghost Squire Toby's Will Dickon the Devil The Child That Went with the Fairies The White Cat of Drumgunniol An Account of Some Strange Distrubances in Aungier Street Ghost Stories of Chapelizod Wicked Captain Walshawe, of Wauling Sir Dominick's Bargain Ultor de Lacy The Vision of Tom Chuff Stories of Lough Guir The Evil Guest The Watcher Laura Silver Bell The Murdered Cousin The Mysterious Lodger An Authentic Narrative of a Haunted House The Dead Sexton A Debt of Honor Devereux's Dream Catherine's Quest Haunted Pichon and Sons The Phantom Fourth The Spirit's Whisper Dr. Feversham's Story The Secret of the Two Plaster Casts What Was It? M. R. James: Ghost Stories Collections: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary Ghost Stories of an Antiquary Part 2: More Ghost Stories A Thin Ghost The Residence at Whitminster The Diary of Mr. Poynter An Episode of Cathedral History ...
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Madam Crowl's Ghost

And Other Tales of Mystery

Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853262180

Category: Fiction

Page: 174

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Includes tales which mostly appeared in The Dublin University Magazine and other periodicals.
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Classic Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Stories

Author: Rex Collings

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840220667

Category: Fiction

Page: 289

View: 5913

This is a book to be read by a blazing fire on a winter's night, with the curtains drawn close and the doors securely locked. The unquiet souls of the dead, both as fictional creations and as 'real' apparitions, roam the pages of this haunting selection of ghost stories by Rex Collings. Some of these stories are classics while others are lesser-known gems unearthed from this vintage era of tales of the supernatural. There are stories from distant lands - 'Fisher's Ghost' by John Lang is set in Australia and 'A Ghostly Manifestation' by 'A Clergyman' is set in Calcutta. In this selection, Sir Walter Scott (a Victorian in spirit if not in fact), keeps company with Edgar Allen Poe, Sheridan Le Fanu and other illustrious masters of the genre.
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Die kleinen Wunder von Mayfair

Roman

Author: Robert Dinsdale

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426452707

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 1779

Entdecken Sie mit Robert Dinsdales "Die kleinen Wunder von Mayfair" Londons einzigartigen Spielzeug-Laden und einen ergreifenden Liebes- und Familien-Roman zum Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts. Alles beginnt mit einer Zeitungsannonce: »Fühlen Sie sich verloren? Ängstlich? Sind Sie im Herzen ein Kind geblieben? Willkommen in Papa Jacks Emporium.« Die Worte scheinen Cathy förmlich anzuziehen, als sie nach einer neuen Bleibe sucht. Denn im England des Jahres 1906 ist eine alleinstehende junge Frau wie sie nirgendwo willkommen, zumal nicht, wenn sie schwanger ist – und so macht Cathy sich auf nach Mayfair. In Papa Jacks Emporium, Londons magischem Spielzeug-Laden, gibt es nicht nur Zinnsoldaten, die strammstehen, wenn jemand vorübergeht, riesige Bäume aus Pappmaché und fröhlich umherflatternde Vögel aus Pfeifenreinigern. Hier finden all diejenigen Unterschlupf, die Hilfe bitter nötig haben. Doch bald wetteifern Papa Jacks Söhne, die rivalisierenden Brüder Kaspar und Emil, um Cathys Zuneigung. Und als der 1. Weltkrieg ausbricht und die Familie auseinander reißt, scheint das Emporium langsam aber sicher seinen Zauber zu verlieren ... Nostalgisch, rührend und zauberhaft romantisch erzählt Robert Dinsdales "Die kleinen Wunder von Mayfair" von einer jungen Frau, zerrissen in ihrer Liebe zu zwei Männern mit einzigartigen magischen Talenten. Ein Liebes-Roman für alle Leserinnen und Leser von Erin Morgenstern und Jessie Burton und alle, die sich von einem Spielzeug-Laden voller Wunder verzaubern lassen. »Wahrhaft magisch. Diese rundum faszinierende Geschichte wird Sie verzaubern.« Culture Fly
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Tales of Terror and the Supernatural

Author: Wilkie Collins

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486203077

Category: Fiction

Page: 294

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Twelve supernatural tales are accompanied by a discussion of Collins' life and literary achievements
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Ghost Stories

Author: Henry James,Martin Scofield

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840220704

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

View: 5848

Henry James was arguably the greatest practitioner of what has been called the psychological ghost story. This edition includes all ten of his tales in this genre.
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Classic Ghost Stories

Eighteen Spine-Chilling Tales of Terror and the Supernatural

Author: Bill Bowers

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781599216942

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Even now, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, when science has largely replaced superstition as our way of viewing the world, who among us does not hesitate, however briefly, before entering a darkened room? Who does not feel an involuntary shiver at the sound of footfalls somewhere back there? Who does not wonder, even fleetingly, if the spirits of the dead might still wander the earth? Who does not feel a jolt of primal fear at things that go bump in the night? For all these reasons and more, stories of ghosts, unexplained happenings, and the supernatural remain among the most popular and enduring tales in all of world literature. Now The Lyons Press presents CLASSIC GHOST STORIES, a chilling collection of some of the very best tales of mystery and imagination ever penned, by some of the finest writers the world has ever produced. So curl up in a comfortable chair, turn on a few more lights to chase away the shadows, and prepare to be scared silly. These are delightfully creepy tales that have stood the test of time, from such stellar authors as: Ambrose Bierce Edgar Allan Poe Edith Wharton E.F. Benson Guy de Maupassant William Fryer Harvey Charles Dickens Amelia B. Edwards M.R. James Algernon Blackwood Rudyard Kipling Edward Bulwer-Lytton Mary E. Wilkins ...and many more
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Gothic Short Stories

Author: David Blair

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840224252

Category: American fiction

Page: 244

View: 4581

This collection contains works by such writers as Poe, Hawthorne, Gaskell, Dickens and M.R. James. It brings together stories from the earliest decades of Gothic writing with later 19th and early 20th century tales.
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Ghost Stories and Mysteries

Author: J. S. LeFanu

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486144690

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 2692

DIVRemaining supernatural fiction by writer many consider greatest ghost story writer of all time. Mystery stories are equally memorable. /div
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A Bottomless Grave

and Other Victorian Tales of Terror

Author: Hugh Lamb

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486114376

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4106

Twenty-one rare, seldom-anthologized stories include "A Bottomless Grave" by Ambrose Bierce, "The Ship that Saw a Ghost" by Frank Norris, Guy de Maupassant's "The Tomb," other gems of the genre.
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The Monkey's Paw and Other Tales

Author: W.W. Jacobs,Gary Hoppenstand

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 0897336682

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The Monkey’s Paw and Other Tales of Mystery and the Macabre, Compiled by Gary Hoppenstand, brings together a unique collection of W. W. Jacobs’s horror stories never before collected. There are eighteen stories altogether in this collection of the macabre and supernatural. Jacobs’s own boyhood memories of South Devon Wharf lend an authenticity to the many stories with nautical backgrounds or that feature seamen as protagonists.
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Tales of Horror and the Supernatural

Author: Arthur Machen

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1528785282

Category: Fiction

Page: 462

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“Tales of Horror and the Supernatural” is a collection of some of Welsh author and mystic Arthur Machan's best horror and mystery fiction. Throughout his life, Machan espoused the existence of the mystical and supernatural, a belief reinforced by numerous inexplicable and, he would argue, preternatural experience that he himself was witness to. His life and work revolved around this idea, and in time he became one of the masters of modern supernatural horror fiction. The stories of this collection include: “The Novel Of The Black Seal”, “The Novel Of The White Powder”, “The Great God Pan”, “The White People”, “The Inmost Light”, “The Shining Pyramid”, “The Happy Children”, “The Bright Boy”, “Out Of The Earth”, “Children Of The Pool”, and “The Terror”. Arthur Machen (1863 – 1947) was a Welsh author and renowned mystic during the 1890s and early 20th century who garnered literary acclaim for his contributions to the supernatural, horror, and fantasy fiction genres. His seminal novella “The Great God Pan” (1890) has become a classic of horror fiction, with Stephen King describing it as one of the best horror stories ever written in the English language. Other notable fans of his gruesome tales include William Butler Yeats and Arthur Conan Doyle; and his work has been compared to that of Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker, and Oscar Wilde. This chilling tale of inexplicable circumstances in London's borough of Islington is highly recommended for fans of the macabre and is not to be missed by collectors of vintage supernatural fiction. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.
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The Big Book of Ghost Stories

Author: Otto Penzler

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 034580600X

Category: Fiction

Page: 848

View: 8139

A spirited Black Lizard anthology with over a thousand pages of haunted—and haunting—ghost tales. Includes eerie vintage ghost illustrations. The ghost story is perhaps the oldest of all the supernatural literary genres and has captured the imagination of almost every writer to put pen to the page. Here, Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler has followed his keen sense of the supernatural to collect the most chilling and uncanny tales in the canon. These spectral stories span more than a hundred years, from modern-day horrors by Joyce Carol Oates, Chet Williamson and Andrew Klavan, to pulp yarns from August Derleth, Greye La Spina, and M. L. Humphreys, to the atmospheric Victorian tales of Rudyard Kipling, Edith Wharton, and H. P. Lovecraft, not to mention modern works by the likes of Donald E. Westlake and Isaac Asimov that are already classics. Some of these stories have haunted the canon for a century, while others are making their first ghoulish appearance in book form. Whether you prefer possessive poltergeists, awful apparitions, or friendly phantoms, these stories are guaranteed to thrill you, tingle the spine, or tickle the funny bone, and keep you turning the pages with fearful delight. Including such classics as “The Monkey’s Paw” and “The Open Window” and eerie vintage illustrations, and also featuring haunted mansions, midnight frights, lovers from beyond the grave, rapping, tapping, wailing shades, and ghosts, ghouls, and specters galore! AlsoFeaturing haunted mansions, midnight frights, lovers from beyond the grave, rapping, tapping, wailing shades, and ghosts, ghouls, and specters galore!
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The Best Horror, Weird Science, and Ghost Stories of H. G. Wells

Tales of Murder, Mystery, Horror, and Hauntings with Illustrations and Commentary

Author: H. G. Wells,M. Grant Kellermeyer

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781505203134

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

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The only illustrated collection of Wells' horror fiction currently on the market, this anthology begins and closes each story with informed critical commentary and uses crisp and unsettling illustrations to usher its reader into Wells' stark and dangerous Darwinian world. H. G. Wells has been rightfully called the father of modern science fiction, bringing a level of discombobulating other-ness to his fantasies which would be borrowed in the fanciful horrors of H. P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury, and Stephen King. While his name is more closely associated with science fiction, his contributions to supernatural fiction, body horror, murder tales, dark mysteries, ghost stories, and weird fiction were brilliant. Containing Lovecraft and Bierce's cynicism, his writing is nonetheless freshened by his Darwinian education -- one which foresaw a universe crawling with hostile (if seemingly innocuous) competitors: man-eating squid, vampiric orchids, greedy demons, ghostly moths, and Innsmouthian fish people. The tales included herein are guaranteed to surprise, disturb, and haunt.
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True Irish Ghost Stories

Haunted Houses, Banshees, Poltergeists, and Other Supernatural Phenomena

Author: N.A

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486115798

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Compelling narratives describe poltergeists, banshees, spirit-filled houses, deathbed scenes pervaded by specters, legendary and ancestral phantoms, uncanny forewarnings of death, and other unearthly experiences. A comprehensive collection of authentic ghost tales.
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Great American Ghost Stories

Chilling Tales by Poe, Bierce, Hawthorne and Others

Author: Mike Ashley

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486466027

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 8489

Sixteen spine-tingling tales from the dark side of our nation's literary history include "The Gray Champion" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, "Ligeia" by Edgar Allan Poe, plus fables by Sarah Orne Jewett, Henry James, Mark Twain, Mary Wilkins Freeman, Ambrose Bierce, Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, Frank R. Stockton, Parke Godwin, and others.
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Ghost and Horror Stories

Author: Ambrose Bierce

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486207674

Category: Fiction

Page: 199

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Twenty-four grotesque horror tales written by Ambrose Bierce, the nineteenth-century journalist known for his cynicism
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