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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Carnacki, der Geisterdetektiv

Erzählungen

Author: William Hope Hodgson

Publisher: Festa

ISBN: 3865524362

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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H. P. Lovecraft war ein Bewunderer der Werke von William Hope Hodgson und rühmte dessen visionäre Schilderungen des »kosmischen Grauens«. Mit der Figur des Thomas Carnacki schuf Hodgson einen Sherlock Holmes des Okkulten, einen der ersten Erforscher übernatürlicher Phänomene. Carnacki, der Geisterdetektiv enthält die kompletten Erzählungen. Ein echter Klassiker! Inhalt: Der unsichtbare Wächter Die Tür nach drüben Das Haus im Lorbeerdickicht Das pfeifende Zimmer Unerwünschter Besuch Das Geisterpferd Der Spuk auf der Jarvee Ein Fund Der Schweinefürst Anhang: H. P. Lovecraft: Das unheimliche Werk von William Hope Hodgson Mark Valentine: Gegen den Abgrund - Carnacki the Ghost-Finder William Hope Hodgson gehört zu den Meistern der unheimlichen Fantastik. Er wurde 1877 in Essex als Sohn eines Geistlichen geboren und reiste als Seemann um die Welt. Er starb 1918 im Ersten Weltkrieg. H. P. Lovecraft war ein Bewunderer der Werke von William Hope Hodgson und rühmte dessen visionäre Schilderungen des »kosmischen Grauens«.
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Grüner Tee

Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849646009

Category: Fiction

Page: 26

View: 9065

"Geschichten für schlaflose Nächte" bietet Ihnen die schönsten, gruseligsten, unheimlichsten und atemberaubendsten Kurzgeschichten der okkulten und übernatürlichen Belletristik. Klassiker des Horror-, Geister- und Mystery-Genres erwachen hier zu neuem Leben. Band 11: Grüner Tee Der englische Geistliche Jennings gesteht dem okkulten Detektiv und Arzt Martin Hesselius, dass er von einem Dämon in Gestalt eines Affen verfolgt wird, der ständig versucht, in seinen Verstand einzudringen und nur für ihn selbst sichtbar ist. Als sich die Kreatur immer subtilerer psychologischer Methoden bedient, verschlechtert sich der Gesundheitszustand des Pfarrers zusehends. Und bald entdeckt Hesselius, welche Höllenpforte der Genuss von zu viel grünem Tee wirklich aufgestoßen hat ...
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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 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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Classic Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Stories

Author: Rex Collings

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840220667

Category: Fiction

Page: 289

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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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Ghost Stories

Author: Henry James,Martin Scofield

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840220704

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

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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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Gothic Short Stories

Author: David Blair

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840224252

Category: American fiction

Page: 244

View: 8443

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: 6914

DIVRemaining supernatural fiction by writer many consider greatest ghost story writer of all time. Mystery stories are equally memorable. /div
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Denn das Blut ist das Leben

und andere Geschichten

Author: Francis Marion Crawford

Publisher: neobooks

ISBN: 3847612859

Category: Fiction

Page: 72

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Nachdem sein Name lange Zeit fast vergessen war, ist Francis Marion Crawford (1854-1909) in den letzten Jahrzehnten wieder als Meister übernatürlicher Erzählungen ins literarische Bewusstsein gerückt. Diese Sammlung präsentiert neben einer Einführung in Leben und Werk Crawfords vier seiner fantastischen Geschichten: „Die obere Koje“: Mr. Brisbane erzählt von seiner Begegnung mit einem Geist auf einem Ozeandampfer , „wenn es ein Geist war. Tot jedenfalls war es.“ - H.P. Lovecraft rühmte „Die obere Koje“ als Crawfords „Meisterwerk und eine der eindruckvollsten Horrorgeschichten in der Literatur überhaupt.“ „Denn das Blut ist das Leben“: eine düster-romantische Vampirgeschichte, die durch ihre nahezu poetischen Passagen und die gekonnte Skizzierung des ebenso harschen wie pittoresken süditalienischen Schauplatzes besticht. „Der kreischende Schädel“: eine eindringliche, psychologisch-raffinierte Warnung vor dem allzu sorglosen Umgang mit makaberen Anekdoten. „Der Puppengeist“: Bernard Puckler, Londons führender Puppendoktor, wird von Todesangst um seine Tochter Else und von einer unheimlichen Erscheinung heimgesucht. - Eine Geschichte nicht ohne Sentimentalität, aber mit sanfter Ironie erzählt und einmal mehr virtuos im Spannungsaufbau. Übersetzt, eingeleitet und herausgegeben von Thomas Jeenicke.
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The Big Book of Ghost Stories

Author: Otto Penzler

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 034580600X

Category: Fiction

Page: 848

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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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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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The Supernatural Index

A Listing of Fantasy, Supernatural, Occult, Weird, and Horror Anthologies

Author: Michael Ashley,Mike Ashley,William Contento

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313240300

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 933

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Indexes story collections by editor, book title, author, and story title
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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 Oxford Companion to English Literature

Author: Dinah Birch

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191030848

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1184

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature has long been established as the leading reference resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers of English literature. It provides unrivalled coverage of all aspects of English literature - from writers, their works, and the historical and cultural context in which they wrote, to critics, literary theory, and allusions. For the seventh edition, the Companion has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs and concerns of today's students and general readers. Over 1,000 new entries have been added, ranging from new writers - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patrick Marber, David Mitchell, Arundhati Roy - to increased coverage of writers and literary movements from around the world. Coverage of American literature has been substantially increased, with new entries on writers such as Cormac McCarthy and Amy Tan and on movements and publications. Contextual and historical coverage has also been expanded, with new entries on European history and culture, post-colonial literature, as well as writers and literary movements from around the world that have influenced English literature. The Companion has always been a quick and dependable source of reference for students, and the new edition confirms its pre-eminent role as the go-to resource of first choice. All entries have been reviewed, and details of new works, biographies, and criticism have been brought right up to date. So also has coverage of the themes, approaches and concepts encountered by students today, from terms to articles on literary theory and theorists. There is increased coverage of writers from around the world, as well as from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and of contextual topics, including film and television, music, and art. Cross-referencing has been thoroughly updated, with stronger linking from writers to thematic and conceptual entries. Meanwhile coverage of popular genres such as children's literature, science fiction, biography, reportage, crime fiction, fantasy or travel literature has been increased substantially, with new entries on writers from Philip Pullman to Anne Frank and from Anais Nin to Douglas Adams. The seventh edition of this classic Companion - now under the editorship of Dinah Birch, assisted by a team of 28 distinguished associate editors, and over 150 contributors - ensures that it retains its status as the most authoritative, informative, and accessible guide to literature available.
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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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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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Oriental Ghost Stories

Author: Lafcadio Hearn

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840226102

Category: Ghost stories, English

Page: 253

View: 3553

Lafcadio Hearn's fascinating and unsettling ghost stories are a reinterpretation of oriental legends, and folktales. They are a potent blend of weird beauty and horror.
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