The Ghosts of Sleath: A David Ash Novel 2

Author: James Herbert

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 176055135X

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Can a ghost haunt a ghost? Can the dead reach out and touch the living? Can ancient evil be made manifest? These are the questions that confront investigator David Ash when he is sent to the picturesque village of Sleath in the Chiltern Hills to look into mysterious reports of mass hauntings. What he discovers is a terrified community gripped by horrors and terrorized by ghosts from the ancient village's long history. As each dark secret is unveiled and terrible, malign forces are unleashed, he will fear for his very sanity. Sleath. Where the dead will walk the streets.
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The Ghosts of Sleath

Author: James Herbert

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447294602

Category: Fiction

Page: 408

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Can a ghost haunt a ghost? Can the dead reach out and touch the living? Can ancient evil be made manifest? These are the questions that confront investigator David Ash in James Herbert's The Ghosts of Sleath, when Ash is sent to the picturesque village of Sleath in the Chiltern Hills to look into mysterious reports of mass hauntings. What he discovers is a terrified community gripped by horrors and terrorized by ghosts from the ancient village's long history. As each dark secret is unveiled and terrible, malign forces are unleashed, he will fear for his very sanity. Sleath. Where the dead will walk the streets.
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The Encyclopedia of the Gothic

Author: William Hughes,David Punter,Andrew Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119210410

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 912

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The Encylopedia of the Gothic features a series of newly-commissioned essays from experts in Gothic studies that cover all aspects of the Gothic as it is currently taught and researched, along with the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture. Comprises over 200 newly commissioned entries written by a stellar cast of over 130 experts in the field Arranged in A-Z format across two fully cross-referenced volumes Represents the definitive reference guide to all aspects of the Gothic Provides comprehensive coverage of relevant authors, national traditions, critical developments, and notable texts that define, shape, and inform the genre Extends beyond a purely literary analysis to explore Gothic elements of film, music, drama, art, and architecture. Explores the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture
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The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories

Author: Peter Haining

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780333641

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Expanded and with great new stories, this is the biggest and best anthology of ghostly hauntings ever. Over 40 tales of visitation by the undead - from vengeful and violent spirits, set on causing harm to innocent people tucked up in their homes, to rarer and more kindly ghosts, returning from the grave to reach out across the other side. Yet others entertain desires of a more sinister bent, including the erotic. This new edition includes a selection of favourite haunted house tales chosen by famous screen stars Boris Karloff, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. Plus a top ranking list of contributors that includes Stephen King, Bram Stoker, Ruth Rendell, and James Herbert - all brought together by an anthologist who himself lives in a haunted house. Stories include: Something unspeakable lurks in a Connecticut apartment closet, in Stephen King's 'The Boogeyman'; An Irish castle holds something truly horrifying in wait, in 'The Whistling Room' by William Hope Hodgson; The lecherous old ghost of a Georgian country house eyes up his latest tenant, in Norah Lofts' 'Mr Edward'; An ancient mansion on a shelf of rock previously occupied by a doomed castle, in 'In Letters of Fire' by Gaston Le Roux; The hunter is hunted in James Herbert's tale of nineteenth-century country mansion, 'The Ghost Hunter'; Psychic phenomena and poltergeists, avenging spirits and phantom lovers - curl up and read on, but never imagine you are safe from a visit...
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The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories

Author: Peter Haining

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849015759

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Over 25 short story masterpieces from writers such as Louis de Bernières and Ian Rankin - modern literary tales to chill the blood. This spine-chilling new anthology of 20th and 21st century tales by big name writers is in the best traditions of literary ghost stories. It is just a little over a hundred years ago that the most famous literary ghost story, The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, was published and in the intervening years a great many other distinguished writers have tried their hand at this popular genre - some basing their fictional tales on real supernatural experiences of their own.
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Ash

Author: James Herbert

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9780765367341

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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Deep in the countryside, ghost hunter David Ash is investigating a mysterious, secluded stately home. Reports from locals regarding strange goings-on make him think the house is haunted... But not even David Ash's long professional history of warding off evil spirits can prepare him for the shocking discovery that awaits. International bestselling horror writer James Herbert weaves a terrifying narrative featuring his best-loved character, David Ash, the skeptical detective of the paranormal introduced in the UK number one bestsellers, Haunted and The Ghosts of Sleath. Prepare to be chilled to the marrow...
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St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost & Gothic Writers

Author: David Pringle

Publisher: St James Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 746

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Provides background information and a critical evaluation of authors of horror, ghost and gothic fiction, and lists each author's works in these fields and in other genres.
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Kaapse bibliotekaris

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957-
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Literature Lover's Companion

The Essential Reference to the World's Greatest Writers--past and Present, Popular and Classical

Author: Prentice-Hall, inc

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 704

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Contains biographies of over one thousand writers covering a three-thousand-year period worldwide, lists of their major works, and indexes to help link the authors by period.
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