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The Oxford book of English ghost stories

Author: Michael Cox; R A Gilbert
Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A selection of forty-two stories written between 1829 and 1968.
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Genre/Form: Ghost stories
Named Person: Anthologie; Englisch
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Cox; R A Gilbert
ISBN: 0192141635 9780192141637 9780199556304 019955630X 0192840851 9780192840851 0192826662 9780192826664
OCLC Number: 13426042
Description: xvii, 504 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The tapestried chamber / Sir Walter Scott --
The phantom coach / Amelia B. Edwards --
Squire Toby's will / J.S. Le Fanu --
The shadow in the corner / M.E. Braddon --
The upper berth / F. Marion Crawford --
A wicked voice / Vernon Lee --
The judge's house / Bram Stoker --
Man-size in marble / E. Nesbit --
The roll-call of the reef / Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch --
The friends of the friends / Henry James --
The red room / H.G. Wells --
The monkey's paw / W.W. Jacobs --
The lost ghost / Mary E. Wilkins --
"Oh, whistle, and I'll come to you, my lad" / M.R. James --
The empty house / Algernon Blackwood --
The cigarette case / Oliver Onions --
Rose Rose / Barry Pain --
The confession of Charles Linkworth / E.F. Benson --
On the Brighton road / Richard Middleton --
Bone to his bone / E.G. Swain --
The true history of Anthony Ffryar / Arthur Gray --
The Taipan / W. Somerset Maugham --
The victim / May Sinclair --
A visitor from down under / L.P. Hartley --
Fullcircle / John Buchan --
The clock / W.F. Harvey --
Old man's beard / H. Russell Wakefield --
Mr Jones / Edith Wharton --
Smee / A.M. Burrage --
The little ghost / Hugh Walpole --
Ahoy, sailor boy! / A.E. Coppard --
The hollow man / Thomas Burke --
Et in sempiternum pereant / Charles Williams --
Bosworth Summit pound / L.T.C. Rolt --
An encounter in the mist / A.N.L. Munby --
Hand in glove / Elizabeth Bowen --
A story of Don Juan / V.S. Pritchett --
Cushi / Christopher Woodforde --
Bad company / Walter de la Mare --
The bottle of 1912 / Simon Raven --
The Cicerones / Robert Aickman --
Soft voices at Passenham / T.H. White.
Responsibility: chosen by Michael Cox and R.A. Gilbert.
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This selection of forty-two stories written between 1829 and 1968 presents the full range and vitality of English tradition of literary ghost fiction. Satisfying what Virginia Woolf called 'the  Read more...

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"A splendid book."--The Chicago Tribune"The 42 stories gathered here are luminous examples of how affecting an immaculately wrought ghost story can be."--Booklist "A splendid book."--The Chicago Read more...

 
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