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The Oxford book of Victorian ghost stories

Author: Michael Cox; R A Gilbert
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A treat for all lovers of the traditional ghost story: here are thirty-five well-wrought tales of haunted houses, vengeful spirits, and spectral warnings from beyond the grave, each one of them guaranteed to generate 'the pleasurable shudder'."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Cox; R A Gilbert
ISBN: 0192804472 9780192804471
OCLC Number: 52121557
Notes: Previously published as: Victorian ghost stories.
Description: xx, 497 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: The old nurse's story (1852) / Elizabeth Gaskell --
An account of some strange disturbances in Aungier Street (1853) / J.S. Le Fanu --
The miniature (1853) / J.Y. Akerman --
The last house in C- Street (1856) / Dinah Mulock (Mrs. Craik) --
To be taken with a grain of salt (1865) / Charles Dickens --
The Botathen ghost (1867) / R.S. Hawker --
The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth (1868) / Rhoda Broughton --
The romance of certain old clothes (1868) Henry James --
Pichon & Sons, of the Croix Rousse (1868) / Anon. --
Reality or delusion? (1868) / Mrs. Henry Wood --
Uncle Cornelius his story (1869) / George MacDonald --
The shadow of a shade (1869) / Tom Hood --
At Chrighton Abbey (1871) / Mary Elizabeth Braddon --
No living voice (1872) / Thomas Street Millington --
Miss Jeâromette and the clergyman (1875) / Wilkie Collins --
The story of Clifford House (1878) / Anon. --
Was it an illusion? (1881) / Amelia B. Edwards --
The open door (1882) / Charlotte Riddell --
The captain of the 'Pole-star' (1883) / Sir Arthur Conan Doyle --
The body-snatcher (1884) / R.L. Stevenson --
The story of the Rippling train (1887) / Mary Louisa Molesworth --
At the end of the passage (1890) / Rudyard Kipling --
'To let' (1890) / R.M. Croker --
John Charrington's wedding (1891) / E. Nesbit --
The haunted organist of Hurly Burly (1891) / Rosa Mulholland --
The man of science (1892) / Jerome K. Jerome --
Canon Alberic's scrap-book (1895) / M.R. James --
Jerry Bundler (1897) / W.W. Jacobs --
An eddy on the floor (1899) / Bernard Capes --
The tomb of Sarah (1900) / F.G. Loring --
The case of Vincent Pyrwhit (1901) / Barry Pain --
The shadows on the wall (1902) / Mary E. Wilkins --
Father Macclesfield's tale (1907) / R.H. Benson --
Thurnley Abbey (1908) / Perceval Landon --
The kit-bag (1908) / Algernon Blackwood --
Sources --
Select chronological conspectus of ghost stories, 1840-1910.
Other Titles: Victorian ghost stories.
Responsibility: selected and introduced by Michael Cox and R.A. Gilbert.
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Throughout the 19th century fictional ghost stories developed in parallel with the more general Victorian fascination with death and what lay beyond it. This collection includes stories by J.S. Le  Read more...

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