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The Penguin book of ghost stories : from Elizabeth Gaskell to Ambrose Bierce

Author: Michael Newton
Publisher: London, England ; New York, NY : Penguin Books, 2010.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview: Phantom coaches, evil familiars, shadowy houses, spectral children and mysterious doppelgangers haunt this terrifying new selection of ghost stories. Bringing together the best works from the masters of the supernatural, these are stories that defined the genre. They range from the famous, such as M.R. James's tale of an ancient curse, 'Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come To You, My Lad', and W.W. Jacobs's story of  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Newton
ISBN: 9780141442365 0141442360
OCLC Number: 463634399
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxxvi]-xli).
Description: xliv, 416 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Chronology of the ghost story 1820-1914 --
Introduction --
Further reading --
Note on the texts --
Old nurse's story / Elizabeth Gaskell --
What was it? / Fitz-James O'Brien --
Haunted and the haunters: or, The house and the brain / Edward Bulwer Lytton --
Cold embrace / Mary Elizabeth Braddon --
North mail / Amelia B Edwards --
No 1 branch line: the signal-man / Charles Dickens --
Green Tea / Sheridan Le Fanu --
Ghost in the Cap'n Brown house / Harriet Beecher Stowe --
Thrawn Janet / Robert Louis Stevenson --
Open door / Margaret Oliphant --
At the end of the passage / Rudyard Kipling --
Nightmare-touch / Lafcadio Hearn --
Monkey's paw / W W Jacobs --
Wind in the rose-bush / Mary Wilkins Freeman --
Oh, whistle, and I'll come to you, my lad / M R James --
Moonlit road / Ambrose Bierce --
Jolly corner / Henry James --
Readjustment / Mary Austin --
Afterward / Edith Wharton --
Glossary of scots words --
Biographical and explanatory notes.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: edited with an introduction by Michael Newton.

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A selection of ghost stories. From "The Old Nurse's Story" through to "Afterword", it covers the most terrifying tales of the genre. With a thoughtful introduction, and helpful notes, it places the  Read more...

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