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Victorian ghost stories : an Oxford anthology

Author: Michael Cox; R A Gilbert
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1992.
Series: Oxford paperbacks
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This anthology traces the development of the ghost story from 1850 to the early 20th century and demonstrates the importance of this form of short fiction in Victorian popular culture. The selection  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Cox; R A Gilbert
ISBN: 0192829998 9780192829993
OCLC Number: 59951764
Notes: Originally published: 1991.
Description: xx, 497 pages ; 19 cm.
Contents: The old nurse's story / Elizabeth Gaskell --
An account of some strange disturbances in Aungier Street / J.S. Le Fanu --
The miniature / J.Y. Akerman --
The last house in C----
Street / Dinah Mulock --
To be taken with a grain of salt / Charles Dickens --
The Botathen ghost / R.S. Hawker --
The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth / Rhoda Broughton --
The romance of certain old clothes / Henry James --
Pichon & Sons, of the Croix Rousse / Anonymous --
Reality or delusion? / Mrs. Henry Wood --
Uncle Cornelius his story / George MacDonald --
The shadow of a shade / Tom Hood --
At Chrighton Abbey / Mary Elizabeth Braddon --
No living voice / Thomas Street Millington --
Miss Jeromette and the clergyman / Wilkie Collins --
The story of the Clifford House / Anonoymous --
Was it an illusion? / Amelia B. Edwards --
The open door / Charlotte Riddell --
The captain of the 'Pole-star' / Sir Arthur Conan Doyle --
The body-snatcher / R.L. Stevenson --
The story of the rippling train / Mary Louisa Molesworth --
At the end of the passage / Rudyard Kipling --
'To let' / B.M. Croker --
John Charrington's wedding / E. Nesbit --
The haunted organist of Hurly Burly / Rosa Mulholland --
The man of science / Jerome K. Jerome --
Canon Alberic's scrap-book / M.R. James --
Jerry Bundler / W.W. Jacobs --
An eddy on the floor / Bernard Capes --
The tomb of Sarah / F.G. Loring --
The case of Vincent Pyrwhit / Barry Pain --
The shadows on the wall / Mary E. Wilkins --
Father Macclesfield's tale / R.H. Benson --
Thurnley Abbey / Perceval Landon --
The kit-bag / Algernon Blackwood.
Series Title: Oxford paperbacks
Responsibility: selected and introduced by Michael Cox and R.A. Gilbert.

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"Imaginative....Splendid....A sumptuous array of settings and styles."--New York Times Book Review"The stories in this superior anthology, each one satisfying on its own, represent a great variety of Read more...

 
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