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The Virago book of ghost stories

Author: Richard Dalby
Publisher: London : Virago, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Richard Dalby's collection of ghost stories a number of renowned women writers bring their skills to bear on that most private of experiences that is so often portrayed in the popular tradition - the ghost story.
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Genre/Form: Ghost stories, English
Ghost stories
Short stories
Anthologie
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Dalby
ISBN: 9781844081592 1844081591
OCLC Number: 69022557
Description: 496 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Napoleon and the spectre / Charlott Brontë --
The old nurse's story / Elizabeth Gaskell --
The story of Salome / Amelia B. Edwards --
Reality or delusion? / Mrs. Henry Wood --
The old house in Vauxhall Walk / Charlotte Riddell --
The open door / Margaret Oliphant --
The Villa Lucienne / Ella D'Arcy --
The vacant lot / Mary E. Wilkins --
The violet car / E. Nesbit --
The eyes / Edith Wharton --
The token / May Sinclair --
Rosalind / Richmal Crompton --
dt The haunted saucepan / Margery Lawrence --
The book / Margaret Irwin --
Miss de Mannering of Asham / F.M. Mayor --
The station road / Ann Bridge --
Roaring tower / Stella Gibbons --
The happy autumn fields / Elizabeth Bowen --
The mistress in black / Rosemary Timperley --
Don't tell Cissie / Celia Fremlin --
Who's been sitting in my car? / Antonia Fraser --
The haunting of Shawley Rectory / Ruth Rendell --
The July ghost / A.S. Byatt --
The dream of fair women / A.L. Barker --
Black dog / Penelope Lively --
The chauffeur / Rosemary Pardoe --
Diamond Jim / Lisa St Aubin de Terán --
Ashputtle / Angela Carter --
The ghosts of Calagou / Elizabeth Fancett --
The traitor / Joan Aiken --
Redundant / Dorothy K. Haynes.
Responsibility: edited by Richard Dalby.

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Absorbing, entertaining, deliciously unnerving, this anthology by some of the greatest storytellers of the twentieth century is an irrestistible read for those with a taste for being spooked.  Read more...

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'A must for anyone who enjoys being thrilled' Time Out 'With illuminating flair, Richard Dalby's collection shows off the ghost genre at its heyday...marvellous' The Times 'Corking good Read more...

 
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