Classic Ghost Stories

The stories are classic, timeless and hair-raising, and set in dark streets and haunted houses. The weird tales of ghosts, skeletons and dark powers will surely make the readers sit up and look around.

Classic Ghost Stories

Author: BPI

Publisher: BPI Publishing

ISBN: 9351210200

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A collection of 10 books with gripping stories of horror, terror, ghosts, supernatural elements, and all things scary! Each book in this collection compiles together some of the best and spookiest stories that keep haunting the readers long after they have kept the book aside. The stories are classic, timeless and hair-raising, and set in dark streets and haunted houses. The weird tales of ghosts, skeletons and dark powers will surely make the readers sit up and look around. The books include horror stories written by famous authors such as Charles Dickens, M.R. James, Ambrose Bierce, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Bram Stoker, H.P. Lovecraft, Guy de Maupassant, Rudyard Kipling, Edgar Allan Poe and several others.

Classic Ghost Stories

'Classic Ghost Stories' is filled with creepy stories to chill, thrill and send shivers down the spine

Classic Ghost Stories

Author:

Publisher: Miles Kelly Publishing

ISBN: 1848102895

Page: 512

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'Classic Ghost Stories' is filled with creepy stories to chill, thrill and send shivers down the spine

The Best Ghost Stories 1800 1849

" The later story is collected for the first time in any anthology since its original publication in 1839. The other ghost stories in this fine collection are by famous authors.

The Best Ghost Stories 1800 1849

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Bottletree Books LLC

ISBN: 1933747331

Page: 218

View: 829

Ghost stories became very popular in the first half of the 19th century and this collection by Andrew Barger contains the very scariest of them all. Some stories thought too horrific were published anonymously like "A Night in a Haunted House" and "The Deaf and Dumb Girl." The later story is collected for the first time in any anthology since its original publication in 1839. The other ghost stories in this fine collection are by famous authors. "The Mask of the Red Death," by Edgar Allan Poe; "A Chapter in the History of a Tyrone Family," by Joseph Sheridan le Fanu; "The Spectral Ship," by Wilhelm Hauff; "The Old Maid in the Winding Sheet," by Nathaniel Hawthorne; "The Adventure of the German Student," and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," by Washington Irving; as well as "The Tapestried Chamber," by Sir Walter Scott. As he has done with a number of other books, Andrew Barger has added his scholarly touch to this collection by including story backgrounds, annotations, author photos and a foreword titled "All Ghosts Are Gray." Buy the book today and be ready to be scared reading the best ghost stories of the first half of the 19th century.

Classic Ghost Stories

This collection offers ghost stories that have long been considered classical: stories that have served as prototypes for other work, and stories that are in themselves uniquely great.

Classic Ghost Stories

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 330

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This collection offers ghost stories that have long been considered classical: stories that have served as prototypes for other work, and stories that are in themselves uniquely great.

Classic Ghost Stories

Why? Because they're so much fun! Classic Ghost Stories is a chilling collection of some of the very best tales of mystery and imagination ever created, from some of the finest writers who ever put pen to paper.

Classic Ghost Stories

Author: Bill Bowers

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781599216942

Page: 400

View: 802

Even now, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, when science has largely replaced superstition as our way of viewing the world, who among us does not hesitate, however briefly, before entering a darkened room? Who does not feel an involuntary shiver at the sound of footfalls somewhere back there? Who does not wonder, even fleetingly, if the spirits of the dead might still wander the earth? Who does not feel a jolt of primal fear at things that go bump in the night? For all these reasons and more, stories of ghosts, unexplained happenings, and the supernatural remain among the most popular and enduring tales in all of world literature. Now The Lyons Press presents CLASSIC GHOST STORIES, a chilling collection of some of the very best tales of mystery and imagination ever penned, by some of the finest writers the world has ever produced. So curl up in a comfortable chair, turn on a few more lights to chase away the shadows, and prepare to be scared silly. These are delightfully creepy tales that have stood the test of time, from such stellar authors as: Ambrose Bierce Edgar Allan Poe Edith Wharton E.F. Benson Guy de Maupassant William Fryer Harvey Charles Dickens Amelia B. Edwards M.R. James Algernon Blackwood Rudyard Kipling Edward Bulwer-Lytton Mary E. Wilkins ...and many more

Classic Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Stories

This is a book to be read by a blazing fire on a winter's night, with the curtains drawn close and the doors securely locked.

Classic Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Stories

Author: Rex Collings

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840220667

Page: 289

View: 243

This is a book to be read by a blazing fire on a winter's night, with the curtains drawn close and the doors securely locked. The unquiet souls of the dead, both as fictional creations and as 'real' apparitions, roam the pages of this haunting selection of ghost stories by Rex Collings. Some of these stories are classics while others are lesser-known gems unearthed from this vintage era of tales of the supernatural. There are stories from distant lands - 'Fisher's Ghost' by John Lang is set in Australia and 'A Ghostly Manifestation' by 'A Clergyman' is set in Calcutta. In this selection, Sir Walter Scott (a Victorian in spirit if not in fact), keeps company with Edgar Allen Poe, Sheridan Le Fanu and other illustrious masters of the genre.

Classic Ghost Stories

The story was a good one--satisfied me, at any rate, that it was worth investigating; and I won't weary you with details as to the woman's murder and all the tiresome elaboration as to why the place was alive. Enough that it was.

Classic Ghost Stories

Author: Algernon Blackwood

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781499187564

Page: 52

View: 672

Classic Ghost Stories - The Woman's Ghost Story by Algernon Blackwood "Yes," she said, from her seat in the dark corner, "I'll tell you an experience if you care to listen. And, what's more, I'll tell it briefly, without trimmings--I mean without unessentials. That's a thing story-tellers never do, you know," she laughed. "They drag in all the unessentials and leave their listeners to disentangle; but I'll give you just the essentials, and you can make of it what you please. But on one condition: that at the end you ask no questions, because I can't explain it and have no wish to." We agreed. We were all serious. After listening to a dozen prolix stories from people who merely wished to "talk" but had nothing to tell, we wanted "essentials." "In those days," she began, feeling from the quality of our silence that we were with her, "in those days I was interested in psychic things, and had arranged to sit up alone in a haunted house in the middle of London. It was a cheap and dingy lodging-house in a mean street, unfurnished. I had already made a preliminary examination in daylight that afternoon, and the keys from the caretaker, who lived next door, were in my pocket. The story was a good one--satisfied me, at any rate, that it was worth investigating; and I won't weary you with details as to the woman's murder and all the tiresome elaboration as to why the place was alive. Enough that it was.

Classic Ghost Stories by Wilkie Collins M R James Charles Dickens and Others

Eleven thrilling tales, featuring works by the finest masters of the genre: Mary E. Wilkins, Robert Louis Stevenson, Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, Henry James, J. S. LeFanu, Ralph Cram, Mrs. Henry Wood, and more.

Classic Ghost Stories by Wilkie Collins  M  R  James  Charles Dickens and Others

Author: John Grafton

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486112268

Page: 176

View: 137

Eleven thrilling tales, featuring works by the finest masters of the genre: Mary E. Wilkins, Robert Louis Stevenson, Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, Henry James, J. S. LeFanu, Ralph Cram, Mrs. Henry Wood, and more.

Classic Ghost Stories

Despite the enormous volume of his work, Butler was, for most of his life, only a part-time author. He worked full-time as a banker and was very active in his local community.

Classic Ghost Stories

Author: Ellis Parker Butler

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781499197310

Page: 26

View: 548

Classic Ghost Stories - "Dey Ain't No Ghosts" by Ellis Parker Butler Ellis Parker Butler (December 5, 1869 - September 13, 1937) was an American author. He was the author of more than 30 books and more than 2,000 stories and essays and is most famous for his short story "Pigs Is Pigs," in which a bureaucratic stationmaster insists on levying the livestock rate for a shipment of two pet guinea pigs, which soon start proliferating geometrically. His most famous character was Philo Gubb. His career spanned more than forty years; and his stories, poems, and articles were published in more than 225 magazines. His work appeared alongside that of his contemporaries, including Mark Twain, Sax Rohmer, James B. Hendryx, Berton Braley, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Don Marquis, Will Rogers, and Edgar Rice Burroughs. Despite the enormous volume of his work, Butler was, for most of his life, only a part-time author. He worked full-time as a banker and was very active in his local community. A founding member of both the Dutch Treat Club and the Author's League of America, Butler was an always-present force in the New York City literary scene.

Horror Stories

Collects twenty-nine classic nineteenth-century horror tales from American, Irish, British, and European authors, with author information and explanatory notes.

Horror Stories

Author: Darryl Jones

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199685436

Page: 510

View: 108

Collects twenty-nine classic nineteenth-century horror tales from American, Irish, British, and European authors, with author information and explanatory notes.

Classic Ghost Stories

You may think you don't believe in ghosts, but these stories will haunt you nonetheless.

Classic Ghost Stories

Author: Various

Publisher: Vintage Classic

ISBN: 9781784872960

Page: 451

View: 171

Do you believe in ghosts? Not monsters, not floating objects or unexplained coincidences, but an actual presence - a flicker in the corner of the eye, a shadow in a darkened hallway, a hand pressed against the window, or a figure at the end of the bed. Sometimes they are a malevolent warning, or they come seeking revenge, or as a horrible reminder of past misdeeds. But ghosts could visit on the brightest summer's day, on a lonely stretch of beach, making their presence felt just when you least expect it. The great writers of the nineteenth and early twentieth century, from Elizabeth Gaskell to Rudyard Kipling, also produced some of the most influential ghost stories ever written, shaping the conventions of the form for generations of writers to follow. Collected here are some of the most iconic of these Victorian ghost stories, from Charles Dickens' "The Signalman" to M.R. James' "A Warning to the Curious", alongside more unexpected contributions from masters of the form such as J.S. Le Fanu and Algernon Blackwood. You may think you don't believe in ghosts, but these stories will haunt you nonetheless. INCLUDES STORIES BY: E.F. Benson, Algernon Blackwood, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Francis Marion Crawford, Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, Lafcadio Hearn, O. Henry, Henry James, M.R. James, Rudyard Kipling, Perceval Landon, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Edith Nesbit, Margaret Oliphant, Catherine Wells, H.G. Wells, Arthur Quiller-Couch, Edith Wharton

Classic American Ghost Stories

An anthology of two hundred years of ghost lore compiles purportedly true stories from newspapers, journals, and magazines from across the United States

Classic American Ghost Stories

Author: Deborah L. Downer

Publisher: august house

ISBN: 9780874831153

Page: 214

View: 581

An anthology of two hundred years of ghost lore compiles purportedly true stories from newspapers, journals, and magazines from across the United States

The Haunted Library

Each of these stories revolves around the arcane secrets and dark psychic traces to be found in libraries, museums and other treasure troves of hidden knowledge.

The Haunted Library

Author: Tanya Kirk

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780712356046

Page: 224

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The Haunted Library is a new collection of classic ghost stories--many of which have never before been anthologized--from the golden age of the genre in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Each of these stories revolves around the arcane secrets and dark psychic traces to be found in libraries, museums and other treasure troves of hidden knowledge. The 12 stories included are "The Nature of the Evidence" by May Sinclair, "Mr Tallent's Ghost" by Mary Webb, "The Lost Tragedy" by Denis Mackaill, "Bone to His Bone" by Edmund Gill Swain, "Herodes Redivivus" by A. N. L. Munby, "The Book" by Margaret Irwin, "The Whisperers" by Algernon Blackwood, "The Tractate Middoth" by M. R. James, "Afterward" by Edith Wharton, "Fingers of a Hand" by Theo Douglas, "The Apple Tree" by Elizabeth Bowen, and "The Work of Evil" by William Croft Dickinson.

The Classic Ghost Stories Collection

Featuring silent spectres, petrifying phantoms and all manner of ghastly ghosts, these tales will terrify and entertain in equal measure.

The Classic Ghost Stories Collection

Author: Arcturus Publishing

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781839406485

Page: 928

View: 715

'The evil spirit, who enthralled my senses in the shape of that portrait, may have been just as near me, just as energetic, just as malignant, though I saw him not.' This collection brings together some of the greatest ghost stories ever written. Featuring silent spectres, petrifying phantoms and all manner of ghastly ghosts, the tales here will terrify and entertain in equal measure. Set in shadowy cathedrals, sinister residences and familiar streets turned bad, the best of these writers take the places we feel most safe and imbue them with a sinister ambience. Whether the apparitions are discovered by intrepid adventurers, solemn priests or mild-mannered academics, the haunted must reconsider their most basic assumptions and work out how best to respond to these supernatural assaults. Included in this anthology are some of the genre's most accomplished writers, such as M. R. James, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, E. F. Benson, Guy de Maupassant and William Hope Hodgson.

Ghost Stories Forgotten Classic Tales

In bringing these masterful tales back from the dead, Ghost Stories will enlighten and frighten both longtime fans as well as new readers of the genre.

Ghost Stories  Forgotten Classic Tales

Author: Leslie S. Klinger

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1643131192

Page: 320

View: 708

A masterful collection of ghost stories that have been overlooked by contemporary readers—including tales by celebrated authors such as Charles Dickens, Sir Walter Scott, Mark Twain, and Edith Wharton—presented with insightful annotations by acclaimed horror anthologists Leslie S. Klinger and Lisa Morton. The ghost story has long been a staple of world literature, but many of the genre's greatest tales have been forgotten, overshadowed in many cases by their authors' bestselling work in other genres. In this spine-tingling anthology, little known stories from literary titans like Charles Dickens and Edith Wharton are collected alongside overlooked works from masters of horror fiction like Edgar Allan Poe and M. R. James. Acclaimed anthologists Leslie S. Klinger (The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes) and Lisa Morton (Ghosts: A Haunted History) set these stories in historical context and trace the literary significance of ghosts in fiction over almost two hundred years—from a traditional English ballad first printed in 1724 through the Christmas-themed ghost stories of the Victorian era and up to the science fiction–tinged tales of the early twentieth century. In bringing these masterful tales back from the dead, Ghost Stories will enlighten and frighten both longtime fans and new readers of the genre. Including stories by: Ambrose Bierce, Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, Olivia Howard Dunbar, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry James, M. R. James, Arthur Machen, Georgia Wood Pangborn, Mrs. J. H. Riddell, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Edgar Allan Poe, Sir Walter Scott, Frank Stockton, Mark Twain, and Edith Wharton.

The Cold Embrace and Other Classic Ghost Stories

These fifteen tales introduce a variety of ghosts: some warning, some seeking retribution and some malevolent, but all disturbing and offering a view into a world filled with darkness and terror that lies at the boundary between the living ...

The Cold Embrace and Other Classic Ghost Stories

Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: Frontlist Books

ISBN: 9781843500933

Page: 260

View: 833

A chilling collection of stories from the masters of supernatural fiction, written during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries at the height of the genre's popularity. These fifteen tales introduce a variety of ghosts: some warning, some seeking retribution and some malevolent, but all disturbing and offering a view into a world filled with darkness and terror that lies at the boundary between the living and the dead.