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Title The Penguin book of ghost stories : from Elizabeth Gaskell to Ambrose Bierce / edited with an introduction by Michael Newton.

Publication Info. London, England ; New York, NY : Penguin Books, 2010.

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Odell PL Adult Non-Fiction - MORG-7  823.08 NEW    AVAILABLE
Description xliv, 416 pages ; 20 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Penguin classics
Penguin classics.
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxxvi]-xli).
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.
Summary 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 gruesome wish-fulfilment, 'The Monkey's Paw', to lesser-known master-pieces: Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Thrawn Janet', telling of a parish priest tormented for life by his encounter with the undead; 'No. 1 Branch Line', Charles Dickens's unsettling account of a railway signal-man and an ominous portent; and Edward Bulwer Lytton's 'The Haunted and the Haunters', where a cursed house harbours a diabolical secret.
Chronological Term 1800 - 1899
Subject Ghost stories, English.
English fiction -- 19th century.
Ghost stories, American.
American fiction -- 19th century.
American fiction. (OCoLC)fst00807048
English fiction. (OCoLC)fst00910817
Ghost stories, American. (OCoLC)fst00942400
Ghost stories, English. (OCoLC)fst00942411
Added Author Newton, Michael (Michael Stuart), 1965-
ISBN 9780141442365 (paperback)
0141442360 (paperback)

 
    
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