Classic Ghost Stories

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.

Author: BPI

Publisher: BPI Publishing

ISBN: 9789351210207

Category: Education

Page:

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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.
Categories: Education

Classic Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Stories

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.

Author: Rex Collings

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 184022066X

Category: Ghost stories, English

Page: 289

View: 773

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.
Categories: Ghost stories, English

Classic Ghost Stories

Classic Ghost Stories

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

Author: Various

Publisher: Vintage Classic

ISBN: 1784872962

Category: Ghost stories, English

Page: 451

View: 505

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
Categories: Ghost stories, English

Classic Ghost Stories

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.

Author: Bill Bowers

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1599216949

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 924

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
Categories: Fiction

Classic Ghost Stories

Classic Ghost Stories

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

Author:

Publisher: Miles Kelly Publishing

ISBN: 9781848102897

Category: Children's stories, English

Page: 512

View: 471

'Classic Ghost Stories' is filled with creepy stories to chill, thrill and send shivers down the spine
Categories: Children's stories, English

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

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.

Author: John Grafton

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486112268

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 866

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.
Categories: Fiction

The Best Ghost Stories 1800 1849

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.

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Bottletree Books LLC

ISBN: 9781933747330

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

View: 155

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.
Categories: Fiction

Classic Horror Stories

Classic Horror Stories

Classic Horror Stories celebrates the rich literary legacy of the tale of the supernatural and the macabre with more than forty stories that span the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 1435146204

Category: Gothic fiction (Literary genre)

Page: 788

View: 699

Classic Horror Stories celebrates the rich literary legacy of the tale of the supernatural and the macabre with more than forty stories that span the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The book's lineup of writers reads like a who's who of classic horror authors from America, Great Britain, and the European continent: Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Algernon Blackwood, Arthur Machen, Guy de Maupassant, William Hope Hodgson, Ambrose Bierce, Edith Wharton, and more. Its selections include some of the finest weird tales ever published, among them Lovecraft's "The Colour out of Space," Blackwood's "The Willows," Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher," Bierce's "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Body-Snatcher," William Fryer Harvey's "August Heat," and W.W. Jacobs's "The Monkey's Paw."
Categories: Gothic fiction (Literary genre)

The Classic Horror Stories

The Classic Horror Stories

This new edition brings together his core 'classic' fictions with a full contextual introduction, offering a balanced assessment of an influential cult author whose tales of metaphysical horror create a profound sense of dread and unease.

Author: H. P. Lovecraft

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199639571

Category: Fiction

Page: 487

View: 453

H. P. Lovecraft is a major writer of horror stories, in the genre of 'weird fiction'. This new edition brings together his core 'classic' fictions with a full contextual introduction, offering a balanced assessment of an influential cult author whose tales of metaphysical horror create a profound sense of dread and unease.
Categories: Fiction

Classic Ghost Stories

Classic Ghost Stories

A collection of supernatural stories that are absolutely unearthly.

Author: Molly Cooper

Publisher:

ISBN: 0760706093

Category: Ghost stories

Page: 128

View: 946

A collection of supernatural stories that are absolutely unearthly.
Categories: Ghost stories

Horror Stories

Horror Stories

These are stories guaranteed to freeze the blood, revolt the senses, and keep you awake at night: prepare to be terrified!

Author: Darryl Jones

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191508646

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 544

View: 220

The modern horror story grew and developed across the nineteenth century, embracing categories as diverse as ghost stories, the supernatural and psychological horror, medical and scientific horror, colonial horror, and tales of the uncanny and precognition. This anthology brings together twenty-nine of the greatest horror stories of the period, from 1816 to 1912, from the British, Irish, American, and European traditions. It ranges widely across the sub-genres to encompass authors whose terror-inducing powers remain unsurpassed. The book includes stories by some of the best writers of the century — Hoffmann, Poe, Balzac, Dickens, Hawthorne, Melville, and Zola — as well as established genre classics from M. R. James, Arthur Machen, Bram Stoker, Algernon Blackwood, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and others. It includes rare and little-known pieces by writers such as William Maginn, Francis Marion Crawford, W. F. Harvey, and William Hope Hodgson, and shows the important role played by periodicals in popularizing the horror story. Wherever possible, stories are reprinted in their first published form, with background information about their authors and helpful, contextualizing annotation. Darryl Jones's lively introduction discusses horror's literary evolution and its articulation of cultural preoccupations and anxieties. These are stories guaranteed to freeze the blood, revolt the senses, and keep you awake at night: prepare to be terrified!
Categories: Literary Collections

Great Ghost Stories

Great Ghost Stories

Scary, thrilling, suspenseful, mysterious, sometimes even amusing and heartwarming, these are some of the most outstanding ghost stories of all time. Vivid atmospheric drawings accompany the stories and add to their power.

Author: Robin Brockman

Publisher: Gramercy Books

ISBN: 0517220954

Category: Fiction

Page: 519

View: 823

These thirty-four spooky tales from British and American masters of literature such as Edgar Allen Poe, Henry James, Charlotte Bronte, Sir Walter Scott, O. Henry, Oscar Wilde, and Nathaniel Hawthorne will thrill you to the bone. Scary, thrilling, suspenseful, mysterious, sometimes even amusing and heartwarming, these are some of the most outstanding ghost stories of all time. Vivid atmospheric drawings accompany the stories and add to their power.
Categories: Fiction

Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories

Sherlock star Mark Gatiss selects and introduces chilling tales by the unsung master of the classic ghost story - E.F. Benson.

Author: E F Benson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473546349

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 643

Sherlock star Mark Gatiss selects and introduces chilling tales by the unsung master of the classic ghost story - E.F. Benson. There's nothing sinister about a London bus. Nothing supernatural could occur on a busy Tube platform. There's nothing terrifying about a little caterpillar. And a telephone, what could be scary about that? Don't be frightened of the dark corners of your room. Don't be alarmed by a sudden, inexplicable chill. There's no need for a ticking clock, a limping footstep, or a knock at the door to start you trembling. There's nothing to be scared of. Nothing at all.
Categories: Fiction

The Sixth Ghost Story MEGAPACK

The Sixth Ghost Story MEGAPACK

Included are: THE SEVENTH MAN, by A.T. Quiller-Couch THE PHANTOM COACH, by Amelia B. Edwards AT THE DIP OF THE ROAD, by Mary Louisa Molesworth A TERRIBLE VENGEANCE, by Charlotte Riddell THE LADY'S MAID'S BELL, by Edith Wharton A PAIR OF ...

Author: A.T. Quiller-Couch

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781479405657

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 504

We return for another selection of 25 ghost stories in the classic tradition -- chosen from the vast storehouse of history's fiction for your personal delectation. As in our last meeting, we remind you that there are many kinds of ghosts, from the kind to cruel, the savage to the sad, and readers should not always assume they know just which they've gotten in any particular tale. Included are: THE SEVENTH MAN, by A.T. Quiller-Couch THE PHANTOM COACH, by Amelia B. Edwards AT THE DIP OF THE ROAD, by Mary Louisa Molesworth A TERRIBLE VENGEANCE, by Charlotte Riddell THE LADY'S MAID'S BELL, by Edith Wharton A PAIR OF HANDS, by A.T. Quiller-Couch THE GHOST IN ALL THE ROOMS, by Daniel Defoe THE MYSTERY OF THE SEMI-DETACHED, by Edith Nesbit THE GHOSTLY RENTAL, by Henry James THE SOUL OF LAPLOSHKA, by Saki THE OLD HOUSE IN VAUXHALL WALK THE GHOST IN THE MILL, by Harriet Beecher Stowe JOHN GRANGER, by Mary E. Braddon AN ITINERANT HOUSE, by Emma Frances Dawson THE PHANTOM MODEL: A WAPPING ROMANCE, by Hume Nisbet THE BEGGAR WOMAN OF LOCARNO, by Heinrich von Kleist A SET OF CHESSMEN, by Richard Marsh IN THE CONFESSIONAL, by Amelia B. Edwards M. ANASTASIUS by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik THE DOOMED MAN, by Dick Donovan THE GHOST-SHIP, by Richard Middleton A GHOST-CHILD, by Bernard Capes THE SAND-WALKER, by Fergus Hume THE UNDERGROUND GHOST, by John Berwick Harwood H.P., by Sabine Baring-Gould If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see more of the 200+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more!
Categories: Fiction

Tales from the Dead of Night Thirteen Classic Ghost Stories

Tales from the Dead of Night  Thirteen Classic Ghost Stories

From a beautiful antique that gives its owner a show he'd rather forget, to 'ghost detective' whose exorcism goes horribly wrong and a sinister masked ball which seems to have one too many guests, these ghost stories of supernatural terror ...

Author: Various

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781847659828

Category: Fiction

Page: 282

View: 616

From a beautiful antique that gives its owner a show he'd rather forget, to 'ghost detective' whose exorcism goes horribly wrong and a sinister masked ball which seems to have one too many guests, these ghost stories of supernatural terror are guaranteed to make you shiver, thrill and look under the bed tonight. From rural England to colonial India, in murky haunted mansions and under modern electric lighting, these master storytellers - some of the best writers in the English language - unfold spinetinglers which pull back the veil of everyday life to reveal the nightmares which lurk just out of sight. They are lessons in ingenuity and surprise, sometimes building slowly to a chilling climax, sometimes springing horror on you from the utterly banal. And as you'd expect from these writers, the stories are more than simply frightening - they're also disquieting exposures of mortality, loneliness and the human capacity for both evil and remorse. We wish you pleasant dreams. Contains ghost stories by: Ruth Rendell, M. R. James, Rudyard Kipling, Edith Wharton, E. F. Benson, E. Nesbit, Saki, W. W. Jacobs, W. F. Harvey, Hugh Walpole, Chico Kidd and LP Hartley.
Categories: Fiction

Charles Keeping s Book of Classic Ghost Stories

Charles Keeping s Book of Classic Ghost Stories

Seven ghost tales by famous English and American writers.

Author: Charles Keeping

Publisher: Peter Bedrick Books

ISBN: 0872260968

Category: Ghost stories, American.

Page: 142

View: 709

Seven ghost tales by famous English and American writers.
Categories: Ghost stories, American.

Classic Ghost Stories

Classic Ghost Stories

Spooky Tales from Charles Dickens, H.G. Wells, M.R. James and many more
Various ... Collected here are some of the most iconic of these Victorian ghost
stories, from Charles Dickens's 'The Signalman' to M.R. James's 'A Warning to the
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Author: Various

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473548879

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 219

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 can visit on the brightest summer's day, or on a lonely stretch of beach, making themselves 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 genre for generations of writers to follow. Collected here are some of the most iconic of these Victorian ghost stories, from Charles Dickens's 'The Signalman' to M.R. James's 'A Warning to the Curious', alongside more unexpected contributions from masters of the form such as J.S. Le Fanu and H.G. Wells. You may think you don't believe in ghosts, but these stories will haunt you nonetheless.
Categories: Fiction

Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories

Collects classic ghost stories such as "The Body Snatcher" by Robert Louis Stevenson and P. G. Wodehouse's "Honeysuckle Cottage," as well as tales by Jorge Luis Borges, Ray Bradbury, Edith Wharton, and Vladimir Nabokov.

Author: Peter Washington

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131738101

Category: Fiction

Page: 407

View: 620

Collects classic ghost stories such as "The Body Snatcher" by Robert Louis Stevenson and P. G. Wodehouse's "Honeysuckle Cottage," as well as tales by Jorge Luis Borges, Ray Bradbury, Edith Wharton, and Vladimir Nabokov.
Categories: Fiction