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Collected Ghost Stories

Collected Ghost Stories

Author: M. R. James

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199674893

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Considered by many to be the most terrifying writer in English, James's stories draw on the terrors of the everyday. Documents and objects unleash terrible forces, often in closed rooms and night-time settings where imagination runs riot.

Best Ghost Stories of Algernon Blackwood

Best Ghost Stories of Algernon Blackwood

Author: Algernon Blackwood

Publisher: Dover Mystery, Detective, & Ot

ISBN: UOM:49015002699933

Category: Fiction

Page: 366

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Thirteen short stories by the English supernaturalist demonstrate his mastery at evoking feelings of mysticism and cosmic experience and his skill in creating an atmosphere of unrelieved horror

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

Author: Montague Rhodes James

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486227580

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

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Eight stories of the supernatural are accompanied by the original illustrations, published in the 1904 edition

Best Ghost Stories of Algernon Blackwood

Best Ghost Stories of Algernon Blackwood

Author: Algernon Blackwood

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486229775

Category: Fiction

Page: 366

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Thirteen short stories by the English supernaturalist demonstrate his mastery at evoking feelings of mysticism and cosmic experience and his skill in creating an atmosphere of unrelieved horror

GHOST STORIES

GHOST STORIES

Author: V&S EDITORIAL BOARD

Publisher: V&S Publishers

ISBN: 9789352150830

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

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"e;Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describes it,"e; said C.S. Lewis, one of the greatest English writers of the medieval period. This book is a part of a set of ten books of the Greatest Classic Series containing thrilling and fascinating stories, full of mystery and suspense -- all written by world famous authors, such as Edith Wharton, Henry James, Amelia Edwards, Wilkie Collins, Ambrose Bierce and many more. Actually, the entire classic series has been aimed to enrich the young minds with the wonderful assets of English language and literature and to develop their interest in understanding the language, inculcating in them the reading habits, particularly among the school- going children in the age group of 12 to 18 years studying in higher classes from standard seven to twelve. This book contains an introductory page exclusively about the author, his brief life sketch, notable works and achievements along with word meanings of difficult words on each page marked and highlighted in the text for the students' convenience and easy understanding of the story. There is also an Exercise part after each story titled as 'An Understanding' containing four or five Questions which the reader/student has to answer making the book all the more interesting and reader-friendly. Therefore, these books are a must read for all the students, irrespective of their age, education and social background. Even the teachers may find it interesting and can recommend the books for the senior classes as supplementary reading.

Ghost Stories: Forgotten Classic Tales

Ghost Stories: Forgotten Classic Tales

Author: Leslie S. Klinger

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781643131191

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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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.

Medieval Studies and the Ghost Stories of M. R. James

Medieval Studies and the Ghost Stories of M. R. James

Author: Patrick J. Murphy

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271079578

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Montague Rhodes James authored some of the most highly regarded ghost stories of all time—classics such as “Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad” that have been adapted many times over for radio and television and have never gone out of print. But while James is best known as a fiction writer and storyteller, he was also a provost of King’s College, Cambridge, and Eton College, and a legendary and influential scholar whose pioneering work in the study of biblical texts and medieval manuscripts, art, and architecture is still relevant today. In Medieval Studies and the Ghost Stories of M. R. James, Patrick J. Murphy argues that these twin careers are inextricably linked. James’s research not only informed his fiction but also reflected his anxieties about the nature of academic life and explored the delicate divide between professional, university men and erratic hobbyists or antiquaries. Murphy shows how detailed attention to the scholarly inspirations behind James’s fiction provides considerable insight into a formative moment in medieval studies, as well as into James’s methods as a master stylist of understated horror. During his life, James often claimed that his stories were mere entertainments—pleasing distractions from a life largely defined by academic discipline and restraint—and readers over the years have been content to take him at his word. This intriguing volume, however, convincingly proves otherwise.

THE PHANTOM RICKSHAW AND OTHER GHOST STORIES

THE PHANTOM RICKSHAW AND OTHER GHOST STORIES

Author: RUDYARD KIPLING

Publisher: PURE SNOW PUBLISHING

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 148

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THE PHANTOM ‘RICKSHAW AND OTHER GHOST STORIES BY RUDYARD KIPLING KEY FEATURES OF THIS BOOK · Unabridged original content · Available in multiple formats: eBook, original paperback, large print paperback and hardcover · Proper paragraph formatting with Indented first lines, 1.25 Line Spacing and Justified Paragraphs · Properly formatted for aesthetics and ease of reading. · Custom Table of Contents and Design elements for each chapter · The Copyright page has been placed at the end of the book, as to not impede the content and flow of the book. ABOUT THE BOOK: Original publication: 1888 The Phantom ‘Rickshaw and other Ghost Stories, also called The Phantom ‘Rickshaw and other Eerie Tales is a collection of 5 short but spooky stories written more than 100 years ago. This collection is perfect for stories around the campfire or Halloween night. Stories of haunting ghosts, phantoms, visitors that are not there. You will want to sleep with the lights on after reading this book. Stories: 5 Words: 46,000 This book is great for schools, teachers and students or for the casual reader, and makes a wonderful addition to any classic literary library ABOUT US: At Pure Snow Publishing we have taken the time and care into formatting this book to make it the best possible reading experience. With more than 500 book listings, we specialize in publishing classic books and have been publishing books since 2014. Enjoy!