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The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories

The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories

Author: Michael Cox

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028886005

Category: Ghost stories

Page: 504

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This selection of forty-two stories written between 1829 and 1968 is the first to present the full range and vitality of the English tradition of literary ghost fiction. Fully satisfying what Virginia Woolf called 'the strange human craving for the pleasure of being afraid', it demonstratesthe traditions historical development as well as its major themes, and characteristics. The fictional ghost story is dominated by English authors, from J. S. Le Fanu and M. R. James to Walter de la Mare and Robert Aickman, and by American authors, such as Edith Wharton, writing in the English tradition. As the editors stress in their informative introduction, a good ghost story,though it may raise many profound questions about life and death, entertains as much as it unsettles us. Featuring such authors as Algernon Blackwood, H. Russell Wakefield, Henry James, and Elizabeth Bowen, this anthology combines a serious literary purpose with the plain intention of arousingpleasing fear at the doings of the dead.

An English Ghost Story

An English Ghost Story

Author: Kim Newman

Publisher: Titan Books (UK)

ISBN: 1781165602

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The Naremores, a dysfunctional British nuclear family, seek to solve their problems and start a new life away from the city in the sleepy Somerset countryside. At first their perfect new home seems to embrace them, its endless charms creating a rare peace and harmony within the family. But as they grow closer, the house begins to turn on them, and seems to know just how to hurt them the most - threatening to destroy them from the inside out.

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.

A History of the Modern British Ghost Story

A History of the Modern British Ghost Story

Author: S. Hay

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230316836

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 253

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Ghost stories are always in conversation with novelistic modes with which they are contemporary. This book examines examples from Sir Walter Scott, Charles Dickens, Henry James and Rudyard Kipling, amongst others, to the end of the twentieth century, looking at how they address empire, class, property, history and trauma.

Ghost Stories by British and American Women

Ghost Stories by British and American Women

Author: Lynette Carpenter

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0824055403

Category: Fiction

Page: 187

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This volume traces the modern critical and performance history of this play, one of Shakespeare's most-loved and most-performed comedies. The essay focus on such modern concerns as feminism, deconstruction, textual theory, and queer theory.

English Ghost Stories

English Ghost Stories

Author: Collective

Publisher: LGF/Le Livre de Poche

ISBN: 2253055999

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 128

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Un petit garçon n'ose pas regarder une certaine image dans un vieux livre... Une jeune malade attend un visiteur qu'elle croit connaître... Un couple dans la nuit perd soudain le contrôle de son véhicule... Autant de situations qui seraient banales si les fantômes n'existaient pas ! D'ailleurs, Kingsley Amis nous rassure : " I don't believe in ghosts, but i am afraid of them... "

Curious Warnings

Curious Warnings

Author: M.R. James

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780857388063

Category: Fiction

Page: 600

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A lavishly illustrated collector's edition containing all the supernatural tales ever written by M.R. James, the undisputed father of the modern ghost story. 'James is clearly the best that's ever been' MARK GATISS M.R. James is one of the finest authors of supernatural fiction in the English language and revered as the father of the modern English ghost story. Many of his stories were originally written as Christmas entertainments and were read aloud by the author to selected gatherings of friends. 'There are all sorts of writers of all sorts of nightmares, but M.R. James wrote the best ghost stories. He may well have created the ghost story in its current form. Nobody can do what he did as well as he could' NEIL GAIMAN Authorised by the writer's estate, Curious Warnings: The Complete Ghost Stories is the only volume that collects together all of James' much-loved supernatural tales - including the classics, 'Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad', 'A Warning to the Curious' and 'Canon Alberic's Scrapbook' - together with his novel The Five Jars, story fragments, essays and poetry. Illustrated by award-winning artist Les Edwards and featuring an extensive historical Afterword by editor Stephen Jones, this is the ultimate collection for fans of M.R. James and the classic British ghost story.

Ghost Story

Ghost Story

Author: Peter Straub

Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group

ISBN: UOM:39015013957587

Category: Fiction

Page: 483

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Questions arise concerning the connections between a strangely detached young girl's captivity in a seedy Florida motel, a death that occurs at a party for a visiting actress, and a young California instructor's obsession with one of his students

The Complete Guide to Becoming an English Teacher

The Complete Guide to Becoming an English Teacher

Author:

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761942424

Category: Education

Page: 479

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This is a complete guide to how to become a successful teacher of English in secondary school. The book enables readers to design a tailor-made program to suit their individual needs as a student teacher.

The Routledge Handbook to the Ghost Story

The Routledge Handbook to the Ghost Story

Author: Scott Brewster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317288930

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 488

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The Handbook to the Ghost Story sets out to survey and significantly extend a new field of criticism which has been taking shape over recent years, centring on the ghost story and bringing together a vast range of interpretive methods and theoretical perspectives. The main task of the volume is to properly situate the genre within historical and contemporary literary cultures across the globe, and to explore its significance within wider literary contexts as well as those of the supernatural. The Handbook offers the most significant contribution to this new critical field to date, assembling some of its leading scholars to examine the key contexts and issues required for understanding the emergence and development of the ghost story.