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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.

The Great British Ghost Hunt

The Great British Ghost Hunt

Author: Hans Holzer

Publisher: Crossroad Press

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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“If ever any isles deserved the name Magic Islands, it is Britain.” Great Britain, home of haunted castles, famous specters and time-shrouded ruins, is a natural habitat for Professor Hans Holzer, ghost hunter extraordinaire. With the skill and dedication that have made him famous in parapsychology, he has traced the fascinating paths of some remarkable ghosts through Britain and Scotland. In these pages Holzer introduces us to the ancient halls of Longleat, Blanchland, and Leith Hall, each distinctively eerie and all populated by most unusual inhabitants. Through him and skilled mediums working with him, we encounter the ghosts of famous queens—Anne Boleyn, Catherine Howard, Mary Queen of Scots and Katherine Parr. And we travel the English and Scottish countryside in search of engrossing psychic experiences. Holzer also takes us on an eventful tour through the home of Robert Louis Stevenson, who still seems to haunt his former residence. He even investigates the appearance of a monk—an apparition seen by several people—on an English television program. A most entertaining and thoroughly researched trip into that other world, The Great British Ghost Hunt is an exciting journey led by one of this world’s most renowned psychic researchers.

The 100 Best British Ghost Stories

The 100 Best British Ghost Stories

Author: Gillian Bennett

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445620183

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

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A lively new collection of 100 British ghost stories from the seventeenth century to the present day.

The English Ghost

The English Ghost

Author: Peter Ackroyd

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780701169893

Category: Ghosts

Page: 276

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From medieval times to today, stories have been told and apparitions seen - ghosts who avenge injustice, souls who long for peace, spooks who just want to have fun. This title is a treasury of such sightings. It includes accounts ranging from the door-slamming, shrieking ghost of Hinton Manor in the 1760s to the headless bear of Kidderminster.

The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories

The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories

Author: Michael Cox

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192141635

Category: Fiction

Page: 504

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A collection of forty-two stories, written between 1829 and 1968, by such authors as Walter Scott, M.R. James, Bram Stoker, Rudyard Kipling, Somerset Maugham, and T.H. White

Ghost-Seers, Detectives, and Spiritualists

Ghost-Seers, Detectives, and Spiritualists

Author: Srdjan Smajić

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139485883

Category: Literary Criticism

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This book is a study of the narrative techniques that developed for two very popular forms of fiction in the nineteenth century - ghost stories and detective stories - and the surprising similarities between them in the context of contemporary theories of vision and sight. Srdjan Smajić argues that to understand how writers represented ghost-seers and detectives, the views of contemporary scientists, philosophers, and spiritualists with which these writers engage have to be taken into account: these views raise questions such as whether seeing really is believing, how much of what we 'see' is actually only inferred, and whether there may be other (intuitive or spiritual) ways of seeing that enable us to perceive objects and beings inaccessible to the bodily senses. This book will make a real contribution to the understanding of Victorian science in culture, and of the ways in which literature draws on all kinds of knowledge.

Eight Ghosts

Eight Ghosts

Author: Rowan Routh

Publisher: September Publishing (UK)

ISBN: 1910463736

Category: Ghost stories, English

Page: 256

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Eight chilling ghost stories penned by some of Britain's best contemporary writers, inspired by spooky English Heritage sites.