The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 24, 2009 - Fiction - 304 pages
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One might not expect a woman of Edith Wharton's literary stature to be a believer of ghost stories, much less be frightened by them, but as she admits in her postscript to this spine-tingling collection, "...till I was twenty-seven or -eight, I could not sleep in the room with a book containing a ghost story." Once her fear was overcome, however, she took to writing tales of the supernatural for publication in the magazines of the day. These eleven finely wrought pieces showcase her mastery of the traditional New England ghost story and her fascination with spirits, hauntings, and other supernatural phenomena. Called "flawlessly eerie" by Ms. magazine, this collection includes "Pomegranate Seed," "The Eyes," "All Souls'," "The Looking Glass," and "The Triumph of Night."
  

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Wharton was a decent mystery writer. - Goodreads
... but I guess I just get to make up my own endings. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Kay Davis - Goodreads

If you're looking for something to read on Halloween, try Edith Wharton's "Ghost Stories." Wharton was a decent mystery writer. In "A Bottle of Perrier," a confrontation between two desert travelers ... Read full review

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User Review  - Leah Mullen - Goodreads

Very creepy and almost always unsatisfying...in a good way...she just refuses to resolve all the stuff you ask her to! Beautifully, solidly written. Read full review

Contents

The Ladys Maids Bell
12
The Triumph of Night
118
Miss Mary Pask
146
An Autobiographical Postscript
301
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Edith Wharton was born in 1862 into one of New York's older and richer families and was educated here and abroad. Her works include The Age of Innocence, Ethan Frome, The House of Mirth, and Roman Fever and Other Stories. As a keen observer and chronicler of society, she is without peer. Edith Wharton died in France in 1937.

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