Classic Ghost Stories: Eighteen Spine-Chilling Tales of Terror and the Supernatural

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Bill Bowers
Rowman & Littlefield, Sep 1, 2003 - Fiction - 400 pages
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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

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I suspect that I've read most of these stories before, but then again that's what a collection of "classic" stories is likely to be - stories which the reader *has* read before precisely because they ... Read full review

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