Classic Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Stories

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Wordsworth Editions, 2008 - Ghost stories, English - 289 pages
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This is a book to be read by a blazing fire on a winter's night, with the curtains drawn close and the doors securely locked. The unquiet souls of the dead, both as fictional creations and as 'real' apparitions, roam the pages of this haunting selection of ghost stories by Rex Collings.

Some of these stories are classics while others are lesser-known gems unearthed from this vintage era of tales of the supernatural. There are stories from distant lands - 'Fisher's Ghost' by John Lang is set in Australia and 'A Ghostly Manifestation' by 'A Clergyman' is set in Calcutta. In this selection, Sir Walter Scott (a Victorian in spirit if not in fact), keeps company with Edgar Allen Poe, Sheridan Le Fanu and other illustrious masters of the genre.

 

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Contents

SIR WALTER SCOTT
1
RICHARD HARRIS BARHAM
13
R S HAWKER
35
EDGAR ALLAN
44
WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY
63
CHARLES DICKENS
79
To Be Taken with a Grain of Salt
94
JOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
104
ROBERT LOUIS STEvENSON
171
EDITH NESBIT
185
OSCAR WILDE
195
The Haunted Dolls House
221
A School Story
229
PERCEVAL LANDON
235
HOWARD PEASE
248
SAKI H H MUNRO
256

Narrative of a Ghost of a Hand 12 2
122
JOHN LANG
129
The Travellers Story of a Terribly Strange Bed
136
The Phantom Coach
150
MISS BRADDON
162
An Appendix of Three True Ghost Stories
263
A CLERGYMAN
270
Correspondence on A Ghostly Manifestation
280
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