The Haunted House

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Fiction - 160 pages
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On Christmas Eve, a party of friends descends on a purportedly haunted country retreat, charged with the task of discovering evidence of the supernatural. Sequestered in their rooms for the holiday, the friends reconvene on Twelfth Night at a great feast and share their stories of spectral encounter. “Conducted” by Charles Dickens and counting Elizabeth Gaskell and Wilkie Collins among its contributors, The Haunted House examines quintessentially Victorian themes–sex and longing, nostalgia and loss–in ways that continue to resonate today. Ingeniously conceived and written, and spiked with flashes of Dickensian humor, this volume is a strange and sheer delight.

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User Review  - passion4reading - LibraryThing

Having read (and loved) Dickens's short ghost story The Signalman and being somewhat familiar with the works of Wilkie Collins, I was hoping for a literary experience of the same or at least similar ... Read full review

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Edition doesnt have all the stories that make up this group but what I read was good Read full review

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WESLEY STACE is the author of the novel Misfortune. Under the name John Wesley Harding, he has recorded more than a dozen albums, most recently Adam’s Apple. He lives in Brooklyn.

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