One Dark Night: 13 Masterpieces of the Macabre

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Kathleen Blease
Ballantine Books, 2000 - Fiction - 206 pages
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An artist can't shake the eerie, cold embrace from the ghost of his jilted love. An enormous rat with baleful, glaring eyes, possesses the spirit of a notorious hanging judge. A hauntingly beautiful woman appears to a student in his dreams--and then in flesh and blood. . . .

From old-fashioned ghost stories by H. G. Wells and Guy de Maupassant to chilling tales that defy description by literary masters Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, and Washington Irving, One Dark Night is an extraordinary collection full of gothic mood and ghastly haunts. Rich in atmosphere and creepy detail, these terrifying tales illuminate the darkest corners of the mind and make real our most innate fears. One Dark Night will sate even the most intrepid reader's hunger for the macabre. Beware of reading them past midnight!

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User Review  - Ellen - Goodreads

Looking for authors from and stories about Victorian years, I found this one. All the stories are by authors from the late 1800s. My favorite so far 'The Dead Girl' by Guy de Maupassant. Such a strange story...very nicely written. Read full review

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User Review  - Steve - Goodreads

There is one story in here about rats that creeped me out a bit. Then I woke up and there was a bat in my apartment. No joke. Read full review


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Kathleen Blease has been married to a lovable non-Catholic for 17 years, and wants to encourage other "mixed couples" while they raise their little charges in the faith. She is a former staff editor for major book publishing houses and now a long-time homeschooling mom of rambunctious teenage boys.

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