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Peter Haining – Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories

Posted by demonik on June 3, 2008

Peter Haining (ed.) – The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories (Robinson, 2007)


Cover: Joe Roberts

Elizabeth Albright & Ray Bradbury – The Haunted House

Peter Haining – Foreword: I Live In A Haunted House

Haunted Places: Stories Of Fact And Fiction

E. Bulwer Lytton – The Haunted and the Haunters
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu – An Authentic Narrative of a Haunted House
Algernon Blackwood – A Case of Eavesdropping
Virginia Woolf – A Haunted House
H. Russell Wakefield – Ghost Hunt
William F. Nolan – Dark Winner

Avenging Spirits: Tales Of Dangerous Elementals

Charlotte Riddell – The Old House in Vauxhall Walk
Ralph Adams Cram – No. 252 rue M. Le Prince
Mary Eleanor Freeman – The Southwest Chamber
W. W. Jacobs – The Toll-House
L. P. Hartley – Feet Foremost
Ian Watson – Happy Hour

Shadowy Corners: Accounts Of Restless Spirits

W. F. Harvey – The Ankardyne Pew
Louisa Baldwin – The Real and the Counterfeit
Richard Hughes – A Night at a Cottage…
Thorp McClusky – The Considerate Hosts
Basil Copper – The Grey House
Fay Weldon – Watching Me, Watching You

Phantom Lovers: Sex And The Supernatural

Richard Dehan – A Spirit Elopement
Herbert de Hamel – The House of Dust
A. E. Coppard – The Kisstruck Bogie
Norah Lofts – Mr. Edward
Robert Bloch – House of the Hatchet
Ramsey Campbell – Napier Court

Little Terrors: Ghosts And Children

M. R. James – Lost Hearts
Ellen Glasgow – The Shadowy Third
Hugh Walpole – A Little Ghost
Nigel Kneale – The Patter of Tiny Feet
Penelope Lively – Uninvited Ghosts

Psychic Phenomena: Signs From The Other Side

Arthur Conan Doyle – Playing with Fire
William Hope Hodgson – The Whistling Room
E. F. Benson – Bagnell Terrace
Joan Aiken – The Companion
James Herbert – Ghost Hunter
Ruth Rendell – Computer Séance

Houses Of Horror: Terror Visions Of The Stars

Gaston Leroux – In Letters of Fire
Bram Stoker – The Judge’s House
McKnight Malmar – The Storm
A.M. Burrage – The Waxwork
H.G. Wells – The Inexperienced Ghost
E.M. Delafield – Sophy Mason Comes Back
Stephen King – The Boogeyman

Peter Haining – Appendix: Haunted House Novels – A Listing

Expanded and with great new stories, this is the biggest and best anthology of ghostly hauntings ever. Over 40 tales of visitation by the undead – from vengeful and violent spirits, set on causing harm to innocent people tucked up in their homes, to rarer and more kindly ghosts, returning from the grave to reach out across the other side. Yet others entertain desires of a more sinister bent, including the erotic. This new edition includes a selection of favourite haunted house tales chosen by famous screen stars Boris Karloff, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. Plus a top ranking list of contributors that includes Stephen King, Bram Stoker, Ruth Rendell, and James Herbert – all brought together by an anthologist who himself lives in a haunted house.

Something unspeakable lurks in a Connecticut apartment closet, in Stephen King’s ‘The Boogeyman’; An Irish castle holds something truly horrifying in wait, in ‘The Whistling Room’ by William Hope Hodgson; The lecherous old ghost of a Georgian country house eyes up his latest tenant, in Norah Lofts’ ‘Mr Edward’; An ancient mansion on a shelf of rock previously occupied by a doomed castle, in ‘In Letters of Fire’ by Gaston Le Roux; The hunter is hunted in James Herbert’s tale of nineteenth-century country mansion, ‘The Ghost Hunter’;

Psychic phenomena and poltergeists, avenging spirits and phantom lovers – curl up and read on, but never imagine you are safe from a visit…

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