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Robert Phillips – The Omnibus of 20th Century Ghost Stories

Posted by demonik on September 27, 2015

Robert Phillips (ed.) – The Omnibus of 20th Century Ghost Stories (Robinson, 1990: Carroll & Graf 1991: originally , Carroll & Graf, 1989, as Triumph of the Night)

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Sir Stanley Spencer, The Resurrection, Cookham

Robert Phillips – Introduction

Elizabeth Bowen – The Demon Lover
Graham Greene – A Little Place Off the Edgware
Joyce Carol Oates – The Others
Dylan Thomas – The Followers
Charlotte Perkins Gilman – The Yellow Wallpaper
Louis Auchincloss – The Prison Window
Walter de la Mare – Seaton’s Aunt
George Mackay Brown – Andrina
Barry N. Malzberg – Away
Muriel Spark – The Portobello Road
John Updike – The Indian
Denton Welch – Full Circle
Lynne Sharon Schwartz – Sound Is Second Sight
Jean Rhys – I Used to Live Here Once
Henry James – The Jolly Corner
Elizabeth Spencer – First Dark
Peter Taylor – Missing Person
Gertrude Atherton – The Bell in the Fog
Howard Lewis Russell – The Wedding Cake Couple
Shirley Jackson – The Daemon Lover
Virginia Woolf – A Haunted House
Mavis Gallant – Up North
Tennessee Williams – The Mysteries of the Joy Rio
William Goyen – Ghost and Flesh, Water and Dirt
E. M. Forster – The Celestial Omnibus
Edith Wharton – Afterward
Truman Capote – Miriam

Notes on the Authors

Blurb:
“One of the best anthologies of the year” – The Observer

Haunted houses and demon lovers. children’s visions and anxious states ofi mind, revenge, guilt, and betrayal from beyond are the themes of the modem ghost story as brilliantly explored by some of the century’s finest writers.
These short masterpieces of the supernatural will linger in your imagination. This enthralling collecton takes the reader on a thrilling tour of the best in 20th century spectral literature.

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