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Michael Newton – The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories

Posted by demonik on August 28, 2010

Michael Newton (ed.) – The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories: From Elizabeth Gaskell to Ambrose Bierce (Penguin, Feb 2010, £10.99)


Acknowledgements
Chronology Of The Ghost Story 1820-1914
Introduction
Further Reading
A Note On The Texts

Elizabeth Gaskell – The Old Nurse’s Story
Fitz-James O’Brien – What Was It?
Edward Bulwer Lytton – The Haunted And The Haunters: or, The House And The Brain
Mary E. Braddon – The Cold Embrace
Amelia B. Edwards – The North Mail
Charles Dickens – No 1 Branch Line: The Signalman
J. S. Le Fanu – Green Tea
Harriet Beecher Stowe – The Ghost In The Cap’n Brown House
Robert Louis Stevenson – Thrawn Janet
Margaret Oliphant – The Open Door
Rudyard Kipling – At The End Of The Passage
Lafcadio Hearn – Nightmare Touch
W. W. Jacobs – The Monkey’s Paw
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman – The Wind In The Rose-Bush
M. R. James – “Oh Whistle, And I’ll Come To You, My Lad”
Ambrose Bierce – The Moonlit Road
Henry James – The Jolly Corner
Mary Austin – The Readjustment
Edith Wharton – Afterward

Glossary Of Scots Words
Biographical And Explanatory Notes

Blurb:
‘The ghost is the most enduring figure in supernatural fiction. He is absolutely indestructible… He changes with the styles in fiction but he never goes out of fashion. He is the really permanent citizen of the earth, for mortals, at best, are but transients’ – Dorothy Scarborough

This new selection of ghost stories, by Michael Newton, brings together the best of the genre. From Elizabeth Gaskell’s ‘The Old Nurse’s Story’ through to Edith Wharton’s ‘Afterword’, this collection covers all of the most terrifying tales of the genre. With a thoughtful introduction, and helpful notes, Newton places the stories contextually within the genre and elucidates the changing nature of the ghost story and how we interpret it.

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J. A . Cuddon – Penguin Book Of Ghost Stories

Posted by demonik on September 9, 2007

J. A . Cuddon (ed.) – The Penguin Book Of Ghost Stories (1984)

Penguin Book Of Ghost Stories

Introduction – J. A. Cuddon

Heinrich von Kleist – The Beggarwoman Of Locarno
E. T. A. Hoffman – The Entail
Walter Scott – Wandering Willie’s Tale
Alexander Pushkin – The Queen Of Spades
Elizabeth Gaskell – The Old Nurse’s Story
Margaret Oliphant – The Open Door
J. S. le Fanu – Dr. Justice Harbottle
Guy de Maupassant – The Horla
Henry James – Sir Edmund Orme
Emile Zola – Angeline, or The Haunted House
Ambrose Bierce – The Moonlit Road
Algernon Blackwood – A Haunted Island
M. R. James – The rose Garden
Rudyard Kipling – The Return Of Imray
A. J. Alan – My Adventure In Norfolk
H. G. Wells – The Inexperienced Ghost
E. F. Benson – The Room In The Tower
A. M. Burrage – One Who Saw
Edith Wharton – Afterward
Thomas Mann – The Wardrobe
Ann Bridge – The Buick Saloon
Marghanita Laski – The Tower
Mario Soldati – Footsteps In The Snow
Ray Bradbury – The Wind
Edward Hyams – Exorcising Baldassare
Muriel Spark – The Leaf Sweeper
Fielden Hughes – “Dear Ghost …”
Joan Aiken – Sonata For Harp And Bicycle
Elizabeth Walter – Come And Get me
George Mackay Brown – Andrina
Penelope Fitzgerald – The Axe
Alain Danielou – The Game Of Dice
A. S. Byatt – The July Ghost

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J. A. Cuddon – Penguin Book Of Horror Stories

Posted by demonik on September 1, 2007

J. A. Cuddon (ed.) – The Penguin Book Of Horror Stories (Penguin, 1984)

Penguin Horror

Introduction – J. A. Cuddon

Anon – The Monk Of Horror, or The Conclave Of Corpses
Anon – The Astrologers Prediction, or The Maniac’s Fate
James Hogg – The Expedition To Hell
Prosper Merimee – Mateo Falcone
Edgar Allan Poe – The Facts In The Case Of M. Valdemar
Honore de Balzec – La Grande Breteche
Henry James – The Romance Of Certain Old Clothes
Guy de Maupassant – Who Knows?
Robert Louis Stevenson – The Bodysnatcher
Emile Zola – The Death Of Olivier Becaille
Ambrose Bierce – The Boarded Window
M. R. James – Lost Hearts
H. G. Wells – The Sea Raiders
William Hope Hodgson – The Derelict
Perceval Landon – Thurnley Abbey
John Russell – The Fourth Man
Franz Kafka – In The penal Coloney
A. M. Burrage – The Waxwork
E. F. Benson – Mrs. Amworth
Augustus Muir – The Reptile
John Metcalfe – Mr. Meldrum’s Mania
William F. Harvey – The Beast With Five Fingers
William Faulkner – Dry September
D. K. Broster – Couching At The Door
Lord Dunsany – The Two Bottles Of Relish
Evelyn Waugh – The Man Who Liked Dickens
Geoffrey Household – Taboo
L. P. Hartley – The Thought
Gerald Kersh – Comrade Death
Carl Stephenson – Leiningen Versus The Ants
Yvor Winters – The Brink Of Darkness
Monica Dickens – Activity Time
Robert Graves – Earth To Earth
Ray Bradbury – The Dwarf
Muriel Spark – The Portobello Road
John Lennon – No Flies On Frank
Dawn Muscillo – Sister Coxall’s Revenge
Dorothy K. Haynes – Thou Shalt Not suffer A Witch …
Patricia Highsmith – The Terrapin
Roald Dahl – Man From The South
Will F. Jenkins – Uneasy Homecoming
J. N. Allan – The Aquarist
Vilas Sarong – An Interview With M. Chakko

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