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Posts Tagged ‘Edith Wharton’

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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Susan Hill (ed.) – Ghost Stories

Posted by demonik on March 12, 2015

Susan Hill (ed.) – Ghost Stories  (Hamish Hamilton, 1983)

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Susan Hill – Introduction

Algernon Blackwood – Keeping His Promise
Elizabeth Bowen – The Demon Lover
Rhoda Broughton – The Man with the Nose
Wilkie Collins – The Dream Woman
Charles Dickens – The Signal-Man
Mrs. Gaskell – The Old Nurse’s Story
Henry James – Sir Edmund Orme
M. R. James – “Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad”
Rudyard Kipling – “They”
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu – Green Tea
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu – The White Cat of Drumgunniol
H. G. Wells – The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost
Edith Wharton – All Souls’

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Douglas Draa & David A. Riley – That Go Bump in the Night

Posted by demonik on February 2, 2015

Douglas Draa & David A. Riley – That Go Bump in the Night: A Treasury of Classic Weird (Parallel Universe Publications, 2015)

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Sir Hugh Clifford – The Ghoul
Edward Lucas White – The House of the Nightmare
William Hope Hodgson – The Voice in the Night
George Allan England – The Thing from Outside
F. Marion Crawford – For the Blood is the Life
Frederick Marryat – The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains
E. F. Benson – The Room in the Tower
W. C. Morrow – His Unconquered Enemy
Amyas Northcote – The Late Mrs. Fowke
M. P. Shiel – Xélucha
Lord Dunsany – A Narrow Escape
Perceval Landon – Thurnley Abbey
Robert E. Howard – The Black Stone
G. G. Pendarves – Werewolf of the Sahara
Henry Brereton Marriott Watson – The Devil of the Marsh
Irvin S. Cobb – Fishhead
Huan Mee – The Black Statue
Abraham Merritt – The Pool of the Stone God
Nictzin Dyalhis – The Sea-Witch
Edith Wharton – The Lady’s Maid’s Bell

From Press Release

The latest release by Parallel Universe Publications is Things That Go Bump in the Night: A Treasury of Classic Weird, edited by Douglas Draa and David A. Riley. This is 368 page anthology of classic weird stories is the first of a series. Available as a trade paperback and an ebook.

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Marie O’Regan – The Mammoth Book Of Ghost Stories By Women

Posted by demonik on October 31, 2012

Marie O’Regan  (ed.) – The Mammoth Book Of Ghost Stories By Women  (Robinson, Nov. 2012)

Acknowledgements
Marie O’Regan – Introduction

Kim Lakin-Smith – Field Of The Dead
Sarah Pinborough – Collect Call
Kelley Armstrong – Dead Flowers By The Roadside
Mary Elizabeth Braddon – The Shadow In The Corner
Caitlan R. Kiernan – The Madam Of The Narrow Houses
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman – The Lost Ghost
Sarah Langan – The Ninth Witch
Elizabeth Massie – Sister, Shhh …
Alex Bell – The Fifth Bedroom
Alison Littlewood – Scairt
Nina Allan – Seeing Nancy
Lisa Tuttle – The Third Person
Nancy Holder – Freeze Out
Yvonne Navarro – Return
Mary Cholmondeley – Let Loose
Marion Arnott – Another One In The Cold
Lilith Saintcrow – My Moira
Nancy Kilpatrick – Forgive Us
Muriel Gray – Front Row Rider
Cynthia Asquith – God Grant That She Lye Still
Amelia B. Edwards – The Phantom Coach
Elizabeth Gaskell – The Old Nurse’s Story
Gail Z. Martin – Among The Shoals Forever
Edith Wharton – Afterward
Gaie Sebold – A Silver Music

Author Biographies

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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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Rosemary Gray – Gripping Yarns

Posted by demonik on March 9, 2010

Rosemary Gray (ed.) – Gripping Yarns (Wordsworth Special Editions, 2008)


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Anonymous – One Night Of Horror
————- The Pipe
————- The Puzzle
————- The Closed Cabinet
————- The Alibi
Stacey Aumonier – Miss Bracegirdle Does Her Duty
————- A Source Of Irritation
————- Where Was Wych Street?
Harold Auten – a Fight To The Finish
Etienne Barsony – The Dancing Bear
Jorgen Wilhelm Bergsoe – The Amputated Arms
Ambrose Bierce – The Moonlit Road
————- A Tough Tussle
————- A Jug Of Syrup
————- The Middle Toe Of The Right Foot
————- John Bartine’s Watch
Algernon Blackwood – a Silent Visitation
————- The Wood Of The Dead
————- A Suspicious Gift
————- Skeleton Lake : An Episode In Camp
George Brame – On The Belgian Coast
John Buchan – The Wind In The Portico
————- The Loathley Opposite
George Washington Cable – The Young Aunt With White Hair
Egerton Castle – The Baron’s Quarry
Wilkie Collins – The Dream Woman
Joseph Conrad – The Secret Sharer
————- A Smile Of Fortune
————- The Black Mate
A. R. Cooper – With The Foreign Legion In Gallipoli
Stephen Crane – Manacled
————- An Illusion In Black And White
————- Twelve O’Clock
F. Marion Crawford – By The Waters Of Paradise
Guy De Maupassant – The Wreck
————- The Terror
John Charles Dent – Gagtooth’s Image
Thomas De Quincey – The Avenger
Arthur Conan Doyle – A Foreign Office Romance
————- The Striped Chest
————- The Croxley Master
————- The New Catacomb
————- The King Of The Foxes
————- The Green Flag
————- The Lord Of Chateau Noir
————- The Three Correspondents
————- The Debut Of Bimbashi Joyce
————- The Doings Of Raffles Haw
Arthur Elck – The Tower Room
A. J. Evans – Exploits Of The Escaping Club
J. S. Fletcher – The Lighthouse On Shivering Sand
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman – The Shadows On The Wall
E. W. Hornung – The Wrong House
————- The Rest Cure
————- A Bad Night
————- The Spoils Of Sacrilege
Bernard Severin Ingemann – The Sealed Room
Maurus Jokai – Thirteen At Table
Rudyard Kipling – My Own True Ghost Story
————- Bubbling-Well Road
————- At The End Of The Passage
————- The Return Of Imray
————- The City Of Dreadful Night
Leoplod Lewis – A Dreadful Bell
Jack London – Siwash
————- The Man With The Gash
————- Where The Trail Forks
Anselme Marchal – Hoodwinking The Germans
Ferenc Molnar – The Living Death
Frank Norris – A Memorandum Of Sudden Death
————- The Ghost In The Crosstrees
Fitz-James O’Brien – My Wife’s Temper
David Phillips – At A Sap-Head
William Pittinger – The Locomotive Chase In Georgia
A. O. Pollard – I Charge!
Saki – Sredni Vashtar
————- The Hounds Of Fate
Mary Shelley – The Mortal Immortal
Robert Louis Stevenson – The Pavilion On The Links
————- The Sire de Maletroit’s Door
Anthony Trollope – The Man Who Kept His Money In A Box
Edgar Wallace – The Lone House Mystery
————- The Dark Horse
————- Clues
————- Romance In It
————- A Certain Game
————- The Swift Walker
————- Nine Terrible Men
————- The Sickness-Mongo
Edith Wharton – A Bottle Of Perrier
————- The Lady’s Maid’s Bell
————- The Bolted Door
John Taylor Wood – Escape Of General Beckinridge
Walter Wood – How Trooper Potts Won The V.C. On Burnt Hill
E. D. Woodhall – Secret Service Days

Blurb
For those who sometimes long to escape the strictures of modern life or to inject a little more drama and excitement into their workday world, the remedy could be the collection of stories you hold in your hand. Here for the taking are tales of high adventure and low intrigue from masters of the genre like John Buchan and Robert Louis Stevenson, classics of crime and detection from veteran thriller writers like Edgar Wallace and Arthur Conan Doyle, spine-chillers from the pens of Ambrose Bierce and other purveyors of suspense and horror, and true accounts of courage and survival from heroic and intrepid individuals caught up in the rigours and insanity of war or battling against the elements on gruelling expeditions of discovery and exploration. Between the covers of this crowded volume, Wordsworth Editions has assembled from the work of famous, less well-known and totally unsung writers a treasure trove of rattling good yarns to fire the imagination, chill the blood and perhaps awaken (or reawaken) the spirit of adventure in any reader who dares to plunge in!

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A Century Of Ghost Stories

Posted by demonik on October 20, 2009

Anon [Dorothy M. Thomlinson?] (ed.) – A Century Of Ghost Stories (Hutchinson, 1935)

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Many thanks to Richard Humphreys who kindly provided this enchanting dust-jacket scan.

J. Sheridan Le Fanu – The Familiar
J. Sheridan Le Fanu – Green Tea
Cecil Binney – The Saint And The Vicar
Sir Walter Scott – The Tapestried Chamber
Anthony Gittins – Gibbet Lane
Mrs Gaskell – The Old Nurse’s Story
M.R. James – The Residence At Whitminster
M.R. James – A Warning To The Curious
Sir Edward Bulwer- Lytton – The Haunted And The Haunters
Walter De La Mare – The Green Room
Miss Braddon – Eveline’s Visitant
Edith Wharton – Afterward
Ambrose Bierce – The Middle Toe Of The Right Foot
F. Marion Crawford – Man Overboard!
Shane Leslie – In A Glass Dimly
Shane Leslie – The Lord-In-Waiting
Bram Stoker – Dracula’s Guest
E.F. Benson – Expiation
E.F. Benson – Pirates
Algernon Blackwood – The Woman’s Ghost Story
Percival Landon – Thurnley Abbey
Oliver Onions – The Rosewood Door
Vernon Lee – The Virgin Of The Seven Daggers
Mrs Oliphant – The Library Window
Ann Bridge – The Song In The House
Violet Hunt – The Operation
Ex-Private X – The Sweeper
Ex-Private X – The Running Tide
W.L. George – Perez
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R. H. Barham – The Spectre Of Tappington
Amelia B. Edwards – The Phantom Coach
Nathaniel Hawthorne – The Grey Champion
Nathaniel Hawthorne – Young Goodman Brown
Wilkie Collins – The Dream Woman
Frederick Marryat – The Werewolf
Charles Dickens – The Story Of The Bagman’s Uncle
E. Nesbit – John Charrington’s Wedding
Edgar Allan Poe – Berenice
Frederich Von Schiller – The Ghost-Seer
Alan Cunningham – The Haunted Ships
Ludwig Tieck – The Klausenburg
R. S. Hawker – The Bothanon Ghost
George Eliot – The Lifted Veil

A Century Of Ghost Stories (1936) is a much extended edition of the previous year’s Fifty Years Of Ghost Stories which includes only the stories listed above the dotted line (i.e., from Le Fanu’s The Familiar through to W. L. George’s Perez).

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Detail from cover of 50 Years Of Ghost Stories provided by All Things Horror

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Harrison Dale – More Great Ghost Stories

Posted by demonik on October 5, 2009

Harrison Dale  (ed.) – More Great Ghost Stories (Herbert Jenkins, 1932)

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Harrison Dale – Anthologists And Other Ghouls

Daniel Defoe –  In Defence Of His Right
William Austin – Peter Rugg, The Missing Man
R. S. Hawker – The Bothanen Ghost
Nathaniel Hawthorn – Young Goodman Brown
Charles Dickens – No. 1 Branch Line: The Signal-Man
J. S. Le Fanu – The Familiar
Perceval Landon – Thurnley Abbey
Margaret Oliphant – The Open Door
W. D. Howells – Though One Rose From The Dead
Edith Wharton – Afterward
Howard Pease – In The Blackfriars Wynd
James Grant – The Phantom Regiment

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Harrison Dale – Great Ghost Stories

Posted by demonik on October 5, 2009

Harrison Dale (ed.)  – Great Ghost Stories (Herbert Jenkins, 1930)

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Harrison Dale – The Art Of The Ghost Story

Sir Walter Scott – Wandering Willie’s Tale
Mrs. Gaskell – The Old Nurse’s Story
Lord Lytton – The Haunted And The Haunters
Fitz-James O’Brien – What Was It?
J. S. Le Fanu – Madam Crowl’s Ghost
Robert Louis Stephenson – Thrawn Janet
Trad – Teig O’Kane And The Corpse (Translated by Douglas Hyde)
Edith Wharton – The Lady’s Maid’s Bell
F. Marion Crawford – The Upper Berth
Theophile Gautier – the Mummy’s Foot
Gustavo Becquer – Maese Perez, The Organist
Pedro De Alarcon – The Tall Woman
Lafcadio Hearn – The Story Of Ming-Y
Lafcadio Hearn – The Cedar Closet
Anon – The Corpse And The Blood Drinker (Translated by George Soulie)

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C. A. Dawson Scott & Ernest Rhys – Twenty And Three Stories

Posted by demonik on October 5, 2009

C. A. Dawson Scott & Ernest Rhys (eds.) – Twenty And Three Stories: By Twenty And Three Authors (Thornton Butterworth, 1924)

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Introduction: Ernest Rhys & C. A. Dawson Scott

Edith Wharton – Kerfol
L. de Bra – A Life – A Bowl Of Rice
W. B. Yeats – The Crucifixion Of The Outcast
The Marquess Curzon Of Kedleston – The Drums Of Kairwan
T. F. Powys – Alleluia
A. E. W. Mason – Hatteras
Elinor Mordaunt – Hodge
Thomas Burke – The Chink And The Child
Robert Hichens – The Nomad
Cutcliffe Hyne – The Ransom
Edwin Pugh – The Other Twin
Morley Roberts – Grear’s Dam
Ward Muir – The Reward Of Enterprise
H. de Vere Stackpoole -The King Of Maleka
Algernon Blackwood – Violence
A. Conan-Doyle – Captain Sharkey
Arthur Lynch – The Sentimental Mortgage
Ellis Roberts – The Narrow Way
Louis Golding – The Call Of The Hand
Walter De La Mare – The Creatures
W. Somerset Maugham – The Taipan
John Masefield – Davy Jones’ Gift
W. W. Jacobs – The Monkey’s Paw

“The New Terror is apt to be more psychical, more psychological perhaps, than the old. The method of the latter is based on EDGAR POE and the writers for Blackwoods Magazine, while the former is akin to the Russians, to SOLOGUB and TCHEKKOV.”

Strong mixed bag of Ghost stories, mysteries and thrillers – “stories of sensation” as the authors put it – with enough of a horror bent to be included here. A companion piece to their Thirty And One Stories of the previous year which is more diverse in its approach but still finds time to include genre contributions from Percival Gibbon, Violet Hunt, May Sinclair and H. G. Wells of those I recognise.

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