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Louise Welsh – Ghost: 100 Stories To Read With The Lights On

Posted by demonik on June 13, 2016

Louise Welsh [ed.] – Ghost: 100 Stories To Read With The Lights On (Head of Zeus, 2015)

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Introduction
Pliny the Younger – The Haunted House
Anon – Daniel Crowley And The Ghosts
Robert Burns – Tam O’Shanter
Brothers Grimm – The Singing Bone
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley – Captain Walton’s Final Letter
Sir Walter Scott – Wandering Willie’s Tale
James Hogg – The Mysterious Bride
Charlotte Bronté – Napoleon And The Spectre
Nathaniel Hawthorne – The Minister’s Black Veil
Edgar Allan Poe – The Tell-Tale Heart
Charles Dickens – Christmas Ghosts
Wilkie Collins – A Terribly Strange Bed
Elizabeth Gaskell – The Old Nurses Story
Mark Twain – Cannibalism In The Cars
Sheridan le Fanu – Madam Crowl’s Ghost
Fyodor Dostoyevsky – Bobok: From Somebody’s Diary
Auguste Villiers de L.’lsle-Adam – The Very Image
Bram Stoker – Dracula’s Guest
Henry James – The Romance Of Certain Old Clothes
Anton Chekhov – A Bad Business
Oscar Wilde – The Canterville Ghost
Thomas Hardy – The Withered Arm
Rudyard Kipling – My Own True Ghost Story
E. Nesbit – John Charrington’s Wedding
Robert Louis Stevenson – Thrawn Janet
Charlotte Perkins Gilman – The Yellow Wall-Paper
Jerome K. Jerome – The Dancing Partner
Robert W. Chambers – The Yellow Sign
W. W. Jacobs – The Monkey’s Paw
Jonas Lie – Elias And The Draug
Emile Zola – Angeline, Or The Haunted House
H. G. Wells – The Inexperienced Ghost
Mary Wilkins Freeman – The Wind In The Rose-Bush
Guy de Maupassant – A Tress Of Hair
M. R. James – ‘Oh Whistle And I’ll Come To You, My Lad’
Mary Austin – The Readjustment
Ambrose Bierce – The Stranger
Oliver Onions – The Rocker
F. Marion Crawford – The Doll’s Ghost
E. F. Benson – The Room In The Tower
Richard Middleton – On The Brighton Road
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – How It Happened
Arthur Machen – The Bowmen
Saki – The Open Window
Edith Wharton – The Lady’s Maid’s Bell
H. P. Lovecraft – The Terrible Old Man
Richard Crompton – The Ghost
May Sinclair – The Nature Of The Evidence
D. H. Lawrence – The Rocking-Horse Winner
Virginia Woolf – A Haunted House
P. G. Wodehouse – Honeysuckle Cottage
Graham Greene – The Second Death
William Faulkner – A Rose For Emily
Franz Kafka – The Hunter Graccus
Zora Neale Hurston – High Walker And Bloody Bones
Dylan Thomas – The Vest
W. Somerset Maugham – A Man From Glasgow
Elizabeth Bowen – The Demon Lover
Sir Alex Guinness – Money For Jam
Stevie Smith – Is There Life Beyond The Gravy?
Ray Bradbury – Mars Is Heaven!
Shirley Jackson – The Tooth
Flann O’Brien – Two In One
Yukio Mishima – Swaddling Clothes
Rosemary Timperley – Harry
Muriel Spark – The Girl I Left Behind
Elizabeth Taylor – Poor Girl
Richard Brautigan – Memory Of A Girl
Tove Jansson – Black-White
Stephen King – The Mangler
J. G. Ballard – The Dead Astronaut
Robert Nye – Randal
Ruth Rendell – The Vinegar Mother
Jean Rhys – I Used To Live Here Once
William Trevor – The Death Of Peggy Meehan
Truman Capote – A Beautiful Child
Louise Erdrich – Fleur
Tim O’Brien – The Lives Of The Dead
Jewelle Gomez – Off-Broadway: 1971
Margaret Atwood – Death By Landscape
Angela Carter – Ashputtle Or The Mother’s Ghost
Kazuo Ishiguro – The Gourmet
Tananarive Due – Prologue, 1963
Joyce Carol Oates – Nobody Knows My Name
Hilary Mantel – Terminus
Kelly Link – The Specialist’s Hat
Phyllis Alesia Perry – Stigmata
Ali Smith – The Hanging Girl
Kate Atkinson – Temporal Anomaly
Haruki Murakami – The Mirror
Lydia Davis – The Strangers
Annie Proulx – The Sagebrush Kid
Jackie Kay – The White Cot
Ben Okri – Belonging
Adam Marek – Dinner Of The Dead Alumni
Michael Marshall Smith – Sad, Dark Thing
Joanne Rush – Guests
Helen Simpson – The Festival Of The Immortals
Fay Weldon – Grandpa’s Ghost
James Robertson – Ghost

Extended Copyright

Blurb:
Haunted houses, mysterious Counts, weeping widows and restless souls, here is the definitive anthology of all that goes bump in the night. Hand-picked by award-winning author Louise Welsh, this beautitul collection of 1OO ghost stories will delight, unnerve, and entertain any fiction lover brave enough…
Here are gothic classics, modern masters, Booker Prize—winners, ancient folk tales and stylish noirs, proving that every writer has a skeleton or two in their closet.

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Stephanie Dowrick (ed.) – Classic Tales of Horror

Posted by demonik on March 30, 2015

Stephanie Dowrick (ed.) – Classic Tales of Horror  (Book Club, 1976; originally Constable, 1976)

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Suzanne Perkins

Stephanie Dowrick – Introduction

Edgar Allen Poe – The Black Cat
Charles Dickens – To Be Taken With a Grain Of Salt
Sheridan Le Fanu – Spectre Lovers
Wilkie Collins – The Dream Woman
Mrs. Oliphant – The Open Door
Elizabeth Braddon – The Cold Embrace
Ambrose Bierce – The Moonlit Road
Henry James – The Romance Of Certain Old Clothes
Bram Stoker – The Judge’s House
Guy De Maupassant – The Hand
Robert Louis Stevenson – The Body-Snatcher
Francis Marion Crawford – The Screaming Skull
Charlotte Perkins Gilman – The Yellow Wallpaper
M. R. James – Lost Hearts
Algernon Blackwood – Keeping His Promise
Saki – The Music On The Hill
Hugh Walpole – Tarnhelm

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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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Syd Bentlif – Horror Anthology

Posted by demonik on September 1, 2013

Syd Bentlif  (ed.) – Horror Anthology   (Mayflower-Dell, 1965)

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Elizabeth Howard and Robert Aickman – Left Luggage
Edgar Allan Poe – Silence
Ray Bradbury – The Dwarf
Isabel Colegate – The Nice Boys
Edgar Allan Poe – The Tell-Tale Heart
M. R. James – The Uncommon Prayer Book
Jerome Bixby – It’s a Good Life
Algernon Blackwood – The Terror of the Twins
Joan Aiken – Marmalade Wine

Blurb
Horror Anthology: Ray Bradbury, Edgar Allan Poe, Algernon Blackwood, Jerome Bixby, Joan Aiken, M. R. James

Great tales Of The Macabre By World masters in their field.

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Alan C Jenkins (ed.) – Thin Air

Posted by demonik on May 14, 2013

Alan C Jenkins (ed.) – Thin Air   (Blackie, 1966)

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Alan C. Jenkins – Introduction
M. R. James- The Treasure of Abbot Thomas
Algernon Blackwood – Running Wolf
Andrew Lang – The Ghost of Glam
S. L. Sadhu – The Haunted Mosque
Oscar Wilde – The Canterville Ghost
Sir Arthur Grimble – The Whistling Ghosts
Elliott O’Donnell – A Ghost in the Ring
Warren Armstrong  – A Phantom of the Seas
Francis Hayley Bell – The Unforgiving Garden
W. W. Jacobs – The Monkey’s Paw
H. G. Wells – The Inexperienced Ghost
W. H. Barrett – The Ghost of a Saint
Rudyard Kipling – My Own True Ghost Story
Charles Downing – The Death Watch
Saki – The Open Window
Guy de Maupassant – An Apparition
Washington Irving – The Spectre Bridegroom
William Fryer Harvey  – Sambo
 Edgar Allan Poe – William Wilson
Richard Middleton – The Ghost Ship
Hugh Walpole – A Little Ghost
Charles Dickens – The Signal-Man
E. F. Benson – The House with the Brick-Kiln
Arthur Quiller-Couch  – A Pair of Hands
Oliver Onions – Phantas
A. E. D. Smith – The Coat
Roger Lancelyn Green – The Story of Admetus
Ambrose Bierce – The Stranger
Geoffrey Palmer & Noel Lloyd – The Haunted Forest
Alexander Woollcott  – Full Fathom Five

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Elizabeth Lee (ed.) – Spine Chillers

Posted by demonik on April 18, 2013

Elizabeth Lee (ed.) – Spine Chillers: an Anthology of Mystery and Horror  (Elek, 1961)

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Edgar Allan Poe – The Pit and the Pendulum
Edgar Allan Poe – The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar
Edgar Allan Poe – Berenice
Charles Dickens  – No. 1 Branch Line, the Signalman
Charles Dickens  – The Trial for Murder (Aka To Be Taken with a Grain of Salt)
Wilkie Collins – A Terribly Strange Bed
Sir Walter Besant & James Rice – The Case of Mr. Lucraft
Ambrose Bierce – A Watcher by the Dead
F. Marion Crawford – The Screaming Skull
E. Nesbit – Man-Size in Marble
E. Nesbit – John Charrington’s Wedding
M. R. James –  The Mezzotint
Arthur Machen – The Novel of the White Powder
H. G. Wells – Pollock and the Porroh Man
H. G. Wells – The Red Room
Edward Lucas White – Lukundoo
E. F. Benson – In the Tube
E. F. Benson – At the Farmhouse
Vincent O’Sullivan – When I Was Dead
Vincent O’Sullivan – The Business of Madame Jahn
Algernon Blackwood – The Strange Adventures of a Private Secretary in New York
Oliver Onions – Benlian
Oliver Onions – Phantas
May Sinclair – Where Their Fire Is Not Quenched
William Hope Hodgson – The Voice in the Night
Lord Dunsany – The Bureau d’Echange de Maux
H. Russell Wakefield  – That Dieth Not
H. P. Lovecraft- The Thing on the Doorstep
H. P. Lovecraft – Cool Air
H. P. Lovecraft – The Outsider
L. P. Hartley – A Visitor from Down Under
William Faulkner – A Rose for Emily
Elizabeth Bowen – The Cat Jumps
Pamela Hansford Johnson – Ghost of Honour
Robert Bloch – Catnip
Robert Bloch – Enoch
Muriel Spark – The Portobello Road
Ray Bradbury – Skeleton

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Anonymous – Ghost Stories

Posted by demonik on March 20, 2012

Anonymous – Ghost Stories   ( Cathay, 1984)


illustrations by Ian McCraig

H. P. Lovecraft – The Music of Erich Zann
Charles Dickens – The Ghost in the Bride’s Chamber
M. R. James – A School Story
Oscar Wilde – The Canterville Ghost
Edgar Allan Poe – The Tell-Tale Heart
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – The Cat Room
Catherine Crowe – The Monk’s Story
Saki  – Laura
Fritz Leiber – Smoke Ghost
Frederick Marryat – The Phantom Ship
Leon Garfield – An Adelaide Ghost
E. Nesbit – Man-Size In Marble
Hugh Walpole  – A Little Ghost
Rosemary Timperley  – The Mistress in Black
Guy de Maupassant – An Apparition
Penelope Lively  – The Ghost of Thomas Kempe (extract)
Algernon Blackwood – The Occupant of the Room
Jerome K. Jerome  – The Haunted Mill
Elizabeth Le Fanu – The Harpsichord
J. S. Le Fanu – The White Cat of Drumgunniol
W. W. Jacobs – The Three Sisters
Joan Aiken  – Sonata For Harp and Bicycle

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Robert Westall – Ghost Stories

Posted by demonik on December 16, 2011

Robert Westall (ed.) – Ghost Stories (Kingfisher, 1993)

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Graham Potts

Illustrations by Sean Eckett

Franz Kafka – The Knock At The Manor Gate
Gahan Wilson – Yesterday’s Witch
John Hynam – A Legion Marching By
Charles Dickens – The Lawyer And The Ghost
Anonymous (India) – The Ghost Who Was Afraid Of Being Bagged
Psu Sung-Ling (Adapted by Vida Derry) – School For Ghosts
Mary Williams – The Little Yellow Dog
Kenneth Grahame – The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
Alison Prince – The Lilies
Ray Bradbury – The Emissary
Ruth Manning-Sanders – John Pettigrew’s Mirror
Saki – Sredni Vashtar
Philippa Pearce – Miss Mountain
Guy de Maupassant – Was It A Dream?
Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch – A Pair Of Hands
Robert Westall – The Boys’ Toilets
John Gordon – Left In The Dark
W. W. Jacobs – The Monkey’s Paw
M. R. James – Lost Hearts
Perceval Landon – Thurnley Abbey
Jean Richardson – Not At Home
Joan Marsh – The Shepherd’s Dog

Blurb:

Haunting! Shiver and shake at these spine-chilling tales of ghosts and ghouls from top authors. Guaranteed to give you goose bumps!

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Michael Sims – Dracula’s Guest

Posted by demonik on September 13, 2011

Michael Sims (ed.) – Dracula’s Guest: A Connoisseur’s Collection of Victorian Vampire Stories (Bloomsbury, 2010)

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Cover illustration: Victoria Sawdon

Michael Sims – Introduction: The Cost Of Living

Part One: The Roots

Jean-Baptise de Moyer, Marquis d’Argens – They Opened The Graves
Antoine Augustin Calmet – Dead Persons In Hungary
George Gordon, Lord Byron – The End Of My Journey
John Polidori – The Vampyre
Johann Ludwig Tieck (attributed [almost certainly wrongly]) – Wake Not The Dead
Theophile Gautier – The Deathly Lover

Part Two: The Tree

Aleksei Tolstoy – The Family Of The Vourdalak
James Malcolm Rymer – Varney The Vampyre (extract)
Fitz-James O’Brien – What Was It?
Anonymous – The Mysterious Stranger
Anne Crawford – A Mystery of the Campagna
Emily Gerard – Death And Burial – Vampires And Werewolves
Mary Cholmondeley – Let Loose
Eric Count Stenbock – A True Story of a Vampire
M. E. Braddon – Good Lady Ducayne
Augustus Hare – And The Creature Came In
F. G. Loring – The Tomb of Sarah
Hume Nisbet – The Vampire Maid

Part Three: The Fruit

Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman – Luella Miller
M. R. James – Count Magnus
Alice and Claude Askew – Aylmer Vance and the Vampire
Bram Stoker – Dracula’s Guest

Acknowledgements
Bibliography & Further Reading

From the Blurb
Before Twilight and True Blood, vampires haunted the nineteenth century, when brilliant writers everywhere indulged their bloodthirsty imaginations, culminating in Bram Stoker’s legendary 1897 novel, Dracula.

Acclaimed author and anthologist Michael Sims brings together the finest vampire stories of the Victorian era in a unique collection that highlights their cultural variety. Beginning with the supposedly true accounts that captivated Byron and Shelley, the stories range from Aleksei Tolstoy’s tale of a vampire family to Fitz-James O’Brien’s invisible monster to Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s sinister widow Good Lady Ducayne. Sims also includes a nineteenth-century travel tour of Transylvanian superstitions, and rounds out the collection with Stoker’s own Dracula’s Guest – a chapter omitted from his landmark novel.

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Richard Dalby – The Anthology Of Ghost Stories

Posted by demonik on February 6, 2011

Richard Dalby (ed.) – The Anthology Of Ghost Stories (Tiger, 1994)

Robert Aickman – The Unsettled Dust
Louisa Baldwin – How He Left the Hotel
Nugent Barker – Whessoe
E.F. Benson – The Shuttered Room
Ambrose Bierce – An Inhabitant of Carcosa
Charles Birkin – Is there Anybody there?
Algenon Blackwood – The Whisperers
L.M. Boston – Curfew
A.M. Burrage – I’m Sure it was No. 31
Ramsey Campbell – The Guide
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – The Limping Ghost
Wilkie Collins – Mrs Zant and the Ghost
Basil Copper – The House by the Tarn
Ralph A. Cram – In Kropfsberg Keep
Daniel Defoe – The Ghost in all the Rooms
Charles Dickens – The Bagman’s Uncle
Arthur Conan-Doyle – The Bully of Brocas Court
Amelia B. Edwards – In the Confessional
Shamus Frazer – The Tune in Dan’s Cafe
John S. Glasby – Beyond the Bourne
William Hope Hodgson – The Valley of Lost Children
Fergus Hume – The Sand-Walker
Henry James – The Real Right Thing
M.R. James – The Haunted Dolls’ House
Roger Johnson – The Wall-Painting
Rudyard Kipling – They
D.H. Lawrence – The Last Laugh
Margery Lawrence – Robin’s Rath
J. Sheridan Le Fanu – The Dream
R.H. Malden – The Sundial
Richard Marsh – The Fifteenth Man
John Metcalfe – Brenner’s Boy
Edith Nesbit – Uncle Abraham’s Romance
Fitz-James O’Brien – What was It?
Vincent O’Sullivan – The Next Room
Roger Pater – The Footstep of the Aventine
Edgar Allan Poe – William Wilson
Forrest Reid – Courage
Mrs J.H. Riddell – The Last of Squire Ennismore
L.T.C. Rolt – The Garside Fell Disaster
David G. Rowlands – The Tears of St. Agatha
Saki – The Soul of Laploshka

I’m guessing Tiger were an instant remainder imprint?

If you’re looking for an A-S of great ghost story authors, this is one for you! At first glance a straight reprint of Richard Dalby’s Mammoth Book Of Ghost Stories Vol 1, closer inspection reveals they’d not set aside enough pages so once we’re done with Saki’s story there’s no more room making the reference to Mark Twain on the cover entirely spurious. Worse, the stories gone AWOL include some of the best in the volume:
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Sapper – The Old Dining-Room
Montague Summers – The Between-Maid
Mark Twain – A Ghost Story
Mark Valentine – The Folly
H. Russell Wakefield – Out of the Wrack I Rise
Karl Edward Wagner – In the Pines
Manly Wade Wellman – Where Angels Fear
Edward Lucas White – The House of the Nightmare
Oscar Wilde – The Canterville Ghost
William J. Wintle – The Spectre Spiders

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