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Classic Ghost Stories: Eighteen Spine-Chilling Tales of Terror and the Supernatural Paperback – September 1, 2003

ISBN-13: 978-1592280568 ISBN-10: 1592280560 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: Classic
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Lyons Press; 1st edition (September 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592280560
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592280568
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 4.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.7 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,307,781 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Stories of ghosts and the supernatural remain among the most enduring tales in all of world literature. Why? Because they're so much fun!
Classic Ghost Stories is a chilling collection of some of the very best tales of mystery and imagination ever created, from some of the finest writers who ever put pen to paper. Here are stories of terrifying apparitions, ghastly murders, morbid obsessions, haunted houses, talking corpses, supernatural retribution, eerie coincidences, grave robbers, and more. So curl up in a comfortable chair, turn on a few more lights to keep the shadows at bay, and savor some delightfully creepy tales, from such stellar authors as:
Ambrose Bierce
Edgar Allan Poe
Elizabeth Gaskell
Rudyard Kipling
E.F. Benson
Robert Louis Stevenson
M.R. James
Louisa Baldwin
Benjamin Disraeli
William Fryer Harvey
Amelia B. Edwards
John Wolfgang von Goethe
F. Marion Crawford
H.G. Wells
...and many more

About the Author

BILL BOWERS is the production editor at The Lyons Press. He lives with his wife in North Madison, Connecticut.

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Muriel Fowkes on October 3, 2003
Format: Paperback
This is a really great collection of excellent old ghost stories. My favorites are The Screaming Skull and The Body-Snatcher. Highly recommended.
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2 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie Dill on May 30, 2010
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Usually, when I purchase Ghost Story books (short stories) they are "based" on true stories. This is written tales by popular authors from over a large time span. Some literature is hard to follow. I'd rather stay with today's writings.

I found the book to be rather boring and only one to be interesting.
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