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Giant Book of Classic Ghost Stories Paperback – March, 1997


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Product Details

  • Series: Giant Book of
  • Paperback
  • Publisher: TBS The Book Service Ltd (March 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1854876724
  • ISBN-13: 978-1854876720
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 1.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,854,052 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Annie Van Auken TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 28, 2012
This paperback reissue of editor Richard Dalby's THE GIANT BOOK OF GHOST STORIES is at least several hundred pages shy of actual enormity. The sampled authors include only a handful of names more familiar to the general reader (Dickens, Stowe, James and Stoker); all here were active in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.

In those times, short stories were often read aloud beside the family hearth. Many writers (like Charles Dickens) gave public readings to appreciative audiences of their latest creations. And perhaps that's the best way to enjoy these 30 venerable works-- as a listener. Some written words demand a hearing; ghost stories shared in an atmosphere of mystery and wonder are filled with exactly such words.

Try dimming the lights some cool autumn evening, keep a candle at hand and read from this collection to your kith and kin. You will all be experiencing a unique and sadly, almost forgotten tradition: the bonding that occurs between an author, his surrogate voice, and the magically transported auditor.

CONTENTS

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Ghosts (a poem)

Joseph Sheriden LE FANU - (1814 - 73)
Schalken the Painter

Dinah Maria MULOCK - (1826 - 87)
M. Anastasius

Fitz-James O'BRIEN - (1828 - 62)
The Lost Room

Charles DICKENS - (1812 - 70)
No. 1 Branch Line: The Signalman

TINSLEY'S ANNUAL - (Dec. 1868)
Haunted

Henry JAMES - (1843 - 1916)
The Romance of Certain Old Clothes

Mary E. BRADDON - (1835 - 1915)
John Granger

Harriet Beecher STOWE - (1811 - 96)
The Ghost in the Mill
The Ghost in the Cap'n Brown House

Rhoda BROUGHTON (1840 - 1920)
Poor Pretty Bobby

Amelia B.
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