One might not expect a woman of edith wharton's literary stature to be a believer of ghost stories, but as she admits in her postscript to this spine-tingling collection, much less be frightened by them, ". Till i was twenty-seven or -eight, I could not sleep in the room with a book containing a ghost story.
The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton #ad - Once her fear was overcome, however, she took to writing tales of the supernatural for publication in the magazines of the day.
Ghost Stories of Henry James Tales of Mystery & The SupernaturalWordsworth Editions #ad - With an introduction and Notes by Martin Scofield, University of Kent at Canterbury. Henry james was arguably the greatest practitioner of what has been called the psychological ghost story. His stories explore the region which lies between the supernatural or straightforwardly marvellous and the darker areas of the human psyche.
. They include 'the jolly corner', a compelling story of psychological doubling; 'Owen Wingrave', which finds a shrewd, a strange story of uncanny love; and 'The Private Life', which is also a subtle parable of military tradition; 'The Friends of the Friends', high comedy in its ghostly theme. The volume also includes james's great novella The Turn of the Screw, perhaps the most ambiguous and disturbing ghost story ever written.
Ghost Stories of Henry James Tales of Mystery & The Supernatural #ad - This edition includes all ten of his ghost stories, and as such is the fullest collection currently available. The stories range widely in tone and type.
Night Terrors: The Ghost Stories of E.F. Benson Tales of Mystery & The SupernaturalWordsworth Editions #ad - Benson was a master of the ghost story and now all his rich, imaginative, spine-tingling and beautifully written tales are presented together in this bumper collection. But the eyes were already glazed in death, and before Francis could reach the bed the body had toppled over and lay inert and lifeless.
F. Within the covers of this volume you will encounter revengeful spectres, vampires, homicidal spirits, monstrous spectral worms and slugs and other entities of nameless dread. Even as he looked, he heard a limping step go down the passage outside. E. His body was pressed against the wall at the head of the bed, and the face was a mask of agonised horror and fruitless entreaty.
Night Terrors: The Ghost Stories of E.F. Benson Tales of Mystery & The Supernatural #ad - The range and variety of these spooky narratives is far broader and more adventurous than those of any other writer of supernatural fiction. This is a classic collection that cannot fail to charm and chill.
The Dead of Night: The Ghost Stories of Oliver Onions Tales of Mystery & The SupernaturalWordsworth Editions #ad - Long out of print, these classic tales are a treasure trove of nightmarish gems. They draw you in, enmeshing you in their unnerving and disturbing narratives. This collection contains such masterpieces as the Rosewood Door, The Ascending Dream, The Painted Face and The Beckoning Fair One, a story which both Algernon Blackwood and H.
His stories are powerfully charged explorations of psychical violence, their effects heightened by detailed character studies graced with a powerful poetic elegance. In simple terms Oliver Onions goes for the cerebral rather than the jugular. Lovecraft regarded as one of the most effective and subtle ghost stories in all literature.
The Dead of Night: The Ghost Stories of Oliver Onions Tales of Mystery & The Supernatural #ad - However, make no mistake, his ghost stories achieve the desired effect. With an introduction by David Stuart Davies. Oliver onions is unique in the realms of ghost story writers in that his tales are so far ranging in their background and substance that they are not easily categorised. P.
Out of the Deep: And Other Supernatural TalesBritish Library Publishing #ad - They grow richer with each reading – lingering in the mind and becoming ever more sinister, and more profound. In many of these stories, ordinary settings in the English countryside possess a hallucinatory quality – a sense of meaning beyond our grasp, and events running out of kilter with reality. Like all the best ghost stories, these haunting tales offer an enduring sense of mystery with an explanation that remains tantalizingly out of reach.
A visitor from an alternate world is glimpsed in a snowy churchyard; a box contains a creature that resembles but not quite closely enough a human being; two schoolboys spend a holiday with a sinister aunt.
Collected Ghost StoriesGateway #ad - His classic supernatural tales draw on the terrors of the everyday, in which documents and objects unleash terrible forces, often in closed rooms and night-time settings where imagination runs riot. These stories have lost none of their power to unsettle and disturb. Considered by many to be the most terrifying writer in English, M.
Lonely country houses, ancient churches or the manuscript collections of great libraries provide settings for unbearable menace, remote inns, from creatures seeking retribution and harm. R. James was an eminent scholar who spent his entire adult life in the academic surroundings of Eton and Cambridge.
Old New York: Four NovellasWashington Square Press #ad - Henryesque tale of a married woman suspected of adultery. Each reveals the codes and customs that ruled society of the time, drawn with the perspicacious eye and style that is uniquely Edith Wharton's. Pocket books' enriched Classics present the great works of world literature enhanced for the contemporary reader.
This valume reprints the orginal new York Times Book Review feature on Old New York, a piece that helps fix the stories in the contemporary critical landscape. Originally published in 1924, involving a young man and his moral rehabilitation -- "sparked" by a chance encounter with Walt Whitman; and New Year's Day, in which a young woman's hidden illegitimate child is adoted by her best friend, about a rocky father/son relationship; The Old Maid, the best known of the four, with devastating results; The Spark, this outstanding quartet includes False Dawn, an O.
Old New York: Four Novellas #ad - The four novellas collected here, '60s, by the pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Age of Innocence, brilliantly capture New York of the 1840s, '50s, and '70s. Also included are critical perspectives, suggestions for further reading, and a visual essay composed of authentic period illustrations and photographs.
The New York Stories of Edith Wharton New York Review Books ClassicsNYRB Classics #ad - Bishops’ nieces mingle with bachelor industrialists; respectable wives turn into excellent mistresses. All are governed by a code of behavior as rigid as it is precarious. From her first published story, “Mrs. Manstey’s view, among them the meaning of marriage, the struggle for artistic integrity, ” this new collection charts the growth of an American master and enriches our understanding of the central themes of her work, “Roman Fever, ” to one of her last and most celebrated, the bonds between parent and child, and the plight of the aged.
Illuminated by roxana robinson’s introduction, these stories showcase Wharton’s astonishing insight into the turbulent inner lives of the men and women caught up in a rapidly changing society. Her manhattan is a city of well-appointed drawing rooms, all-night cotillions, hansoms and broughams, and resplendent Fifth Avenue flats.
The New York Stories of Edith Wharton New York Review Books Classics #ad - A new york review books originalEdith Wharton wrote about New York as only a native can. What fascinates wharton are the points of weakness in the structure of Old New York: the artists and writers at its fringes, the free-love advocates testing its limits, widows and divorcées struggling to hold their own.
The new york stories of edith wharton gathers twenty stories of the city, written over the course of Wharton’s career.
Collected Ghost Stories Tales of Mystery & The SupernaturalWordsworth Editions #ad - These tales are not only classics of their genre, but are also superb examples of beautifully-paced understatement, convincing background and chilling terror. As well as the preface, there is a fascinating tail-piece by M. R. M. R. Ruth Rendell. Among them are ‘casting the runes’, ‘oh, ‘the tractate middoth’, whistle and I’ll come to you, My Lad’, ‘The Ash Tree’ and ‘Canon Alberic’s Scrapbook’.
There are some authors one wishes one had never read in order to have the joy of reading them for the first time. For me, M. R. James is one of these’. James, ‘stories i have tried To Write’, which accompanies these thirty tales. James is probably the finest ghost-story writer England has ever produced.
The Haunted Hotel & Other Stories Tales of Mystery & The SupernaturalWordsworth Editions #ad - Editedand with an Introduction by David Stuart Davies. Have you ever heard of the fascination of terror?’This is a unique collection of strange stories from the cunning pen of Wilkie Collins, author of The Woman in White and The Moonstone. The supernatural horror, relentless pace, tight narrative, and a doomed countess characterise and distinguish this powerful tale.
The other stories present equally disturbing scenarios, corpses that move, the Devil's spectacles, which include ghosts, family curses and perhaps the most unusual of all, which bring a clarity of vision that can lead to madness. The action takes place in an ancient palazzo coverted into a modern hotel that houses a grisly secret.
The Haunted Hotel & Other Stories Tales of Mystery & The Supernatural #ad - . The star attraction is the novella the Haunted Hotel, a clever combination of detective and ghost story set in Venice, a city of grim waterways, dark shadows and death.
Voodoo Tales: The Ghost Stories of Henry S Whitehead Tales of Mystery & The SupernaturalWordsworth Editions #ad - And behind him, like a misshapen black frog, its red tongue lolling out of its gash of a mouth, bounded the Thing, its diminutive blubbery lips drawn back in a murderous snarl…’Let Henry S. In this collection of rare and out of print stories you will encounter the curses of the great Guinea-Snake, the curious tale of the ‘magicked’ mirror, the weredog whose very touch means certain death, the Sheen, and fiendish manikins who make life a living hell.
Whitehead take you into the mysterious and macabre world of voodoo where beasts invade the mind of man and where lives of the living are racked by the spirits of the dead. Included in this festival of shivering fear is the remarkable narrative ‘Williamson’ which every editor who read the story shied away from publishing.
Voodoo Tales: The Ghost Stories of Henry S Whitehead Tales of Mystery & The Supernatural #ad - With deceptive simplicity and chilling realism, Whitehead’s Voodoo Tales are amongst the most frightening ever written.