The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories

The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories

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'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.We regained the bedchamber appropriated to myself, and I then remarked that my dog had not followed us when we had ... The letters were short a€“ they were dated; the dates exactly thirty-five years ago. ... And again: a#39;Whata#39;s done cana#39;t be undone; and I tell you therea#39;s nothing against us unless the dead could come to life.

Title:The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories
Author:Michael Newton
Publisher:Penguin UK - 2010-02-25


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