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Collected Ghost Stories

Author : M. R. James
ISBN : 9780191620447
Genre : Fiction
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'I was conscious of a most horrible smell of mould, and of a cold kind of face pressed against my own...' Considered by many to be the most terrifying writer in English, M. R. James was an eminent scholar who spent his entire adult life in the academic surroundings of Eton and Cambridge. 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. Lonely country houses, remote inns, ancient churches or the manuscript collections of great libraries provide settings for unbearable menace, from creatures seeking retribution and harm. These stories have lost none of their power to unsettle and disturb. This edition presents all of James's published ghost stories, including the unforgettable 'Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad' and 'Casting the Runes', and an appendix of James's writings on the ghost story. Darryl Jones's introduction and notes provide a fascinating insight into James's background and his mastery of the genre he made his own. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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The Collected Ghost Stories Of E F Benson

Author : E. F. Benson
ISBN : 9781780337463
Genre : Fiction
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United by a perfect chilling atmosphere and graceful literary style, these ghostly stories range from the horror of vampires, homicidal ghosts and monstrous spectral worms and slugs (appearing in the classic "Negotium Perambulans" and "And No Bird Sings") to the satire of humorous tales that poke fun at charlatan mediums and fake seances ("Spinach" and "Mr Tilly's Seance"). This new edition brings together E.F. Benson's greatest stories, making this the one book that no fan of Benson's or of things spectral can afford to miss.
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Collected Ghost Stories

Author : Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman
ISBN : UOM:39015003686865
Genre : Fiction
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The Collected Ghost Stories Of M R James By M R James Delphi Classics Illustrated

Author : M. R. James
ISBN : 9781788774604
Genre : Fiction
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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘The Collected Ghost Stories of M. R. James by M. R. James - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of M. R. James’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of James includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘The Collected Ghost Stories of M. R. James by M. R. James - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to James’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit to learn more about our wide range of titles
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Peripheral Visions

Author : Robert Hood
ISBN : 1925148653
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Peripheral visions is a unique reference collection that includes all of Robert Hood's 44 ghost stories to date, three of them especially written for this volume. These memorable tales display Hood's uncanny ability to make the fantastic real, to embrace weirdness and create human characters whose lives - both inner and outer - haunted by mortality, are laid bare and revealed to be our own worst nightmares. Ranging from melancholy reflection on life and death, through disquieting tales of dark humour and vengeance, to chilling visions of ghostly apocalypse. Hood's stories are sure to draw you into a terrifying world that in the end is revealed to be irrefutably our own. Though many of these stories draw on the traditions of the past, they are far from traditional in approach. As you turn each page remember this: not everything here is as it seems. There's always something more, barely glimpsed, out there on the periphery.

Twists In The Tale

Author : Raymond Nickford
ISBN : 0954696395
Genre : Fiction
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Stories blending eeriness, suspense, tenderness and the poignancy of lives which could be yours when driven to extremity. A Musical Calling Schizophrenic Sam Baldock says he 'hears' Beethoven calling him. For therapy, his doctor and daughter Joanne accompany Sam to the Beethoven Museum in Vienna, once the composer's apartment. Will lonely Joanne, at last, get closer - to her strange Dad ? Father’s Helping Hand Eccentric octogenarians Hubbald & Bros, piano tuners at their Old Chapel workshops, seem almost too kind when they choose to make a gift of a Steinway to their ‘favourite’ customer. At the back of the chapel is the old crematorium which the brothers are reputed to use for burning irretrievably broken pianos. Family Tree The body of Eddy's mother was found entangled in fungus-laden roots of the rotting ancient yew on the cemetery side of the family's garden fence. At nights, Eddy stutters, imploring his father to believe that the tree - or is it his mother - seems to call him. Dad just keeps saying "Grief works in strange ways, boy. You'll heal !" But that tree... Mum... calls. Should he sneak out... to the cemetery side? Or had Mum gone to that cold place which Dad kept saying was "Just death by misadventure, Eddy, as the autopsy stated" ? Loss of family and loved ones revealing how, for those left behind, hurt and longing can find resolution - where unexpected. Voices of a Hypnotist There was something Miranda couldn't quite trust as those haemorrhage-red lips of Dr Harditch shaped above her like writhing worms and she felt herself once more losing herself to trance. She was mindful of the private hypnosis under which she would very soon be his again... to mould as easily as once was her mother's pastry dough rolled out on a board. Still, yield she must, for even though she had paid over two weeks of her hard-earned salary as a nurse to ease a chronic phobia of spiders, the panic attacks had to go - before her job did. Nanny’s Friends "She calls them her little friends," Suzy slurred. "Miss Harlow says that when it's time for a doll to 'stay' with her, she 'prepares' eyes, really beautiful eyes for it." After the words had welled up from her, Suzy shivered, feverish, but couldn't understand why. The Parchment Recipes Emily clung for life to the bric-a-brac which made a Mausoleum of her home; for sure, in everything Berny had touched, he still lived and somehow she would - she would reach out to him. The Rum Barber’s Baby Harry the barber was vast; a Sumo wrestler without the wrestle but it was only after two vandals had sprayed his shop window in boot-high capitals with I’M TOO FAT TO - - - - that he’d finally come to hate himself. But he would produce a baby... somehow, he would. NOVELLA – A ROMANCE A Face in a Corridor Can a paranoid stop himself from destroying she alone who might have shown him what love could be? At night-time her teacher enters the closed and dimly lit college buildings and, in the empty classrooms and the silent corridors, he tries to come to terms with what seem the appearances of his street-hardened students. They have so reduced him and, in turn, made him suspicious of the girl he wants to trust as his passport to their acceptance. Meet the author interview : Editorial reviews 'Beautifully observed characters, atmospheric, intriguing.' Barbara Erskine - best selling author of Lady of Hay. 'A real page turner, worthy of the early John Fowles. Might easily become something of a cult.' Reay Tannahill - historian, novelist and author of The Seventh Son. 'Raymond Nickford's worlds are so claustrophobic they are almost unbearable to read - yet read we must. The first paragraph of this novel says more than many say in five chapters.....after a few chapters I am engrossed.' Jane Alexander - author of Samael. 'There is so much to like here - the characters, the settings, the story; emotional, intriguing and full of human interest. Another winning combination.' Andrew Wright - author of Sanctuary's Loss.
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