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Ghost Stories Of London

Author : Edrick Thay
ISBN : 1894877446
Genre : History
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Haunting tales from the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Savoy Hotel, Hampton Court and more.
Category: History

The Ghastly London Ghost Stories Omnibus

Author : Tess Stenson
ISBN : 1483978451
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Everybody loves a good ghost story or a tale about strange or hair raising happenings, but the realities of the ghost world are often rather different to how they are portrayed in popular culture. London is a city with a richly haunted history. It has provided a colourful canvas for all sorts of paranormal incidents, legends and entities. For the last few decades, the Royal Society of Spookology has been collecting the stories about this strange parallel world and researching how it has influenced our small mortal world throughout history. The Ghastly London Ghost Stories Omnibus gathers together some of the more interesting, famous or bizarre stories from The Big Smoke. Throughout the book, we delve into the histories of London to uncover the sometimes shocking secrets from the city, the terrifying tales of spiritual activity or downright strange other worldly behaviour. Just some of the topics covered are: What are the differences between ghost and spirit? What happened to Old London Bridge? How did some troublesome ducks disrupt the 1877 University Boat Race? What happens when a ghost has nervous breakdown and why you should always keep your home clean and free of dust and ghost goo? All is explained in The Ghastly London Ghost Stories Omnibus.

The Routledge Handbook To The Ghost Story

Author : Scott Brewster
ISBN : 9781317288930
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Handbook to the Ghost Story sets out to survey and significantly extend a new field of criticism which has been taking shape over recent years, centring on the ghost story and bringing together a vast range of interpretive methods and theoretical perspectives. The main task of the volume is to properly situate the genre within historical and contemporary literary cultures across the globe, and to explore its significance within wider literary contexts as well as those of the supernatural. The Handbook offers the most significant contribution to this new critical field to date, assembling some of its leading scholars to examine the key contexts and issues required for understanding the emergence and development of the ghost story.
Category: Literary Criticism

Horror Stories

Author : Darryl Jones
ISBN : 9780191508646
Genre : Literary Collections
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The modern horror story grew and developed across the nineteenth century, embracing categories as diverse as ghost stories, the supernatural and psychological horror, medical and scientific horror, colonial horror, and tales of the uncanny and precognition. This anthology brings together twenty-nine of the greatest horror stories of the period, from 1816 to 1912, from the British, Irish, American, and European traditions. It ranges widely across the sub-genres to encompass authors whose terror-inducing powers remain unsurpassed. The book includes stories by some of the best writers of the century — Hoffmann, Poe, Balzac, Dickens, Hawthorne, Melville, and Zola — as well as established genre classics from M. R. James, Arthur Machen, Bram Stoker, Algernon Blackwood, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and others. It includes rare and little-known pieces by writers such as William Maginn, Francis Marion Crawford, W. F. Harvey, and William Hope Hodgson, and shows the important role played by periodicals in popularizing the horror story. Wherever possible, stories are reprinted in their first published form, with background information about their authors and helpful, contextualizing annotation. Darryl Jones's lively introduction discusses horror's literary evolution and its articulation of cultural preoccupations and anxieties. These are stories guaranteed to freeze the blood, revolt the senses, and keep you awake at night: prepare to be terrified!
Category: Literary Collections

Classic Victorian And Edwardian Ghost Stories

Author : Rex Collings
ISBN : 184022066X
Genre : Ghost stories, English
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This is a book to be read by a blazing fire on a winter's night, with the curtains drawn close and the doors securely locked. The unquiet souls of the dead, both as fictional creations and as 'real' apparitions, roam the pages of this haunting selection of ghost stories by Rex Collings. Some of these stories are classics while others are lesser-known gems unearthed from this vintage era of tales of the supernatural. There are stories from distant lands - 'Fisher's Ghost' by John Lang is set in Australia and 'A Ghostly Manifestation' by 'A Clergyman' is set in Calcutta. In this selection, Sir Walter Scott (a Victorian in spirit if not in fact), keeps company with Edgar Allen Poe, Sheridan Le Fanu and other illustrious masters of the genre.
Category: Ghost stories, English

The Big Book Of Ghost Stories

Author : Otto Penzler
ISBN : 9780345806000
Genre : Fiction
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A spirited Black Lizard anthology with over a thousand pages of haunted—and haunting—ghost tales. Includes eerie vintage ghost illustrations. The ghost story is perhaps the oldest of all the supernatural literary genres and has captured the imagination of almost every writer to put pen to the page. Here, Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler has followed his keen sense of the supernatural to collect the most chilling and uncanny tales in the canon. These spectral stories span more than a hundred years, from modern-day horrors by Joyce Carol Oates, Chet Williamson and Andrew Klavan, to pulp yarns from August Derleth, Greye La Spina, and M. L. Humphreys, to the atmospheric Victorian tales of Rudyard Kipling, Edith Wharton, and H. P. Lovecraft, not to mention modern works by the likes of Donald E. Westlake and Isaac Asimov that are already classics. Some of these stories have haunted the canon for a century, while others are making their first ghoulish appearance in book form. Whether you prefer possessive poltergeists, awful apparitions, or friendly phantoms, these stories are guaranteed to thrill you, tingle the spine, or tickle the funny bone, and keep you turning the pages with fearful delight. Including such classics as “The Monkey’s Paw” and “The Open Window” and eerie vintage illustrations, and also featuring haunted mansions, midnight frights, lovers from beyond the grave, rapping, tapping, wailing shades, and ghosts, ghouls, and specters galore! AlsoFeaturing haunted mansions, midnight frights, lovers from beyond the grave, rapping, tapping, wailing shades, and ghosts, ghouls, and specters galore!
Category: Fiction

Best Ghost Stories Of J S Lefanu

Author : Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
ISBN : 9780486204154
Genre : Fiction
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A compilation of the Victorian master's classic tales of horror reveals his ability to depict the supernatural
Category: Fiction

Ghost Stories By British And American Women

Author : Lynette Carpenter
ISBN : 9781317943525
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Originally published in 1998 and covering a tradition ignored by most critics, this bibliography assembles and documents a large body of supernatural fiction written by women in English from the end of the 18th century to the present. These stories, the work of women whose literary reputations, personal histories, and bodies of work vary widely, challenge the narrow way in which supernatural literature has traditionally been regarded: they indicate a much richer and more complex set of literary responses to the supernatural than has been hitherto acknowledged. The writers included range from Ann Radcliffe and the Gothic novelists to Louisa May Alcott, Charlotte Gilman, and Edith Wharton to such modern writers as Elizabeth Bowen, Jean Rhys, Muriel Spark, and A.S. Byatt. The volume will be of interest to literary and cultural historians and of particular importance to women's studies scholars.
Category: Literary Criticism

Science Fiction And Fantasy Literature

Author : R. Reginald
ISBN : 9780941028769
Genre : Reference
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.
Category: Reference

Ghost Stories

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ISBN : HARVARD:32044037447711
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The Ghosts Of London

Author : Charles River Charles River Editors
ISBN : 198408948X
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*Includes pictures *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading England is an ancient land steeped in history and tradition, filled with prehistoric ruins, majestic castles, and a countryside sculpted from millennia of human habitation.. Its rolling countryside is dotted with prehistoric burial mounds and stone circles. Brooding castles hold tales of bloodshed and honor. Medieval churches have elaborate stained glass windows and gruesome carvings, reflecting a mixture of hope and darkness. Every hamlet and village has tales that go back centuries, and folk festivals with roots in pagan times. Thus, it is not surprising that many believe England is a land filled with ghosts. For centuries, people have told tales of ghosts stalking its historic buildings, strange creatures lurking in its primeval forests, and unexplained paths linking its ancient sites. And naturally, as one of the world's most historic capitals, every step in London takes visitors through hundreds of years of history laden with stories of political intrigue, war, romance, and the inspiration of artistic and scientific geniuses. From the most magnificent avenues and monuments to the humbler minor streets and private homes, it seems every brick and cobblestone has a story to tell. The English are enchanted with the spirits of the dead. They are woven into the legends of historic buildings and take a prominent place in English literature, from Shakespeare and Dickens to modern writers such as Peter Ackroyd. So many buildings, streets, and even Tube stations have resident ghosts. Here is a collection of such tales, from among the hundreds of local legends and modern sightings that make England one of the most haunted countries in the world. The Ghosts of London: A Collection of Ghost Stories from the British Capital offers a sampling of the many strange ghost stories and unexplained phenomena that make London such an intriguing place. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the ghosts of London like never before.

Ghost Stories

Author : Henry James
ISBN : 1840220708
Genre : Fiction
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Henry James was arguably the greatest practitioner of what has been called the psychological ghost story. This edition includes all ten of his tales in this genre.
Category: Fiction

Scottish Ghost Stories

Author : James Robertson
ISBN : 9780751553314
Genre : Fiction
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Inheriting the tradition of Hugh Miller, the nineteenth century folklorist and stonemason (whose own haunted life is the subject of the opening chapter), James Robertson has, where possible, researched the original or oldest written source and visited the site of each story to compile the most comprehensive and authoritative collection of the Scottish supernatural. Some of the stories gathered here are deservedly famous, such as those associated with Glamis Castle or the tale of Major Weir, while others ('The Deil of Littledean' and 'The Drummer of Cortachy') are less familiar or even contemporary accounts related to the author personally - but all are equally intriguing and fascinating reflections of the culture and period to which they belong. Neither a wary sceptic nor a fanatical believer, but an advocate of the validity of individual experience of the strange and unexplainable, James Robertson's Scottish Ghost Stories is an imaginative and chilling recasting of an established Scottish ghost-hunting and story-telling tradition - a homage to the particular mystery and character of a land which continues to produce ghosts whether from den to glen, Highlands to Lowlands, Catholic to Protestant.
Category: Fiction

Humorous Ghost Stories

Author : Dorothy Scarborough
ISBN : 9781613104217
Genre : Electronic books
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Category: Electronic books

London Society

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ISBN : UOM:39015067008675
Genre : English literature
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Haunted London

Author : Peter Underwood
ISBN : 9781445628592
Genre : History
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Category: History

Ghost Stories

Author : Susan Hill
ISBN : STANFORD:36105040384930
Genre : Ghost stories, English
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Category: Ghost stories, English

Irish Ghost Stories

Author : Various
ISBN : 1840224878
Genre : Ghost stories, English
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Presents a collection of Celtic tales of the macabre, drawn from varied literary tradition of a culture enchanted by things supernatural. This work features the writing of such masters of the genre as Sheridan Le Fanu, Bram Stoker, Patrick Kennedy, Thomas Crofton Croker, and George Moore.
Category: Ghost stories, English