The Big Book of Ghost Stories

The Big Book of Ghost Stories

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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!
Publisher: New York : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard/Vintage Books, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780307474490
0307474496
Branch Call Number: BIG
Characteristics: 833 pages ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Penzler, Otto

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Amazing spooky short story collection.

HP Lovecraft's " The Terrible Old Man, Saki's "The Open Window", WW Jacob's "The Monkey Paw"

A huge collection of classic tales of spooks and spectres from legendary writers such as Oates, Kipling, Asimov, and Lovecraft.


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Sep 29, 2017

Ooooh. Scary!

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Amber L Moreno
Aug 04, 2015

A fabulous compendium of spooky fare and classical tales you'd forgotten about.

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