The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories

By: Cuddon, J. A.

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The ghost story is one of the oldest forms of tale, in fact and fiction, and is more or less universal. In its modern fictional form it developed early in the nineteenth century in the work of Kleist and Hoffman and thereafter burgeoned in the hands of many British, American and European writers. This anthology contains thirty-three stories representing the last 180 years. Besides the frightening and bloodcurdling, there are also the witty and subtle, poignant and exuberant, plus those that leave a strange and sinister feeling and unease and fear. A wonderfuly feast! The binding has the same graphics as the jacket. The remainder mark is a small dot on the bottom of the book. 512 pages, Stories include "The Inexperienced Ghost" (H. G. Wells) , " One Who Saw" (A. M. Burrage) , " Come and Get Me" (Elizabeth Walter) , "Afterward" (Edith Wharton) , " Wandering Willie's Tale" (Walter Scott) and so forth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Title: The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories

Author: Cuddon, J. A.

Categories: Ghosts,

Edition: Fourth Edition

Publisher: London, England, Bloomsbury Books: 1991

ISBN: 185471001X

ISBN 13: 9781854710017

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: 001218

Keywords: Penguin Spine-chilling Fiction Macabre Bizarre Terrifying Sick Victorian Witty,