The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories

The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories

From Elizabeth Gaskell to Ambrose Bierce

Written by:
Introduction by:
Edited by:
Notes by:

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141442365
  • 464 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

“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.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories

The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories

Written by: Various, Introduction by: Michael Newton, Edited by: Michael Newton, Notes by: Michael Newton

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