The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories

The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories

From Elizabeth Gaskell to Ambrose Bierce


Editor: Michael Newton
Introduction by: Michael Newton
Notes by: Michael Newton

Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141442365
  • 464 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

A thrilling new collection of the greatest supernatural tales

This definitive and wide-ranging collection brings together some of the best ghost stories ever written. From Elizabeth Gaskell’s “The Old Nurse’s Story” to Edith Wharton’s “Afterword,” The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories features the finest writings from the mid-nineteenth to early twentieth century, by masters including M. R. James, Sheridan Le Fanu, and Ambrose Bierce, among others. With stories from America, Ireland, and England, this volume includes all of the works that define the genre, from its beginning to its apex.

Weaving in details about individual authors and their most famous tales, Michael Newton’s absorbing introduction explores the ghost story’s history and influences, as well as its changing nature and the reasons for its ongoing popularity.

The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories

The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories

Various, Editor: Michael Newton, Introduction by: Michael Newton, Notes by: Michael Newton

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