The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories

The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories

From Elizabeth Gaskell to Ambrose Bierce


Introduction by: Michael Newton
Editor: Michael Newton
Noted by: Michael Newton

Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141442365
  • 464 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • 18 and up

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.
The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories

The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories

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

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