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The Body-Snatcher and Other Classic Ghost Stories

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  • Posted August 7, 2012

    These are great ghost stories, most published originally in the

    These are great ghost stories, most published originally in the 19th century by famous authors of the time. Love the archaic prose and writing style of the time.

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  • Posted April 12, 2014

    Great fun if you enjoy classic horror and science fiction storie

    Great fun if you enjoy classic horror and science fiction stories! Michael Kelahan's compilations of early horror stories ("The Monster Maker and other Science Fiction Classics", "The Body Snatcher and other Classic Ghost Stories", and "M is for Monster", "The Screaming Skull and other Classic Horror Stories", and others) are excellent, with very very few (if any) dull or poor stories and some great introductions providing backgrounds and context for the stories and their authors. Most of these stories are from the late 1800's to the early 20th century, yet many still pack a punch even for today's jaded audiences. With stories from the likes of well-known masters of this sort of fiction such as H.P. Lovecraft, Arthur Machen, H.G. Wells, Jules Vern, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Sirt Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Allen Poe, Franz Kafka, Ambrose Bierce, M.R. James, Algernon Blackwood, Mary Shelley, and Brahm Stoker, many of these stories will appear like welcome visits from old friends to fans of horror, science fiction, and fantasy, and it's hard to go wrong with these obvious choices. Some stories will be familiar to viewers of classic science fiction or horror movies and anthology television shows like the Twilight Zone or Thriller. In addition to the familiar, though, there are enough of the more obscure stories of comparable quality from lesser-known writers to bring a few surprises for even the most experienced of classic weird fiction fans. Michael Kelahan's comments and contributions are nice additions to the great selections of classic stories, and I hope to see other collections like these from the same editor!

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