The Best Ghost Stories Ever Told

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When “gut feelings” have been replaced by a thirst for proof and hard evidence, it’s good to know that you can still be spooked by a collection like this one. Best Ghost Stories is a creepy group of over forty tales by some of the most impressive names in the writing world. Terrifying, bone-chillingly eerie, and good fun, these haunting narratives give vivid descriptions of creepy characters and happenings that will make you hesitate before turning out the light!

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Overview

When “gut feelings” have been replaced by a thirst for proof and hard evidence, it’s good to know that you can still be spooked by a collection like this one. Best Ghost Stories is a creepy group of over forty tales by some of the most impressive names in the writing world. Terrifying, bone-chillingly eerie, and good fun, these haunting narratives give vivid descriptions of creepy characters and happenings that will make you hesitate before turning out the light!

More than just a niche product, ghost stories hold a bewitching appeal for all kinds of writers and readers—some of the truly great authors of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have lent their horror stories to this collection, including Arthur Conan Doyle, Louisa May Alcott, Joseph Conrad, Robert Louis Stevenson, H. G. Wells, and many more. Count on our Best Stories series for entertaining tales that you won’t soon forget.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616083649
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/7/2011
  • Series: Best Stories Ever Told Series
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 689,252
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Brennan is the coauthor of The Adventurous Boy's Handbook and The Adventurous Girl's Handbook, and editor of The Best Pirate Stories Ever Told and The Best Sailing Stories Ever Told. He has worked as a circus clown, teacher, cabaret artist, actor, director, shepherd, and playwright.
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Table of Contents

Introduction Stephen Brennan ix

The Monkey's Paw W.W.Jacobs 1

Green Tea Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu 11

The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes Rudyard Kipling 40

The Mystery of Barney O'Rourke John Kendrick Bangs 60

The Red-Haired Girl Sabine Baring-Gould 66

The Man and The Snake Ambrose Bierce 78

The Open Window Saki (H. H. Munro) 84

The Story of Salome Amelia B. Edwards 88

The Black Cat Edgar Allan Poe 106

John Charrington's Wedding E. Nesbit 115

The Old Nurse's Story Elizabeth Gaskell 122

The Business of Madame Jahn Vincent O'Sullivan 141

The Canterville Ghost Oscar Wilde 148

A Haunted Island Algernon Blackwood 173

The Secret of Macarger's Gulch Ambrose Bierce 187

The Romance of Certain Old Clothes Henry James 194

The Lost Ghost Mary E. Wilkins Freeman 211

Man-Size in Marble E.Nesbit 227

The Queen of Spades Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin 239

The Story of the Spaniards Hammersmith E. H. Heron 248

Number 13 M. R. James 260

The Apparition Mrs. Veal Daniel Defoe 274

Round the Fire Catherine Crowe 282

The Isle of Voices R. L. Stevenson 292

The Planner Story H. G. Wells 309

On the Brighton Road Richard Middleton 326

The Last House in C- Street Dinah M. Mulock 330

The Furnished Room O. Henry 341

Hamlet's Ghost William Shakespeare 347

Caterpillars E. F. Benson 354

The Black Mate Joseph Conrad 362

A Tough Tussle Ambrose Bierce 387

Napoleon and the Spectre Charlotte Brontë 394

John Jago's Ghost Wilkie Collins 398

The Terror Guy de Maupassant 448

Not to be Taken at Bed-Time Rosa Mulholland 454

The Haunted House Charles Dickens 467

The Bold Dragoon; or, The Adventure of My Grandfather Washington Irving 491

A Ghost Story Mark Twain 499

Afterward Edith Wharton 505

The Brown Hand Arthur Conan Doyle 532

The Affair at Grover Station Willa Gather 546

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