The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories [NOOK Book]

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Expanded and with great new stories, this is the biggest and best anthology of ghostly hauntings ever. Over 40 tales of visitation by the undead - from vengeful and violent spirits, set on causing harm to innocent people tucked up in their homes, to rarer and more kindly ghosts, returning from the grave to reach out across the other side. Yet others entertain desires of a more sinister bent, including the erotic. This new edition includes a selection of favourite haunted house tales chosen by famous screen stars ...
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The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories

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Overview

Expanded and with great new stories, this is the biggest and best anthology of ghostly hauntings ever. Over 40 tales of visitation by the undead - from vengeful and violent spirits, set on causing harm to innocent people tucked up in their homes, to rarer and more kindly ghosts, returning from the grave to reach out across the other side. Yet others entertain desires of a more sinister bent, including the erotic. This new edition includes a selection of favourite haunted house tales chosen by famous screen stars Boris Karloff, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. Plus a top ranking list of contributors that includes Stephen King, Bram Stoker, Ruth Rendell, and James Herbert - all brought together by an anthologist who himself lives in a haunted house. Stories include: Something unspeakable lurks in a Connecticut apartment closet, in Stephen King's 'The Boogeyman'; An Irish castle holds something truly horrifying in wait, in 'The Whistling Room' by William Hope Hodgson; The lecherous old ghost of a Georgian country house eyes up his latest tenant, in Norah Lofts' 'Mr Edward'; An ancient mansion on a shelf of rock previously occupied by a doomed castle, in 'In Letters of Fire' by Gaston Le Roux; The hunter is hunted in James Herbert's tale of nineteenth-century country mansion, 'The Ghost Hunter'; Psychic phenomena and poltergeists, avenging spirits and phantom lovers - curl up and read on, but never imagine you are safe from a visit...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780333649
  • Publisher: Constable & Robinson
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 215,499
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Peter Haining is a leading authority on horror fiction, with a particular emphasis on early Gothic and on the classic English ghost story. He has edited a large number of horror, crime and fantasy anthologies published over the past three decades, including The Mammoth Book of 20th Century Ghost Stories.
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  • Posted April 27, 2009

    Great read!

    This book was very entertaining and a great read. Anyone interested in the paranormal should love this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Terrific collection of stories!

    Authors from two centuries. Excellent read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2014

    Good

    I liked the book alot it was a big book and great stories

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