The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories

The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories

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by Peter Haining
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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 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:
Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
239,606
File size:
3 MB

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Meet the Author

Peter Haining was a prolific editor of anthologies and collections throughout all subgenres of fiction, and he also wrote his own short stories, recently a series about the Second World War. He collected and edited several books about Sherlock Holmes including The Sherlock Holmes Scrapbook and The Television Sherlock Holmes to tie in with the iconic Jeremy Brett series of the eighties and nineties. He died in 2007.

Peter Haining wrote and edited a number of acclaimed books on the supernatural, including Ghosts: The Illustrated History, and A Dictionary of Ghosts, as well as fiction anthologies The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories. A former publisher and much admired figure, he died in 2007. He lived in a sixteenth-century house in Suffolk that is haunted by the ghost of a Napoleonic prisoner of war.

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The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
dbailes574 More than 1 year ago
This book was very entertaining and a great read. Anyone interested in the paranormal should love this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Authors from two centuries. Excellent read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the book alot it was a big book and great stories
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All the great american and canadian women mystery writers there was no address to complain or email/snail mail. one gal wrote till she was ninety started out with gas lights and went past world war ll he seemed only interested in pulp fiction fortunately was on sale and now i know why
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