The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories

The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories

by Michael Newton
     
 

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Phantom coaches, evil familiars, shadowy houses, spectral children and mysterious doppelgängers haunt this terrifying new selection of ghost stories. Bringing together the best works from the masters of the supernatural, these are stories that defined the genre. They range from the famous, such as M. R. James's tale of an ancient curse, 'Oh, Whistle, and I'll

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Phantom coaches, evil familiars, shadowy houses, spectral children and mysterious doppelgängers haunt this terrifying new selection of ghost stories. Bringing together the best works from the masters of the supernatural, these are stories that defined the genre. They range from the famous, such as M. R. James's tale of an ancient curse, 'Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come To You, My Lad', and W. W. Jacobs's story of gruesome wish-fulfilment, 'The Monkey's Paw', to lesser-known master-pieces: Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Thrawn Janet', telling of a parish priest tormented for life by his encounter with the undead; 'No. 1 Branch Line', Charles Dickens's unsettling account of a railway signal-man and an ominous portent; and Edward Bulwer Lytton's 'The Haunted and the Haunters', where a cursed house harbours a diabolical secret.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141442365
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/27/2010
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
1,281,417
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Michael Newton was both an undergraduate and postgraduate at University College London. He is the author of Savage Girls and Wild Boys: A History of Feral Children (Faber & Faber, 2002) and of a book on Kind Hearts and Coronets for the British Film Institute's Film Classics series (2003). He has also edited Edmund Gosse's Father and Son for Oxford World's Classics and Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent for Penguin. He has taught at UCL, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, and Princeton University, and currently works at the University of Leiden. At present he is completing a book on the history of assassination and political violence.

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