True Irish Ghost Stories [NOOK Book]

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In 1913, St. John D. Seymour realized that Ireland had folklore and fairy-tale collections a-plenty, but the country's rich tradition of ghost stories was for the most part untapped. So, working with Harry L. Neligan, he set out to gather a few. The resulting book, first published in 1914 and revised with additional stories in 1926, is back on the market for a new generation of curiosity seekers.

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In 1913, St. John D. Seymour realized that Ireland had folklore and fairy-tale collections a-plenty, but the country's rich tradition of ghost stories was for the most part untapped. So, working with Harry L. Neligan, he set out to gather a few. The resulting book, first published in 1914 and revised with additional stories in 1926, is back on the market for a new generation of curiosity seekers.

True Irish Ghost Stories doesn't try to be horrific or to shock its readers with gruesome or frightening tales. The editors published a request for anecdotes in the newspapers of the day and waited for the stories to roll in. They got a lot of responses, but there isn't much detail or depth, and there's very little effort made to explain the background or cause of the events described.

The resulting book is conversational in tone. These aren't the sort of ghost stories to be told around a campfire; they read more like some polite parlor discourse over a pot of tea or a bit of gossip down at the pub. There's a hint of embarrassment, too, as if a ghostly experience isn't something you'd want linked to the family name -- in fact, most of the names and locations are not revealed.

I. HAUNTED HOUSES IN OR NEAR DUBLIN
II. HAUNTED HOUSES IN CONN'S HALF
III. HAUNTED HOUSES IN MOGH'S HALF
IV. POLTERGEISTS
V. HAUNTED PLACES
VI. APPARITIONS AT OR AFTER DEATH
VII. BANSHEES, AND OTHER DEATH-WARNINGS
VIII. MISCELLANEOUS SUPERNORMAL EXPERIENCES
IX. LEGENDARY AND ANCESTRAL GHOSTS
X. MISTAKEN IDENTITY—CONCLUSION
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012240422
  • Publisher: Cherry Lane Ebooks
  • Publication date: 3/9/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 622,022
  • File size: 344 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2012

    Cool

    I like this story

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2012

    Dont get this book!!!

    I thought this would be a good book. It started off ok i guess but then became very dry... didnt like the fact names werent used... mrs B. Or mr. B--- it was stupid. This made it hard to get into the book.... all and all if i could go back i wish i hadnt got this book... had to force myself to finish it.... was soooo slow and some of the storys after a while just seemed to repeat.... didnt like at all....

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    Fun selection

    Nice collection of ghost stories told in a fairly conversational tone (perhaps a more accurate title would be "Irish Anecdotes of the Supernatural"?) A very enjoyable read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    Yes they are among us.

    for those who do not believe..or can't imagine..

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2012

    What

    I tried for a free sample but all i got was the opening pages

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2014

    similar presentation to todays ghost hunters shows

    It is interesting to read how ghost hunters and researchers of the last century and a half plied their trade. Healthy dose of skepticism and debunking thrown in to maintain balance

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2013

    Kev to dante

    She told me to tell u she bis locked out

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    Intere Interesting

    Its a fun read. I really kinda want to visit these places but the auther is very careful about not revealing the exact whereabouts of these plases.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    I lov thid

    I love haunted house i went i one a came out any ways i love scary movies too thy so cool

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    Posted February 6, 2013

    BOOBIES

    It says all

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2011

    Why?

    Why is she naked, cuz that is sooooo wwwrrrroooooonnnnnggggggggggz!?

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