Ghost Writers: The Hallowed Haunts of Unforgettable Literary Icons

Ghost Writers: The Hallowed Haunts of Unforgettable Literary Icons

by Sam Baltrusis


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Writers have a reputation of being tortured souls languishing among the living. Does the unrest continue in the afterlife? Sam Baltrusis, author of Wicked Salem: Exploring Lingering Lore and Legends, revisits the haunts associated with America’s most beloved writers of ghost stories, including Edgar Allan Poe’s enduring legacy in New York City to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s indelible imprint at the House of the Seven Gables in Salem, Massachusetts. Armed with the ghost lore and legends associated with these unforgettable literary icons, Baltrusis breathes new life into the long departed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493043682
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/30/2019
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 1,251,883
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Sam Baltrusis has been featured as Boston’s paranormal expert on the Biography Channel’s Haunted Encounters, Destination America's Haunted Towns, and the Travel Channel's Haunted USA. As a side gig, Baltrusis moonlights as a guide. He has launched the successful ghost tours Boston Haunts and Cambridge Haunts and worked with Essex Heritage leading tours to Salem’s Bakers Island lighthouse. He also led groups with Essex Heritage’s “Myths & Misconceptions” and the Wicked Salem walking tour. Baltrusis is a sought-after lecturer who speaks at dozens of paranormal-related events scattered throughout New England, including an author discussion at the Massachusetts State House. Plus, he is the producer of the Provincetown Paracon. He is theauthor of Ghosts of Salem: Haunts of the Witch City and several other books on the paranormal in the northeast.Visit for more information.

Table of Contents

Foreword v

Introduction 1

The Rebels 29

Edgar Allan Poe 35

Eugene O'Neill 42

Harriet Beecher Stowe 47

H.P. Lovecraft 51

Stephen King 66

The Famous 77

Charles Dickens 84

Henry David Thoreau 92

Mark Twain 99

Kurt Vonnegut 104

Ralph Waldo Emerson 108

The Believers 119

Edith Wharton 125

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 130

Nathaniel Hawthorne 138

Sylvia Plath 144

William James 151

Conclusion 175

Dedication 180

Acknowledgments 182

Sources 184

Index 187

About the Author 191

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