Synopses & Reviews
A new anthology of classic ghost stories—the second volume in the beautiful and collectible Pocket Classics format.
The chilling classic stories gathered here offer a remarkable variety of approaches to the theme of haunting. Revenge comes from beyond the grave in Robert Louis Stevensons “The Body-Snatcher,” while visions of the dead come between the living in Henry Jamess “The Friends of the Friends.” P. G. Wodehouse gives us a farcical take on the haunted house in “Honeysuckle Cottage,” and in L. P. Hartleys “W.S.,” a writer is fatally stalked by his own aggrieved creation.
Here are ghosts of every stripe and intent in stories from writers as varied as Elizabeth Bowen and Jorge Luis Borges, Eudora Welty and Vladimir Nabokov, Ray Bradbury and Edith Wharton, among others. In the hands of these masters, the ghost story ranges far beyond mere horror to encompass comedy and tragedy, pathos and drama, and even a touch of poetry.
The chilling classic ghost stories gathered here offer a remarkable variety of approaches to the theme of haunting. It includes stories by such legendary writers as Robert Louis Stevenson, P.F. Wodehouse, Eudora Welty, Ray Bradbury, and Edith Wharton.
Unique and delightful, these literary story anthologies are a treasury of short fiction by great writers old and new in an elegant and charming format in enduring hardcover editions with elegant cloth sewn bindings, gold stamped covers, and silk ribbon markers.
Christmas Stories, edited by Diana Secker Tesdell
Dog Stories, edited by Diana Secker Tesdell
Ghost Stories, edited by Peter Washington
Love Stories, edited by Diana Secker Tesdell
Stories of the Sea, edited by Diana Secker Tesdell
About the Author
Peter Washington is the editor of many of the Everyman's Library Pocket Poets, including Love Poems, and is the author of Madame Blavatsky's Baboon: A History of the Mystics, Mediums, and Misfits Who Brought Spiritualism to America.
Table of Contents
Robert Louis Stevenson
Guy de Maupassant
The Friends of Friends
The Monkey's Paw
'Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad'
Saki (H.H. Munro)
The Open Window
The Daughters of the Late Colonel
The Looking Glass
The Happy Autumn Fields
The Visit to the Museum
Jorge Luis Borges
The Circular Ruins
Walter de la Mare
Another Fine Mess