Classic Ghost Stories: Eighteen Spine-Chilling Tales of Terror and the Supernatural

by Bill Bowers | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1592280560 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 3/17/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, March 17, 2017
I found this slightly-battered paperback at a local thrift shop, and as it contains a number of my favorite ghost stories I had to pick it up. Among the highlights:

F. Marion Crawford's "The Screaming Skull" is a chilling tale of murder and a ghost desperate for vengeance, told in a subtle way.

"Canon Alberic's Scrap-book" by M. R. James, one of his classic stories of a curious academic who stumbles across something out of nightmare.

Kipling's "The Phantom Rickshaw" is about a man who broke off an affair with a married woman once he tired of her - only to find that she wouldn't let go, even beyond the grave.

E. F. Benson's "The Man Who Went Too Far" describes a man who seeks pure joy from life - at the cost of avoiding, even being cruel to, anyone whose appearance or behavior seems less than purely lovely. His search for the great god Pan is rewarded, but - as his friend tried to tell him - he completely missed the point of the balance between light and dark.

And there's more: Stevenson's classic "The Body-Snatcher", Goethe's "The Erl-King," Poe's "Ligeia", and others. Good collection!

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, City Hall in Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, October 11, 2018

Released 3 mos ago (10/12/2018 UTC) at Little Free Library, City Hall in Nashua, New Hampshire USA


I left this book in the Little Free Library on this rainy day; hope someone enjoys it!

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*** Released for the 2018 Spook-Tacular October release challenge. ***

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