New York : Vintage Books, 2012
Series: Vintage crime/Black Lizard original
xii, 833 p. : ill. ; 24 cm ISBN/ISSN:
9780307474490 (pbk.) :, 0307474496 (pbk.), Language:
"A Black Lizard publication"--Cover
A collection of ghost stories by American and English authors. These spectral stories span more than a hundred years, from modern-day creations by Joyce Carol Oates and Chet Williamson, to pulp yarns from August Derleth and M.L. Humphreys, to the atmospheric Victorian tales of Kipling and Lovecraft, not to mention modern works by Donald E. Westlake and Isaac Asimov. Whether you prefer possessive poltergeists, awful apparitions, or friendly phantoms, these stories are guaranteed to thrill you, tingle the spine, or tickle the funny bone, and keep you turning the pages with fearful delight
But I'm not dead yet. Mr. Arcularis / I'll love you-- forever (or maybe not). The shadowy third / This old house. Brickett Bottom / Kids will be kids. Harry / There's something funny around here. A ghost's story / A negative train of thought. Pacific 421 / Stop-- you're scaring me. Punch and Judy / I must be dreaming. The dream woman / A séance, you say? They found my grave / Classics. "Oh, whistle and I'll come to you my lad" / The female of the species. The woman's ghost story / Beaten to a pulp. The dead-wagon / Modern masters. Journey into the kingdom /
Conrad Aiken ; August heat / William Fryer Harvey -- Ellen Glasgow ; The past / Ellen Glasgow ; But at my back I always hear / David Morrell ; The furnished room / O. Henry ; Death's warm fireside / Paul Ernst ; The advent reunion / Andrew Klavan ; The return / R. Murray Gilchrist ; The phantom rickshaw / Rudyard Kipling ; The moonlit road / Ambrose Bierce ; The story of Ming-Y / Lafcadio Hearn ; Yuki-Onna / Lafcadio Hearn -- Amyas Northcote ; How fear departed from the long gallery / E.F. Benson ; Thing of darkness / G.G. Pendarves ; The house of the nightmare / Edward Lucas White ; The house in Half Moon Street / Hector Bolitho ; A night of horror / Dick Donovan ; The burned house / Vincent O'Sullivan -- Rosemary Timperley ; Make-believe / Michael Reaves ; Playmate / A.M. Burrage ; Just behind you / Ramsey Campbell ; Adam and Eve and pinch me / A.E. Coppard ; The lost boy of the Ozarks / Steve Friedman -- Mark Twain ; In at the death / Donald E. Westlake ; The ghost of Dr. Harris / Nathaniel Hawthorne ; The everlasting club / "Inculphus" ; Legal rites / Isaac Asimov and James MacCreigh ; Death must die / Albert E. Cowdrey ; The transferred ghost / Frank Stockton ; The Canterville ghost / Oscar Wilde -- August Derleth ; The midnight el / Robert Weinberg -- Frederick Cowles ; The fireplace / Henry S. Whitehead ; The night wire / H.F. Arnold ; Smoke ghost / Fritz Leiber ; Song of the dead / Wyatt Blassingame -- Wilkie Collins ; The adventure of the German student / Washington Irving -- Joseph Shearing ; Mrs. Morrel's last séance / Edgar Jepson ; Night-side / Joyce Carol Oates -- M.R. James ; The monkey's paw / W.W. Jacobs ; The toll-house / W.W. Jacobs ; Afterward / Edith Wharton ; Consequences / Willa Cather ; The follower / Cynthia Asquith ; The corner shop / Cynthia Asquith ; The terrible old man / H.P. Lovecraft ; The murderer's violin / Erckmann-Chatrian ; The open window / Saki ; Laura / Saki ; What was it? / Fitz-James O'Brien ; Full fathom five / Alexander Woollcott ; He cometh and he passeth by / H.R. Wakefield ; Thurnley Abbey / Perceval Landon -- Algernon Blackwood ; The angel of the Marne / Victor Rousseau ; The shell of sense / Olivia Howard Dunbar ; The avenging of Ann Leete / Marjorie Bowen -- Greye LaSpina ; A soul with two bodies / Urann Thayer ; The ghosts of Steamboat Coulee / Arthur J. Burks ; The considerate hosts / Thorp McClusky ; The fifth candle / Cyril Mand ; The return of Andrew Bentley / August Derleth and Mark Schorer ; The floor above / M.L. Humphreys ; School for the unspeakable / Manly Wade Wellman ; Mordecai's pipe / A.V. Milyer ; He walked by day / Julius Long ; Behind the screen / Dale Clark -- M. Rickert ; Mr. Saul / H.R.F. Keating ; Coventry carol / Chet Williamson
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