Classic Tales of Horror and Suspense
On Sale: April 2, 2019
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Horror | Suspense
A masterful collection of ghost stories that have
been overlooked by contemporary readers—including tales by
celebrated authors such as Charles Dickens, Sir Walter
Scott, Mark Twain, and Edith Wharton—presented with
insightful annotations by acclaimed horror anthologists
Leslie S. Klinger and Lisa Morton.
The ghost story has long been a staple of world literature,
but many of the genre's greatest tales have been forgotten,
overshadowed in many cases by their authors' bestselling
work in other genres. In this spine-tingling anthology,
little known stories from literary titans like Charles
Dickens and Edith Wharton are collected alongside overlooked
works from masters of horror fiction like Edgar Allan Poe
and M. R. James.
Acclaimed anthologists Leslie S. Klinger (The New
Annotated Sherlock Holmes) and Lisa Morton (Ghosts:
A Haunted History) set these stories in
historical context and trace the literary significance of
ghosts in fiction over almost two hundred years—from a
traditional English ballad first printed in 1724 through the
Christmas-themed ghost stories of the Victorian era and up
to the science fiction–tinged tales of the early twentieth
In bringing these masterful tales back from the dead,
Ghost Stories will enlighten and frighten both
longtime fans and new readers of the genre.
Including stories by:
Ambrose Bierce, Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, Olivia
Howard Dunbar, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry James, M. R.
James, Arthur Machen, Georgia Wood Pangborn, Mrs. J. H.
Riddell, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Edgar Allan Poe, Sir
Walter Scott, Frank Stockton, Mark Twain, and Edith Wharton.
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