Haunted Tales by Lisa Morton, Leslie S. Klinger

Haunted Tales: Classic Stories of Ghosts and the Supernatural by Lisa Morton, Leslie S. Klinger
English | 2022 | Horror | 2.6 MB

In Haunted Tales, the reader will enjoy discovering masterpieces like Algernon Blackwood’s terrifying “The Kit-Bag,” Oscar Wilde’s delightful “The Canterville Ghost,” and F. Marion Crawford’s horrific “The Screaming Skull,” as well as lesser-known gems by some of literature’s greatest voices, including Virginia Woolf’s “A Haunted House,” H. G. Wells’s “The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost,” and Rudyard Kipling’s “They.”

Haunted Tales also resurrects some wonders that have been woefully neglected, including Dinah Mulock’s “M. Anastasius” (which Charles Dickens called “the best ghost story ever written”); E. F. Benson’s “The Bus-Conductor” (the source of one of the most iconic lines in horror); and E. and H. Heron’s “The Story of the Spaniards, Hammersmith” (the debut adventure of Flaxman Lowe, fiction’s first psychic detective).

Whether the stories are familiar or overlooked, all are sure to surprise and astonish the reader long past the closing of this book’s cover.

1. The Ghost and the Bone-Setter by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
2. M. Anastasius by Dinah Mulock
3. The Lost Room by Fitz-James O’Brien
4. The Cold Embrace by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
5. The Phantom Coach by Amelia B. Edwards
6. An Uncommon Sort of Spectre by Edward Page Mitchell
7. Man-Size in Marble by Edith Nesbit
8. The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde
9. The Haunted Organist of Hurly Burly by Rosa Mulholland
10. Death by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
11. An Original Revenge by W. C. Morrow
12. The Story of the Spaniards, Hammersmith by E. and H. Heron
13. The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost by H. G. Wells
14. Jikininki by Lafcadio Hearn
15. They by Rudyard Kipling
16. The Bus-Conductor by E. F. Benson
17. The Kit-Bag by Algernon Blackwood
18. The Screaming Skull by F. Marion Crawford
19. A Haunted House by Virginia Woolf
20. The Laughing Thing by G. G. Pendarves

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