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Ghost Stories : Everyman's Pocket Classics (Hardcover)
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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 Stevenson’s “The Body-Snatcher,” while visions of the dead come between the living in Henry James’s “The Friends of the Friends.” P. G. Wodehouse gives us a farcical take on the haunted house in “Honeysuckle Cottage,” and in L. P. Hartley’s “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.
A chilling compendium of classic ghost stories features such works as "The Body Snatcher" by Robert Louis Stevenson, Henry James's "The Friends of the Friends," and P. G. Wodehouse's "Honeysuckle Cottage," as well as tales by Elizabeth Bowen, Jorge Luis Borges, Eudora Welty, Ray Bradbury, Edith Wharton, Vladimir Nabokov, and other notable authors. 20,000 first printing.
Number of Pages: 407
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Religion + Beliefs, Literary Genres + Types of Novels
Series Title: Everyman's Pocket Classics
Publisher: Random House Inc
Street Date: September 2, 2008
Item Number (DPCI): 248-26-0172