Ghostly

Ghostly

A Collection of Ghost Stories

eBook - 2015
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"Collected and introduced by the bestselling author of The Time Traveler's Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry--including her own fabulous new illustrations for each piece, and a new story by Niffenegger--this is a unique and haunting anthology of some of the best ghost stories of all time. From Edgar Allen Poe to Kelly Link, M.R. James to Neil Gaiman, H. H. Munro to Audrey Niffenegger herself, Ghostly reveals the evolution of the ghost story genre with tales going back to the eighteenth century and into the modern era, ranging across styles from Gothic Horror to Victorian, with a particular bent toward stories about haunting--haunted children, animals, houses. Every story is introduced by Audrey Niffenegger, an acclaimed master of the craft, with some words on its background and why she chose to include it. Niffenegger's own story is, "A Secret Life With Cats." Perfect for the classic and contemporary ghost story aficionado, this is a delightful volume, beautifully illustrated. Ghostly showcases the best of the best in the field, including Edith Wharton, P.G. Wodehouse, A.S. Byatt, Ray Bradbury, and so many more"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2015
ISBN: 9781501111211
Characteristics: text file
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Niffenegger, Audrey

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IanS_Librarian
Sep 23, 2015

Just in time for the Halloween season, Niffenegger, the author of the excellent ghost story, "Her Fearful Symmetry," has put together a solid collection of classic and contemporary ghost stories. From the unsettling, Poe's "Black Cat", to the unforgettable, Link's "Specialist's Hat," Niffenegger's collection is perfect for people like me that like to read ghost stories every October. The stories are short enough to read in one sitting and some definitely require more than one reading. A fun mix of a variety of ghost stories.

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