Roald Dahl's Book Of Ghost Stories by Roald DahlRoald Dahl's Book Of Ghost Stories by Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl's Book Of Ghost Stories

byRoald Dahl

Paperback | October 1, 1984

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Who better to investigate the literary spirit world than that supreme connoisseur of the unexpected, Roald Dahl? Of the many permutations of the macabre or bizarre, Dahl was always especially fascinated by the classic ghost story. As he realtes in the erudite introduction to this volume, he read some 749 supernatural tales at the British Museum Library before selecting the 14 that comprise this anthology. "Spookiness is, after all, the real purpose of the ghost story," Dahl writes. "It should give you the creeps and disturb your thoughts." For this superbly disquieting collection, Dahl offers favorite tales by such masterful storytellers as E. F. Benson, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Rosemary Timperley, and Edith Wharton.

Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916 and educated in English boarding schools from the age of nine until twenty. During World War II, he was a Royal Air Force fighter pilot in North Africa and Greece. When his active duty was completed, he was transferred to Washington, D.C., where he was asked to write about some of his adventures. A ...
Title:Roald Dahl's Book Of Ghost StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.18 × 5.53 × 0.64 inPublished:October 1, 1984Publisher:Farrar, Straus And Giroux

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0374518688

ISBN - 13:9780374518684

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 13


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool stories If you like ghost stories. This is a great read with children
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought as a gift I would recommend this as a gift for those who like traditional ghost stories!
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow!! I bought this intention of gifting it to my young god daughter, on an evening with little to do I decided to read a little of this book. Needless to say I kept this one for myself and bought her something else. There are some real treasures within this volume and I give my thanks to the great Roald Dahl for keeping these wonderful stories alive.
Date published: 2017-02-03

Table of Contents

Introduction Roald Dahl
W.S. L. P. Hartley
Harry Rosemary Timperley
The Corner Shop Cynthia Asquith
In the Tube E. F. Benson
Christmas Meeting Rosemary Timperley
Elias and the Draug Jonas Lie
Playmates A. M. Burrage
Ringing the Changes Robert Aickman
The Telephone Mary Treadgold
The Ghost of a Hand J. Sheridan Le Fanu
The Sweeper A. M. Burrage (Ex-Private X)
Afterward Edith Wharton
On the Brighton Road Richard Middleton
The Upper Berth F. Marion Crawford

From Our Editors

Fourteen of Roald Dahl's favorite tales.

Editorial Reviews

"Roald Dahl has selected fourteen of his favorite ghost stories that will deliver chills and goose bumps. "This is the best book of its kind in years." -The Washington Post Book World