The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories

Paperback | November 10, 2008

EditorMichael Cox, R. A. Gilbert

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The thrill and chill of the ghost story is displayed in all its variety and vitality through this marvellous anthology. Ranging from the early 19th century to the 1960s, the collection reveals the development of the genre, and showcases many of its greatest expositors - from Sir Walter Scott,H. G. Wells, M. R. James, T. H. White, Walter de la Mare, and Elizabeth Bowen in the UK to Edith Wharton in America. Though its heyday coincided with the golden age of Empire in the nineteenth century, the ghost story enjoyed a second flowering between the two World Wars and its popularity is asgreat as ever.

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The thrill and chill of the ghost story is displayed in all its variety and vitality through this marvellous anthology. Ranging from the early 19th century to the 1960s, the collection reveals the development of the genre, and showcases many of its greatest expositors - from Sir Walter Scott,H. G. Wells, M. R. James, T. H. White, Walt...

Michael Cox was formerly Senior Commissioning Editor of Reference Books, at Oxford University Press.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 1.18 inPublished:November 10, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019955630X

ISBN - 13:9780199556304

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`Entertaining, unsettling classics to read by firelight - if you dare.'Woman and Home