The Penguin Book Of Ghost Stories: From Elizabeth Gaskell To Ambrose Bierce by Michael Various

The Penguin Book Of Ghost Stories: From Elizabeth Gaskell To Ambrose Bierce

byMichael VariousEditorMichael NewtonIntroduction byMichael Newton

Paperback | April 27, 2010

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"The ghost is the most enduring figure in supernatural fiction. He is absolutely indestructible. . . . He changes with the styles in fiction but he never goes out of fashion. He is the really permanent citizen of the earth, for mortals, at best, are but transients."
—Dorothy Scarborough


This new selection of ghost stories, by Michael Newton, brings together the best of the genre. From Elizabeth Gaskell's "The Old Nurse's Story" through to Edith Wharton's "Afterword," this collection covers all of the most terrifying tales of the genre. With a thoughtful introduction, and helpful notes, Newton places the stories contextually within the genre and elucidates the changing nature of the ghost story and how we interpret it.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

About The Author

Michael Newton was both an undergraduate and postgraduate at University College London. He is the author of Savage Girls and Wild Boys: A History of Feral Children (Faber & Faber, 2002) and of a book on Kind Hearts and Coronets for the British Film Institute's Film Classics series (2003). He has also edited Edmund Gosse's Father and So...

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Title:The Penguin Book Of Ghost Stories: From Elizabeth Gaskell To Ambrose BierceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 7.8 × 5.13 × 0.81 inPublished:April 27, 2010Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141442360

ISBN - 13:9780141442365

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