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Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories

Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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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.

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Collected Ghost Stories: (OWC Hardback) (Oxford World's Classics Hardback Collection)

Oxford University Press
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"I was conscious of a most horrible smell of mold, and of a cold kind of face pressed against my own..."

Considered by many to be the most terrifying writer in English, M. R. James was an eminent scholar who spent his entire adult life in the academic surroundings of Eton and Cambridge. His classic supernatural tales draw on the terrors of the everyday, in which documents and objects unleash terrible forces, often in closed rooms and nighttime settings where imagination runs riot. Lonely country houses, remote inns, ancient churches or the manuscript collections of great libraries provide settings for unbearable menace from creatures seeking retribution and harm. These stories have lost none of their power to unsettle and disturb.

This edition presents all of James' published ghost stories, including the unforgettable "Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad" and "Casting the Runes," and an appendix of James' writings on the ghost story. Darryl Jones' introduction and notes provide a fascinating insight into James's background and his mastery of the genre he made his own.
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Ghost Story

Berkley
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Peter Straub’s classic tale of horror, secrets, and the dangerous ghosts of the past...
 
What was the worst thing you’ve ever done?
 
In the sleepy town of Milburn, New York, four old men gather to tell each other stories—some true, some made-up, all of them frightening. A simple pastime to divert themselves from their quiet lives.
 
But one story is coming back to haunt them and their small town. A tale of something they did long ago. A wicked mistake. A horrifying accident. And they are about to learn that no one can bury the past forever...
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50 Real American Ghost Stories: A journey into the haunted history of the United States – 1800 to 1899

Hob Hill Books
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Bestselling author and ghost historian MJ Wayland explores America's haunted heritage. As well as visiting some of the most famous ghost cases of the time, the author also uncovers ghost stories that have never seen print in over a hundred and fifty years!
From the downright chilling, to scary and the weird, this collection of REAL ghost stories is ideal for a Halloween thrill or an insight into a unique haunted history.
The real life ghost cases include:
Faces in the Windows
The Haunted Bedstead
The Ghost Clock of Boston
Poor Bessie Brown
The Jonah
Three Stories of Hauntings
Good News for Ghosts
Des Moines's Plague of Ghosts
Shooting a Ghost
A Live Spook
The Return of Dr. Jewel
Forbes Manor
Ghosts in the Capitol
Jonelle Lambkin Rings the Bell
Mrs. Warfield’s Haunted House
Mumler's Spirit Photography
Scared to Death by a Ghost
The Bones of Timothy Felt
A Ghost Hunt of Louisville
The Ghost of Henry Smith
Giant Ghost of Benton
A Real life Daphne and Velma – Sixty Years Before!
The Haunted Chamber
Investigation of a haunted church
The Haunting of Clara Robertson
Hoffman Family Poltergeist
Indiana Ghost Frenzy
The Tipton Ghost
An Indianapolis Haunted House
Piano-Maker’s Ghost
The Restless Spirit of Flatbush
Return of the Union Officer
In Search of a Spectral Calf
Unseen Terror of Dubuque
The White Mountain Ghost of Lizzie Bourne
A Séance Too Far
Benjamin Stiver’s Ghost Attack!
The Big Joke
Death by Ghost
A Civil War Ghost Story
AND MORE!
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Real Ghost Stories: Haunting Encounters Told by Real People

Ulysses Press
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HEART-POUNDING STORIES AND TRUE-LIFE EXPERIENCES UNVEIL THE REAL WORLD OF THE UNDEAD

Otherworldly entities invade millions of lives every day, maybe even yours. In this book, Tony and Jenny Brueski from Real Ghost Stories Online take the most haunting accounts from their podcast and share them here, including:

• HAUNTED BUILDINGS AND BREWERIES
• JEALOUS DEMONS AND PROTECTIVE SPIRITS
• MESSAGES FROM RETURNED RELATIVES
• GHOSTLY BATTLES FROM LONG-LOST WARS
• EXORCISMS AND DARK ENERGIES
• GRAVEYARD EXPLORATION GONE WRONG
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The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World

Riverhead Books
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A National Bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book, and an Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year

It's the summer of 1854, and London is just emerging as one of the first modern cities in the world. But lacking the infrastructure-garbage removal, clean water, sewers-necessary to support its rapidly expanding population, the city has become the perfect breeding ground for a terrifying disease no one knows how to cure. As the cholera outbreak takes hold, a physician and a local curate are spurred to action-and ultimately solve the most pressing medical riddle of their time.

In a triumph of multidisciplinary thinking, Johnson illuminates the intertwined histories of the spread of disease, the rise of cities, and the nature of scientific inquiry, offering both a riveting history and a powerful explanation of how it has shaped the world we live in.

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Ghost Stories: The Most Horrifying REAL ghost stories from around the world including disturbing- Ghost, Hauntings & Paranormal stories

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Ghost Stories: Compilation of horrifyingly REAL ghost stories & truly disturbing-Hauntings & Paranormal stories By Hannah J. Tidy

Discover the Horrible Facts of These True Ghost Stories!

Warning: Please be aware. All the stories in this book have been verified as being TRUE ghost stories from around the world. These stories are not hoaxes – they are backed up by FACTS. Maybe disturbing for some!

When you download Hannah J. Tidy’s Ghost Stories: Compilation of horrifyingly REAL ghost stories & truly disturbing-Hauntings & Paranormal stories, your skin will crawl with the idea that these stories are real – and could happen to anyone.

In this New Edition of Ghost Stories, you’ll find a new horrifying chapter on a particular art piece that has been circulating eBay that is believed to be extremely haunted! buyer beware. and many many more newly added Ghost Stories.

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In the case of Justice From Beyond, Hannah J. Tidy describes how a Ghost returned from the dead to see her murderer tried and convicted. By visiting her mother from beyond the grave to speak the truth of her death, this ghost finally found her eternal rest.

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Ghost Stories: Original Tales & Ghostly Urban Legends

Seth Andrews
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Producing an immersive audiobook experience (with narration, actors, music, and sound effects), Seth Andrews has drawn upon his decades-long experience as a broadcaster and storyteller to conjure an eerie otherworld of ghosts, spirits, devils, and supernatural beasts. A mix of original tales and popular urban legends, these 14 freestanding chapters favor ghouls over gore, providing easily digestible vignettes of supernatural fiction, ghostly lore, and creepy fun for anyone who has ever enjoyed a scary film, haunted house, or Halloween campfire story.

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