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The mammoth book of twentieth-century ghost stories /

by Haining, Peter.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc., 1998Description: xii, 482 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 0786705833 :.Title notes: c.1 $10.95 prolam 5-99$11.95 prolam 11/2/2000$11.95 prolam 11/2/2000Other title: Mammoth book of twentieth century ghost stories; Mammoth book of 20th century ghost stories; 20th century ghost stories.Subject(s): Ghost stories, English | Ghost stories, American
Contents:
One: The golden era. The third person / Henry James -- The presence by the fire / H.G. Wells -- How it happened / Sir Arthur Conan Doyle -- A ghostly duel / Jack London -- The hand / Theodore Dreiser -- The Ghost of Down Hill / Edgar Wallace -- Honeysuckle Cottage / P. G. Wodehouse -- The old dark house / J.B. Priestley -- Sophy Mason comes back / E. M. Delafield -- In a glass darkly / Agatha Christie ; Two: The phantom army. The bowmen / Arthur Machen -- The other side of the medal / Stella Gibbons -- Three lines of old French / A. Merritt -- The Lusitania waits / Alfred Noyes -- Vengeance is mine / Algernon Blackwood -- We are the dead / Henry Kuttner -- The escort / Daphne du Maurier -- The elf in Algiers / John Steinbeck -- The mirror in room 22 / James Hadley Chase -- Is there a life beyond the gravy? / Stevie Smith ; Three: The modern tradition. Sloane Square / Pamela Hansford Johnson -- The leaf-sweeper / Muriel Spark -- At the Chalet Lartrec / Winston Graham -- The love of a good woman / William Trevor -- The haunting of Shawley Rectory / Ruth Rendell -- Voices in the coalbin / Mary Higgins Clark -- A good sound marriage / Fay Weldon -- A self-possessed woman / Julian Barnes -- A programmed Christmas carol / John Mortimer -- A figment in time / Peter Haining.
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Adult Collection Adult Short Stories SS MAM 1998 Available 39270002069411

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Some of this century's greatest writers turn their hand to storytelling at its most chilling. In the hundred years since Henry James's The Turn of the Screw, the literary ghost story has attracted many distinguished writers of fiction, & this outstanding collection represents thirty of the best, with authors as varied as Jack London, Agatha Christie, Daphne du Maruier, P. G. Wodehouse, John Steinbeck, Muriel Spark, Henry James, Fay Weldon, John Mortimer, Ruth Rendell, Mary Higgins Clark, & William Trevor, among many others.

First published in the UK by Robinson Publishing, 1998.

One: The golden era. The third person / Henry James -- The presence by the fire / H.G. Wells -- How it happened / Sir Arthur Conan Doyle -- A ghostly duel / Jack London -- The hand / Theodore Dreiser -- The Ghost of Down Hill / Edgar Wallace -- Honeysuckle Cottage / P. G. Wodehouse -- The old dark house / J.B. Priestley -- Sophy Mason comes back / E. M. Delafield -- In a glass darkly / Agatha Christie ; Two: The phantom army. The bowmen / Arthur Machen -- The other side of the medal / Stella Gibbons -- Three lines of old French / A. Merritt -- The Lusitania waits / Alfred Noyes -- Vengeance is mine / Algernon Blackwood -- We are the dead / Henry Kuttner -- The escort / Daphne du Maurier -- The elf in Algiers / John Steinbeck -- The mirror in room 22 / James Hadley Chase -- Is there a life beyond the gravy? / Stevie Smith ; Three: The modern tradition. Sloane Square / Pamela Hansford Johnson -- The leaf-sweeper / Muriel Spark -- At the Chalet Lartrec / Winston Graham -- The love of a good woman / William Trevor -- The haunting of Shawley Rectory / Ruth Rendell -- Voices in the coalbin / Mary Higgins Clark -- A good sound marriage / Fay Weldon -- A self-possessed woman / Julian Barnes -- A programmed Christmas carol / John Mortimer -- A figment in time / Peter Haining.

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