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by R. A. Gilbert,Michael Cox

eBook The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories download ISBN: 0192141635
Author: R. A. Gilbert,Michael Cox
Publisher: Oxford University Press (May 7, 1987)
Language: English
Pages: 504
ePub: 1815 kb
Fb2: 1417 kb
Rating: 4.1
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

If, like me, you love a good book of ghost stories but seem to find the same dozen or so stories in every anthology . This book contains a lot of good old English Ghost stories.

If, like me, you love a good book of ghost stories but seem to find the same dozen or so stories in every anthology on the market, you will be pleasantly surprised by the breadth of stories that Cox has chosen to include. Cox's introduction lends a scholarly air to the volume and prefaces the collection well.

The English really do excel at writing ghost stories. I can honestly say that I didn't regret reading one of these stories in this book. Gilbert, is a great way to begin your library of supernatural fiction

The English really do excel at writing ghost stories. I actually read it in a very short amount of time, which is impressive for an anthology that is sizable. Gilbert, is a great way to begin your library of supernatural fiction. Even the connoisseur will find some rare gems. From the first of the chronologically arranged stories, "The Tapestry Room" by Sir Walter Scott, you'll be intrigued by the incredible variety.

Start by marking The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost Stories as Want to Read .

Start by marking The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost Stories as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. 28. Jerry Bundler - W. W. Jacobs - Travelers swapping ghost stories in an inn leads to imposture and inadvertent murder. 29. An Eddy on the Floor - Bernard Capes - A prison warden is haunted by a man he unlawfully imprisoned and starved in vengeance for an insult to his literary ambitions.

Michael Cox, R. A. Gilbert

Michael Cox, R. Gilbert. As the first volume to present the full range and vitality of the ghost fiction tradition, this selection of forty-two stories, written between 1829 and 1968, demonstrates the tradition's historical development, as well as its major themes and characteristics. Though the genre reached its peak in the nineteenth century, it enjoyed a second flowering between the two World Wars and even now still attracts dedicated practitioners and readers. The thrill and chill of the ghost story is displayed in all its variety and vitality through this marvellous anthology.

Michael Cox and R. Oxford Books of Prose & Verse. New contemporary look for a bestselling collection of ghost stories. An enjoyable and wide-ranging anthology including some of the most frightening ghost stories ever written

Michael Cox and R. An enjoyable and wide-ranging anthology including some of the most frightening ghost stories ever written. Writers included: M. R. James, T. H. White, Elizabeth Bowen, Sir Walter Scott, H. G. Wells, J. S. Le Fanu, Vernon Lee, and W. Maugham. The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories. Michael Cox and R.

Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press. Includes bibliographical references (p. 500-504). inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana. It combines a serious literary purpose with the intention of arousing fear at the doings of the dead and the important contribution of women writers is indicated by the eight stories included, from Amelia Edward's "The Phantom Ghost" to Elizabeth Bowen's "Hand in Glove".

Michael Cox was born on 25 October 1948 to parents who worked in the footwear industry. The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories (with R. Gilbert), 1986. Casting the Runes and Other Ghost Stories (by . Michael Cox attended Wellingborough Grammar School (now known as Wrenn School), later graduating from St. Catharine's College, Cambridge in 1971. He studied English and had intended to be an academic, but he instead signed a contract with the record-publishing group EMI, making two albums and several singles early in the decade under the pseudonym Matthew Ellis on the Regal Zonophone label.

With their evocative settings amid mists and shadows, in ruinous houses, on lonely roads and wild moorlands, in abandoned churches and over-grown gardens, ghost stories have long exercised a universal fascination. Here at last is an anthology of some of the very best English ghost stories which combines a serious literary purpose with the plain intention of arousing a pleasurable fear at the doings of the dead. This selection of forty-two stories, written between 1829 and 1968, is the first to present the full range and vitality of the ghost fiction tradition by demonstrating its historical development as well as its major themes and characteristics. It includes stories by Walter Scott, M. R. James, Bram Stoker, Rudyard Kipling, Edith Wharton, Somerset Maugham and T. H. White. Elizabeth Bowen suggested that the ghost story works "through a series of happenings whose horror lies in their being just, just, out of time", and the success of a story may be judged by what Edith Wharton called its "thermometrical quality; if it sends a cold shiver down the spine, it has done its job and done it well". The challenge of this most demanding form has been taken up by a host of writers, both 'specialists' like J. S. Le Fanu and Algernon Blackwood, and those, such as Henry James and H. G. Wells, for whom ghost stories were only a part of their literary output. Nor does this collection overlook the important contribution of women writers, with eight stories included from Amelia Edward's The Phantom Ghost (1864) to Elizabeth Bowen's Hand in Glove (1952).
Comments: (7)
Ylal
_The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories_ includes a few old favorites but--more importantly, I believe--also includes quite a few tales that are less frequently anthologized. If, like me, you love a good book of ghost stories but seem to find the same dozen or so stories in every anthology on the market, you will be pleasantly surprised by the breadth of stories that Cox has chosen to include.

Cox's introduction lends a scholarly air to the volume and prefaces the collection well. However, a brief commentary (say, a paragraph or two) at the beginning or end of each story would have been nice. Also, the paperback cover is not the sturdiest, but light enough to carry (and, I'll admit, to read in the bathtub, a difficult task with a larger, heavier hardback volume of this size).

All in all, an excellent collection! I highly recommend it.
Winn
I liked this collection, but I have been reading and collecting Victorian ghost stories for so long, most of these were repeats for me. But they're still charming, even after the 5th or 6th read, and I enjoyed them all.
playboy
Received promptly and in good condition. And the stories included are masterpieces. Love ghost stories set in "jolly old" and, while I'd read many of these, there were a few new to me. All great fun!
Enila
Excellent book which arrived in better than expected condition.
Xanzay
This book contains a lot of good old English Ghost stories. I really enjoyed reading them, and I can also improve my English language skill as well.
Hanelynai
A fantastic set of ghost stories. I could not ask for anything more. I mean lets face it, is there anything better than ghost stories? When I'm in the mood I love flipping through the pages.
Gavirim
Excellent book of ghost stories
Fun collection of stories.