Ghost Story

Author: Jim Butcher

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101476178

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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Chicago wizard Harry Dresden gets a taste of the dead life in this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series. In his life, Harry’s been shot, stabbed, sliced, beaten, burned, crushed, and tortured. And after someone puts a bullet through his chest and leaves him to die in the waters of Lake Michigan, things really start going downhill. Trapped between life and death, he learns that his friends are in serious trouble. Only by finding his murderer can he save his friends and move on—a feat which would be a lot easier if he had a body and access to his powers. Worse still are the malevolent shadows that roam Chicago, controlled by a dark entity that wants Harry to suffer even in death. Now, the late Harry Dresden will have to pull off the ultimate trick without using any magic—or face an eternity as just another lost soul...

Humorous Ghost Stories

Ghost Story Collections

Author: Dorothy Scarborough

Publisher: 谷月社

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

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The good ship sped on her way across the calm Atlantic. It was an outward passage, according to the little charts which the company had charily distributed, but most of the passengers were homeward bound, after a summer of rest and recreation, and they were counting the days before they might hope to see Fire Island Light. On the lee side of the boat, comfortably sheltered from the wind, and just by the door of the captain's room (which was theirs during the day), sat a little group of returning Americans. The Duchess (she was down on the purser's list as Mrs. Martin, but her friends and familiars called her the Duchess of Washington Square) and Baby Van Rensselaer (she was quite old enough to vote, had her sex been entitled to that duty, but as the younger of two sisters she was still the baby of the family)—the Duchess and Baby Van Rensselaer were discussing the pleasant English voice and the not unpleasant English accent of a manly young lordling who was going to America for sport. Uncle Larry and Dear Jones were enticing each other into a bet on the ship's run of the morrow. “I'll give you two to one she don't make 420,” said Dear Jones. “I'll take it,” answered Uncle Larry. “We made 427 the fifth day last year.” It was Uncle Larry's seventeenth visit to Europe, and this was therefore his thirty-fourth voyage. “And when did you get in?” asked Baby Van Rensselaer. “I don't care a bit about the run, so long as we get in soon.” “We crossed the bar Sunday night, just seven days after we left Queenstown, and we dropped anchor off Quarantine at three o'clock on Monday morning.” “I hope we sha'n't do that this time. I can't seem to sleep any when the boat stops.” “I can, but I didn't,” continued Uncle Larry, “because my stateroom was the most for'ard in the boat, and the donkey-engine that let down the anchor was right over my head.” “So you got up and saw the sun rise over the bay,” said Dear Jones, “with the electric lights of the city twinkling in the distance, and the first faint flush of the dawn in the east just over Fort Lafayette, and the rosy tinge which spread softly upward, and——”...

Haunted House A True Ghost Story EasyRea

Author: Walter Hubbell

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1425005829

Category: Fiction

Page: 72

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It is one of the best spooky stories, definitely spine-chilling. Mysterious and vivacious action in the story mesmerizes the reader. The horrifying effect is created as the arcane setting of fires, shaking of the house, loud and incessant noises, distinct knocking as sledge-hammers on the walls and the furniture moves in day-light without any visible cause. Interesting and fear-provoking!

The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439188521

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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One might not expect a woman of Edith Wharton's literary stature to be a believer of ghost stories, much less be frightened by them, but as she admits in her postscript to this spine-tingling collection, "...till I was twenty-seven or -eight, I could not sleep in the room with a book containing a ghost story." Once her fear was overcome, however, she took to writing tales of the supernatural for publication in the magazines of the day. These eleven finely wrought pieces showcase her mastery of the traditional New England ghost story and her fascination with spirits, hauntings, and other supernatural phenomena. Called "flawlessly eerie" by Ms. magazine, this collection includes "Pomegranate Seed," "The Eyes," "All Souls'," "The Looking Glass," and "The Triumph of Night."

Classic Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Stories

Author: Rex Collings

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840220667

Category: Fiction

Page: 289

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This is a book to be read by a blazing fire on a winter's night, with the curtains drawn close and the doors securely locked. The unquiet souls of the dead, both as fictional creations and as 'real' apparitions, roam the pages of this haunting selection of ghost stories by Rex Collings. Some of these stories are classics while others are lesser-known gems unearthed from this vintage era of tales of the supernatural. There are stories from distant lands - 'Fisher's Ghost' by John Lang is set in Australia and 'A Ghostly Manifestation' by 'A Clergyman' is set in Calcutta. In this selection, Sir Walter Scott (a Victorian in spirit if not in fact), keeps company with Edgar Allen Poe, Sheridan Le Fanu and other illustrious masters of the genre.

Trucker Ghost Stories

And Other True Tales of Haunted Highways, Weird Encounters, and Legends of the Road

Author: Annie Wilder

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429924586

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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In a uniquely entertaining book by a rising star, here are uncanny true tales of haunted highways, weird encounters, and legends of the road. It may have happened to you; it's happened to almost everyone who's ever driven down a highway at night, or in the fog, or snow. Something suddenly appears: a flash of movement, a shadow...what was it? It could be, as the true stories in this book attest, a ghost. These are true stories from the highways and byways of America. These firsthand accounts are as varied as the storytellers themselves—some are detailed and filled with the terror and suspense that made people feel they had to share what happened to them with others; others are brief and straightforward retellings of truly chilling events. Here is a chupacabra attack on the desert highway between L.A. and Las Vegas; ghost trains and soldiers; UFOs; the prom girl ghost of Alabama; a demon in Texas, and other accounts of the creepy, scary things that truckers and other drivers and passengers told to editor Annie Wilder. With so many different stories, Trucker Ghost Stories moves beyond the usual haunted house to offer stories to entice any ghost story reader...and anyone who's ever wondered.... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Ghost Stories From The North Of England

Author: George White

Publisher: X

ISBN: N.A

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 366

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Well-known to those who devour ghost stories, the North of England has a rich tapestry of tales relating to the paranormal and many are well known; Lady Gerrard of Darlington, the Screaming Skull of Burton Agnes Hall and so on. But some are not so well known and have languished in obscurity for decades. Now rescued from oblivion, these stories are a compilation of tales from long neglected volumes dating back to the 1970s and 1980s describing some of the region's rarer and unknown cases. Many will startle. Many will alarm. All with thrill...

Atonement - After Earth: Ghost Stories (Short Story)

Author: Michael Jan Friedman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448175372

Category: Fiction

Page: 30

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On a distant planet called Nova Prime, the United Ranger Corps defends the galaxy’s remaining humans from an alien race known as the Skrel and their genetically engineered predators, the Ursa. For one would-be Ranger, the battle between life and death is a welcome respite from a criminal past. “Ghost Stories: Atonement” is the last of six eBook short stories that lead up to the events of After Earth, the epic science fiction adventure film directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starring Jaden Smith and Will Smith. Cade Bellamy is the only Ranger recruit with a criminal record. After fighting the Ursa that interrupted his arrest, Cade receives a reprieve from Prime Commander Cypher Raige, with one stipulation: Cade must stop serving himself, and preserve humanity—as a Ranger. Soon, Cade is a cadet, breezing through physical challenges but brushing off the teamwork being a Ranger demands. Cade trusts no one, perhaps not even himself, and can’t help but question if the path he has chosen is the right one—unaware that the answer he seeks is an arm’s length away . . . in the form of an Ursa.

Benedict Arnold: Legacy Lost (A Ghost's Story)

Author: Will Maartin

Publisher: Legacy Lost Publishing

ISBN: 0983930740

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Benedict Arnoldfew names in American history are as infamous. And for more than two centuries, readers of American history have asked: "Why did Benedict Arnold betray his country?" Although branded as this nation's most villainous traitor from the very beginning, those who knew him then, and readers of history ever since, have wondered if Arnold had some other motive. Benedict Arnold Legacy Lost (A Ghost's Story), presents that motive and answers the question: why?

Medieval Ghost Stories

An Anthology of Miracles, Marvels and Prodigies

Author: Andrew Joynes

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1843832690

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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Seventy-seven tales of the supernatural, intended to frighten and excite and bring to heel their medieval audience, gathered from medieval chronicles, sagas, heroic poetry and romances.

Stop What You’re Doing and Read...After Dark: Ghost Stories & Dracula

Author: Bram Stoker,M. R. James

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448130638

Category: Fiction

Page: 50

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To mark the publication of Stop What You're Doing and Read This!, a collection of essays celebrating reading, Vintage Classics are releasing 12 limited edition themed ebook 'bundles', to tempt readers to discover and rediscover great books. M.R. JAMES' GHOST STORIES SELECTED AND INTRODUCED BY RUTH RENDELL M. R. James wrote his ghost stories to entertain friends on Christmas Eve, and they went on to both transform and modernise a genre. James harnesses the power of suggestion to move from a recognisable world to one that is indefinably strange, and then unforgettably terrifying. Sheets, pictures, carvings, a dolls house, a lonely beach, a branch tapping on a window - ordinary things take on more than a tinge of dread in the hands of the original master of suspense. DRACULA 'The door is shut, and the chains rattle; there is a grinding of the key in the lock; I hear the creaking of lock and bolt...I shall not remain alone with them. I may find a way from this dreadful place, away from this cursed spot, from this cursed land, where the devil and his children still walk with earthly feet!' Young lawyer Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania on business for a mysterious Count. Months later in England, beautiful Lucy Westenra falls ill and dies, inexplicably, as if from a severe loss of blood. Lucy's friends, including Jonathan's fiancée Mina and the intrepid doctor Van Helsing, must begin a desperate battle against a powerful, ancient evil, in Bram Stoker's definitive gothic tale.

Ghost Stories

Author: Henry James,Martin Scofield

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840220704

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

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Henry James was arguably the greatest practitioner of what has been called the psychological ghost story. This edition includes all ten of his tales in this genre.

FAMOUS MODERN GHOST STORIES

Author: ed. Dorothy Scarborogh

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1409265250

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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Fifteen ghost stories from writers like Edgar Allan Poe, Guy de Maupassant, Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood and many others.

Story

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Short stories

Page: N.A

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Collected Ghost Stories

Author: M. R. James

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191620447

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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'I was conscious of a most horrible smell of mould, 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 night-time 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's 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's writings on the ghost story. Darryl Jones's introduction and notes provide a fascinating insight into James's background and his mastery of the genre he made his own. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Ghost Stories of Henry James

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840224221

Category: Ghost stories

Page: 448

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Melville's short stories are masterpieces. The best are to be appreciated on more than one level and those presented here are rich with symbolism and spiritual depth. Set in 1797, Billy Budd, Foretopman exploits the tension of this period during the war between England and France to create a tale of satanic treachery, tragedy and great pathos that explores human relationships and the inherently ambiguous nature of man-made justice. Tales such as Bartleby, Benito Cereno, The Lightning Rod Man, The Tartarus of Maids or I and My Chimney, show the timeless poetic power of Melville's writing as he consciously uses the disguise of allegory in various ways and to various ends.

Ghost Stories of Saskatchewan 3

Author: Jo-Anne Christensen

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1770704140

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 232

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Saskatchewan and ghost stories. They go together like a grinning scarecrow in a whisper-dry October field. In 1995, Dundurn successfully published and reprinted numerous times the original Ghost Stories of Saskatchewan. Since that time, an eerie wealth of supernatural accounts have surfaced in this seemingly quiet prairie province. In this third collection, a quiet cemetery apperas to be a portal between the worlds of the living and the dead, a Victorian mansion-turned-restaurant in Moose Jaw remains occupied by the spectral image of the original lady of the house, and a weary traveller near Flaxcombe stops for coffee in a diner that burned to the ground a decade earlier. There are historical tales and personal accounts, legends and lore. And there is much to keep the dedicated ghost fan awake late into the night. Here the reader will find triple the history, mystery, and chills from one of Canada’s established authors int he paranormal genre.

The Fifth Ghost Story MEGAPACK ®

25 Classic Haunts

Author: Mary Elizabeth Braddon,Lafcadio Hearn,A.T. Quiller-Couch,F. Marion Crawford

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1479404802

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

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The Fifth Ghost Story MEGAPACKTM presents a great collection of 25 more classic ghost stories from 19th and 20th century masters (plus a new introduction by editor Shawn M. Garrett). Included are: A TALE OF A GAS-LIT GHOST, by Anonymous DOG OR DEMON? by Theo Gift THE STORY OF MEDHANS LEA, by E. Heron & H. Heron HOW FEAR DEPARTED FROM THE LONG GALLERY, by E. F. Benson ON THE BRIGHTON ROAD, by Richard Middleton THE NEW PASS, by Amelia B. Edwards THE VIOLET CAR, by E. Nesbit KENTUCKY'S GHOST, by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward THE SHIP THAT SAW A GHOST, by Frank Norris CHRISTMAS EVE ON A HAUNTED HULK, by Frank Cowper YUKI-ONNA, by Lafcadio Hearn THE ADVENTURE OF THE GERMAN STUDENT, by Washington Irving FULLCIRCLE, by John Buchan THE GHOST IN THE CAP’N BROWN HOUSE, by Harriet Beecher Stowe THE STRANGER, by Ambrose Bierce THE SOUTHWEST CHAMBER, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman THE READJUSTMENT, by Mary Austin EVELINE’S VISITANT, by Mary Elizabeth Braddon SIR EDMUND ORME, by Henry James THE HAUNTED DRAGOON, by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch THE PICTURE ON THE WALL, by Katharine Tynan THE BANSHEE'S WARNING, by Charlotte Riddell THE SERPENT'S HEAD, by Lady Dilke THE DEAD MAN OF VARLEY GRANGE, by Anonymous THE SCREAMING SKULL, by F. Marion Crawford If you enjoy this book, search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see the more than 180 other entries in the series, covering science fiction, modern authors, mysteries, westerns, classics, adventure stories, and much, much more!

Ghost Stories

John, Are You Down There?

Author: Searra Sawka

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475942118

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 72

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Around the age of 12, I was inspired to write about strange and scary things because of the events that took place in my grandparents house. There are many stories that go along with that house and one ghost along with it. His name is John, and he is the ghost that lurks in my grandparents house to this very day. Many of the ghostly experiences that I personally witnessed in my grandparents house tie in with my stories; also a lot of the characters are based on my family members and friends that were there with me through these scary times. Just remember, every little creek, knock, or shadow might not just be your imagination. If you dare to enter this book, be ready to experience the chilling sensation down your spine, the feeling of nowhere to turn, and the presence of the unknown surrounding you.