Famous Modern Ghost Stories

by Dorothy Scarborough (Editor)
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Classic ghost stories of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Machen, and others.

In 1920, acclaimed author and editor Dorothy Scarborough collected what she believed to be the finest ghost stories of her time. Her quintessential anthology Famous Modern Ghost Stories includes entries from such pioneering horror writers as Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood, Guy de Maupassant, and Myla Jo Closser.

As Scarborough says in her introduction to this volume: “Ghosts are the true immortals, and the dead grow more alive all the time.” The deceased and their mysterious spirits prove to be a source of endless fascination in the stories collected here, including Leonid Andreyev’s biblical speculation Lazarus; Fitz-James O’Brien’s gothic evocation of a New York City boarding house, What Was It?; Mary. E. Wilkins Freeman’s haunting narrative of three sisters, The Shadows on the Wall; and others.

Book details

Algernon Blackwood (Collaborator), Mary E. Wilkins Freeman (Collaborator), Robert W. Chambers (Collaborator), Leonid Andreyev (Collaborator), W. F. Harvey (Collaborator), Anatole France (Collaborator), Fitz-James O'Brien (Collaborator), Ambrose Bierce (Collaborator), Olivia Howard Dunbar (Collaborator), Wilbur Daniel Steele (Collaborator), Myla Jo Closser (Collaborator), Edgar Allan Poe (Collaborator), Richard Le Gallienne (Collaborator), Arthur Machen (Collaborator), Guy de Maupassant (Collaborator)
Publication date
January 05, 2021
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