THE FIRESIDE BOOK OF GHOST STORIES by Edward- Ed. Wagenknecht

THE FIRESIDE BOOK OF GHOST STORIES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A rich lode of supernatural tales, stemming from a firm standard of selection and carefully critical inclusions,- a worthy company of authors, well and lesser known, maintaining the excellence of the material and portraying the world of psychic wonders, malevolent and otherwise. Wharton, de la Mare, Glasgow, James, Bowen, Shearing, Benson, Ann Bridge, Bolitho, Mary Johnston, Le Fanu, Wilkie Collins, Derleth and others spin their variations on hauntings, revenants, dreams, convincingly effective events and places. A handful of classic source tales, the Bible, Pliny, Lucian, Chaucer, etc., and the whole embodying a superior taste in collecting. No intense chills, but rather wonder tales of worlds beyond.

Pub Date: March 31st, 1947
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill