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ISBN: 0192840851
Author: R. A. Gilbert,Michael Cox
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press; New Ed edition (June 13, 2002)
Pages: 528
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 593
Size Fb2: 1888 kb
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Series: Oxford Books of Prose & Verse. 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.

I can honestly say that I didn't regret reading one of these stories in this book. I actually read it in a very short amount of time, which is impressive for an anthology that is sizable

Oct 31, 2017 Annelies rated it it was amazing. Beautiful collection. I can honestly say that I didn't regret reading one of these stories in this book. I actually read it in a very short amount of time, which is impressive for an anthology that is sizable. There is just something about the English setting for a ghost story that resonates with me. I also believe that the menace of what is unseen is much more impressive when the narrator of the story is a dignified sort not given to believe in such things. The English really do excel at writing ghost stories.

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.

Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana. Uploaded by SeanFagan on February 7, 2011. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014). The thrill and chill of the ghost story is displayed in all its variety and vitality through this marvellous anthology. Gilbert

Michael Cox, R.

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.

If he be advised by me he will stick to his ordinary work in his employers' office, and leave ghost-hunting and spirit-laying alone. implying a secret understanding, might have influenced my uncle could I have stooped to deceive my uncle. I can't stick to my work there any longer,' I said. What had you been doing, Phil?' asked my uncle. I wanted ten pounds to go and lay the ghost!'.

R. Gilbert is a well-known antiquarian bookseller and world authority on the historiography of esoteric thought in general and on the occult movements of the nineteenth century in particular.

This is a marvelous little collection of proper English ghost stories to keep handy. Besides stories by the familiar - Sir Walter Scott, Bram Stoker, Henry James, . Pritchett - there are also quite a few unfamiliar, yet deliciously English names. The names Oliver Onions, Barry Pain, and Simon Raven speak to a profession of ghost story writer chosen at birth. kvanuska, November 19, 2008.

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. Responding to people's overwhelming attraction to anything frightening, this marvelous anthology of some of the very best English ghost stories combines a serious literary purpose with the simple intention of arousing a pleasurable fear of the doings of the dead. 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 anthology includes stories by Walter Scott, M. R. James, Bram Stoker, Rudyard Kipling, Edith Wharton, Somerset Maugham, T. H. White, and many others. Stressing the important contribution women writers have made to the genre, the collection also offers eight stories by women, ranging from Amelia Edward's "The Phantom Ghost" (1864) to Elizabeth Bowen's "Hand in Glove" (1952).

Comments:

Gom
_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.
Darksinger
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.
Dobpota
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!
Thordibandis
Excellent book which arrived in better than expected condition.
Rose Of Winds
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.
Armin
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.
Dainris
Excellent book of ghost stories
Fun collection of stories.

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