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Christmas After Dark - 36 Holiday Ghost Stories & Supernatural Thrillers - cover

Christmas After Dark - 36 Holiday Ghost Stories & Supernatural Thrillers

Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, George MacDonald, Saki Saki, Robert Louis Stevenson, Grant Allen, John Kendrick Bangs, Bithia Mary Croker, Florence Marryat, J.M. Barrie, E.F. Benson, Jerome K. Jerome, M. R. James, Algernon Blackwood, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Arthur Conan Doyle, Sabine Baring-Gould, Frank R. Stockton, Fergus Hume, James Bowker, Thomas Hardy, Catherine Crowe, Katherine Rickford, William Douglas O'Connor, Leonard Kip, Catherine L. Pirkis, Lucie E. Jackson, Louisa M. Alcott, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Publisher: DigiCat

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Summary

'Christmas After Dark - 36 Holiday Ghost Stories & Supernatural Thrillers' offers a riveting exploration into the eerie and spectral facets of the Christmas season, presenting an anthology that spans a vast array of literary styles and eras. From the gothic to the bizarre, this collection showcases the remarkable diversity and significance of ghostly narratives that have been intertwined with Christmas traditions, inserting a chilling contrast to the season's warmth and joy. Standout pieces convey a deep psychological depth, deft use of suspense, and a keen reflection on the human condition, making this collection an extraordinary compendium of the supernatural tradition in literature. The authors contributing to this anthology, including luminaries like Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle, and lesser-known yet influential figures like Florence Marryat and Catherine Crowe, bring a rich tapestry of backgrounds, enriching the collection's theme with their unique cultural and historical positions. Their collective efforts highlight the profound impact of the Victorian fascination with the supernatural and its lasting influence on subsequent literary movements. The inclusion of varying perspectives and narrative techniques serves to illuminate the multifaceted relationship between the Yuletide season and the supernatural, offering a comprehensive view of the evolution of ghost stories in English literature. This anthology is recommended for readers looking to delve into the darker, more mysterious aspects of the holiday season, presenting a unique opportunity to engage with a multiplicity of voices and themes. 'Christmas After Dark' promises an enriching exploration of the intersections between holiday cheer and ghostly dread, making it a perfect selection for those interested in the educational value of literary history, the breadth of insights into human nature, and the evocative dialogue fostered between these captivating stories. The collection stands as a testament to the enduring allure of the Christmas ghost story, inviting readers to partake in a literary tradition that both haunts and fascinates.
Available since: 12/13/2023.
Print length: 1015 pages.

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