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Goosebumps for Christmas: 30+ Supernatural Thrillers & Ghost Stories - Eerie Encounters: A Wintry Tapestry of Ghostly Thrills for Christmas - cover

Goosebumps for Christmas: 30+ Supernatural Thrillers & Ghost Stories - Eerie Encounters: A Wintry Tapestry of Ghostly Thrills for Christmas

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: Good Press

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Goosebumps for Christmas: 30+ Supernatural Thrillers & Ghost Stories offers a wintry tapestry of eerie tales and spectral encounters, perfectly suited for the long, dark nights of the holiday season. This anthology features a remarkable range of literary styles, from the psychological horror of Jamesian ghost stories to the gothic whimsies of Victorian thrillers. It serves not only as a celebration of the ghost story tradition during the time of year most resonant with tales of the supernatural but also as a significant scholarly compilation that showcases the diverse methodologies these authors employed to explore themes of the uncanny, the unseen, and the unresolved. The inclusion of standout pieces enriches the literary context of the collection, highlighting the evolution of the ghost story from mere entertainment to a reflection on the human condition. The contributing authors and editors of Goosebumps for Christmas are titans of literature, each bringing their own unique contributions to the anthologys overarching theme of supernatural horror and spectral delights. Spanning a crucial period in literary history, these authors hail from the 19th to early 20th centuries, a time rife with fascination for the Gothic, the mysterious, and the psychological depths of the human mind. Their works resonate with historical, cultural, and literary movements of their times, creating a mosaic of perspectives that enrich the anthology. This collection not only aligns with but also vividly illustrates the evolution of the supernatural in literature, offering readers a glimpse into the ways in which these themes have been explored across different cultural and historical contexts. Goosebumps for Christmas is an indispensable collection for those who revel in the chills and thrills that only supernatural stories can invoke. It provides a unique opportunity to explore a rich landscape of ghostly narratives and thrilling adventures through the eyes of some of the most influential authors in the genre. This anthology is not just a gathering of stories but a dialogue between them, offering educational value through its exploration of literary styles, historical contexts, and the psychological depth of its tales. Readers are encouraged to delve into this collection for an unparalleled journey into the heart of darkness and light, where the legacy of the ghost story is celebrated and its future is imagined.
Available since: 01/17/2024.
Print length: 1015 pages.

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