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Great Ghost Stories - Exploring the Haunting Beauty of Literary Ghost Stories - cover

Great Ghost Stories - Exploring the Haunting Beauty of Literary Ghost Stories

Théophile Gautier, Thomas Hardy, Montague Rhodes James, Margaret Oliphant, A. T. Quiller-Couch, Amelia B. Edwards, Fitz-James O'Brien, Emile Erckmann, Alexandre Chatrian, Fiona Macleod, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, James H. Hyslop, Ernest Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, H. B. Marryatt

Publisher: Good Press

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Great Ghost Stories is a seminal anthology that showcases the remarkable diversity and literary genius inherent in the supernatural fiction genre. This collection unites a spectrum of literary styles, from the atmospheric and unsettling to the intricately plotted and psychologically intense. The anthology presents an impressive breadth of nineteenth and early twentieth-century tales, with each story exemplifying the unique engagement of its author with the theme of the supernatural. The range of narratives, from eerie hauntings to sinister spectral presences, not only highlights the versatility of the ghost story but also its enduring appeal across literary periods. The inclusion of works by historically significant authors enriches the collection, making it a valuable resource for both enthusiasts and scholars of supernatural fiction. The backgrounds of the contributing authors, including luminaries like Théophile Gautier, Thomas Hardy, and E.T.A. Hoffmann, among others, span a rich tapestry of cultural and literary movements. This diversity offers readers a comprehensive insight into the evolution of the ghost story, reflecting the various cultural anxieties and existential questions of their times. Their collective contributions underscore the ghost storys adaptability, seamlessly weaving societal commentary with thrilling narratives. Such a compilation benefits not just from the individual merits of each story, but from the dialogue it creates between the distinct voices of its authors, each contributing their unique take on the spectral and the uncanny. Great Ghost Stories is an indispensable addition to the library of anyone with an interest in supernatural literature. It offers a unique opportunity to explore the myriad forms and themes of the ghost story, providing educational value alongside literary enjoyment. Readers are encouraged to delve into this collection, not only for the sheer pleasure of the tales themselves but for the broader understanding of the cultural and historical contexts that shaped these narratives. This anthology is an invitation to witness the ghost story's evolution and to appreciate its place in literary history.
Available since: 09/18/2023.
Print length: 233 pages.

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