100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories

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  • Copyright: 2003-10-01
  • Publisher: Sterling
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Be afraid, be very afraid:reallyscary things can come in small packages, and these 100 frightening little tales offer big chills and thrills. They represent more than 150 year's worth of writing, and include the greats: H.P. Lovecraft ("The Terrible Old Man"), Ambrose Bierce ("The Stranger"), Lafcadio Hearn ("A Dead Secret"), Oscar Wilde ("The Sphinx Without a Secret"), and J. Sheridan Le Fanu ("The Ghost and the Bone-Setter"). Best of all, a variety of human emotions and behavior come to the fore, from avarice (August Derleth's "Pacific 421") to revenge (Thorp McCluskey's "Black Gold"), from jealousy (Steve Rasnic Tem's "Daddy") to honor (Edith Nesbit's "John Charrington's Wedding") to love (Darrell Schwietzer's "Clocks"). Using a minimum of elements, each ghost story in this collection will entertain, captivate, and evoke a powerful response in readers. So be warned: you might not want to read these while you're all alone in the house...

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xiii
Across the Moorsp. 1
Attorney for the Damnedp. 5
Awayp. 13
Behind the Screenp. 16
Black Goldp. 24
Bone to His Bonep. 29
The Burned Housep. 36
Clocksp. 43
The Closed Doorp. 46
The Coatp. 53
The Cold Embracep. 59
Coming Homep. 67
Concert to Deathp. 75
The Considerate Hostsp. 82
Daddyp. 92
Dark Mummeryp. 95
Date in the City Roomp. 103
A Dead Secretp. 107
The Doorp. 109
Drowned Argosiesp. 113
Dustp. 117
Edge of the Cliffp. 121
Facesp. 124
Fancy Thatp. 131
Father Macclesfield's Talep. 135
The Furnished Roomp. 141
The Garret of Madame Lemoynep. 147
The Ghost and the Bone-Setterp. 153
A Ghost-Childp. 161
The Ghost Farmp. 167
Ghost Storyp. 170
The Ghosts at Haddon-le-Greenp. 174
Ghosts of the Airp. 176
Gibbler's Ghostp. 182
A Grammatical Ghostp. 186
The Grey Roomp. 191
Guardedp. 198
Harmless Ghostsp. 203
The Haunted Burglarp. 209
He Walked by Dayp. 213
Her New Parentsp. 219
Highwaymenp. 225
The Honor of Don Pedrop. 229
The House of Shadowsp. 236
How He Left the Hotelp. 243
Jerry Bundlerp. 247
John Charrington's Weddingp. 254
Kharu Knows Allp. 260
The Last of Squire Ennismorep. 266
The Light Was Greenp. 272
McGill's Appointmentp. 279
The Man on B-17p. 281
Mandolinp. 286
The Metronomep. 289
Miss Pruep. 295
Monsieur De Guisep. 298
Mordecai's Pipep. 303
The Murderer's Violinp. 305
The Night Callerp. 311
The Night Wirep. 315
O Come Little Children ...p. 321
On the Brighton Roadp. 330
Our Late Visitorp. 333
Out of Copyrightp. 337
Pacific 421p. 344
The Pedicabp. 352
The Phantom Expressp. 358
The Piper from Bhutanp. 360
Ratsp. 366
The Readjustmentp. 371
Rebels' Restp. 377
Relationshipsp. 384
Rendezvousp. 390
The Returnp. 397
The Returnp. 402
Rose Rosep. 406
Safety Zonep. 412
Shadows Cast Behindp. 418
Shadows in the Grassp. 426
The Sixth Treep. 430
The Soul of Laploshkap. 434
The Sphinx Without a Secretp. 438
The Splendid Liep. 442
A Sprig of Rosemaryp. 445
The Stone Coffinp. 452
A Strange Goldfieldp. 458
The Strangerp. 464
Summerlandp. 468
The Terrible Old Manp. 472
The Terror by Nightp. 475
The Theater Upstairsp. 481
Thirteen Phantasmsp. 487
Three Gentlemen in Blackp. 490
The Tree-Man Ghostp. 498
The True History of Anthony Ffryarp. 502
Twop. 508
Under the Eavesp. 516
A Visitor from Far Awayp. 519
Waiter Number 34p. 525
The Woman in Grayp. 534
The Word of Bentleyp. 539
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