Irish Ghost Stories

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2016-10-11
  • Publisher: Collectors Library
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Blend the wild and fevered Irish imagination with their wonderful facility for recounting a dark, compelling tale, add a dash of the supernatural, and you have a potent brew of spine-tingling tales. This anthology of the best ghost stories from Ireland and Irish writers includes contributions from such masters of the art of raising as Sheridan Le Fanu, Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, W. B. Yeats and Rosa Mulholland. Within the pages of this collection you will find strange accounts of haunted houses, death warnings from beyond the grave, and revengeful spirits, all guaranteed to stir the imagination and chill the blood.

Selected and introduced by David Stuart Davies.

Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

Author Biography

David Stuart Davies is an author, playwright and editor. His fiction includes six novels featuring his wartime detective Johnny Hawke and six Sherlock Holmes novels - the latest being Sherlock Holmes & the Devil's Promise (2014). He has also penned a series of dark gritty crime novels set in Yorkshire in the 1980s. The first,Brothers in Blood, appeared in 2013 and the second, Innocent Blood in 2015. He is committee member of the Crime Writers' Association, editing their monthly publication, Red Herrings, and is a Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund.

David is regarded as an authority on Sherlock Holmes and is the author of two Holmes plays, Sherlock Holmes: The Last Act and Sherlock Holmes: The Death and Life, which are available on audio CD. He has written all the Afterwords for all the Collector's Library Holmes volumes as well as those for many of their other titles.

Table of Contents

Sheridan Le Fanu
The Room in Le Dragon Volant
Madam Crowl’s Ghost
Squire Toby’s Will
The Child that went with the Fairies
An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street
Ghost Stories of Chapelizod
The Vision of Tom Chuff

W. B. Yeats
The Curse
Hanraham’s Vision

Bram Stoker
The Judge’s House
The Secret of the Growing Gold

Oscar Wilde
The Canterville Ghost

Mrs J. H. Riddell
The Old House in Vauxhall Walk
A Strange Christmas Game

Fitz-James O’Brien
What was It?
The Pot of Tulips

Thomas Crofton Croker
The Haunted Cellar

Jeremiah Curtin
St Martin’s Eve

Daniel Corkery
The Eyes of the Dead

Rosa Mulholland
The Haunted Organist of Hurly Burly
The Ghost at the Rath

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