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DetailsAssembled from the works of the finest masters of the genre, these compelling narratives promise to raise gooseflesh and accelerate pulses with their supernatural scenarios.Featured stories includeJ. S. LeFanu's An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street, with a mysterious old mansion as the focal point;Mary E. Wilkins' The Lost Ghost, in which a strange child's disturbing presence instills fear and foreboding in all those she encounters;Robert Louis Stevenson's The Body-Snatchers;Mrs. Zant and the Ghost, by Wilkie Collins; and other gripping works byCharles Dickens,Henry James,Ralph Cram,Mrs. Henry Wood,Amelia B. Edwards,Fitz-James O'Brien, andM. R. James.Rich in detail and ghoulish incidents, this modestly priced collection will thrill readers who appreciate tales of terror as well as devotees of well-crafted literature.ABOUT THE EDITOR: JOHN GRAFTON - While the field of math and science has always been John's main focus, Dover's diverse catalog gave him the chance to acquire books in a wide variety of subjects, from classic literature and history to children's titles, art instruction, philosophy, photography, magic, chess, and much more. Over the past fifty years, John has not only risen to the title of Senior Editor, he has been instrumental in building the Dover library, which currently stands at more than 10,000 titles that span over 50 categories, including groundbreaking works by dozens of Nobel Laureates. "There's a missing-persons aspect that makes this job fascinating," muses Mr. Grafton. "Finding the right authors and the right books for our readers, making the very best of what's available — it never gets stale. There's always something new."ABOUT THE AUTHORS:William Wilkie Collins was an English novelist, playwright, and short story writer. His best-known works are The Woman in White (1859), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866), and The Moonstone (1868), considered the first modern English detective novel.Montague Rhodes James, who published under the name M. R. James, was an English author, medievalist scholar and provost of King's College, Cambridge (190518), and of Eton College (191836). Though James's work as a medievalist is still highly regarded, he is best remembered for his ghost stories, which are regarded as among the best in the genre. James redefined the ghost story for the new century by abandoning many of the formal Gothic clichés of his predecessors and using more realistic contemporary settings. However, James's protagonists and plots tend to reflect his own antiquarian interests. Accordingly, he is known as the originator of the "antiquarian ghost story".Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the 20th century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was a leading ghost story writer of the nineteenth century and was central to the development of the genre in the Victorian era. M. R. James described Le Fanu as "absolutely in the first rank as a writer of ghost stories".Three of his best-known works are Uncle Silas, Carmilla, and The House by the Churchyard.Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman was a prominent 19th-century American author. She produced more than two dozen volumes of published short stories and novels. She is best known for two collections of stories, A Humble Romance and Other Stories (1887) and A New England Nun and Other Stories (1891). Her stories deal mostly with New England life and are among the best of their kind. Freeman is also remembered for her novel Pembroke (1894), and she contributed a notable chapter to the collaborative novel The Whole Family (1908).Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and A Child's Garden of Verses. Stevenson was a literary celebrity during his lifetime, and now ranks as the 26th most translated author in the world.
SKU Code PRK B 3268 Weight in Kg 0.1000 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780486404301 Author Name Editor: John Grafton Publisher Name DOVER PUBLICATION