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Five Victorian Ghost Novels by Everett Franklin Bleiler

Title Five Victorian Ghost Novels
Author Everett Franklin Bleiler
Publisher Courier Corporation
Release Date 1971-01-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 421
ISBN 0486225585
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Full texts of "The Uninhabited House" by Riddell; "The Amber Witch" by Meinhold; "Monsieur Maurice" by Edwards; "A Phantom Lover" by Lee; and "The Ghost of Muir House" by Beale. 6 illustrations.

Title Five Victorian Ghost Novels
Author E. F. Bielier
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1989-06-01
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 0891906835
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Five Victorian Ghost Novels by Everett Franklin Bleiler

Title Five Victorian ghost novels
Author Everett Franklin Bleiler
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2021
Category
Total Pages 421
ISBN OCLC:1131524631
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost Stories
Author Michael Cox
Publisher Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press
Release Date 1991
Category Fiction
Total Pages 497
ISBN 9780192804471
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Collection of thirty-five English ghost stories written during the Victorian Era.

Title Classic Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Stories
Author Rex Collings
Publisher Wordsworth Editions
Release Date 2008
Category Fiction
Total Pages 289
ISBN 184022066X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is a book to be read by a blazing fire on a winter's night, with the curtains drawn close and the doors securely locked. The unquiet souls of the dead, both as fictional creations and as 'real' apparitions, roam the pages of this haunting selection of ghost stories by Rex Collings. Some of these stories are classics while others are lesser-known gems unearthed from this vintage era of tales of the supernatural. There are stories from distant lands - 'Fisher's Ghost' by John Lang is set in Australia and 'A Ghostly Manifestation' by 'A Clergyman' is set in Calcutta. In this selection, Sir Walter Scott (a Victorian in spirit if not in fact), keeps company with Edgar Allen Poe, Sheridan Le Fanu and other illustrious masters of the genre.

Title 12 Victorian Ghost Stories
Author Michael Cox
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date 1997
Category Fiction
Total Pages 213
ISBN IND:30000054564814
Language English, Spanish, and French
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To savour these stories fully we must imagine ourselves in a slower, quieter world, lit by gas and tallow. Sitting by a crackling fire after a good dinner, we are disposed to be frightened a little. We may read of familiar settings: of railway stations, city streets, or country houses, butthese are inhabited by fictional ghosts who often pursue their prey with deadly persistence, displaying both cunning and indiscriminate hostility. Our expectations of what a good ghost story should be, as well as how a ghost should behave, derive largely from the Victorian period. The presence here of tales by Amelia Edwards, Rhoda Broughton, and Margaret Oliphant reflect the important contributions made by women writers to the development ofthe genre, and with stories by J. S. Le Fanu, Henry James, and Vincent O'Sullivan, this is an anthology to attract both the newcomer and addict of the genre.

Ghostly Tales by Chronicle Books

Title Ghostly Tales
Author Chronicle Books
Publisher Chronicle Books
Release Date 2017-07-25
Category Fiction
Total Pages 176
ISBN 1452159270
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A vengeful phantom lurks in a country graveyard. A whaling crew becomes trapped on a haunted ship. A human skull is kept locked in a cupboard, but sometimes at night, it screams. . . . This collection of tales transports the reader to a time when staircases creaked in old manor houses, and a candle could be blown out by a gust of wind, or by a passing ghost. Penned by some of the greatest Victorian novelists and masters of the ghost story genre, each story is illustrated with exquisitely eerie artwork in this special gift edition featuring an embossed textured case and a ribbon marker.

Victorian Ghosts In The Noontide by Vanessa D. Dickerson

Title Victorian Ghosts in the Noontide
Author Vanessa D. Dickerson
Publisher University of Missouri Press
Release Date 1996
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 166
ISBN 0826210813
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An interesting rereading of familiar texts by Emily and Charlotte Bronte, Elizabeth Gaskell, and George Eliot recovering the historical and literary roots of the supernatural as it appears in each women's work. Dickerson (English, Rhodes College) makes interesting observations about women's changing roles in the 19th century when scientific advancements relegated women to the home as arbiters of the spiritual while men occupied themselves with "rational" invention. Through close readings, she demonstrates how the Brontes, Gaskell, and Eliot resisted this division and, simultaneously, created a spiritual genre of writing traditionally denigrated by critics. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Turn Of The Screw by Henry James

Title The Turn of the Screw
Author Henry James
Publisher Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
Release Date 2018-10-09
Category Fiction
Total Pages 86
ISBN PKEY:SMP2300000062397
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Turn of the Screw, originally published in 1898, is a novella written by Henry James. The story, a part of Gothic and ghost story genres, first appeared in serial format in Collier's Weekly magazine (27 January – 16 April 1898). In October 1898 it appeared in The Two Magics, a book published by Macmillan in New York City and Heinemann in London. Due to its original content, The Turn of the Screw became a favorite text of academics who subscribe to New Criticism. The novella has had differing interpretations, often mutually exclusive. Many critics have tried to determine the exact nature of the evil hinted at by the story. However, others have argued that the brilliance of the novella results from its ability to create an intimate sense of confusion and suspense within the reader.

Gothic Realities by L. Andrew Cooper

Title Gothic Realities
Author L. Andrew Cooper
Publisher McFarland
Release Date 2014-01-10
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 248
ISBN 0786457880
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Eighteenth-century critics believed Gothic fiction would inspire deviant sexuality, instill heretical beliefs, and encourage antisocial violence—this book puts these beliefs to the test. After examining the assumptions behind critics’ fears, it considers nineteenth-century concerns about sexual deviance, showing how Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dorian Gray, and other works helped construct homosexuality as a pathological, dangerous phenomenon. It then turns to television and film, particularly Buffy the Vampire Slayer and David DeCoteau’s direct-to-video movies, to trace Gothicized sexuality’s lasting impact. Moving to heretical beliefs, Gothic Realities surveys ghost stories from Dickens’s A Christmas Carol to Poltergeist, articulating the relationships between fiction and the “real” supernatural. Finally, it considers connections between Gothic horror and real-world violence, especially the tragedies at Columbine and Virginia Tech.

The Uninhabited House by J.H. Riddell

Title The Uninhabited House
Author J.H. Riddell
Publisher BoD – Books on Demand
Release Date 2018-05-15
Category Fiction
Total Pages 128
ISBN 9783732668663
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Reproduction of the original: The Uninhabited House by J.H. Riddell

Apartment Stories by Sharon Marcus

Title Apartment Stories
Author Sharon Marcus
Publisher Univ of California Press
Release Date 1999-03-10
Category History
Total Pages 333
ISBN 0520922395
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In urban studies, the nineteenth century is the "age of great cities." In feminist studies, it is the era of the separate domestic sphere. But what of the city's homes? In the course of answering this question, Apartment Stories provides a singular and radically new framework for understanding the urban and the domestic. Turning to an element of the cityscape that is thoroughly familiar yet frequently overlooked, Sharon Marcus argues that the apartment house embodied the intersections of city and home, public and private, and masculine and feminine spheres. Moving deftly from novels to architectural treatises, legal debates, and popular urban observation, Marcus compares the representation of the apartment house in Paris and London. Along the way, she excavates the urban ghost tales that encoded Londoners' ambivalence about city dwellings; contends that Haussmannization enclosed Paris in a new regime of privacy; and locates a female counterpart to the flâneur and the omniscient realist narrator—the portière who supervised the apartment building.

Title Ghost Stories by British and American Women
Author Lynette Carpenter
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2015-01-28
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 232
ISBN 9781317943525
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Originally published in 1998 and covering a tradition ignored by most critics, this bibliography assembles and documents a large body of supernatural fiction written by women in English from the end of the 18th century to the present. These stories, the work of women whose literary reputations, personal histories, and bodies of work vary widely, challenge the narrow way in which supernatural literature has traditionally been regarded: they indicate a much richer and more complex set of literary responses to the supernatural than has been hitherto acknowledged. The writers included range from Ann Radcliffe and the Gothic novelists to Louisa May Alcott, Charlotte Gilman, and Edith Wharton to such modern writers as Elizabeth Bowen, Jean Rhys, Muriel Spark, and A.S. Byatt. The volume will be of interest to literary and cultural historians and of particular importance to women's studies scholars.

Title Victorian Christmas in Print
Author T. Moore
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2009-07-20
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 194
ISBN 9780230623330
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Although people may not realize it, the modern Christmas book market carries on a Victorian legacy. An explosion of Christmas print matter reinvigorated and regularized the holiday during the mid-Victorian period, infusing Christmas with emotionally-charged expectations of reading. Tara Moore elucidates the evolution of Christmas publishing trends that dictated authors writing schedules and reflected gift-giving rituals. As Victorian shopping customs evolved, publishers satisfied consumers with a range of holiday print matter, including novels, ghost stories, periodicals, children s books, and poetry. Ultimately, Victorian Christmas in Print analyzes how the revitalized holiday and the flurry of texts supporting it contributed to English national identity.

Ghost And Horror Stories by Ambrose Bierce

Title Ghost and Horror Stories
Author Ambrose Bierce
Publisher Courier Corporation
Release Date 1964-01-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 199
ISBN 0486207676
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Twenty-four grotesque horror tales written by Ambrose Bierce, the nineteenth-century journalist known for his cynicism

The Supernatural Index by Michael Ashley

Title The Supernatural Index
Author Michael Ashley
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date 1995
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 933
ISBN 0313240302
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Indexes story collections by editor, book title, author, and story title

Ghost Stories Of An Antiquary by Montague Rhodes James

Title Ghost Stories of an Antiquary
Author Montague Rhodes James
Publisher Lulu.com
Release Date 2017-08-15
Category Fiction
Total Pages 135
ISBN 9781387148776
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Ghost Stories of an Antiquary is the title of M. R. James' first collection of ghost stories, published in 1904 (some had previously appeared in magazines). Some later editions under this title contain both the original collection and its successor, More Ghost Stories (1911), combined in one volume. There are eight classics by great Edwardian scholar and storyteller. "Number Thirteen," "The Mezzotint," "Canon Alberic's Scrapbook," more. Renowned for their wit, erudition and suspense, these stories are each masterfully constructed and represent a high achievement in the ghost genre. Montague Rhodes James (1862–1936) was a medieval scholar; Provost of King's College, Cambridge. He wrote many of his ghost stories to be read aloud in the long tradition of spooky Christmas Eve tales. His stories often use rural settings, with a quiet, scholarly protagonist getting caught up in the activities of supernatural forces. The details of horror are almost never explicit, the stories relying on a gentle, bucolic background to emphasise the awfulness of the otherworldly intrusions. LOST HEARTS (excerpt) It was, as far as I can ascertain, in September of the year 1811 that a post-chaise drew up before the door of Aswarby Hall, in the heart of Lincolnshire. The little boy who was the only passenger in the chaise, and who jumped out as soon as it had stopped, looked about him with the keenest curiosity during the short interval that elapsed between the ringing of the bell and the opening of the hall door. He saw a tall, square, red-brick house, built in the reign of Anne; a stone-pillared porch had been added in the purer classical style of 1790; the windows of the house were many, tall and narrow, with small panes and thick white woodwork. A pediment, pierced with a round window, crowned the front. There were wings to right and left, connected by curious glazed galleries, supported by colonnades, with the central block. These wings plainly contained the stables and offices of the house. Each was surmounted by an ornamental cupola with a gilded vane. An evening light shone on the building, making the window-panes glow like so many fires. Away from the Hall in front stretched a flat park studded with oaks and fringed with firs, which stood out against the sky. The clock in the church-tower, buried in trees on the edge of the park, only its golden weather-cock catching the light, was striking six, and the sound came gently beating down the wind. It was altogether a pleasant impression, though tinged with the sort of melancholy appropriate to an evening in early autumn, that was conveyed to the mind of the boy who was standing in the porch waiting for the door to open to him. The post-chaise had brought him from Warwickshire, where, some six months before, he had been left an orphan. Now, owing to the generous offer of his elderly cousin, Mr Abney, he had come to live at Aswarby. The offer was unexpected, because all who knew anything of Mr Abney looked upon him as a somewhat austere recluse, into whose steady-going household the advent of a small boy would import a new and, it seemed, incongruous element. The truth is that very little was known of Mr Abney’s pursuits or temper. The Professor of Greek at Cambridge had been heard to say that no one knew more of the religious beliefs of the later pagans than did the owner of Aswarby. Certainly his library contained all the then available books bearing on the Mysteries, the Orphic poems, the worship of Mithras, and the Neo-Platonists. In the marble-paved hall stood a fine group of Mithras slaying a bull, which had been imported from the Levant at great expense by the owner. He had contributed a description of it to the Gentleman’s Magazine, and he had written a remarkable series of articles in the Critical Museum on the superstitions of the Romans of the Lower Empire. He was looked upon, in fine, as a man wrapped up in his books, and it was a matter of great surprise among his neighbours that he should ever have heard of his orphan cousin, Stephen Elliott, much more that he should have volunteered to make him an inmate of Aswarby Hall. Whatever may have been expected by his neighbours, it is certain that Mr Abney— the tall, the thin, the austere— seemed inclined to give his young cousin a kindly reception. The moment the front-door was opened he darted out of his study, rubbing his hands with delight...

This House Is Haunted by John Boyne

Title This House Is Haunted
Author John Boyne
Publisher Doubleday Canada
Release Date 2013-10-08
Category Fiction
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780385681551
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A striking homage to the classic nineteenth century ghost story, from the award-winning and bestselling writer John Boyne. 1867. Eliza Caine arrives in Norfolk to take up her position as governess at Gaudlin Hall on a dark and chilling night. As she makes her way across the station platform, a pair of invisible hands push her from behind into the path of an approaching train. She is only saved by the vigilance of a passing doctor. When she finally arrives, shaken, at the hall she is greeted by the two children in her care, Isabella and Eustace. There are no parents, no adults at all, and no one to represent her mysterious employer. The children offer no explanation. Later that night in her room, a second terrifying experience further reinforces the sense that something is very wrong. From the moment she rises the following morning, her every step seems dogged by a malign presence which lives within Gaudlin's walls. Eliza realises that if she and the children are to survive its violent attentions, she must first uncover the hall's long-buried secrets and confront the demons of its past...

Title Class Culture and Suburban Anxieties in the Victorian Era
Author Lara Baker Whelan
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2011-12-20
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 190
ISBN 9781135177195
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this study, Whelan demonstrates the way in which representations of the Victorian suburb in mid- to late-nineteenth century British writing occasioned a literary sub-genre unique to this period that attempted to reassure readers that the suburb was a place where outsiders could be controlled and where middle-class values could be enforced. In particular, Whelan draws attention to the discourse of the suburb as a space of cultural contention in an attempt to illuminate a facet of class history that has often been ignored, overgeneralized, or misunderstood. At the same time, she recontextualizes Victorian fiction for modern readers in light of middle-class suburban anxieties.