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Title Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton
Author Edith Wharton
Publisher Wordsworth Editions
Release Date 2009
Category Ghost stories, American
Total Pages 292
ISBN 184022164X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Selected & Introduced by David Stuart Davies. Traumatised by ghost stories in her youth, Pulitzer Prize winning author Edith Wharton (1862 -1937) channelled her fear and obsession into creating a series of spine-tingling tales filled with spirits beyond the grave and other supernatural phenomena. While claiming not to believe in ghosts, paradoxically she did confess that she was frightened of them. Wharton imbues this potent irrational and imaginative fear into her ghostly fiction to great effect. In this unique collection of finely wrought tales Wharton demonstrates her mastery of the ghost story genre. Amongst the many supernatural treats within these pages you will encounter a married farmer bewitched by a dead girl; a ghostly bell which saves a woman's reputation; the weird spectral eyes which terrorise the midnight hours of an elderly aesthete; the haunted man who receives letters from his dead wife; and the frightening power of a doppelganger which foreshadows a terrible tragedy. Compelling, rich and strange, the ghost stories of Edith Wharton, like vintage wine, have matured and grown more potent with the passing years.

Title The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton
Author Edith Wharton
Publisher Little Brown and Company (UK)
Release Date 2006-01-19
Category
Total Pages 272
ISBN 1844083578
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In these powerful and elegant tales, Edith Wharton evokes moods of disquiet and darkness within her own era. In icy newEngland a fearsome double foreshadowsthe fate of a rich young man; a married farmer is bewitched by a dead girl; a ghostly bell saves a woman's reputation. Brittany conjures ancient cruelties, Dorset witnesses a retrospective haunting and a New York club cushions an elderly aesthete as he tells of the ghastly eyes haunting his nights.

Lurking Feminism by Jenni Dyman

Title Lurking Feminism
Author Jenni Dyman
Publisher Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Release Date 1996
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 199
ISBN STANFORD:36105018367107
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Lurking Feminism" explores Edith Wharton's legacy as a writer of supernatural fiction through her subversive use of the ghost story to express feminist concerns. Her stories protest the domination of patriarchal structures and language. Moreover, they probe the complexities facing both men and women in defining gender roles and experiencing sexuality, in overcoming power struggles in relationships, and in resolving internal conflicts between debilitating, but often safe, attitudes and behaviors, and the desire for growth.

Afterward by Edith Wharton

Title Afterward
Author Edith Wharton
Publisher Biblioasis
Release Date 2016-09-19
Category Fiction
Total Pages 64
ISBN 9781771961349
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A newly rich American couple buy an ancient manor house in England, where they hope to live out their days in solitude. One day, when the couple are gazing out at their grounds, they spy a mysterious stranger. When her husband disappears shortly after this eerie encounter, the wife learns the truth about the legend that haunts the ancient estate.

The Ghost Feeler by Edith Wharton

Title The Ghost Feeler
Author Edith Wharton
Publisher Peter Owen Publishers
Release Date 2014-08-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 200
ISBN 9780720618211
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Diagnosed with typhoid fever at age of nine, Edith Wharton was beginning a long convalescence when she was given a book of ghost tales to read. Not only setting back her recovery, this reading opened up her fevered imagination to "a world haunted by formless horrors." So chronic was this paranoia that she was unable to sleep in a room with any book containing a ghost story. She was even moved to burn such volumes. These fears persisted until her late twenties. She outgrew them but retained a heightened or "celtic" (her term) sense of the supernatural. Wharton considered herself not "a ghost-seer"—the term applied to those people who have claimed to have witnessed apparitions—but rather a "ghost-feeler," someone who senses what cannot be seen. This experience and ability enabled Edith Wharton to write chilling tales that objectify this sense of unease. Far removed from the comfort and urbane elegance associated with the author's famous novels, the stories in this volume deal with vampirism, isolation, and hallucination, and were praised by Henry James, L. P. Hartley, Graham Greene, and many others.

Tales Of Men And Ghosts by Edith Wharton

Title Tales of Men and Ghosts
Author Edith Wharton
Publisher Good Press
Release Date 2019-11-19
Category Fiction
Total Pages 295
ISBN EAN:4057664101228
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Tales of Men and Ghosts" by Edith Wharton. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Title The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton Fantasy and Horror Classics
Author Edith Wharton
Publisher Read Books Ltd
Release Date 2012-11-08
Category Fiction
Total Pages 298
ISBN 9781447480525
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Edith Wharton was one of the most successful authors of the early 20th century. In 1921, she became the first woman to ever receive the Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Age of Innocence. Aside from her literary fiction, Wharton was widely respected as a writer of ghost stories. Collected here are her best tales, including 'The Duchess at Prayer', 'The Triumph of the Night', 'A Journey and many more'.

Title The New York Stories of Edith Wharton
Author Edith Wharton
Publisher New York Review of Books
Release Date 2011-08-17
Category Fiction
Total Pages 464
ISBN 9781590174364
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A New York Review Books Original Edith Wharton wrote about New York as only a native can. Her Manhattan is a city of well-appointed drawing rooms, hansoms and broughams, all-night cotillions, and resplendent Fifth Avenue flats. Bishops’ nieces mingle with bachelor industrialists; respectable wives turn into excellent mistresses. All are governed by a code of behavior as rigid as it is precarious. What fascinates Wharton are the points of weakness in the structure of Old New York: the artists and writers at its fringes, the free-love advocates testing its limits, widows and divorcées struggling to hold their own. The New York Stories of Edith Wharton gathers twenty stories of the city, written over the course of Wharton’s career. From her first published story, “Mrs. Manstey’s View,” to one of her last and most celebrated, “Roman Fever,” this new collection charts the growth of an American master and enriches our understanding of the central themes of her work, among them the meaning of marriage, the struggle for artistic integrity, the bonds between parent and child, and the plight of the aged. Illuminated by Roxana Robinson’s Introduction, these stories showcase Wharton’s astonishing insight into the turbulent inner lives of the men and women caught up in a rapidly changing society.

The Eyes by Edith Wharton

Title The Eyes
Author Edith Wharton
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2014-10-15
Category Ghost stories
Total Pages 64
ISBN 1910296171
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Edwin Culwin wakes up to find a ghastly pair of eyes staring at him, the eyes of a man 'who has done a lot of harm in his life'. They pursue him wherever he goes; he doesn't know why; he doesn't know who they belong to - but he can feel his soul being pierced. Part of Galley Beggar's new Ghosts series.

Kerfol by Edith Wharton

Title Kerfol
Author Edith Wharton
Publisher BoD – Books on Demand
Release Date 2018-04-05
Category Fiction
Total Pages 24
ISBN 9783732652211
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Reproduction of the original: Kerfol by Edith Wharton

Ghosts by Edith Wharton

Title Ghosts
Author Edith Wharton
Publisher New York Review of Books
Release Date 2021-09-28
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781681375731
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Haunted House in Women s Ghost Stories
Author Emma Liggins
Publisher Springer Nature
Release Date 2020-06-30
Category Social Science
Total Pages 307
ISBN 9783030407520
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book explores Victorian and modernist haunted houses in female-authored ghost stories as representations of the architectural uncanny. It reconsiders the gendering of the supernatural in terms of unease, denial, disorientation, confinement and claustrophobia within domestic space. Drawing on spatial theory by Gaston Bachelard, Henri Lefebvre and Elizabeth Grosz, it analyses the reoccupation and appropriation of space by ghosts, women and servants as a means of addressing the opposition between the past and modernity. The chapters consider a range of haunted spaces, including ancestral mansions, ghostly gardens, suburban villas, Italian churches and houses subject to demolition and ruin. The ghost stories are read in the light of women’s non-fictional writing on architecture, travel, interior design, sacred space, technology, the ideal home and the servant problem. Women writers discussed include Elizabeth Gaskell, Margaret Oliphant, Vernon Lee, Edith Wharton, May Sinclair and Elizabeth Bowen. This book will appeal to students and researchers in the ghost story, Female Gothic and Victorian and modernist women’s writing, as well as general readers with an interest in the supernatural.

Bewitched by Edith Wharton

Title Bewitched
Author Edith Wharton
Publisher Read Books Ltd
Release Date 2019-02-15
Category Fiction
Total Pages 31
ISBN 9781528786607
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“Bewitched” is a short story by Edith Warton, first published in 1926 in the collection “Here and Beyond”. The stories include ghost stories, character studies and social dramas set in Brittany, New England, and Morocco. Along with “The Young Gentleman”, “Bewitched” shows clear Gothic leanings, especially in its emphasis on architecture and the gradual revealing of secrets. Edith Wharton (1862 – 1937) was an American novelist, playwright, short story writer, and designer. She is famous for using her intimate knowledge of aristocratic New York society to authentically portray life during the Gilded Age. She was the first woman ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1921 and was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1996. Other notable works by this author include: “A Son at the Front” (1923), “The Mother's Recompense” (1925), and “Twilight Sleep” (1927). Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

Title Roald Dahl s Book of Ghost Stories
Author Roald Dahl
Publisher Michael Joseph
Release Date 2012
Category Ghost stories, English
Total Pages 336
ISBN 0241955718
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Fourteen terrifying ghost stories chosen by the master of the macabre, Roald Dahl. 'Spookiness is the real purpose of the ghost story. It should give you the creeps and disturb your thoughts . . .' Who better to choose the ultimate in spine-chillers than Roald Dahl, whose own sinister stories have teased and twisted the imagination of millions? Here are fourteen of his favourite ghost stories, including Sheridan Le Fanu's The Ghost of a Hand, Edith Wharton's Afterward, Cynthia Asquith's The Corner Shop and Mary Treadgold's The Telephone. Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.

Title Ghost Stories Forgotten Classic Tales
Author Leslie S. Klinger
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2019-04-02
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781643131191
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A masterful collection of ghost stories that have been overlooked by contemporary readers—including tales by celebrated authors such as Charles Dickens, Sir Walter Scott, Mark Twain, and Edith Wharton—presented with insightful annotations by acclaimed horror anthologists Leslie S. Klinger and Lisa Morton. The ghost story has long been a staple of world literature, but many of the genre's greatest tales have been forgotten, overshadowed in many cases by their authors' bestselling work in other genres. In this spine-tingling anthology, little known stories from literary titans like Charles Dickens and Edith Wharton are collected alongside overlooked works from masters of horror fiction like Edgar Allan Poe and M. R. James. Acclaimed anthologists Leslie S. Klinger (The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes) and Lisa Morton (Ghosts: A Haunted History) set these stories in historical context and trace the literary significance of ghosts in fiction over almost two hundred years—from a traditional English ballad first printed in 1724 through the Christmas-themed ghost stories of the Victorian era and up to the science fiction–tinged tales of the early twentieth century. In bringing these masterful tales back from the dead, Ghost Stories will enlighten and frighten both longtime fans and new readers of the genre. Including stories by: Ambrose Bierce, Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, Olivia Howard Dunbar, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry James, M. R. James, Arthur Machen, Georgia Wood Pangborn, Mrs. J. H. Riddell, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Edgar Allan Poe, Sir Walter Scott, Frank Stockton, Mark Twain, and Edith Wharton.

Title The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories
Author Michael Cox
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date 2008
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 504
ISBN 9780199556304
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The thrill and chill of the ghost story is displayed in all its variety and vitality through this marvellous anthology. Ranging from the early 19th century to the 1960s, the collection reveals the development of the genre, and showcases many of its greatest expositors - from Sir Walter Scott, H. G. Wells, M. R. James, T. H. White, Walter de la Mare, and Elizabeth Bowen in the UK to Edith Wharton in America. Though its heyday coincided with the golden age of Empire in the nineteenth century, the ghost story enjoyed a second flowering between the two World Wars and its popularity is as great as ever.

The Duchess At Prayer by Edith Wharton

Title The Duchess at Prayer
Author Edith Wharton
Publisher Good Press
Release Date 2020-12-08
Category Fiction
Total Pages 21
ISBN EAN:4064066431679
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"The Duchess at Prayer" by Edith Wharton. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Title The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories
Author Michael Newton
Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date 2010-02-25
Category Fiction
Total Pages 464
ISBN 9780141943817
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'The ghost is the most enduring figure in supernatural fiction. He is absolutely indestructible... He changes with the styles in fiction but he never goes out of fashion. He is the really permanent citizen of the earth, for mortals, at best, are but transients' - Dorothy Scarborough This new selection of ghost stories, by Michael Newton, brings together the best of the genre. From Elizabeth Gaskell's 'The Old Nurse's Story' through to Edith Wharton's 'Afterword', this collection covers all of the most terrifying tales of the genre. With a thoughtful introduction, and helpful notes, Newton places the stories contextually within the genre and elucidates the changing nature of the ghost story and how we interpret it.

Mr Jones by Edith Wharton

Title Mr Jones
Author Edith Wharton
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2008-02-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 52
ISBN 1406573442
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Edith Wharton (1862-1937), born Edith Newbold Jones, was an American novelist, short story writer, and designer. She combined her insider's view of America's privileged classes with a brilliant, natural wit to write humourous and incisive novels and short stories. Wharton was well-acquainted with many of her era's literary and public figures, including Henry James and Theodore Roosevelt. Besides her writing, she was a highly regarded landscape architect, interior designer, and taste-maker of her time. She wrote several influential books, including The Decoration of Houses (1897), her first published work, and Italian Villas and Their Gardens (1904). The Age of Innocence (1920), perhaps her best known work, won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for literature, making her the first woman to win the award. Her other works include: The Greater Inclination (1899), The Touchstone (1900), Sanctuary (1903), The Descent of Man and Other Stories (1904), The House of Mirth (1905), Madame de Treymes (1907), The Fruit of the Tree (1907), The Hermit and the Wild Woman and Other Stories (1908), Ethan Frome (1912), In Morocco (1921), and The Glimpses of the Moon (1921).

Short Stories by Edith Wharton

Title Short Stories
Author Edith Wharton
Publisher Courier Corporation
Release Date 2012-03-20
Category Fiction
Total Pages 128
ISBN 9780486153704
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Includes 7 superbly crafted tales of love and marriage, divorce and other topics: "Souls Belated," "The Pelican," "The Muse's Tragedy," "Expiation," "The Dilettante," "Xingu," and "The Other Two."