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The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories Oxford Books of Prose

The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories Oxford Books of Prose Free read æ 6 Michael Cox Ò 6 characters review The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories Oxford Books of Prose Sing a pleasurable fear of the doings of the dead As the first volume to present the full range and vitality of the ghost fiction tradition this selection of forty two stories written between 1829 and 1968 demonstrates the tradition's historical development as well as its major themes and characteristics Though the genre reached its peak in the nineteenth century it enjoyed a second flowering between the two World War. The English really do excel at writing ghost stories I can honestly say that I didn t regret reading one of these stories in this book I actually read it in a very short amount of time which is impressive for an anthology that is sizable There is just something about the English setting for a ghost story that resonates with me I also believe that the menace of what is unseen is much impressive when the narrator of the story is a dignified sort not given to believe in such things Probably the scariest story in this book was by H Russell Wakefield about the ghost of an old man that was stalking the fiancee of a man who had wronged him His long gray hair would wind around her and he d try to steal her away It gave me the creeps just to think about MR James Oh Whistle to Me Lad and I ll Come to You is another story written to send several chills down your spine Another really horrifying story has a poor maid that has a very malevolent presence in her room the only physical sign is a dark stain in the corner of the walls That story left me with a lingering sense of sadness The Judge s House by Bram Stoker an Irish writer is so intensely menacing that you will think about it for some time afterwards I can honestly say that no two ghost stories are exactly alike despite the fact that this volume spans the late 1800s and goes up to the mid 20th century demonstrating the enduring nature of a really well told ghost story Bimbo Invasion unseen is much impressive when the narrator of the story is a dignified sort not given to believe in such things Probably the scariest story in this book was by H Russell Wakefield about the ghost of an old man that was stalking the fiancee of a man who had wronged him His long gray hair would wind around her and he d try to steal her away It gave me the creeps just to think about MR James Oh Whistle to Me Lad and I ll Come to You is another story written to send several chills down your spine Another really horrifying story has a poor maid that has a very malevolent presence in her room the only physical sign is a dark stain in the corner of the walls That story left me with a lingering sense of sadness The Judge s House by Bram Stoker an Irish writer is so intensely menacing that you will think about it for some time afterwards I can honestly say that no two ghost stories are exactly alike despite the fact that this volume spans the late 1800s and goes Sideways in Neverland Life in the Santa Ynez Valley California up to the mid 20th century demonstrating the enduring nature of a really well told ghost story

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The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories Oxford Books of Prose Free read æ 6 Michael Cox Ò 6 characters review The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories Oxford Books of Prose With their evocative settings amid mists and shadows in ruinous houses on lonely roads and wild moorlands in abandoned churches and over grown gardens ghost stories have long exercised a universal fascination Responding to people's overwhelming attraction to anything frightening this marvelous anthology of some of the very best English ghost stories combines a serious literary purpose with the simple intention of arou. This one had uite a few good stories in it

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The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories Oxford Books of Prose Free read æ 6 Michael Cox Ò 6 characters review The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories Oxford Books of Prose S and even now still attracts dedicated practitioners and readers The anthology includes stories by Walter Scott M R James Bram Stoker Rudyard Kipling Edith Wharton Somerset Maugham T H White and many others Stressing the important contribution women writers have made to the genre the collection also offers eight stories by women ranging from Amelia Edward's The Phantom Ghost 1864 to Elizabeth Bowen's Hand in Glove 19. As well written as all of these stories are as bona fide classic as many are judged to be I couldn t help but often feel a sense of Been There Done That as I trudged through this volume Maybe I ve been reading too many classic ghost storygothic horror collections over the past couple of years and I m a bit burned out but I found a lot of this stuff frankly hasn t aged particularly well Still there were some stellar pieces in here that I d never heard of before including WF Harvey s short genuinely spooky The Clock and Robert Aickman s ambiguous The Cicerones with its mysterious unforgettable final imagery there are also plenty of always reliably re readable greats like MR James s dryly frightening Oh Whistle and I ll Come to You My Lad and Bram Stoker s sinister The Judge s House to offset snoozers like Henry James s The Friends of the Friends sorry but James s literary rep aside I find his ghost stories ponderous dull and not scary in the least and the tortured prose of Vernon Lee s A Wicked Voice Overall a nice collection best recommended to folks newly exploring the genre especially those with an interest in Victorian age gothic lit

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  • The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories Oxford Books of Prose
  • Michael Cox
  • English
  • 11 August 2018
  • 9780192840851

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    Free The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories Oxford Books of Prose BY Michael Cox Michael Cox Ò 6 characters review The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories Oxford Books of Prose Note May 4 2020 When I read short story collections intermittently over a long period of time my reactions are similarly written piecemeal whi

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    Free The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories Oxford Books of Prose BY Michael Cox Michael Cox Ò 6 characters Beautiful collection Contains ghost stories of a lot of good known writers not only of the well known ghost story writers

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    review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ò Michael Cox Free The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories Oxford Books of Prose BY Michael Cox Michael Cox Ò 6 characters This one had uite a few good stories in it

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    review The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories Oxford Books of Prose Free The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories Oxford Books of Prose BY Michael Cox review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ò Michael Cox I enjoyed 90% of these stories Smee and On The Brighton Road I never tire of rereading

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    Michael Cox Ò 6 characters review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ò Michael Cox Free The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories Oxford Books of Prose BY Michael Cox Ok confession I read a majority of this book in the stacks while working at the library Don't judge me if you had to shelf read for hours on end you would take the occasional break to But anyway I loved the stories in this book They're the old fashioned downright creepy stories that are unfortunately seldom seen nowadays My favorites were The Monkey's Paw and this story about a creepy bird like creature that I can't remember the title of

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    review The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories Oxford Books of Prose Free The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories Oxford Books of Prose BY Michael Cox The English really do excel at writing ghost stories I can honestly say that I didn't regret reading one of these

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    Michael Cox Ò 6 characters review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ò Michael Cox Free The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories Oxford Books of Prose BY Michael Cox Great collection of ghost stories some well known some not

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    Free The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories Oxford Books of Prose BY Michael Cox As well written as all of these stories are as bona fide classic as many are judged to be I couldn't help but often feel a sense of Been There D

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    Free The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories Oxford Books of Prose BY Michael Cox This anthology superbly edited and introduced by Michael Cox and RA Gilbert is a great way to begin your library of supernatural fiction Even the connoisseur will find some rare gems From the first of the chronologically arranged stories The Tapestry Room by Sir Walter Scott you'll be intrigued by the incredible variety Whether you enjoy the swooning Romanticism of Vernon Lee's A Wicked Voice the dry restraint of MR James Oh Whistle or the

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    review The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories Oxford Books of Prose Michael Cox Ò 6 characters Free The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories Oxford Books of Prose BY Michael Cox A pleasent enough read but really a mixed bag overall The further in the book I went the stories seemed to get longer and less entertaining though there were an exceptional few Notable stories include The Tapistried Chamber; The Phantom Coach; The Judge's House; The Red Room; The Monkey's Paw; and The Clock my personal fave and a fe

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