Great Ghost Stories: Tales of Mystery and Madness

Great Ghost Stories: Tales of Mystery and Madness

  • Editor: R.Chetwynd-Hayes & Stephen Jones
  • Artist: Les Edwards
  • Page Count: 357
  • Pub. Date: 2004
  • ISBN: 1-58767-103-4
  • Status: Out of Print

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Great Ghost Stories: Tales of Mystery and Madness
selected by R.Chetwynd-Hayes & Stephen Jones
cover art by Les Edwards

About the Book:
From R. Chetwynd-Hayes and Stephen Jones, editors of the famed Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories and the award-winning Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, comes a superlative selection of twenty-five classic stories of the supernatural by such renowned authors as E. Nesbit, F. Marion Crawford, Guy de Maupassant, Ambrose Bierce, Washington Irving, S. Baring-Gould, Sir Walter Scott, Daniel Defoe, Jerome K. Jerome and J. Sheridan Le Fanu.

Also featuring modern tales of unease by such contemporary authors as Stephen King ("The Reaper's Image"), Brian Lumley, Ramsey Campbell, Steve Rasnic Tem, Garry Kilworth, Tony Richards, Sydney J. Bounds, Tina Rath and R. Chetwynd-Hayes himself, this volume is guaranteed to raise a shiver of dread along the spine of any reader on a cold, wintry night... May you never hear invisible footsteps following you down the stairs. Happy shuddering!

Table of Contents:
"Foreword" by Stephen Jones
"Introduction" by R. Chetwynd-Hayes
"The Four-Fifteen Express" by Amelia B. Edwards
"On the Brighton Road" by Richard Middleton
"The Moonlit Road" by Ambrose Bierce
"The Whittaker’s Ghost" by G. B. S.
"The Leaden Ring" by S. Baring-Gould
"The Tapestried Chamber" by Sir Walter Scott
"Ghost Stories Of The Tiled House" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
"The Dead Smile" by F. Marion Crawford
"The Ghost of Dorothy Dingley" by Daniel Defoe
"The Dead Man Of Varley Grange" by Anonymous
"John Charrington’s Wedding" by E. Nesbit
"The Night Walkers" by Sydney J. Bounds
"Brickett Bottom" by Amyas Northcote
"The Water Ghost of Harrowby Hall" by John Kendrick Bangs
"The Reaper’s Image" by Stephen King
"Christmas Eve in the Blue Chamber" by Jerome K. Jerome
"Housewarming" by Steve Rasnic Tem
"The Ferries" by Ramsey Campbell
"The Fetch" by Tina Rath
"Guests From Gibbet Island" by Washington Irving
"The Tryst" by Garry Kilworth
"An Apparition" by Guy de Maupassant
"Aunt Hester" by Brian Lumley
"Our Lady Of The Shadows" by Tony Richards
"She Walks on Dry Land" by R. Chetwynd-Hayes

Published in two states:
• Clothbound Trade Hardcover Edition ($40)
• Leatherbound Lettered Hardcover Edition in a handmade custom traycase, limited to 52 copies signed by ten of the contributors: Stephen King, Stephen Jones, Sydney J. Bounds, Ramsey Campbell, Garry Kilworth, Brian Lumley, Tina Rath, Tony Richards, Steve Rasnic Tem, and Les Edwards ($500)