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A spirited Black Lizard anthology with over a thousand pages of haunted—and haunting—ghost tales. Includes eerie vintage ghost illustrations. 

The ghost story is perhaps the oldest of all the supernatural literary genres and has captured the imagination of almost every writer to put pen to the page. Here, Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler has followed his keen sense of the supernatural to collect the most chilling and uncanny tales in the canon. These spectral stories span more than a hundred years, from modern-day horrors by Joyce Carol Oates, Chet Williamson and Andrew Klavan, to pulp yarns from August Derleth, Greye La Spina, and M. L. Humphreys, to the atmospheric Victorian tales of Rudyard Kipling, Edith Wharton, and H. P. Lovecraft, not to mention modern works by the likes of Donald E. Westlake and Isaac Asimov that are already classics. Some of these stories have haunted the canon for a century, while others are making their first ghoulish appearance  in book form.  Whether you prefer possessive poltergeists, awful apparitions, or friendly phantoms, these stories are guaranteed to thrill you, tingle the spine, or tickle the funny bone, and keep you turning the pages with fearful delight.

Including such classics as “The Monkey’s Paw” and “The Open Window” and eerie vintage illustrations, and also featuring haunted mansions, midnight frights, lovers from beyond the grave, rapping, tapping, wailing shades, and ghosts, ghouls, and specters galore! AlsoFeaturing haunted mansions, midnight frights, lovers from beyond the grave, rapping, tapping, wailing shades, and ghosts, ghouls, and specters galore!
We love ghost stories here at Wildside Press. If you've read the first 3 volumes in the Ghost Story MEGAPACKTM series, plus The Macabre MEGAPACKTM series, you’re pretty well caught up with the classic supernatural fiction we've been reading lately. Don't worry, though -- we'll keep digging for more classic horror tales!

Included in this volume are:

THE FOUR-FIFTEEN EXPRESS, by Amelia B. Edwards
THREE SPANISH LADIES, by Walter E Marconette
BRICKETT BOTTOM, by Amyas Northcote
ACROSS THE GULF, by Henry S. Whitehead
THE NIGHT CALL, by Henry van Dyke
HIS UNQUIET GHOST, by Mary Noailles Murfree
THE DREAM-GOWN OF THE JAPANESE AMBASSADOR, by Brander Matthews
THE MAN IN THE MIRROR, by Lillian B. Hunt
HIS DAY BACK, by Jack Brant
MY OWN TRUE GHOST STORY, by Rudyard Kipling
THE LONG CHAMBER, by Olivia Howard Dunbar
THE PAST, by Ellen Glasgow
MISS TEMPY'S WATCHERS, by Sarah Orne Jewett
THE HAUNTED MAN AND THE GHOST'S BARGAIN, by Charles Dickens
THE BULLY OF BROCAS COURT, by Arthur Conan Doyle
THE SPIRAL STONE, by Arthur Willis Colton
THE GHOST OF THE BLUE CHAMBER, by Jerome K. Jerome
THE MINIATURE, by J. Y. Akerman
TO LET, by B. M. Croker
THE FOREIGNER, by Sarah Orne Jewett
THE STONEGROUND GHOST TALES, by E. G. Swain
THEY THAT MOURN, by Juliet Wilbor Tompkins
GREEN BRANCHES, by Fiona Macleod
THE WERE-WOLF, by H. B. Marryatt
THE GHOST AT POINT OF ROCKS, by Frank H. Spearman

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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. 

Welcome to The Seventh Ghost Story MEGAPACK®! Once more we have a wide-ranging assortment of supernatural fiction, with setting across the world -- Europe, the Americas, Asia -- and across the centuries. You will note that we have a larger than normal number of "Anonymous" stories. No, the authors weren't embarrassed by their contributions. Victorian-era literary magazines and newspapers often ran fiction without crediting the author, or with only vague terms like "A Lady," initials, or humorous pseudonyms (as with the story by “Q.E.D.” in this volume). Authors later collected their stories in books, and that's when readers discovered who had actually written what. If a story never got reprinted, its author remained a mystery. Modern scholars are still researching these anonymous stories, but many authors will never be properly identified. This time we include:

BEAUTIFUL DREAMER, by R.A. Lafferty
FROM THE TOMB, by Guy De Maupassant
THE VENGEANCE OF A TREE, by Eleanor F. Lewis
YOU CAN'T KILL A GHOST, by Frank Belknap Long
A FIGHT WITH A GHOST, by Q.E.D.
A CRY ACROSS THE BLACK WATER, by S. R. Crockett
A FRIENDLY EXORCISE, by Talmage Powell
MRS. DAVENPORT'S GHOST, by Frederick P. Schrader
COUSIN KELLY, by Fletcher Flora
GHOST OF BUCKSTOWN INN, by Arnold M. Anderson
THE HUNGRY GHOST, by Emil Petaja
GRAND-DAME'S GHOST STORY, by C.D.
THE STONE CHAMBER OF TAVERNDALE MANOR HOUSE, by Lady Mabel Howard
THE WATER GHOST OF HARROWBY HALL, by John Kendrick Bangs
THE PARLOR-CAR GHOST, by A Lady
THE THIRTEENTH BOAT, by George J. Rawlins
THE RETURN OF YEN-TCHIN-KING, by Lafcadio Hearn
THE SPECTRE OF TAPPINGTON, by Thomas Ingoldsby
I HAD A HUNCH, AND..., by Talmage Powell
THE BURGLAR'S GHOST, by Anonymous
A PHANTOM TOE, by Anonymous
THE PHANTOM WOMAN, by Anonymous
THE GHOSTS OF RED CREEK, by S. T.
THE PHANTOM HAG, by Anonymous
THE SPECTRE BRIDE, by Anonymous
HOW HE CAUGHT THE GHOST, by Anonymous
COLONEL HALIFAX'S GHOST STORY, by Anonymous
THE GHOST OF THE COUNT, by Anonymous
THE OLD MANSION, by Anonymous
A MISFIT GHOST, by Anonymous
AN UNBIDDEN GUEST, by Anonymous
THE DEAD WOMAN'S PHOTOGRAPH, by Anonymous
THE GHOST OF A LIVE MAN, by Anonymous
THE GHOST OF WASHINGTON, by Anonymous

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The Third Ghost Story Megapack selects 26 more choice hauntings for your reading pleasure. Included this time are:

THE DEAD AND THE COUNTESS, by Gertrude Atherton
THE CEDAR CLOSET, by Lafcadio Hearn
THE WRAITH OF BARNJUM, by F. Anstey
THE JOLLY CORNER, by Henry James
THE ROLL-CALL OF THE REEF, by A. T. Quiller-Couch
THE BOWMEN, by Arthur Machen
OMAN, By Leopold Kompert
THE MIDDLE TOE OF THE RIGHT FOOT, by Ambrose Bierce
THE TOLL-HOUSE, by W.W. Jacobs
THE HAUNTED COVE, by Sir George Douglas
THE GHOST OF LORD CLARENCEUX, by Arnold Bennett
THE HAUNTED AUTOMATON, by W. C. Morrow
THE GHOSTS AT GRANTLEY, by Leonard Kip
THE SPECTRE COOK OF BANGLETOP, by John Kendrick Bangs
THE SUPERSTITIOUS MAN’S STORY, by Thomas Hardy
THE SPECTRE BRIDEGROOM, by William Hunt
THE SPECTRE IN THE CART, by Thomas Nelson Page
THE TALE OF THE PORCELAIN-GOD, by Lafcadio Hearn
THE BELL IN THE FOG, by Gertrude Atherton
THE HAUNTING OF WHITE GATES, by G. M. Robins
THE SHADOW ON THE BLIND, by Mrs. Alfred (Louisa) Baldwin
NO. 5 BRANCH LINE: THE ENGINEER, by Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards
THE SHADOW IN THE CORNER, by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
THE SECRET CHAMBER, by Margaret Oliphant
THE UPPER BERTH, by F. Marion Crawford
MR. GRAY'S STRANGE STORY, by Louisa Murray

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The Fifth Ghost Story MEGAPACKTM presents a great collection of 25 more classic ghost stories from 19th and 20th century masters (plus a new introduction by editor Shawn M. Garrett). Included are:

A TALE OF A GAS-LIT GHOST, by Anonymous
DOG OR DEMON? by Theo Gift
THE STORY OF MEDHANS LEA, by E. Heron & H. Heron
HOW FEAR DEPARTED FROM THE LONG GALLERY, by E. F. Benson
ON THE BRIGHTON ROAD, by Richard Middleton
THE NEW PASS, by Amelia B. Edwards
THE VIOLET CAR, by E. Nesbit
KENTUCKY'S GHOST, by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
THE SHIP THAT SAW A GHOST, by Frank Norris
CHRISTMAS EVE ON A HAUNTED HULK, by Frank Cowper
YUKI-ONNA, by Lafcadio Hearn
THE ADVENTURE OF THE GERMAN STUDENT, by Washington Irving
FULLCIRCLE, by John Buchan
THE GHOST IN THE CAP’N BROWN HOUSE, by Harriet Beecher Stowe
THE STRANGER, by Ambrose Bierce
THE SOUTHWEST CHAMBER, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
THE READJUSTMENT, by Mary Austin
EVELINE’S VISITANT, by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
SIR EDMUND ORME, by Henry James
THE HAUNTED DRAGOON, by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
THE PICTURE ON THE WALL, by Katharine Tynan
THE BANSHEE'S WARNING, by Charlotte Riddell
THE SERPENT'S HEAD, by Lady Dilke
THE DEAD MAN OF VARLEY GRANGE, by Anonymous
THE SCREAMING SKULL, by F. Marion Crawford

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