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Ghosts (1981) [Anthology]
by Isaac Asimov Dick Baldwin John Kendrick Bangs Robert Hugh Benson E. F. Benson Ambrose Bierce Algernon Blackwood Helena Blavatsky A.M. Burrage Wilkie Collins F. Marion Crawford Charles Dickens Amelia B. Edwards Mary E. Wilkins Freeman Barbara Gallow Elizabeth Gaskell W. Stephen Gilbert Parke Godwin James Grant Edward D. Hoch E. T. A. Hoffmann Bernhardt J. Hurwood Washington Irving Henry James Z.Z. Jeromm Nigel Kneale Faith Lancereau Anatole Le Braz Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Fritz Leiber M.G. Lewis John Masefield Guy de Maupassant Eugène Montfort Frederik Pohl Jeanne Ray Al Sarrantonio Jack Snow Robert Louis Stevenson Frank R. Stockton Bram Stoker Saralee Terry Unknown Author H. Russell Wakefield H. G. Wells Oscar Wilde Donald A. Wollheim Rating: Weighted - 9.3 / Average - 10.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

This large-volume collection by popular anthologist Marvin Kaye presents 54 pure ghost stories by some of the best writers ever assembled, including Bram Stoker, H.G. Wells, Robert Louis Stevenson, Oscar Wilde, Isaac Asimov and Frederick Pohl, and more. Many of these tales have never appeared in any other collection, and there are several original stories written specifically for this book.

From Dickens' London to the Old West, from modern day Manhattan to the back streets of the Far East, this collection provides hundreds of hours of ghoulish good reading. Included is the Prologue filled with inventive epitaphs, and an Appendix that charts haunted houses in America. There is also a Bibliography, making this book a ghost lover's bible.

Marvin Kaye begins his journey with a strong warning to the reader: "The stories and verse in these pages vary greatly in mood, style and impact, but for the best effect, they ought to be consumed like chocolate marshmallow fudge: a little at a time."

Within these pages is a lot of good fun, and a huge amount of quality writings. There are true stories, stories of pure imagination, and a sampling of chilling verse. So turn on all the lights, snuggle up to a warm fire, and enjoy.


  • Minuke (1950) by Nigel Kneale
  • The Wind in the Rose-Bush (1903) by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Legal Rites (1950) by Isaac Asimov and Frederick Pohl
  • Smee (c.19th C) by A.M. Burrage
  • Thurlow's Christmas Story (c.19th C) by John Kendrick Bangs
  • The Ghost, The Gallant, The Gael and The Goblin (c.19th C) by W. Stephen Gilbert
  • A Quartet of Strange Things (1971) by Bernhardt J. Hardwood
  • The Lady of Finnigan's Hearth (1977) by Parke Godwin
  • The Phantom Hag (c.19th C) by Atr. to Guy de Maupassant
  • The Ghost of the Capuchins (1981) by Eugene Montfort
  • Who Rides With Santa Anna? (1958) by Edward D. Hoch
  • Jane(1981) by Barbara Gallow
  • The Tale of the German Student (c.19th C) by Washington Irving
  • The Hounds of Hell (c.20th C) by John Masefield
  • Doorslammer (1969) by Donald A. Wollheim
  • The Ensouled Violen (c.19th C) by Helena Blavatsky
  • The Monk of Horror (c.19th C) by Anonymous
  • Mr. Justice Harbottle (1872) by Sheridan Le Fanu
  • The Flying Dutchman by Traditional
  • The Parlor-Car Ghost (c.20th C) by Anonymous
  • The Red Room (c.19th C) by H.G. Wells
  • A Gathering of Ghosts (1981) by Graig Shaw Gardner
  • The Woman's Ghost Story (c.19th C) by Algernon Blackwood
  • Miss Jeromette and the Clergyman (c.19th C) by Wilkie Collins
  • The Phantom Woman (c.19th C) by Anonymous
  • The Spectre Bride (c.19th C) by Anonymous
  • The Midnight Embrace (c.19th C) by M.G. Lewis
  • The Philosophy of Relative Existences (c.19th C) by Frank R. Stockton
  • 21 Main Street No. (1981) by Z.Z.Jeromm
  • Four Ghosts in Hamlet (1965) by Fritz Leiber
  • Ghost of Sailboat Fred (1981) by Saralee Terry
  • The Fisherman's Story (1981) by Faith Lancerou and Anatole Le Braz
  • The Old Mansion (c.20th C) by Anonymous
  • The Haunting of Y-12 (1981) by Al Sarrantonio
  • The Ghostly Rental (1876) by Henry James
  • Untitled Ghost Story (c.18th C) by E.T. Hoffmann
  • The Doll's Ghost (c.19th C) by F. Marion Crawford
  • Staley Fleming's Hallucination (c.19th C) by Ambrose Bierce
  • The Dead Woman's Photograph (c.19th C) by Anonymous
  • The Castle of the King (1881) by Bram Stoker
  • The Canterville Ghost (1891) by Oscar Wilde
  • Blind Man's Bluff (1929) by H. Russel Wakefield
  • A Suffolk Miracle by Traditional
  • Father Stein's Tale (1907) by Robert Hugh Benson
  • The Old Nurse's Story (1852) by Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Money Talks (1981) by Dick Baldwin
  • The Ghost of the Count by Anonymous
  • The Body-Snatcher (1884) by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Penhale Broadcast (c.20th C) by Jack Snow
  • The Last Traveler (1965) by Jean Ray
  • The Phantom Regiment (c.19th C) by James Grant
  • The Tale of the Bagman's Uncle (1837) by Charles Dickens
  • The North Mail (c.19th C) by Amelia B. Edwards
  • How Fear Departed From the Long Gallery (c.20th C) by E.F. Benson

Original title: Ghosts: A Treasury of Chilling Tales Old & New
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHorrorGhosts

The following works are contained within this one:
     Story of the Bagman’s Uncle, the (1837) [Short Story]
      Author: Charles Dickens
     Old Nurse's Story, the (1852) [Short Story]
      Author: Elizabeth Gaskell
     Mr. Justice Harbottle (1872) [Novelette]
      Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
     Ghostly Rental, the (1876) [Short Story]
      Author: Henry James
     Body-Snatcher, the (1884) [Short Story]
      Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
     Canterville Ghost, the (1897) [Novelette]
      Author: Oscar Wilde

Edition #1: Ghosts

Ghosts (1981)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Marvin Kaye Saralee Kaye
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Manifested in:

Ghosts: A Haunting Treasury of 40 Chilling Tales (September 1993)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Galahad Books
ISBN: 9780883658369
Dimensions: 6.4 x 9.3 x 1.8
Pages: 510

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