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Best Ghost Stories (1998) [Collection]
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Interest in supernatural phenomena was high during Charles Dickens' lifetime. He had always loved a good ghost story himself, particularly at Christmas time, and was open-minded, willing to accept, and indeed put to the test, the existence of spirits. His natural inclination toward drama and the macabre made him a brilliant teller of ghost tales, and in the twelve stories presented here, which include his celebrated A Christmas Carol, the full range of his gothic talents can be seen. Chilling as some of these stories are, Dickens has managed to inject characteristically grotesque comedy as he writes of revenge, insanity, pre-cognition and dream visions, he indulges also in some debunking of contemporary credulity.


  • The Queer Chair
  • A Madman's Manuscript
  • The Goblins Who Stole a Sexton
  • The Ghosts of the Mail
  • The Baron of Grogzwig
  • A Christmas Carol
  • The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain
  • To Be Read at Dusk
  • The Ghost in the Bride's Chamber
  • The Haunted House
  • The Trial for Murder
  • The Signalman

Original title: Best Ghost Stories
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHorrorGhosts

The following works are contained within this one:
     Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton, the (1837) [Short Story]
      Author: Charles Dickens
     Signalman, the (1866) [Short Story]
      Author: Charles Dickens

Edition #1: Best Ghost Stories

Best Ghost Stories (1998)
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Language: English

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Best Ghost Stories (June 1998)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Ware, Herts, U.K.
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 1853267341
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.8 x 0.7
Pages: 273

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