Irish Ghost Stories

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Wordsworth Editions, 2005 - Ghost stories, English - 1102 pages
With a word of warning to those of nervous a disposition, Wordsworth presents this spellbinding collection of chilling Celtic tales of the macabre, all drawn from the rich and varied literary tradition of a culture long enchanted by things supernatural, 'a land where ghosts and ghost-seers are so common'. Featuring the imaginative writing of such towering masters of the genre as Sheridan Le Fanu, Bram Stoker, Patrick Kennedy, Thomas Crofton Croker and George Moore, this volume of ghoulish masterpieces from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries is an encapsulation of the arcane lore, magical landscape and fantastic creativity of the Irish. Don't attempt to read these horrifying tales alone in an empty house. Your blood will run cold as the unreal becomes real and the impossible all too possible. Indelible images will possess your imagination and haunt your dreams. Make sure all the lights are on and the doors are bolted.
 

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Contents

SHERIDAN LE FANU
9
Courage 786
28
The Familiar
41
Mr Justice Harbottle
79
The Prisoner 793
93
The Room in Le Dragon Volant
113
Carmilla
227
Madam Crowls Ghost
297
Stories of Lough Guir
481
Passage in the Secret History of an Irish Countess 834
489
MICHAEL BANIM
493
SHERIDAN LE FANU
509
THOMAS CROFTON CROKER
521
Legend of Bottle Hill
527
PATRICK KENNEDY
535
The BloodDrawing Ghost
538

Squire Tobys Will
311
Dickon the Devil
340
The Child that Went with the Fairies
350
The White Cat of Drumgunniol
359
An Account of Some Strange Disturbances
371
Ghost Stories of Chapelizod
391
Wicked Captain Walshawe of Wauling
416
Sir Dominicks Bargain
430
Ultor de Lacy
444
The Vision of Tom Chuff
468
The Watcher 799
472
St Martins Eve
545
GERALD GRIFFIN
562
SHAN F BULLOCK
577
LETITIA MACLINTOCK
584
JAMES BERRY
594
William CARLETON
603
The Three Wishes
617
BRAM STOKER
638
FRANCIS MARION CRAWFORD
655
Oscar Wilde
675
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