Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories

Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories

Description

Who better to investigate the literary spirit world than that supreme connoisseur of the unexpected, Roald Dahl? Of the many permutations of the macabre or bizarre, Dahl was always especially fascinated by the classic ghost story. As he realtes in the erudite introduction to this volume, he read some 749 supernatural tales at the British Museum Library before selecting the 14 that comprise this anthology. "Spookiness is, after all, the real purpose of the ghost story," Dahl writes. "It should give you the creeps and disturb your thoughts." For this superbly disquieting collection, Dahl offers favorite tales by such masterful storytellers as E. F. Benson, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Rosemary Timperley, and Edith Wharton.


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Details

Author(s)
Roald Dahl
For ages
6-12
Format
Paperback | 240 pages
Dimensions
138 x 207 x 15mm | 268g
Publication date
01 Oct 1984
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Noonday
ISBN10
0374518688
ISBN13
9780374518684
Bestsellers rank
74,334