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The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton - Edith Wharton, Laszlo Kubinyi
The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton
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One might not expect a woman of Edith Wharton's literary stature to be a believer of ghost stories, much less be frightened by them, but as she admits in her postscript to this spine-tingling collection, "...till I was twenty-seven or -eight, I could not sleep in the room with a book containing a... show more
One might not expect a woman of Edith Wharton's literary stature to be a believer of ghost stories, much less be frightened by them, but as she admits in her postscript to this spine-tingling collection, "...till I was twenty-seven or -eight, I could not sleep in the room with a book containing a ghost story." Once her fear was overcome, however, she took to writing tales of the supernatural for publication in the magazines of the day. These eleven finely wrought pieces showcase her mastery of the traditional New England ghost story and her fascination with spirits, hauntings, and other supernatural phenomena. Called "flawlessly eerie" by Ms. magazine, this collection includes "Pomegranate Seed," "The Eyes," "All Souls'," "The Looking Glass," and "The Triumph of Night."
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780684842578 (0684842572)
ASIN: 684842572
Publisher: Scribner
Pages no: 303
Edition language: English
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UNICORN PORN FOR ALL rated it
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Edith Wharton wrote ghost stories?
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it
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I concluded from this book (ok, and a couple of her others) that I don't like the writing of Edith Wharton. I feel her writing is very dry and uninviting compared to some of her counterparts from the same period!
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
I had to get it through interlibrary loan. Which, I discovered last night is a rather expensive proposition. My library ends up paying around $10 per title, as well as $400 per annum to be in a regional network. Due to budget constraints, the library is going to start charging $1 per ILL request. It...
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