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The Haunted Looking Glass - Edward Gorey, Robert Walser, Ward Gorey
The Haunted Looking Glass
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The Haunted Looking Glass is the late Edward Gorey's selection of his favorite tales of ghosts, ghouls, and grisly goings-on. It includes stories by Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, M. R. James, W. W. Jacobs, and L. P. Hartley, among other masters of the fine art of making the flesh creep, all... show more
The Haunted Looking Glass is the late Edward Gorey's selection of his favorite tales of ghosts, ghouls, and grisly goings-on. It includes stories by Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, M. R. James, W. W. Jacobs, and L. P. Hartley, among other masters of the fine art of making the flesh creep, all accompanied by Gorey's inimitable illustrations.ALGERNON BLACKWOOD, "The Empty House"W.F. HARVEY, "August Heat"CHARLES DICKENS, "The Signalman"L.P. HARTLEY, "A Visitor from Down Under"R.H. MALDEN, "The Thirteenth Tree"ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, "The Body-Snatcher"E. NESBIT, "Man-Size in Marble"BRAM STOKER, "The Judge's House"TOM HOOD, "The Shadow of a Shade"W.W. JACOBS, "The Monkey's Paw,"WILKIE COLLINS, "The Dream Woman"M.R. JAMES, "Casting the Runes"
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780940322684 (0940322684)
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
4.0 Supernatural Square
So the great Gorey and I have some of the same tastes in fiction. And we both like cats.Some of these stories are well known - such as "The Monkey's Paw", which is one of those stories that never grows stale at all. Others are not, such as "August Heat", a rather chilling tale. What is interesting i...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
5.0 The Haunted Looking Glass - Edward Gorey,Robert Walser,Ward Gorey
I just received a replacement copy for the missing-who-knows-how-long hardcover from my collection. Guess what I'm looking forward to for All Hallow's Read? Perfect!personal copy
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it
4.0 Edward Gorey's Haunted Looking Glass: A collection of ghost stories chosen and illustrated by Edward Gorey
A collection of Victorian and Edwardian ghost stories each with an illustration by the ever-pleasing Edward Gorey. All of the stories fit into Gorey's peculiar aesthetic, and several such as [a:Robert Louis Stevenson|854076|Robert Louis Stevenson|https://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1192746024p2/854076.j...
the reader of books
the reader of books rated it
4.0 The Haunted Looking Glass (New York Review Books Classics)
Some of these stories were better than others (ahem, The Empty House) but I knew Edward Gorey and the Victorians (the name of my future band) wouldn't let me down. The Victorians wrote the best ghost stories; they truly excel at 1) setting an atmosphere, and 2) conveying a creepy or scary story with...
Allusion is not Illusion
Allusion is not Illusion rated it
4.0
My favorite stories were M.R. James' "Casting the Runes" and E. Nesbit's "Man-Size in Marble," although the latter was a bit sad -- I liked her newlyweds so much that I really wanted them to have a happy ending. I could've read a ghost-free novel about them writing and painting and studying folklore...
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