Died: January 29, 1938
E.G. Swain's Books
I was reminded that I owned this book when I reread 100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories and bumped into one of Swain's stories there (Bone to His Bone) - I have a lot of books of ghost stories and am apt to forget what I own like that. I'd originally bought this book when I learned that Swain was a fri...
Dedicated to M.R. James but the stories are far gentler. I like the Reverend Batchel and his world. It's a shame there isn't more.
No blood and guts in these classics but more than a few chills went up my spine. Highly enjoyable.
The description doesn't have the right list of authors. This one doesn't have Steinbeck or Wodehouse.
It was interesting how diverse this particular genre could be, and all in one book. There were stories that were sad, funny, literary, and downright chilling. Probably the most terrifying story was “The Judge House” written by Bram Stoker, best known for the story Dracula, which spawned a whole genr...