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The Best Ghost Stories

3.22 of 5 stars 3.22  ·  rating details  ·  23 ratings  ·  5 reviews
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally importan ...more
Paperback, Large Print, 244 pages
Published October 11th 2007 by BiblioLife (first published October 1st 1989)
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Maria Carmo
A funny little book, written almost as if it had been a genuine investigation "XIXth. contury style"!

Interesting to think that it was written by the same author who wrote Robinson's adventures out in the wilderness...

Maria Carmo

Lisbon 23 April 2012
Louis Arata
Old-time ghost stories. A few of them were good. The best were "The Woman's Ghost Story" by Algernon Blackwood (quickly becoming one of my favorite writers) and "The Rival Ghosts" (a nice bit of comedy). Unfortunately, there is a racially-stereotyped story included as well. At the end, there are purportedly "true" ghost stories from "reputable" witnesses -- fine, upstanding, sober citizens.
As usual with a compilation, hit and miss. There are a couple stories that I think are prime candidates for the Rhetoric of Telling the Ghost Story course I'm composing, The Woman's Tale, but also one that is either (a) a prime example of the principle of nommo, the African conception of the performance of the word to alter the world in constructive ways through repetition, audience participation, and word play, or else (b) just racist. Will do more research.
Mar 10, 2013 SheLove2Read marked it as dnf  ·  review of another edition
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I'm glad I borrowed this. These are stories from the 1800s and early 1900s. Because of the language and the unbelievable wordiness of the majority of them, this is virtually unreadable.
Catherine Czerkawska
Bit surprised the rating of these is so low on Goodreads. I loved them. Good old fashioned spooky stories, but then I'm a Benson fan.
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Edward Frederic Benson wrote comic novels, ghost stories, novels of manners, memoirs and reminiscences, and informal biographies -- almost 100 books in total.
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