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Midnight Fright: A Collection of Ghost Stories

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Stories by Charles Dickens, E. Nesbit, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Oliver Onions, and Guy de Maupassant.
Paperback, 136 pages
Published 1980
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CasualDebris
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This tiny anthology of five supernatural tales, specifically labeled "ghost stories," is essentially made up of tales widely available over the internet as well as across numerous print anthologies. Surprisingly re-printed in 1994, the anthology will likely never be printed again, as the internet has made most tales in this vein and in this period so readily available. The initial packaging of this five-some appears
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Melissa
Dec 04, 2012 Melissa rated it really liked it
This collection contains five short stories by famous authors, most of whom are known for their work outside of the supernatural realm. Each offer up a ghost story of sorts and overall it’s a great compilation. Because the story are so short, instead of summarizing them I’m going to rate each one and encourage you to pick the slim volume up for yourself!

The Signalman by Charles Dickens: B+
Man-Size in Marble by E. Nesbit: A
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman: A+
The Cigarette Case
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Ken
Mar 25, 2015 Ken rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
A nice collection of horror short stories. The Signalman by Charles Dickens is a classic apparition tragedy. Man-Size in Marble by Edith Nesbit also is an unexpected tragedy. The Yellow Wallpaper is repeated in every horror collection I've ever seen so I won't comment here. The Cigarette Case is one of those chatty "Guess what happened to me" ghost stories, it was neat but not quite as jarring as the others. Finally The Horla was pretty great, though the ending didn't need to be tragic in my opi ...more
Charles
Jul 04, 2009 Charles rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
Older horror stories, generally very gothic in nature, but still quite good. Here's the titles:

Charles Dickens, "The Signalman." (Eerie and not what I expected)
E. Nesbit, "Man-size in Marble." (I don't remember much)
Charlotte Perkins Gilman "The Yellow Wallpaper." (a masterpiece)
Oliver Onions, "The Cigarette Case." (Onions could do ghosts.)
Guy de Maupassant "The Horla." (a classic and very good.)
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Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and sho ...more
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