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Real Ghost Stories (1921) Real Ghost Stories (1921)
William Thomas Stead (1849-1912) was an English journalist. He was born in Darlington, the son of a Congregational minister. He attended Silcoates School in Wakefield, but was early apprenticed in a merchant's office at Newcastle-on-Tyne. He soon gravitated into journalism, and in 1871 became editor of the Darlington Northern Echo. In 1880 he went to London to be assistant...more
(first published 1921)
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Made it 18% in before quitting, it just isn't what I expected. The totality of, at least the early chapters, is about split personalities, all told from a late 19th century perspective - the point being that we are vessels for multiple souls. I suspect this is a build-up to actual ghost stories, but I was hoping to jump right into the scary stuff.