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Humorous Ghost Stories (Dodo Press)

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Dorothy Scarborough was an American writer who wrote about Texas, folk culture, cotton farming, ghost stories and a woman's life in the Midwest. Even though Scarborough's writings are identified with Texas, she studied at University of Chicago and Oxford University and later taught literature at Columbia University. While receiving her PhD from Columbia, she wrote a disser ...more
Paperback, 292 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by Dodo Press (first published 1921)
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Kaethe
Jan 11, 2017 Kaethe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor, ghosts, stories
CONTENTS:

The Canterville Ghost
By Oscar Wilde

The Ghost-Extinguisher
By Gelett Burgess

"Dey Ain't No Ghosts"
By Ellis Parker Butler

The Transferred Ghost
By Frank R. Stockton

The Mummy's Foot
By Théophile Gautier

The Rival Ghosts
By Brander Matthews

The Water Ghost of Harrowby Hall
By John Kendrick Bangs

Back from that Bourne
Anonymous

The Ghost-Ship
By Richard Middleton

The Transplanted Ghost
By Wallace Irwin

The Last Ghost in Harmony
By Nelson Lloyd

The Ghost of Miser Brimpson
By Eden Phillpotts

The Haunted Photogra
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Diane
Oct 07, 2015 Diane rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, fiction
This is a collection of ghost stories from around the turn of the century. It is interesting to see which aspects of what frightens us when things go bump in the night have stayed the same, and which things have changed. Some of the stories are written in what was considered old Southern uneducated dialect, which is definitely not popular these days. Altogether, it was a pleasant read, but not spectacular.
Julie
Oct 19, 2011 Julie rated it really liked it
This is a collection of older (mostly written around 1900) ghost stories. Imaginative and funny.
Jo
Nov 11, 2012 Jo rated it did not like it
I didn't finish the book. I read the first story, tried with the second and the third and eventually gave up.
Les Wilson
Jan 16, 2014 Les Wilson rated it really liked it
Over all a good book; but as it is a collection of short stories they vary in quality. I found "Dey ain't no Ghost" unreadable.
Chris
Apr 16, 2015 Chris rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some were good; some were not. None were humorous
Heather
May 05, 2012 Heather rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Only finished cause it bothers me not to. Not worth the time. Was not really funny just a story.
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Emily Dorothy Scarborough was an American writer who wrote about Texas, folk culture, cotton farming, ghost stories and women's life in the Southwest.

Scarborough was born in Mount Carmel, Texas. At the age of four she moved to Sweetwater, Texas for her mother's health, as her mother needed the drier climate. The family soon left Sweetwater in 1887, so that the Scarborough children could get a good
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