People having been telling ghost stories probably from the first cave men sitting around the campfire, and it has been a favored genre for writers. The stories in "The Best Ghost Stories Ever Told" feature some of the literary world's best known writers, such as Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, and Joseph Conrad, along with some lesser known authors. I have always found "The Monkey's Paw" a truly creepy and terrifying story, along with "The Black Cat" by Edgar Allan Poe. Most of the stories in this collection were ones I'd never come across, but I enjoyed them. Fans of vintage literature will enjoy this book as a prized addition to their collection.
Are you sure that chill on the back of your neck is just a breeze?
When "gut feelings" have been replaced by a thirst for proof and hard evidence, it's good to know that you can still be spooked by a collection like this one. Best Ghost Stories is a creepy group of over forty tales by some of the most impressive names in the writing world. Terrifying, bone-chillingly eerie, and good fun, these haunting narratives give vivid descriptions of creepy characters and happenings that will make you hesitate before turning out the light!
More than just a niche product, ghost stories hold a bewitching appeal for all kinds of writers and readers-some of the truly great authors of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have lent their horror stories to this collection, including Arthur Conan Doyle, Louisa May Alcott, Joseph Conrad, Robert Louis Stevenson, H. G. Wells, and many more. Count on our Best Stories series for entertaining tales that you won't soon forget.
12 black-and-white illustrations