Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton

ISBN-10: 0684842572

ISBN-13: 9780684842578

Edition: 1997

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Description: One might not expect a woman of Edith Wharton's literary stature to be a believer of ghost stories, much less be frightened by them, but as she admits in her postscript to this spine-tingling collection, "...till I was twenty-seven or -eight, I could not sleep in the room with a book containing a ghost story." Once her fear was overcome, however, she took to writing tales of the supernatural for publication in the magazines of the day. These eleven finely wrought pieces showcase her mastery of the traditional New England ghost story and her fascination with spirits, hauntings, and other supernatural phenomena. Called "flawlessly eerie" by Ms. magazine, this collection includes "Pomegranate Seed," "The Eyes," "All Souls'," "The Looking Glass," and "The Triumph of Night."

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 10/10/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Jane Alison has a bachelor's degree in classics from Princeton University & a M.F.A. from Columbia University. She lives in Germany.

Contents
Preface
The Lady's Maid's Bell
The Eyes
Afterward
Kerfol
The Triumph of Night
Miss Mary Pask
Bewitched
Mr. Jones
Pomegranate Seed
The Looking Glass
All Souls'
An Autobiographical Postscript
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