The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural) (Paperback)

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By Edith Wharton, David Stuart Davies (Selected by), David Stuart Davies (Introduction by)
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Selected & Introduced by David Stuart Davies.

Traumatised by ghost stories in her youth, Pulitzer Prize winning author Edith Wharton (1862 -1937) channelled her fear and obsession into creating a series of spine-tingling tales filled with spirits beyond the grave and other supernatural phenomena. While claiming not to believe in ghosts, paradoxically she did confess that she was frightened of them. Wharton imbues this potent irrational and imaginative fear into her ghostly fiction to great effect.

In this unique collection of finely wrought tales Wharton demonstrates her mastery of the ghost story genre. Amongst the many supernatural treats within these pages you will encounter a married farmer bewitched by a dead girl; a ghostly bell which saves a woman's reputation; the weird spectral eyes which terrorise the midnight hours of an elderly aesthete; the haunted man who receives letters from his dead wife; and the frightening power of a doppelganger which foreshadows a terrible tragedy.

Compelling, rich and strange, the ghost stories of Edith Wharton, like vintage wine, have matured and grown more potent with the passing years.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781840221640
ISBN-10: 184022164X
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
Publication Date: January 5th, 2009
Pages: 292
Language: English
Series: Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural