Who better to investigate the literary spirit world than that supreme connoisseur of the unexpected, Roald Dahl? Of the many permutations of the macabre or bizarre, Dahl was always especially fascinated by the classic ghost story. As he realtes in the erudite introduction to this volume, he read some 749 supernatural tales at the British Museum Library before selecting the 14 that comprise this anthology. "Spookiness is, after all, the real purpose of the ghost story," Dahl writes. "It should give you the creeps and disturb your thoughts." For this superbly disquieting collection, Dahl offers favorite tales by such masterful storytellers as E. F. Benson, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Rosemary Timperley, and Edith Wharton.
Maniacally clever . . . Cordova is a monomaniacal genius who creeps into the darkest crevices of the human psyche. . . . As a study of a great mythmaker, "Night Film" is an absorbing act of myth-making itself. . . . Dastardly fun . . . The plot feels like an M. C. Escher nightmare about Edgar Allan Poe. . . . You ll miss your subway Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories free epub stop, let dinner burn and start sleeping with the lights on. "The Washington Post" Ask the oracle whatever it is you yearn most deeply to know and then allow yourself to be carried on a journey through the mists of time, moved by the beauty of these inspiring words and images to a sacred space within where your answers await. 70 cards & 164-page guidebook Here are more than 40 fables or teaching stories that deal with love, laughter, death, betrayal, and the soul. The stories are exuberant, earthy, and bursting with vitality--much like a painting by Hieronymus Bosch or Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. The characters are guilty, lecherous, tricky, ribald, and finally possessors of opened souls.
Author: Roald Dahl,
Number of Pages: 240 pages
Published Date: 01 Oct 1984
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Country: New York, NY, United States
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