The large booklet OF GHOST tales is a lively Black Lizard anthology with over 1000 pages of haunted—and haunting—tales. 

The ghost tale may be the oldest of all of the supernatural literary genres and has captured the mind's eye of just about each author to place pen to the web page. right here, Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler has his willing experience of the supernatural to assemble the main chilling and uncanny stories within the canon. those spectral tales span greater than 100 years, from modern day horrors by means of Joyce Carol Oates, Chet Williamson and Andrew Klavan, to pulp yarns from August Derleth, Greye los angeles Spina, and M. L. Humphreys, to the atmospheric Victorian stories of Rudyard Kipling, Edith Wharton, and H. P. Lovecraft, not to point out glossy works by way of the likes of Donald E. Westlake and Isaac Asimov which are already classics. a few of these tales have haunted the canon for a century, whereas others are making their first ghoulish visual appeal  in booklet form.  no matter if you wish possessive poltergeists, lousy apparitions, or pleasant phantoms, those tales are certain to thrill you, tingle the backbone, or tickle the humorous bone, and maintain you turning the pages with nervous delight.

Including such classics as “The Monkey’s Paw” and “The Open Window” and eerie classic illustrations, and likewise featuring haunted mansions, midnight frights, lovers from past the grave, rapping, tapping, wailing shades, and ghosts, ghouls, and specters galore! AlsoFeaturing haunted mansions, midnight frights, lovers from past the grave, rapping, tapping, wailing shades, and ghosts, ghouls, and specters galore!

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