Dickens, Bierce, Nabokov, M R James et al - The Folio Book of Ghost Stories - ( Item 125275 )
Published in London by Folio Society. 2015. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Fine slipcase. Bound in paper, printed with a design by David McConochie. Set in Columbus with Baker Signet display. 296 pages. Frontispiece and 8 colour illustrations. 9½" x 6Ό". Introduced by Kathryn Hughes. Illustrated by David McConochie. In this collection, newly compiled by The Folio Society, ghost stories by well-known raconteurs of the paranormal such as Dickens and M. R. James sit alongside a selection of tales by modern writers, all of whom use the best-loved hallmarks of the ghost story with precision: dilapidated houses and taciturn servants; creaking floorboards and mysterious figures; hair-raising sightings of beings by turns benevolent, evil, or so alien as to defy comprehension. All shades of the dark are explored here, from the crawling horror of Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Captain of the 'Pole-Star' to Shirley Jacksons pleasantly chilling 'A Visit'. With stories from writers such as Ambrose Bierce, Vladimir Nabokov, A. S. Byatt and F. Marion Crawford, this is a collection indeed destined to haunt its readers. Illustrating a story where terrors are implied by a distant noise or a failing light is a unique challenge. David McConochie won the commission to illustrate this edition through the 2015 Book Illustration Competition. He has created a remarkable series of images that are both beautiful and unsettling, while journalist and historian Kathryn Hughes provides an introduction that examines the Victorian tradition and its modern-day inheritors. Contains The Signalman Charles Dickens, The Captain of the 'Pole-Star' Arthur Conan Doyle, The Upper Berth F. Marion Crawford, The Eyes of the Panther Ambrose Bierce, The Monkeys Paw W. W. Jacobs, The Watcher R. H. Benson, The Treasure of Abbot Thomas M. R. James, August Heat W. F. Harvey, The Cigarette Case Oliver Onions, Bone to His Bone E. G. Swain, Mr Jones Edith Wharton, A Tale of an Empty House E. F. Benson, One Who Saw A. M. Burrage, The Visit to the Museum Vladimir Nabokov, The Demon Lover Elizabeth Bowen, A Visit Shirley Jackson, The Axe Penelope Fitzgerald, The July Ghost A. S. Byatt, Andrina George Mackay Brown.
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