Great ghost stories

Format: Print Book 1998
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j MOSER
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Fiction
Call Number  j MOSER

"I can assure you," said the young man, "that it will take a very tangible ghost to frighten me."

So says the foolishly brave narrator of H. G. Wells's "The Red Room," one of the thirteen great ghost stories gathered together in this deluxe illustrated volume. Selected and illustrated by Barry Moser, a master of the macabre, these spooky tales will send a shiver down the spine of even the bravest reader.

This new edition includes classic masterpieces of horror by H. P. Lovecraft, Brain Stoker, Richard Middleton, and Arthur Conan Doyle. There are also several chilling modern tales of the supernatural by such authors as Madeleine L'Engle and Joyce Carol Oates to petrify even the most seasoned explorer of the dark realms.

From the slowly gathering dread of being caught in the grips of a haunted house to the sure, sharp horror of realization that overcomes one entering the spirit world, nothing compares to the thrill of these tales from the great beyond. With Barry Moser's fourteen eerie watercolors, this collection is sure to satisfy readers with an insatiable taste for terror, as well as those who simply love the chill down the spine that comes from reading a great ghost

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 7^-12. A collection of 13 ghost stories from old masters as well as modern authors, beginning with "The Monkey's Paw" by W. W. Jacobs and including "The Red Room" by H. G. Wells and "The Others" by Joyce Carol Oates. Readers will find a more sophisticated and subtle terror in these selections than they'll find in many of the childrens' horror story collections so popular today. Young people may not pick up this anthology on their own, but the stories are made for sharing and several are perfect read-alouds for older students. Moser's eerie watercolors, one for each story, are most effective when capturing a close-up view of the subject--a monkey's paw or a shriveled face. A handsome volume, with a nicely varied assortment of ghostly tales. --Karen Hutt"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Books of wonder.
Subjects Ghost stories, American.
Ghost stories, English.
Children's stories, American.
Children's stories, English.
Ghosts -- Fiction.
Short stories.
Publisher New York :W. Morrow,1998
Contributors Moser, Barry.
Language English
Description 204 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
ISBN 0688145876
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