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Author Landis, John, (introduction)
Title Haunted houses : classic stories of doors that should never be opened / [introduction by John Landis].
Pub Info New York : DK Publishing, 2020.
book jacket
 Falmouth-Adult Collection  FICTION Haunted     AVAILABLE
1 copy being processed for Falmouth-Children's Room.
Edition First American edition.
Descript 408 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
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Series The library of horror
Biblioteka Grozy.
Note The short stories in this collection date from the 19th century and include outdated attitudes and language of that time.--title page verso.
Summary Classic haunted house ghost stories curated by world-renowned filmmaker and horror genre expert John Landis. This beautifully presented, highly collectible anthology features ghost stories that have enthralled, terrified and inspired readers decade after decade. Some are relatively well known; others are long-lost treasures, awaiting rediscovery. The selection includes tales of terror by Bram Stoker, H. P. Lovecraft, and Percival Landon; studies of creeping dread by Edgar Allan Poe and Henry James; short, sharp shockers by Ambrose Bierce, M.R. James and Lafcadio Hearn; and comedic masterpieces by Oscar Wilde and Saki. Mr. Landis' own introduction explores each tale's fascinating impact on the contemporary horror genre. Step inside these ghost-ridden repositories of supernatural evil, if you dare...
Subject Ghost stories.
Genre Horror fiction.
Ghost stories.
Short stories.
Add Author James, Henry, 1843-1916. Turn of the screw (1898)
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849. Fall of the house of Usher (1839)
Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, 1803-1873. Haunted and the haunters (1859)
Blackwood, Algernon, 1869-1951. Empty house (1906)
Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946. Red room (1896)
Lovecraft, H. P. (Howard Phillips), 1890-1937. Shunned house (1937)
Bierce, Ambrose, 1842-1914? Spook house (1889)
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900. Canterville ghost (1887)
Landon, Perceval, 1869-1927. Thurnley abbey (1908)
Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912. Judge's house (1891)
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, 1860-1935. Yellow wallpaper (1892)
James, M. R. (Montague Rhodes), 1862-1936. Haunted dolls' house (1923)
Maupassant, Guy de, 1850-1893. Le horla (1887)
Hearn, Lafcadio, 1850-1904. Reconciliation (1904)
Saki, 1870-1916. Open window (1914)
Add Title Short stories. Selections
Note At the head of of title: John Landis Presents
ISBN 9780744022773
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