Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories (Hardcover)

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What happens when the author of The Time Traveler's Wife acts as editor for some of the best ghost stories ever written? Find out in Ghostly, edited by Audrey Niffenegger. Notable spooky contributors include Neil Gaiman, Edger Allen Poe and many more Gothic and modern authors. Perfect for binge reading four or five tales all at once or reading one at a time. Niffenegger's illustrations help set the mood for each tale.

— From Ghostly, edited by Audrey Niffenegger


Collected and introduced by the bestselling author of The Time Traveler's Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry--including her own fabulous new illustrations for each piece, and a new story by Niffenegger--this is a unique and haunting anthology of some of the best ghost stories of all time.

From Edgar Allen Poe to Kelly Link, M.R. James to Neil Gaiman, H. H. Munro to Audrey Niffenegger herself, Ghostly reveals the evolution of the ghost story genre with tales going back to the eighteenth century and into the modern era, ranging across styles from Gothic Horror to Victorian, with a particular bent toward stories about haunting--haunted children, animals, houses. Every story is introduced by Audrey Niffenegger, an acclaimed master of the craft, with some words on its background and why she chose to include it. Niffenegger's own story is, "A Secret Life With Cats."

Perfect for the classic and contemporary ghost story aficionado, this is a delightful volume, beautifully illustrated. Ghostly showcases the best of the best in the field, including Edith Wharton, P.G. Wodehouse, A.S. Byatt, Ray Bradbury, and so many more.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781501111198
ISBN-10: 1501111191
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Publication Date: October 6th, 2015
Pages: 464
Language: English