30 Occult & Supernatural masterpieces you have to read before you die

30 Occult & Supernatural masterpieces you have to read before you die

by Arnold BennettJohn Meade Falkner Charles Dickens and others
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date: 30/12/2019
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This book contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names The Abbot's Ghost, or Maurice Treherne's Temptation [Louisa May Alcott] The Ghost [Arnold Bennett] The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain [Charles Dickens] The Haunted House [Charles Dickens] The Lost Stradivarius [John Meade Falkner] Curious, If True: Strange Tales [Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell] The Ghost Kings [Henry Rider Haggard] Carnacki, The Ghost Finder [William Hope Hodgson] The Ghost Pirates [William Hope Hodgson] The Legend of Sleepy Hollow [Washington Irving] The Turn of the Screw [Henry James] Ghost Stories of an Antiquary [Montague Rhodes James] A Thin Ghost and Others [Montague Rhodes James] The Phantom Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories [Rudyard Kipling] Madam Crowl's Ghost and the Dead Sexton [Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu] Schalken the Painter [Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu] An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street [Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu] The Haunted Baronet [Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu] An Authentic Narrative of a Haunted House [Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu] Ultor De Lacy: A Legend of Cappercullen [Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu] Laura Silver Bell [Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu] Wicked Captain Walshawe, Of Wauling [Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu] The Child That Went With The Fairies [Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu] The Mystery of the Semi-Detached [Edith Nesbit] The Ebony Frame [Edith Nesbit] Man-Size in Marble [Edith Nesbit] On Ghosts [Mary Shelley] The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost [H. G. Wells] The Canterville Ghost [Oscar Wilde] A Haunted House [Virginia Woolf]

ISBN:
9782291081579
9782291081579
Category:
Short stories
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
30-12-2019
Language:
English
Publisher:
Ws
Arnold Bennett

Arnold Bennett is very much worth reading. This will be contrary to what any of you who might have studied English Literature at university since the last war will have been told, so please park such prejudices.

John Meade Falkner

John Meade Falkner (1858-1932) was an English novelist and poet, best known for his 1898 novel, Moonfleet. An extremely successful businessman as well, he became chairman of the arms manufacturer Armstrong Whitworth during World War I.

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was born in 1812 and became the most popular novelist of the Victorian era.

A prolific writer, he published more than a dozen novels in his lifetime, including Oliver Twist, Great Expectations and Hard Times, most of which have been adapted many times over for radio, stage and screen.

Washington Irving

Washington Irving was born in 1783 in New York City. In addition to writing fiction, Irving studied law, worked for his family's business in England and wrote essays for periodicals.

Some of his most famous tales, including Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, were first published under the pseudonym Geoffrey Crayon.

Henry James

Henry James was born in New York in 1843 and was educated in Europe and America. He left Harvard Law School in 1863, after a year's attendance, to concentrate on writing, and from 1869 he began to make prolonged visits to Europe, eventually settling in England in 1876.

His literary output was prodigious and of the highest quality: more than ten outstanding novels, including The Portrait of a Lady and The American; countless novellas and short stories; as well as innumerable essays, letters, and other pieces of critical prose. Known by contemporary fellow novelists as 'the Master', James died in Kensington, London, in 1916.

Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling was born in India in 1865. After intermittently moving between India and England during his early life, he settled in the latter in 1889, published his novel The Light That Failed in 1891 and married Caroline (Carrie) Balestier the following year.

They returned to her home in Brattleboro, Vermont, where Kipling wrote the two Jungle Books and Captains Courageous.

He continued to write prolifically and was the first Englishman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907 but his later years were darkened by the death of his son John at the Battle of Loos in 1915. He died in 1936.

Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf was born in London in 1882. After her father's death in 1904 Virginia and her sister, the painter Vanessa Bell, moved to Bloomsbury and became the centre of ‘The Bloomsbury Group’. This informal collective of artists and writers exerted a powerful influence over early twentieth-century British culture.

In 1912 Virginia married Leonard Woolf, a writer and social reformer. Three years later, her first novel The Voyage Out was published, followed by Night and Day (1919) and Jacob's Room (1922). Between 1925 and 1931 Virginia Woolf produced what are now regarded as her finest masterpieces, from Mrs Dalloway (1925) to The Waves (1931).

She also maintained an astonishing output of literary criticism, short fiction, journalism and biography. On 28 March 1941, a few months before the publication of her final novel, Between the Acts, Virginia Woolf committed suicide.

H. G. Wells

Herbert George "H. G." Wells (September 21, 1866-August 13, 1946) was an English author, best known for his work in the "speculative fiction" genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics, and social commentary.

Wells is sometimes called "The Father of Science Fiction," along with Jules Verne. The War of the Worlds was written in the age of British colonialism, and Wells came up with the idea for the story while he and his brother were imagining what might happen if someone came to colonize England the way England had other countries.

Mary Shelley

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was born on August 30, 1797, into a life of personal tragedy. In 1816, she married the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, and that summer traveled with him and a host of other Romantic intellectuals to Geneva.

Her greatest achievement was piecing together one of the most terrifying and renowned stories of all time: Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. Shelley conceived Frankenstein in, according to her, "a waking dream."

This vision was simply of a student kneeling before a corpse brought to life. Yet this tale of a mad creator and his abomination has inspired a multitude of storytellers and artists. She died on February 1, 1851.,

Edith Nesbit

Edith Nesbit was an English author and poet who was born in 1858.

As well as writing for children, she wrote poems, plays and was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society.

Her most famous works are The Railway Children and Five Children and It.

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) was an Irish writer of gothic tales, mystery novels and ghost stories, most famous for his novel Uncle Silas. Carmilla was first published in 1872 and has served as an inspiration countless books, from Bram Stoker's Dracula and Henry James' The Turn of the Screw to Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, and a slew of films such as Hammer Horror's Karnstein Trilogy.

Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott was born on 29 November 1832 in Pennsylvania, and she grew up with plenty of books to read but seldom enough to eat. Louisa went to work when she was very young as a paid companion and teacher, but she loved writing most of all, and like Jo March she started selling sensational stories in order to help provide financial support for her family.

She worked as a nurse during the American Civil War but the experience made her extremely ill. Little Women was published in 1868 and was based on her life growing up with her three sisters. She followed it with three sequels, Good Wives (1869), Little Men (1871) and Jo's Boys (1886) and she also wrote other books for both children and adults. Louisa was also a campaigner for women's rights and the abolition of the slave trade. She died on 6 March 1888.

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