MERRY SPOOKY CHRISTMAS (25 Weird & Supernatural Tales in One Edition)

MERRY SPOOKY CHRISTMAS (25 Weird & Supernatural Tales in One Edition)

by Louisa M. AlcottThomas Hardy Wilkie Collins and others

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 16/10/2017

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The holidays are the best time to enjoy Christmas mysteries and classic ghost tales (for the fans of the genre) in the snuggling comfort of your home. This edition hence brings to you some of the finest literary gems together in one place to satisfy your cravings for some suspense. Enjoy: The Christmas Banquet (Nathaniel Hawthorne) What the Shepherd Saw: A Tale of Four Moonlight Nights (Thomas Hardy) The Wolves of Cernogratz (Saki) Markheim (Robert Louis Stevenson) A Chaparral Christmas Gift (O. Henry) The Flying Stars (G.K. Chesterton) The Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance (M.R. James) Ghosts and Family Legends (Catherine Crowe) The Ghost: A Christmas Story (William Douglas O'Connor) Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions (Charles Dickens) The Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens) The Haunted Man (Charles Dickens) Thurlow's Christmas Story (John Kendrick Bangs) The Mystery of My Grandmother's Hair Sofa (John Kendrick Bangs) The Abbot's Ghost, or Maurice Treherne's Temptation (Louisa M. Alcott) A Christmas Tragedy (Emmuska Orczy) The Thieves who couldn't Stop Sneezing (Thomas Hardy) Mr Wray's Cash Box or, the Mask and the Mystery (Wilkie Collins) Wolverden Tower (Grant Allen) The Ghosts at Grantley (Leonard Kip) The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (Arthur Conan Doyle) An Exciting Christmas Eve or, My Lecture On Dynamite (Arthur Conan Doyle) Glámr (Sabine Baring-Gould) Mustapha (Sabine Baring-Gould) Told After Supper (Jerome K. Jerome)

ISBN:
9788027222421
9788027222421
Category:
Fiction
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
16-10-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
Musaicum Books
Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy was born in Dorset in 1840. His first published novel was Desperate Remedies in 1871. Such was the success of these early works, which included A Pair of Blue Eyes (1873) and Far From the Madding Crowd (1874), that he gave up his work as an architect to concentrate on his writing.

However, he had difficulty publishing Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1889) and was forced to make changes in order for it to be judged suitable for family readers. This, coupled with the stormy reaction to the negative tone of Jude the Obscure (1895), prompted Hardy to abandon writing novels altogether and he concentrated on poetry for the rest of his life. He died in January 1928.

Wilkie Collins

William Wilkie Collins was born in London in 1824, the son of a successful and popular painter. On leaving school, he worked in the office of a tea merchant in the Strand before reading law as a student at Lincoln's Inn. However his real passion was for writing and, in 1850, he published his first novel, Antonina.

In 1851, the same year that he was called to the bar, he met and established a lifelong friendship with Charles Dickens. While Collins' fame rests on his best known works, The Woman in White and The Moonstone, he wrote over thirty books, as well as numerous short stories, articles and plays. He was a hugely popular writer in his lifetime. An unconventional individual, he never married but established long-term liaisons with two separate partners. He died in 1889.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in Salem, Massachusetts, where he wrote the bulk of his masterful tales of American colonial history.

His career as a novelist began with The Scarlet Letter (1850) and also includes The house of the Seven Gables, The Blithedale Romance, and The Marble Faun.

Saki

Hector Hugh Munro (1870 1916) was a British author best known by his pen name Saki.

Although he wrote two novels and several political sketches most notably The Westminster Alice, a parody authorized by Carroll's publishers it is his large output of satirical short stories for which he is remembered, and is still considered one of the masters of the genre.

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.

Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859 and died in 1930. Within those years was crowded a variety of activity and creative work that made him an international figure and inspired the French to give him the epithet 'the good giant'.

He was the nephew of 'Dickie Doyle' the artist, and was educated at Stonyhurst, and later studied medicine at Edinburgh University, where the methods of diagnosis of one of the professors provided the idea for the methods of deduction used by Sherlock Holmes. He set up as a doctor at Southsea and it was while waiting for patients that he began to write.

His growing success as an author enabled him to give up his practice and turn his attention to other subjects. His greatest achievement was, of course, his creation of Sherlock Holmes, who soon attained international status and constantly distracted him from his other work; at one time Conan Doyle killed him but was obliged by public protest to restore him to life.

And in his creation of Dr Watson, Holmes's companion in adventure and chronicler, Conan Doyle produced not only a perfect foil for Holmes but also one of the most famous narrators in fiction.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He studied law but preferred writing and in 1881 was inspired by his stepson to write Treasure Island.

Other famous adventure stories followed including Kidnapped, as well as the famous collection of poems for children, A Child's Garden of Verses. Robert Louis Stevenson is buried on the island of Samoa.

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