Thursday, August 23, 2012

Famous Ghost Stories

Famous Ghost Stories is a collection edited by Bennett Cerf. Here are the contents:
Introductory Note by Bennett Cerf
The Haunted and the Haunters by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The Damned Thing by Ambrose Bierce
The Monkey's Paw by W. W. Jacobs
The Phantom 'Rickshaw by Rudyard Kipling
The Willows by Algernon Blackwood
The Rival Ghosts by Brander Matthews
The Man Who Went too Far by E. F. Benson
The Mezzotint by M. R. James
The Open Window by "Saki"
The Beckoning Fair One by Oliver Onions
On the Brighton Road by Richard Middleton
The Considerate Hosts by Thorp McClusky
August Heat by W. F. Harvey
The Return of Andrew Bentley by A. W. Derleth and Mark Schorer
The Supper at Elsinore by Isak Dinesen
The Current Crop of Ghost Stories by Bennett Cerf
It includes a great selection, and though I imagine these are probably all online somewhere, this book is worth having. Thumbing through it brought back fond memories, as I found a receipt for my college sorority dues marking the story The Man Who Went Too Far by E.F. Benson.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous7:13 AM

    I got this book in high school & read the covers off it.
    -- A Pal