Roald Dahl s Book of Ghost Stories

Bundle with fourteen ghost stories by various authors.

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Michael Joseph

ISBN: 9780241955710

Category: Ghost stories, English

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Fourteen terrifying ghost stories chosen by the master of the macabre, Roald Dahl. 'Spookiness is the real purpose of the ghost story. It should give you the creeps and disturb your thoughts . . .' Who better to choose the ultimate in spine-chillers than Roald Dahl, whose own sinister stories have teased and twisted the imagination of millions? Here are fourteen of his favourite ghost stories, including Sheridan Le Fanu's The Ghost of a Hand, Edith Wharton's Afterward, Cynthia Asquith's The Corner Shop and Mary Treadgold's The Telephone. Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.


Fear

. . Do you enjoy being scared? Featuring fourteen classic spine-chilling stories chosen by Roald Dahl, these terrible tales of ghostly goings-on will have you shivering with fear as you turn the pages.

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405933224

Category: Fiction

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PERFECT for fans of Roald Dahl. Think you know Dahl? Think again. Discover a collection of deliciously dark ghost stories for adults, picked by Dahl himself . . . Do you enjoy being scared? Featuring fourteen classic spine-chilling stories chosen by Roald Dahl, these terrible tales of ghostly goings-on will have you shivering with fear as you turn the pages. They include such timeless and haunting stories as Sheridan Le Fanu's The Ghost of a Hand, Edith Wharton's Afterward, Cynthia Asquith's The Corner Shop and Mary Treadgold's The Telephone. Featuring extraordinary cover art by Charming Baker, whose paintings echo the dark and twisted world of Dahl's short stories. Roald Dahl reveals even more about the darker side of human nature in seven other centenary editions featuring his own stories: Lust, Madness, Cruelty, Deception, Trickery, Innocence and War.

Apartment Stories

"The Ghost of a Hand." In Roald Dahls Book of Ghost Stories, ed. Roald Dahl,
154-16I. New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux, 1983. . *Green Tea." In Ghost
Stories, ed. Susan Hill. London: Hamish Hamilton, I983. . "The Haunted House in
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Author: Sharon Marcus

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520217268

Category: History

Page: 323

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"Apartment Stories works from the brilliant premise that urban culture and domestic architecture are indeed related in a number of unpredictable and mutually enlightening ways. Marcus's readings of Balzac and Zola novels in the context of the new urban architecture are absolutely superb, and she remains subtle and unexpected at every step."—Bruce Robbins, author of Feeling Global

The Supernatural Index

Soon Manley & Gogo Lewis, New York: Lothrop, Lee 8t Shepard, 1977 More
Ghosts, Ghosts, Ghosts, ed. Helen Hoke, New York: Franklin Watts, 1981 Roald
Dahl's Book 0! Ghost Stories, Roald Dahl, London: Jonathan Cape, 1983
Christmas ...

Author: Michael Ashley

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313240300

Category: Literary Criticism

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Indexes story collections by editor, book title, author, and story title

The Children s Ghost Story in America

However, Roald Dahl, likely one of the most well-known and beloved children's
authors of the twentieth century, has not missed this connection and explores it
rather directly in his introduction to Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories, where he
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Author: Sean Ferrier-Watson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476664943

Category: Literary Criticism

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Ghost stories have played a prominent role in childhood. Circulated around playgrounds and whispered in slumber parties, their history in American literature is little known and seldom discussed by scholars. This book explores the fascinating origins and development of these tales, focusing on the social and historical factors that shaped them and gave birth to the genre. Ghost stories have existed for centuries but have been published specifically for children for only about 200 years. Early on, supernatural ghost stories were rare—authors and publishers, fearing they might adversely affect young minds, presented stories in which the ghost was always revealed as a fraud. These tales dominated children’s publishing in the 19th century but the 20th century saw a change in perspective and the supernatural ghost story flourished.

Image and Power

Cox, M., and Gilbert, R.A., Victorian Ghost Stories, Oxford University Press 1991.
Cuddon, J.S., Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories, London, Penguin 1984. Dalby,
R., The Virago Book of Victorian Ghost Stories, London, Virago 1988. — Ghosts ...

Author: Sarah Sceats

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317890655

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

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Image and Power is an important work of literary and cultural criticism. This collection of essays focuses on some of the major issues addressed by women's writing in the twentieth century, concerning genre, subjectivity and social and cultural expectations, issues which in the past have been regarded from an essentially male perspective. The text introduces women writers whose novels have been widely read and provides an important contribution to the debate about women in literature.

Puffin Good Reading Guide for Children

About the author Neil Gaiman ( b.1960 ) is the creator of the Sandman series of
graphic novels . He is British but currently lives in the US . Read more by Gaiman
Good Omens ( with Terry Pratchett ) Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories First ...

Author: Ruskin Bond

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780143335078

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A comprehensive guide to fiction in English for readers aged four to sixteen, The Puffin Good Reading Guide for Children is divided into three sections to suit every age group. It has entries listing over 1000 books, and is divided into categories with cross-references so that children can read more in genres they like. It includes both classics and the best of contemporary works and books from all over the world. With an introduction by Ruskin Bond, India's best-known children's writer in English, The Puffin Good Reading Guide is an invaluable resource for children who love books, as well as for parents and friends looking for the right book for the young people in their lives.

Works by Roald Dahl

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 9781230628578

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (works not included). Pages: 59. Chapters: Books by Roald Dahl, Children's books by Roald Dahl, Novels by Roald Dahl, Poetry by Roald Dahl, Screenplays by Roald Dahl, Short stories by Roald Dahl, Short story collections by Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, You Only Live Twice, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, James and the Giant Peach, The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More, Matilda, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, The Gremlins, The Twits, The BFG, The Witches, Danny, the Champion of the World, The Great Automatic Grammatizator, Boy, Pig, Fantastic Mr Fox, Way Out, Roald Dahl short stories bibliography, Roald Dahl: Collected Stories, Man from the South, Bitch, Revolting Rhymes, George's Marvellous Medicine, My Uncle Oswald, Dirty Beasts, Edward the Conqueror, Lamb to the Slaughter, Esio Trot, The Way Up to Heaven, Neck, The Last Act, The Minpins, The Landlady, Kiss Kiss, William and Mary, The Night Digger, Vengeance is Mine Inc., Parson's Pleasure, Dip in the Pool, The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, Georgy Porgy, Tales of the Unexpected, The Hitch-Hiker, The Enormous Crocodile, Galloping Foxley, Someone Like You, Taste, The Magic Finger, The Vicar of Nibbleswicke, Beware of the Dog, Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories, Skin, Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life: The Country Stories of Roald Dahl, Poison, Nunc Dimittis, The Collected Short Stories of Dahl, Sometime Never: A Fable for Supermen, Rhyme Stew, Genesis and Catastrophe: A True Story, Roald Dahl's Guide to Railway Safety, The Great Switcheroo, The Mildenhall Treasure, Over to You: Ten Stories of Flyers and Flying, The Roald Dahl Omnibus, Switch Bitch, Memories with Food at Gipsy House, My Year, Twenty-Nine Kisses from Roald Dahl, Two Fables, The Roald Dahl Treasury, The Best of Roald Dahl, More Tales of the Unexpected, ..

Halloween

We still love the scary stories we first encountered when we were highly
impressionable little children. ... We used to think Roald Dahl's books or Maurice
Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are were too frightening for little kids. Not now.

Author: LEONARD R. N. ASHLEY

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469179504

Category: Reference

Page: 539

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This big, informed, witty, and entertaining book, actually several books in one, covers all the aspects of the secular holiday unlike any other. Only the exhaustive is interesting. - Thomas Mann HALLOWEEN HISTORY AND TRADITION, THE JACK-O- LANTERN, TRICK OR TREAT, HOLIDAY FOLKLORE, MASKS AND VARIOUS COSTUMES, HALLOWEEN BUSINESS, HALLOWEEN AROUND THE WORLD, HALLOWEEN PARADES AND PARTIES, HALLOWEEN RECIPES AND PARTY IDEAS, HALLOWEEN STORIES AND OTHER LITERATURE, HUNDREDS OF BIG AND SMALL SCREEN DELIGHTS FOR YOUR WATCHING AT HALLOWEEN WITH A FULL, CASUAL, GIANT ANNOTATED FILMOGRAPHY, & COMMENTS ON HORROR IN ARTS OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY.

Two Fables

Two adult fairy tales: "The Princess and the Poacher" and "Princess Mammalia," the former about a man rewarded by a king with the choice of any woman in the kingdom, and the latter about a plain princess turned pretty who misuses her power.

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux

ISBN: 9780374280185

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 61

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The Spectator

In compiling this excellent anthology of irreproachable ghostly orthodoxy, she
decided first what a ghost story was not — in short, a story without a ghost. ... He
has collected the 14 he likes best in Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories.

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The Horn Book Magazine

By GREGORY MAGUIRE The purpose of this department is to highlight current
adult books of interest to high - school readers . CIP MICHAEL CRICHTON ...
Roald Dahl , Compiler Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories 235 pp . Farrar 1983
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The Horn Book Magazine

Bertha E. Mahony Miller. By GREGORY MAGUIRE The purpose of this
department is to highlight current adult books of interest to high - school readers .
... Roald Dahl , Compiler Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories 235 pp . Farrar 1983
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Vol. 2 includes extra number, "Experimental schools in England," Jan. 1926.

Storytelling Encyclopedia

Historical, Cultural, and Multiethnic Approaches to Oral Traditions Around the
World Marion Sader, Book Builders, Inc. Staff ... They are usually short stories or
tales , and , according to author Roald Dahl , “ The best ghost stories don't have ...

Author: Marion Sader

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 543

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Presents over 700 entries for topics, themes, and individuals associated with oral traditions throughout the world

Book Review Digest

For all that , the book attains the main objective that Parker seems to have set for
himself — to revive interest in the ... and humorous pace reminiscent of Roald
Dahl's work , from the witty repartee between human and leprechaun right down
to the droll mispronunciations of words . ... A glossary of Irish terms is included . "
PARKS , TIM . Mimi's ghost . 314p $ 24.95 2000 Arcade Pub . 1. Ghost stories 2.

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Science Fiction Fantasy Horror

DO Dahl , Roald Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator ( Windrush 1-85089907 -
X , Mar , 87 ( Oct , 87 ] , $ 12.95 , 178pp , hc ) ... A first novel . Dahl , Roald , ed .
Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories ( Isis Large Print 1-85089-178-8 , May , 87 (
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Switch Bitch

PENGUIN BOOKS SWITCH BITCH Roald Dahl's parents were Norwegian , but
he was born in Llandaff , Glamorgan , in ... Boy and Going Solo , his much -
praised novel , My Uncle Oswald , and Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories , of
which he ...

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140041798

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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Storties included: The Visor, The Great Switcheroo, The Last Act, Bitch.

Braille Book Review

n.d. The Stranger BRA 18273 by Algernon Blackwood 1 volume Short story of
terror and the occult . 1976 . Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories BRA 18294
edited by Roald Dahl 5 volumes Fourteen classic ghost stories , including “ A
Haunting ...

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