Book Reviews of 100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories

100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories
ISBN-13: 9781566191067
ISBN-10: 1566191068
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 546
Edition: Abridged
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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This is a Barnes & Noble collection of Ghost Stories, very entertaining on those dark nights.
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From Our Editors
This collection spans a century and a half and includes ghost stories by such masters of the genre as H.P. Lovecraft, Ambrose Bierce, Steve Rasnic Tem, H.F. Arnold, H. Warner Munn, and Darrell Schweitzer.
From the Publisher
Be warned - not only good things but sometimes fear comes in small packages; or in this case, short packages.

Although much contemporary fiction dealing with ghosts runs to novel length, the short story continues to entertain readers around the world. In fact, one of the attractions of the short ghost story is that it uses a minimum of elements to captivate its readers, and because of its length, evokes a powerful response before the tenuous air of suspense has a chance to dissipate. Proof of the ability of the ghost story to entertain readers can be found in 100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories which brings together a century-and-a-half of ghost stories by the masters of the genre.

Some of our finest writers have used the short story to explore a variety of human emotions and behavior, including revenge (H.P. Lovecraft's "The Terrible Old Man") honor (Ambrose Bierce's "The Stranger"), jealousy (Steve Rasnic Tem's "Daddy"), duty (H.F. Arnold's "Nightmare"), and, of course, Love (H. Warner Munn's "A Sprig of Rosemary" and Darrell Schweitzer's "Clocks").

As your editor reminds you, "fear comes in all shapes and sizes, and although those ghosts are small, they will loom large in your memory."

~Barnes & Noble