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Ghost-stories of an Antiquary

Ghost-stories of an Antiquary

  • Author: Montague Rhodes James
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Ghost stories, English
  • Page: 270
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Christmas Ghost Stories

Christmas Ghost Stories

  • Author: Michael J. Hallowell
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
  • ISBN: 1445611392
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 96
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Christmas Ghost Stories is a chilling collection of ghost stories with a Christmas theme.

A Pleasing Terror

A Pleasing Terror

The Complete Supernatural Writings

  • Author: Montague Rhodes James,Christopher Roden,Barbara Roden
  • Publisher: Ashcroft, B.C. : Ash-Tree Press
  • ISBN: 9781553100249
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 657
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Voodoo Tales

Voodoo Tales

The Ghost Stories of Henry S Whitehead

  • Author: Henry S. Whitehead
  • Publisher: Wordsworth
  • ISBN: 9781848703124
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 1062
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‘And behind him, like a misshapen black frog, bounded the Thing, its red tongue lolling out of its gash of a mouth, its diminutive blubbery lips drawn back in a murderous snarl…’ Let Henry S. Whitehead take you into the mysterious and macabre world of voodoo where beasts invade the mind of man and where lives of the living are racked by the spirits of the dead. In this collection of rare and out of print stories you will encounter the curses of the great Guinea-Snake, the Sheen, the weredog whose very touch means certain death, the curious tale of the ‘magicked’ mirror, and fiendish manikins who make life a living hell. Included in this festival of shivering fear is the remarkable narrative ‘Williamson’ which every editor who read the story shied away from publishing. With deceptive simplicity and chilling realism, Whitehead’s Voodoo Talesare amongst the most frightening ever written.

The Penguin Book of the Undead

The Penguin Book of the Undead

Fifteen Hundred Years of Supernatural Encounters

  • Author: Scott Gordon Bruce
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0143107682
  • Category: HISTORY
  • Page: 295
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Since ancient times, accounts of supernatural activity have mystified us. Ghost stories as we know them did not develop until the late nineteenth century, but the restless dead haunted the premodern imagination in many forms, as recorded in historical narratives, theological texts, and personal letters. The Penguin Book of the Undead teems with roving hordes of dead warriors, corpses trailed by packs of barking dogs, moaning phantoms haunting deserted ruins, evil spirits emerging from burning carcasses in the form of crows, and zombies with pestilential breath. Spanning from the Hebrew scriptures to the Roman Empire, the Scandinavian sagas to medieval Europe, the Protestant Reformation to the Renaissance, this beguiling array of accounts charts our relationship with spirits and apparitions, wraiths and demons over fifteen hundred years, showing the evolution in our thinking about the ability of dead souls to return to the realm of the living--and to warn us about what awaits us in the afterlife.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

  • Author: Charles Dickens
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Christmas stories
  • Page: 82
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Everyone is familiar with this classic Christmas story. Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly, unpleasant man who despises Christmas and overworks his clerk Bob Cratchit. As he prepares for another Christmas Eve without celebration, Scrooge is greeted by his dead business partner, Jacob Marley who warns him that his greed will not go unpunished. At first, Scrooge doesn't heed Marley's warning, but soon he is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Christmas Yet to Come. He is made to face his cruel nature, and to consider whether he should change his ways. This is a free digital copy of a book that has been carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. To make this print edition available as an ebook, we have extracted the text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and submitted it to a review process to ensure its accuracy and legibility across different screen sizes and devices. Google is proud to partner with libraries to make this book available to readers everywhere.

The Book Thief

The Book Thief

  • Author: Markus Zusak
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 9780307433848
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 592
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DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF. The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today

The Third Man and Other Stories

The Third Man and Other Stories

  • Author: Graham Greene
  • Publisher: Collector's Library
  • ISBN: 9781509828050
  • Category:
  • Page: 344
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A broad selection of Graham Greene's masterful short stories, including Cold War classic novella, The Third Man.Rollo Martins, a failing novelist, is invited to Vienna by his best friend, Harry Lime. The city he arrives in is unrecognisable - torn apart by the Second World War and shared between the occupying Allies. What's more, Harry is dead, and the circumstances look suspicious... Determined to uncover the truth, Martins must pick through the rubble of this broken city in search of answers. Accompanied here by twelve further stories that exhibit the full range of Greene's masterly storytelling, The Third Man is an atmospheric noir that oozes with suspense. With an introduction by Professor Richard Greene.

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

  • Author: Edgar Allan Poe,Andrew Delbanco,Gérard Dubois
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781402715150
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 80
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Five stories by the nineteenth-century American writer best known for his tales of horror.

Selected Stories

Selected Stories

  • Author: O. Henry
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101653590
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 544
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Eighty short stories by a master of the genre O. Henry's comic eye and unique, ironic approach to life's realities are unmatched. These stories—about con men and tricksters and "innocent" deceivers, about fate, luck, and coincidence—have delighted generations of readers. Set in New York and the West, in Central America and the South, they demonstrate O. Henry's mastery of speech and place, and highlight his appreciation of life's quirks. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Old Nurses Story

The Old Nurses Story

  • Author: Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
  • ISBN: 1614304440
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: N.A
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Christmas is the most famous holiday of the year, and the word itself evokes images of Santa Claus, reindeer, snow, Christmas trees, egg nog and more. At the same time, it represents Christianity's most important event, the birth of the baby Jesus. Instantly, well known Christmas carols ring in your ears, pictures of the Nativity Scene become ubiquitous, or maybe you even picture nutcrackers or Scrooge and Tiny Tim.

Outliers

Outliers

The Story of Success

  • Author: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 014190349X
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 320
  • View: 1880
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From the bestselling author of Blink and The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers: The Story of Success overturns conventional wisdom about genius to show us what makes an ordinary person an extreme overachiever. Why do some people achieve so much more than others? Can they lie so far out of the ordinary? In this provocative and inspiring book, Malcolm Gladwell looks at everyone from rock stars to professional athletes, software billionaires to scientific geniuses, to show that the story of success is far more surprising, and far more fascinating, than we could ever have imagined. He reveals that it's as much about where we're from and what we do, as who we are - and that no one, not even a genius, ever makes it alone. Outliers will change the way you think about your own life story, and about what makes us all unique. 'Gladwell is not only a brilliant storyteller; he can see what those stories tell us, the lessons they contain' Guardian 'Malcolm Gladwell is a global phenomenon ... he has a genius for making everything he writes seem like an impossible adventure' Observer 'He is the best kind of writer - the kind who makes you feel like you're a genius, rather than he's a genius' The Times

Dragnet Nation

Dragnet Nation

A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance

  • Author: Julia Angwin
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0805098070
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 289
  • View: 3738
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An investigative journalist offers a revealing look at the surveillance economy in America that captures what citizens actions online and off, putting individual freedoms at risk and discusses results from a number of experiments she conducted to try and protect herself.

Sherlock Holmes: The Dark Mysteries

Sherlock Holmes: The Dark Mysteries

  • Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1509827013
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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In Sherlock Holmes: The Dark Mysteries, Sherlock Holmes expert David Stuart Davies has selected the cases of the great detective that best reflect Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's deep interest in the supernatural. The first is the terrifying novel The Hound of the Baskervilles, followed by nine Gothic adventures: 'The Sussex Vampire', 'The Creeping Man', 'Shoscombe Old Place', 'The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax', 'The Veiled Lodger', 'The Devil's Foot', 'The Blanched Soldier' and 'The Cardboard Box'. All of the stories are accompanied by their original illustrations. With an introduction by the collection's editor, David Stuart Davies. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories

  • Author: Charles Dickens
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1509831347
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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Throughout his illustrious writing career, Charles Dickens often turned his hand to fashioning short pieces of ghostly fiction. Even in his first successful work, The Pickwick Papers, you will find five ghost stories, all of which are included in this collection. Dickens began the tradition of 'the ghost story at Christmas', and many of his tales in this genre are presented here, including the brilliant novella 'The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain', which deserves to be as well-known as A Christmas Carol. While all his supernatural tales aim to send a shiver down the spine, they are not without the usual traits of Dickens' flamboyant style: his subtle wit, biting irony, humorous incidents and moral observations. It is a mixture that makes these stories fascinating and entertaining as well as unsettling. To paraphrase the Fat Boy in The Pickwick Papers: Charles Dickens 'wants to make your flesh creep'. This collection brings together all Dickens' ghost stories - twenty in all - including several longer tales. Here are chilling histories of coincidence, insanity and revenge. This Macmillan Collector's Library edition of Ghost Stories is illustrated by various artists, with an afterword by David Stuart Davies. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

The Essential Philosophical Works

The Essential Philosophical Works

  • Author: David Hume
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
  • ISBN: 9781840226669
  • Category: Philosophy, British
  • Page: 896
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With an introduction by Charlotte R. Brown and William Edward Morris. David Hume (1711–1776) was the most important philosopher ever to write in English, as well as a master stylist. This volume contains his major philosophical works. A Treatise of Human Nature (1739–1740), published while Hume was still in his twenties, consists of three books on the understanding, the passions, and morals. It applies the experimental method of reasoning to human nature in a revolution that was intended to make Hume the Newton of the moral sciences. Disappointed with the Treatise’s failure to bring about such a revolution, Hume later recast Book I as An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding (1751), and Book III as An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals, which he regarded as ‘incomparably the best’ of all his works. Both Enquiries went through several editions in his lifetime. Hume’s works, controversial in his day, remain deeply and widely influential in ours, especially for his contributions to our understanding of the nature of morality, political and economic theory, philosophy of religion, and philosophical naturalism. This volume also includes Hume’s anonymous Abstract of Books I and II of the Treatise, and the short autobiographical essay, ‘My Own Life’, which he wrote just before his death.

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Including; Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

  • Author: Solomon Northup,Frederick Douglass
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
  • ISBN: 9781840225877
  • Category: Abolitionists
  • Page: 368
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Twelve Years a Slave (1853) is a memoir and slave narrative by Solomon Northup. Northup, a black man who was born free in New York, details his kidnapping and subsequent sale into slavery. After having been kept in bondage for 12 years, he was able to write to friends and family in New York, who were in turn able to secure his release.

Darkness at Noon

Darkness at Noon

A Novel

  • Author: Arthur Koestler
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439188459
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 288
  • View: 5955
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Originally published in 1941, Arthur Koestler's modern masterpiece, Darkness At Noon, is a powerful and haunting portrait of a Communist revolutionary caught in the vicious fray of the Moscow show trials of the late 1930s. During Stalin's purges, Nicholas Rubashov, an aging revolutionary, is imprisoned and psychologically tortured by the party he has devoted his life to. Under mounting pressure to confess to crimes he did not commit, Rubashov relives a career that embodies the ironies and betrayals of a revolutionary dictatorship that believes it is an instrument of liberation. A seminal work of twentieth-century literature, Darkness At Noon is a penetrating exploration of the moral danger inherent in a system that is willing to enforce its beliefs by any means necessary.

The Haunted and the Haunters, Or, The House and the Brain

The Haunted and the Haunters, Or, The House and the Brain

  • Author: Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 113
  • View: 1398
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