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A Book of Ghosts

by Sabine Baring-Gould Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Includes stories that are run-of-the-mill, horrifying, bizarre, humorous, and moralistic. As an example of the variety: "The White Flag" shows the need and power of forgiveness, even when it seems impossible,...


The China Bowl

by E. F. Benson Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

"The China Bowl" is a short story by E.F. Benson, in which our intrepid heroes solve the mystery of the revenant ghost infesting the spare bedroom of the narrator's new house in Barrett's Square, London. (Source:...


The Gardener

by E. F. Benson Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

"The Gardener" is a short story by E. F. Benson, published in his 1924 collection titled Visible and Invisible. Benson was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist, archaeologist and short story writer. (Source:...


In the Tube

by E. F. Benson Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

"In the Tube" is a short story by E. F. Benson, published in his 1924 collection titled Visible and Invisible, and Other Stories. Benson was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist, archaeologist and short...


Gavon’s Eve

by E. F. Benson Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

"Gavon's Eve" is a short story by E. F. Benson, published in his 1912 collection titled The Room in the Tower, and Other Stories. Benson was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist, archaeologist and short...


The Confession of Charles Linkworth

by E. F. Benson Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

"The Confession of Charles Linkworth" is a short story by E. F. Benson, published in his 1912 collection titled The Room in the Tower, and Other Stories. Benson was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist,...


Wicked Captain Walshawe, Of Wauling

by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

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"Captain Walshawe was very well known in the neighborhood of Wauling, and very generally avoided there. A "captain" by courtesy, for he had never reached that rank in the army list. He had quitted the...


The Mysterious Lodger

by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Excerpt:

"About the year 1822 I resided in a comfortable and roomy old house, the exact locality of which I need not particularise, further than to say that it was not very far from Old Brompton, in the immediate...


The Familiar

by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"M. R. James considered “The Familiar” to be Le Fanu’s greatest ghost story, and incorporated its primary elements thoroughly into his own supernatural tales – today considered amongst the best in the...


A Thin Ghost and Others

by Montague Rhodes James Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A collection of short stories by a master of the genre.


An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street

by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Excerpt:

My cousin (Tom Ludlow) and I studied medicine together. I think he would have succeeded, had he stuck to the profession; but he preferred the Church, poor fellow, and died early, a sacrifice to contagion,...


An Authentic Narrative of a Haunted House

by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The story is told in the first person by a man who has been advised by his doctor to take up residence by the sea. He and his wife are pretty close to invalids. They take their retinue of six servants and their...


The Haunted and the Haunters

by Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, 1803-1873. Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

A man takes possession of a supposedly haunted house in London with the hope of determining if the stories are true.


How Fear Departed from the Long Gallery

by Benson, E. F. (Edward Frederic), 1867-1940 Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Edward Frederic Benson (24 July 1867 – 29 February 1940) was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist, archaeologist and short story writer. This ghost story was originally published in The Room in the Tower,...


The Other Bed

by Benson, E. F. (Edward Frederic), 1867-1940 Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Edward Frederic Benson (24 July 1867 – 29 February 1940) was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist, archaeologist and short story writer. This ghost story was originally published in The Room in the Tower,...


The Bus-Conductor

by Benson, E. F. (Edward Frederic), 1867-1940 Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Edward Frederic Benson (24 July 1867 – 29 February 1940) was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist, archaeologist and short story writer. This ghost story was originally published in The Room in the Tower,...


The Thing in the Hall

by Benson, E. F. (Edward Frederic), 1867-1940 Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Edward Frederic Benson (24 July 1867 – 29 February 1940) was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist, archaeologist and short story writer. This ghost story was originally published in The Room in the Tower,...


The Terror by Night

by Benson, E. F. (Edward Frederic), 1867-1940 Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Edward Frederic Benson (24 July 1867 – 29 February 1940) was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist, archaeologist and short story writer. This ghost story was originally published in The Room in the Tower,...


Mr. Aristocrat

by Guy Boothby Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Guy Newell Boothby (1867–1905) was a prolific Australian novelist and writer, noted for sensational fiction published in variety magazines toward the end of the 19th century. He lived much of his short life...


The Lost Ghost

by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Another creepy ghost story by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman, The Lost Ghost tells of a forlorn child against the backdrop of a quiet village. In a cold New England house, a little girl was found dead, abandoned...


A Warning to the Curious and other ghost stories

by James, M. R. (Montague Rhodes), 1862-1936. Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

This collection of short ghost stories includes: The Haunted Dolls’ House, The Uncommon Prayer-Book, A Neighbour’s Landmark, A View From a Hill, A Warning to the Curious, An Evening’s Entertainment.


More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

by James, M. R. (Montague Rhodes), 1862-1936. Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

This collection of short ghost stories includes: A School Story, The Rose Garden, The Tractate Middoth, Casting the Runes, The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral, Martin’s Close, Mr Humphreys and His Inheritance....


A Strange Goldfield

by Guy Boothby Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Guy Newell Boothby (1867–1905) was a prolific Australian novelist and writer, noted for sensational fiction published in variety magazines toward the end of the 19th century. He lived much of his life in England....


The Ghostly Rental

by James, Henry, 1843-1916 Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

The Ghostly Rental / Henry James


The Phantom Stockman

by Guy Boothby Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Guy Newell Boothby (1867–1905) was a prolific Australian novelist and writer, noted for sensational fiction published in variety magazines toward the end of the 19th century. He lived much of his short life...


The Phantom Coach

by Edwards, Amelia Blandford, 1831-1892 Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards (7 June 1831 – 15 April 1892), also known as Amelia B. Edwards,was an English novelist, journalist, traveller and Egyptologist. Her successful literary works included the ghost...


An Authentic Narrative of a Haunted House

by Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan, 1814-1873. Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

An Authentic Narrative of a Haunted House / J. Sheridan Le Fanu

"The story is told in the first person by a man who has been advised by his doctor to take up residence by the sea. He and his wife are pretty close...


The Child that went with the Fairies

by Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan, 1814-1873. Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

The Child that went with the Fairies / J. Sheridan Le Fanu

"Eastward of the old city of Limerick, about ten Irish miles under the range of mountains known as the Slieveelim hills, famous as having afforded Sarsfield...


Spalatro

by Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan, 1814-1873. Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Spalatro / J. Sheridan Le Fanu

"An early vampire tale (written fifty years before Dracula) that was originally published in Dublin University Magazine in 1843 as a novella.

The story has a Gothic Italian setting,...


The Empty House, and Other Ghost Stories

by Algernon Blackwood Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Algernon Henry Blackwood (1869-1951) was an English broadcasting narrator, journalist, novelist and short story writer, and among the most prolific ghost story writers in the history of the genre. Blackwood's...


The Vacant Lot

by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

A New England ghost story. The Townsends move to a grand - and suspiciously inexpensive - house in the city. There they are plagued by a series of increasingly disturbing apparitions from the vacant lot next...


The Vision Of Tom Chuff

by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Excerpt:

"On the night I speak of he knocked at the door with his cudgel at about eight o’clock. It was winter, and the night was very dark. Had the summons been that of a bogie from the moor, the inmates of...


Ultor De Lacy: A Legend of Cappercullen

by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Excerpt:

"In my youth I heard a great many Irish family traditions, more or less of a supernatural character, some of them very peculiar, and all, to a child at least, highly interesting. One of these I will...


Laura Silver Bell

by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Eerie tale about a young girl who falls in love with an evil supernatural Lord.


Schalken the Painter

by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Excerpt:

"My great grandfather knew the painter well; and from Schalken himself he learned the fearful story of the painting, and from him too he ultimately received the picture itself as a bequest. The story...


The Turn of the Screw

by Henry James Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

One of the most famous ghost stories in literature, The Turn of the Screw earned its place in the annals of influential English novellas not for its qualities as a gothic ghost story, but rather for the many...


The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost

by H. G. Wells Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Excerpt:

The scene amidst which Clayton told his last story comes back very vividly to my mind. There he sat, for the greater part of the time, in the corner of the authentic settle by the spacious open fire,...


Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

by Montague Rhodes James Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary is the title of M. R. James' first collection of ghost stories, published in 1904 (some had previously appeared in magazines). Some later editions under this title contain both...


Carnacki, The Ghost Finder

by William Hope Hodgson Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Detective stories in which the great Thomas Carnacki investigates the supernatural using scientific tools, such as photography, and tools that are augmented by theories of the supernatural, such as the electric...


A Haunted House

by Virginia Woolf Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Virginia Woolf's intention to publish her short stories is carried out in this volume, posthumously collected by her husband, Leonard Woolf. Containing six of eight stories from Monday or Tuesday, seven that...


Man-Size in Marble

by Edith Nesbit Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

When a young pair of newlyweds settle down into a small cottage in a quiet village, they look forward to a pleasant, pastoral life of domestic bliss The husband, a practical man, dismisses the superstitious...


The Mystery of the Semi-Detached

by Edith Nesbit Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Excerpt:

The policeman passed him with but a surly response to his "Good night." The bicyclists went by him like grey ghosts with fog-horns; and it was nearly ten o'clock, and she had not come.

He shrugged his...


The Canterville Ghost

by Oscar Wilde Open BookShelf (September 29, 2018)

There has been a ghost in the house for three hundred years, and LordCanterville's family have had enough of it. So Lord Canterville sells his grandold house to an American family. Mr Hiram B. Otis is happy...


The Ebony Frame

by Edith Nesbit Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Excerpt:

"To be rich is a luxurious sensation—the more so when you have plumbed the depths of hard-up-ness as a Fleet Street hack, a picker-up of unconsidered pars, a reporter, an unappreciated journalist—all...


A Stable for Nightmares

by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

An anthology containing:

Dickon the Devil

A Debt of Honor

Devereux’s Dream

Catherine’s Quest

Haunted

Pichon and Sons, of the Croix Rousse

The Phantom Fourth

The Spirit’s Whisper

Dr. Feversham’s Story

The Secret...


The Damned

by Algernon Blackwood Open BookShelf (September 29, 2018)

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Animal Ghosts

by Elliott O'Donnell Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Some years ago the neighbourhood of Orskaia, in East Russia, was roused by an affair of a very remarkable nature. The body of a handsome young peasant woman, called Marthe Popenkoff, was found in a lonely part...


The Ghost Kings

by Henry Rider Haggard Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The author wrote, "The Zulus have a strange story of a white girl who in Dingaan's day was supposed to 'hold the spirit' of some legendary goddess of theirs who is also white. This girl, they say, was very beautiful...


The Canterville Ghost

by Oscar Wilde Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

There has been a ghost in the house for three hundred years, and LordCanterville's family have had enough of it. So Lord Canterville sells his grandold house to an American family. Mr Hiram B. Otis is happy...


The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain

by Charles Dickens Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Redlaw is a teacher of chemistry who often broods over wrongs done him and grief from his past.

He is haunted by a spirit, who is not so much a ghost as Redlaw's phantom twin and is "an awful likeness of himself...with...