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Timeless tales of terror in a sumptuous hardback. Spook out. It’s what the long dark nights are for. There are ghost stories that you share around a campfire with your mates. But not these: so dark and bizarre they’re best saved for a cosy winter hearth indoors. The Body Snatcher (eek). The Masque of the Red Death. Charles Dickens’s The Signal-Man. Oscar Wilde’s The Canter Timeless tales of terror in a sumptuous hardback. Spook out. It’s what the long dark nights are for. There are ghost stories that you share around a campfire with your mates. But not these: so dark and bizarre they’re best saved for a cosy winter hearth indoors. The Body Snatcher (eek). The Masque of the Red Death. Charles Dickens’s The Signal-Man. Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost. Just right for winter evenings with the doors locked and the curtains drawn. Basically: the greatest names in literature telling spooky stories that raise every hair on the back of your neck, and make you savour every whispered word. Truly the greatest ghost stories of all time. The classy way to scream for your mummy! Timeless classic ghost stories, ideal for a winter evening In a beautiful hardback gift edition to keep on your shelf Great authors such as Edgar Allen Poe and M.R. James Fabulously atmospheric and spine-chilling tales of horror


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Timeless tales of terror in a sumptuous hardback. Spook out. It’s what the long dark nights are for. There are ghost stories that you share around a campfire with your mates. But not these: so dark and bizarre they’re best saved for a cosy winter hearth indoors. The Body Snatcher (eek). The Masque of the Red Death. Charles Dickens’s The Signal-Man. Oscar Wilde’s The Canter Timeless tales of terror in a sumptuous hardback. Spook out. It’s what the long dark nights are for. There are ghost stories that you share around a campfire with your mates. But not these: so dark and bizarre they’re best saved for a cosy winter hearth indoors. The Body Snatcher (eek). The Masque of the Red Death. Charles Dickens’s The Signal-Man. Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost. Just right for winter evenings with the doors locked and the curtains drawn. Basically: the greatest names in literature telling spooky stories that raise every hair on the back of your neck, and make you savour every whispered word. Truly the greatest ghost stories of all time. The classy way to scream for your mummy! Timeless classic ghost stories, ideal for a winter evening In a beautiful hardback gift edition to keep on your shelf Great authors such as Edgar Allen Poe and M.R. James Fabulously atmospheric and spine-chilling tales of horror

30 review for Ghost Stories (Scholastic Classics)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Dannii Elle

    This is a varied collection of spooky-themed story, penned by some of the most infamous of classic authors. I found the tone of each piece varied, as did its contents, and enjoyed the journey this brought the reader on. The stories could be read back-to-back, with no fear of boredom ensuing or repetition discovered, and I immensely enjoyed my afternoon of devouring these. A full review of six of these tales can be found here. As these were a recent reading for me, I skimmed these stories, in thi This is a varied collection of spooky-themed story, penned by some of the most infamous of classic authors. I found the tone of each piece varied, as did its contents, and enjoyed the journey this brought the reader on. The stories could be read back-to-back, with no fear of boredom ensuing or repetition discovered, and I immensely enjoyed my afternoon of devouring these. A full review of six of these tales can be found here. As these were a recent reading for me, I skimmed these stories, in this particular anthology, and focused on those new to me. These were: The Masque of Red Death - 4.5/5 stars Man-Size in Marble - 3/5 stars The Canterville Ghost - 3.75/5 stars Mrs Zant and the Ghost - 5/5 stars The Lady's Maid's Bell - 4/5 stars The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - 5/5 star

  2. 4 out of 5

    Bene Jespersen

    Charming collection of known and lesser known classic ghost stories from the UK and US. Lovely reunions with Red Death, Body snatchers and Sleepy Hollow but also new acquaintances.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Kim

    I loved this collection of short stories, some were very good, some were not so much, but will definitely give you chills reading on a cold and dark Halloween night! The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens I quite enjoyed this short story by Dickens, of a man with insomnia that meets a lonely signal-man who is haunted by a ghostly figure but to what end? Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad by M.R. James In this short story the main character finds a whistle whilst having a short break. No harm eve I loved this collection of short stories, some were very good, some were not so much, but will definitely give you chills reading on a cold and dark Halloween night! The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens I quite enjoyed this short story by Dickens, of a man with insomnia that meets a lonely signal-man who is haunted by a ghostly figure but to what end? Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad by M.R. James In this short story the main character finds a whistle whilst having a short break. No harm ever came of blowing a whistle did it? The Body Snatcher by Robert Louis Stevenson In the early stages of the medical education in anatomy real bodies were used to learn about the human body, but how far are people willing to go to acquire these bodies? The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe When a plague invades the kingdom, whats the best thing to do... Go and shut yourself off and have a party of course! Will this action be enough to avoid the Red Death? The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs Whilst I have seen parodies of this story before this is the first time I have actually read the original and found it did not disappoint. A story reminding us to be careful what we wish for.... Man-Size in Marble by E. Nesbit This was a cleverly written short story, and to say this was originally written in 1893 I find this still as unsettling as I imagine it would have been then read by candlelight. I will never look at a marble statue in the same way again! The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde I found this a brilliant story of a new family moving into a mansion complete with resident ghost who is not impressed. Despite the ghosts best efforts, the family remain skeptical of his existence. Will the family acknowledge the ghost or will his efforts to be left in peace be in vain? The Old Nurse's Story by Elizabeth Gaskell An old run-down mansion with a mysterious past, this is a short story you can imagine the old Nurse telling you this story on a darkened Autumn night. Mrs. Zant and the Ghost by Wilkie Collins This was more a suggestive of ghosts and supernatural than an out and out ghost story. But still was very good, set in Victorian/Georgian times a widower who is now under the care of her brother in law seemingly still feels the presence of her husband. Is this true or has the death of her husband upset her mind? The Lady's Maid's Bell by Edith Wharton A new maid joins the household, but something seems a little off, why does no one talk about the old maid? This was a page turner of a short story, definitely gave me a shiver. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving Another short story about a town that is supposedly haunted by a headless horseman. A new schoolmaster Ichabod Crane joins the village and doesn't believe in this tale. Will this ghost appear to him to prove him wrong?

  4. 4 out of 5

    Richa

    A nice collection of horror stories. The tales have different styles, from scary to funny. All are equally engrossing.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Dave Briscoe

    Some decent stories in this. Can't beat good old fashioned ghost stories Some decent stories in this. Can't beat good old fashioned ghost stories

  6. 5 out of 5

    Souly Peerage

    A good collection of Ghost stories. But it's mostely the same stories as in other collections. A good collection of Ghost stories. But it's mostely the same stories as in other collections.

  7. 5 out of 5

    analyn bouchard

    Disappointed I love a good scare every once in a while and thought this book would have original stories. I was disappointed that it didn't :( most of the stories have been told so many times and some are urban legends. The way the stories are written is horrible as if a child did them :(....just horrible Disappointed I love a good scare every once in a while and thought this book would have original stories. I was disappointed that it didn't :( most of the stories have been told so many times and some are urban legends. The way the stories are written is horrible as if a child did them :(....just horrible

  8. 4 out of 5

    bluetyson

    isbn,original

  9. 5 out of 5

    Eilidh

  10. 5 out of 5

    Olivia

  11. 4 out of 5

    Olivia H

  12. 4 out of 5

    Lenore .

  13. 5 out of 5

    Larry The Reader

  14. 5 out of 5

    Hari456ghost

  15. 4 out of 5

    Ali

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jess

  17. 5 out of 5

    Liza Vealey

  18. 4 out of 5

    Steph Kelly

  19. 5 out of 5

    Sian

  20. 5 out of 5

    Lesley

  21. 4 out of 5

    magdalena dyjas

  22. 5 out of 5

    Demeter

  23. 4 out of 5

    Tina

  24. 5 out of 5

    Desi

  25. 5 out of 5

    Nicole Bruce

  26. 5 out of 5

    Mina

  27. 4 out of 5

    I Read Books at Festivals

  28. 4 out of 5

    Tammy

  29. 5 out of 5

    Mischa

  30. 4 out of 5

    Scarlett Miller

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