If you were looking for the Holy Bible of the horror anthologies, consider yourself lucky, because you just found it!Cosmic horror, supernatural events, ghost stories, weird fiction, mystical fantasies, occult narratives, this book plunges you into dark domains and brings you face to face with surreal monstrosities.This collection of the greatest mysterious dark tales gathers together more than 100 authors and more than 1000 short stories (!), which makes it truly unique in its kind.Be aware that this book includes a big amount of stories that appear for the first time in digital print.
A Phenomenal Ghost Story Collection I can only add to the previous reviewer of this volume (Librarian) who has given this book a five star rating. The book is phenomenal. It seems to cover nearly all the ghost and supernatural writers of the past, whose work has since entered the public domain. It is also formatted very well for a big book. In the past I’ve purchased similar type books, only to find them poorly formatted―no proper TOC with hyperlinks and difficult to navigate. This book isn’t bad at all, for it is fairly easy to get to a specific author and, once there, by clicking on their name, you come to a hyper-linked list of their short stories included in the volume; it seems to all work very well, and I’m certainly glad it’s not one of those books that has huge spaces between each of the paragraphs; these are all indented and tidy. And as there is no sample copy available (at least at this particularly point in time there isn’t) I had to gamble whether it was worth buying or not, and so far I’m very pleased, thanks mostly to the highly positive review I read on Amazon. Huge books like this will no doubt have their critics, for they cannot include all such authors of the past, and one or two will have probably been missed out. But so far, I haven’t noticed any. The book seems very thorough in its coverage and I would highly recommend it to other ghost story lovers. I hope you find my review helpful.
Get this now! Seriously, the product description on Amazon doesn't do this volume justice. Yes it tells you that it contains works by E.F. Benson, M.R. James, Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood & so on. What it doesn't tell you is quite how many stories there are by the writers included. There are 25 stories by E.F. Benson; 21 stories by Ambrose Bierce, 24 stories by Algernon Blackwood and the complete ghost stories of M.R. James. There are also more obscure writers whose works are seldom available online, such as Eleanor Scott, Clark Ashton Smith and H. Russell Wakefield. You could spend years reading this ebook and still not exhaust it. Get it now while it's available.
Great, but dated This is a magnificent collection of many, many stories, but be warned: it is very much of its time. So there are many instances of racism and sexism. The "n" word is liberally used, and in one story a man abducts a 12-year old girl he's fallen in love with. If you're offended by that kind of thing, don't read period fiction. If you're not, revel in this and marvel at its amazing vaue for money.
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