The Resource The Oxford book of twentieth-century ghost stories, edited by Michael Cox

The Oxford book of twentieth-century ghost stories, edited by Michael Cox

Label
The Oxford book of twentieth-century ghost stories
Title
The Oxford book of twentieth-century ghost stories
Statement of responsibility
edited by Michael Cox
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Ghosts are resilient creatures. They thrive in an atmosphere of candlelight and decay, in antique manors, graveyards and cloisters and yet, as this anthology triumphantly demonstrates, they are equally at home under the harsh light of the electric bulb. The advent of the motor car and the invention of the telephone have merely tested their ingenuity, and exercised the talents of a host of writers. The fractures and schisms of the twentieth-century are reflected in the
  • Current proliferation of literary genres, and in the marvellous variety that a single genre can embrace. Leading exponents of ghost fiction such as M.R. James and Algernon Blackwood are joined by authors such as Scott Fitzgerald, A.S. Byatt, William Trevor, and Alison Lurie; women, in particular, have embraced the form with skill and versatility. As well as the returning dead there are haunted typewriters, malevolent furniture, and urban ghosts, phantoms of smoke an
  • Soot. Occasionally with humour, but more often with obliquity and restraint, these stories both entrance and terrify. This collection shows how ghost stories have successfully utilized the landscapes, technologies, and consciousness of contemporary life to adapt to the modern age with imagination and flair. Distinctive and gripping, these stories will linger long in the memory
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.0873308091
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR1309.G5
LC item number
O945 1996
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-2009
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cox, Michael
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ghost stories, English
  • Ghost stories, American
  • Ghost stories, American
  • Ghost stories, English
  • Fantômes
  • Gespenstergeschichte
Label
The Oxford book of twentieth-century ghost stories, edited by Michael Cox
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-421)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the dark / E. Nesbit -- Rooum / Oliver Onions -- The shadowy third / Ellen Glasgow -- The diary of Mr. Poynter / M.R. James -- Mrs. Porter and Miss Allen / Hugh Walpole -- The nature of the evidence / May Sinclair -- Night-fears / L.P. Hartley -- Bewitched / Edith Wharton -- A short trip home / F. Scott Fitzgerald -- Blind man's buff / H. Russell Wakefield -- The blackmailers / Algernon Blackwood -- Yesterday street / Thomas Burke -- Smoke ghost / Fritz Leiber Jun. -- The cheery soul / Elizabeth Bowen -- All but empty / Graham Greene -- Three miles up / Elizabeth Jane Howard -- Close behind him / John Wyndham -- The quincunx / walter de la Mare -- The tower / Marghanita Laski -- Poor girl / Elizabeth Taylor -- I kiss your shadow / Robert Bloch -- A woman seldom found / William Sansom -- The Portobello Road / Muriel Spark -- Ringing the changes / Robert Aickman -- On terms / Christine Brooke-Rose -- The only story / William Brooke-Rose -- The loves of Lady Purple / Angela Carter -- Revenant as typewriter / Penelope Lively -- The little dirty girl / Joanna Russ -- Watching me, watching you / Fay Weldon -- The July ghost / A.S. Byatt -- The highboy / Alison Lurie / The meeting house / Jane Gardam
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 425 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035753666
Label
The Oxford book of twentieth-century ghost stories, edited by Michael Cox
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-421)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the dark / E. Nesbit -- Rooum / Oliver Onions -- The shadowy third / Ellen Glasgow -- The diary of Mr. Poynter / M.R. James -- Mrs. Porter and Miss Allen / Hugh Walpole -- The nature of the evidence / May Sinclair -- Night-fears / L.P. Hartley -- Bewitched / Edith Wharton -- A short trip home / F. Scott Fitzgerald -- Blind man's buff / H. Russell Wakefield -- The blackmailers / Algernon Blackwood -- Yesterday street / Thomas Burke -- Smoke ghost / Fritz Leiber Jun. -- The cheery soul / Elizabeth Bowen -- All but empty / Graham Greene -- Three miles up / Elizabeth Jane Howard -- Close behind him / John Wyndham -- The quincunx / walter de la Mare -- The tower / Marghanita Laski -- Poor girl / Elizabeth Taylor -- I kiss your shadow / Robert Bloch -- A woman seldom found / William Sansom -- The Portobello Road / Muriel Spark -- Ringing the changes / Robert Aickman -- On terms / Christine Brooke-Rose -- The only story / William Brooke-Rose -- The loves of Lady Purple / Angela Carter -- Revenant as typewriter / Penelope Lively -- The little dirty girl / Joanna Russ -- Watching me, watching you / Fay Weldon -- The July ghost / A.S. Byatt -- The highboy / Alison Lurie / The meeting house / Jane Gardam
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 425 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035753666

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