Peter Haining

The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories

(First Published)

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Editor Peter Haining
Imprint Robinson
Publisher Constable & Robinson Ltd
Copyright Holder (Compilation) Peter Haining
Copyright Holder (Editorial Material) Peter Haining
Contributing Writer M. R. James
Contributing Writer A. C. Benson
Contributing Writer E. G. Swain
Contributing Writer Arthur Gray
Contributing Writer A. N. L. Munby
Contributing Writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle*
Contributing Writer Rudyard Kipling
Contributing Writer John Buchan
Contributing Writer Somerset Maugham*
Contributing Writer D. H. Lawrence
Contributing Writer Vladimir Nabokov
Contributing Writer Arthur Machen
Contributing Writer George Minto
Contributing Writer Algernon Blackwood
Contributing Writer Lord Dunsany
Contributing Writer Dennis Wheatley
Contributing Writer Elizabeth Bowen
Contributing Writer Derek Barnes
Contributing Writer Sir Alec Guinness*
Contributing Writer Edith Wharton
Contributing Writer Marie Belloc Lowndes
Contributing Writer Eudora Welty
Contributing Writer Daphne du Maurier
Contributing Writer Jane Gardam
Contributing Writer H. G. Wells
Contributing Writer Alexander Woollcott
Contributing Writer James Thurber
Contributing Writer Eric Keown
Contributing Writer Kingsley Amis
Contributing Writer Ray Bradbury
Contributing Writer Rider Haggard*
Contributing Writer Edith Nesbit*
Contributing Writer E. F. Benson
Contributing Writer Marjorie Bowen
Contributing Writer Howard Spring
Contributing Writer Hammond Innes
Contributing Writer Peter Ackroyd
Contributing Writer Fritz Leiber
Contributing Writer A. E. van Vogt
Contributing Writer William F. Nolan
Contributing Writer J. B. Priestley
Contributing Writer Joyce Carol Oates
Contributing Writer Philip Pullman
Contributing Writer Louis de Bernières
Publisher Series The Mammoth Books
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Date
First Published
Copyright
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ISBN 13 978-1-84529-476-2
Format e-Book
Publication Location London
Genre
Language English
Chapters Acknowledgments
Foreword

1. RAISING SPECTRES: The Modern Tradition

“Oh Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad”
M. R. James

The House at Treheale
A. C. Benson

The Richpins
E. G. Swain

The Everlasting Club
Arthur Gray

Number Seventy-Nine
A. N. L. Munby

2. GHOST WRITERS: The “Golden Era”

Playing with Fire
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The House Surgeon
Rudyard Kipling

The Grove of Ashtaroth
John Buchan

A Man from Glasgow
Somerset Maugham

The Last Laugh
D. H. Lawrence

The Visit to the Museum
Vladimir Nabokov

3. PHANTOM RANKS: Supernatural at War

The Bowmen
Arthur Machen

The Ghost of U65
George Minto

“Vengeance Is Mine”
Algernon Blackwood

The Punishment
Lord Dunsany

The Haunted Chateau
Dennis Wheatley

Pink May
Elizabeth Bowen

A Gremlin in the Beer
Derek Barnes

Money for Jam
Sir Alec Guinness

4. THE GHOST-FEELERS: Modern Gothic Tales

The Lady’s Maid’s Bell
Edith Wharton

The Duenna
Marie Belloc Lowndes

Clytie
Eudora Welty

The Pool
Daphne du Maurier

A Spot of Gothic
Jane Gardam

5. ENTERTAINING SPOOKS: Supernatural High Jinks

The Inexperienced Ghost
H G. Wells

Full Fathom Five
Alexander Woollcott

The Night the Ghost Got In
James Thurber

Sir Tristram Goes West
Eric Keown

Who or What Was It?
Kingsley Amis

Another Fine Mess
Ray Bradbury

6. CHRISTMAS SPIRITS: Festive Season Chillers

Only a Dream . . .
Rider Haggard

The Haunted House
Edith Nesbit

The Light in the Garden
E. F. Benson

The Prescription
Marjorie Bowen

Christmas Honeymoon
Howard Spring

South Sea Bubble
Hammond Innes

Ringing in the Good News
Peter Ackroyd

7. HAUNTING TIMES: Tales of Unease

Smoke Ghost
Fritz Leiber

The Ghost
A. E. van Vogt

The Party
William F. Nolan

Underground
J. B. Priestley

Haunted
Joyce Carol Oates

Video Nasty
Philip Pullman

My Beautiful House
Louis de Bernières

APPENDIX: A Century of Ghost Novels 1900–2000

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