Tales to Freeze the Blood: More Great Ghost Stories

Tales to Freeze the Blood: More Great Ghost Stories

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Compiled by Ronald Chetwynd-Hayes, Compiled by Stephen Jones

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  • Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 206mm x 23mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0786716797
  • ISBN 13: 9780786716791
  • Sales rank: 1,726,149

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With twenty-four more chilling tales culled from the Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories series, edited from 1972 to 1984 by acclaimed horror fiction writer and anthologist R. Chetwynd-Hayes, this follow-up to 2004's Great Ghost Stories features rarities and classics from the masters of the ghost story like O. Henry, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, M.R. James, and Guy de Maupassant, as well as haunting stories from lesser-known greats. From a dead man emerging from a hole in the cabin floor in Ambrose Bierce's "The Night-Doings at 'Deadman's'" and Mrs. Crowe's tale of supernatural experiences in polite Victorian society, to Richard Burton's "authentic" account of a haunting in the Castle of Weixelstein in 1559 to Emily Bronte's poem "The Horrors of Sleep" about a mystic world that exists just beyond the frontiers of ours, this collection resurrects two dozen eerie tales of suspense and horror.

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R. Chetwynd-Hayes had a publishing career that lasted more than forty years. He produced thirteen novels, twenty-five collections of stories, and edited twenty-four anthologies. In 1989 both the Horror Writers of America and the British Fantasy Society presented him with Life Achievement Awrds, and he was the Special Guest at the 1997 World Fantasy Convention in London. His stories have been translated into numerous languages around the world. He died in 2001. Stephen Jones is the winner of three World Fantasy Awards, three Horror Writers Association Bram Stoker Awards, and three International Horror Guild Awards, as well as being a Hugo Award nominee and a sixteen-times recipient of the British Fantasy Award. One of Britain's most acclaimed anthologists of horror and dark fantasy, he has more than ninety books to his credit. You can visit his web site at www.herebedragons.co.uk/jones.