Twelve Irish Ghost Stories
"It was as if the house had begun very faintly to beat. Faintly at first, a mere stirring of the vacant atmosphere, yet, as the minutes passed, it gathered strength ...Whatever had dwelt there had come back". The spectres which haunt these Irish ghost stories include massacred Spanish sailors, a silver-robed woman who plies her guests with poison, a mutilated pedlar, a benign but icy embrace, and the devil himself. They are drawn from the rich and varied literary tradition of a culture long enchanted by things supernatural, a land where ghosts and ghost-seers are common. The collection includes contributions from familiar writers such as J.S. Le Fanu and Elizabeth Bowen, but also rarer stories by authors such as Peter Somerville-Large, Forrest Reid, and Rosa Mulholland.
- Paperback | 156 pages
- 130.6 x 196.1 x 10.7mm | 122.47g
- 01 Jun 1998
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford Paperbacks
- Oxford, United Kingdom
Table of contents
Cecil Frances Alexander - "The Legend of Stumpies Brae"; J. Sheridan Le Fanu - "An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street"; Charlotte Riddell - "The Last Squire of Ennismore"; Rosa Mulholland - "The Ghost at the Rath"; George Moore - "A Play-house in the Waste"; Forrest Reid - "Courage"; Dorothy MacArdle - "The Prisoner"; Elizabeth Bowen - "The Happy Autumn Fields"; J.F. Byrne - "Ghosts in the House on Cork Hill"; Shane Leslie - "A Laugh on the Professor"; Peter Somerville-Large - "Rich and Strange"; Maurice Leitch - "Green Roads".
About Patricia Craig
Patricia Craig is editor of the Oxford Books of English Detective Stories, Modern Women's Stories, and Travel Stories.