One might not expect a woman of Edith Wharton's literary stature to be a believer of ghost stories, much less be frightened by them, but as she admits in her postscript to this spine-tingling collection, q...till I was twenty-seven or -eight, I could not sleep in the room with a book containing a ghost story.q Once her fear was overcome, however, she took to writing tales of the supernatural for publication in the magazines of the day. These eleven finely wrought pieces showcase her mastery of the traditional New England ghost story and her fascination with spirits, hauntings, and other supernatural phenomena. Called qflawlessly eerieq by Ms. magazine, this collection includes qPomegranate Seed, q qThe Eyes, q qAll Souls', q qThe Looking Glass, q and qThe Triumph of Night.qA pleasant-faced cook met me at the back door and called the housemaid to show me up to my room. aYoua#39;ll see madam later, a she said. aMrs. Brympton has a visitor.a I hadna#39;t fancied Mrs. Brympton was a lady to have many visitors, andanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton|
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 2009-11-24|