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An English Ghost Story

By Kim Newman
  • ISBN Code: : 1781165599
  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
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A dysfunctional British nuclear family seek a new life away from the big city in the sleepy Somerset countryside. At first their new home, The Hollow, seems to embrace them, creating a rare peace and harmony within the family. But when the house turns on them, it seems to know just how to hurt them the most—threatening to destroy them from the inside out. A stand-alone novel from acclaimed author Kim Newman.

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  • Total of Pages : 400
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  • Total of Pages : 480
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Written by award-winning novelist Kim Newman, this is a brand-new edition, with additional 40,000 word never-before-seen novella, of the popular third installment of the Anno Dracula series, Dracula Cha Cha Cha. Rome. 1959. Count Dracula is about to marry the Moldavian Princess Asa Vajda - his sixth wife. Journalist Kate Reed flies into the city to visit the ailing Charles Beauregard and his vampire companion Geneviève. Finding herself caught up in the mystery of the Crimson Executioner who is bloodily dispatching vampire elders in the city, Kate discovers that she is not the only one on his trail...

Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story

By D. T. Max
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101601116
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 455
  • Pdf File: every-love-story-is-a-ghost-story.pdf

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The acclaimed New York Times–bestselling biography and “emotionally detailed portrait of the artist as a young man” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times) In the first biography of the iconic David Foster Wallace, D.T. Max paints the portrait of a man, self-conscious, obsessive and struggling to find meaning. If Wallace was right when he declared he was “frightfully and thoroughly conventional,” it is only because over the course of his short life and stunning career, he wrestled intimately and relentlessly with the fundamental anxiety of being human. In his characteristic lucid and quick-witted style, Max untangles Wallace’s anxious sense of self, his volatile and sometimes abusive connection with women, and above all, his fraught relationship with fiction as he emerges with his masterpiece Infinite Jest. Written with the cooperation of Wallace’s family and friends and with access to hundreds of unpublished letters, manuscripts and journals, this captivating biography unveils the life of the profoundly complicated man who gave voice to what we thought we could not say.

Who We Are and How We Got Here

By David Reich
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0192554379
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 534
  • Pdf File: who-we-are-and-how-we-got-here.pdf

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The past few years have witnessed a revolution in our ability to obtain DNA from ancient humans. This important new data has added to our knowledge from archaeology and anthropology, helped resolve long-existing controversies, challenged long-held views, and thrown up remarkable surprises. The emerging picture is one of many waves of ancient human migrations, so that all populations living today are mixes of ancient ones, and often carry a genetic component from archaic humans. David Reich, whose team has been at the forefront of these discoveries, explains what genetics is telling us about ourselves and our complex and often surprising ancestry. Gone are old ideas of any kind of racial âpurity.' Instead, we are finding a rich variety of mixtures. Reich describes the cutting-edge findings from the past few years, and also considers the sensitivities involved in tracing ancestry, with science sometimes jostling with politics and tradition. He brings an important wider message: that we should recognize that every one of us is the result of a long history of migration and intermixing of ancient peoples, which we carry as ghosts in our DNA. What will we discover next?

Other Short Stories - A Collection of Ghostly Tales (Fantasy and Horror Classics)

By M. R. James
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1473379318
  • Total of Pages : 62
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 960
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M. R. James was born in Kent, England in 1862. James came to writing fiction relatively late, not publishing his first collection of short stories - Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (1904) - until the age of 42. Modern scholars now see James as having redefined the ghost story for the 20th century and he is seen as the founder of the 'antiquarian ghost story'. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions with a brand new introductory biography of the author.

Twenty-First-Century Gothic

By Wester Maisha Wester
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  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Book Code : 1474440959
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 949
  • Pdf File: twenty-first-century-gothic.pdf

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A transnational and transmedia companion to the post-millennial GothicKey FeaturesCovers key areas and themes of the post-millennial Gothic as well as developments in the field and revisions of the Gothic traditionConsitutes the first thematic compendium to this area with a transmedia (literature, film and television) and transnational approachCovers a plurality of texts, from novels such as Stephenie Meyer's Twilight (2005), Helen Oyeyemi's White Is for Witching (2009), Justin Cronin's The Passage (2010) and M.R. Carey's The Girl with All the Gifts (2014), to films such as Kairo (2001), Juan of the Dead (2012) and The Darkside (2013), to series such as Dante's Cove (2005-7), Hemlock Grove (2013-15), Penny Dreadful (2014-16) Black Mirror (2011-) and even the Slenderman mythos.This resource in contemporary Gothic literature, film and television takes a thematic approach, providing insights into the many forms the Gothic has taken in the twenty-first century. The 20 newly commissioned chapters cover emerging and expanding research areas, such as digital technologies, queer identity, the New Weird and postfeminism. They also discuss contemporary Gothic monsters - including zombies, vampires and werewolves - and highlight Ethnogothic forms such as Asian and Black Diasporic Gothic.

7 best short stories - Ghost Stories

By Sheridan Le Fanu,Saki (H.H. Munro),Elizabeth Gaskell,M. R. James,Lafcadio Hearn,O. Henry,Rudyard Kipling,August Nemo
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  • Publisher : Tacet Books
  • Book Code : 3968582764
  • Total of Pages : 61
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 428
  • Pdf File: 7-best-short-stories-ghost-stories.pdf

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Welcome to the book series 7 best short stories specials, selection dedicated to a special subject, featuring works by noteworthy authors. The texts were chosen based on their relevance, renown and interest. This edition is dedicated to ghost stories. The critic Augst Nemo brings seven tales with tormented souls that will make you shiver: - An Authentic Narrative of a Haunted House by Sheridan le Fanu. - The Old Nurse's Story by Elizabeth Gaskell. - A Warning to the Curious by M. R. James. - Nightmare-Touch by Lafcadio Hearn. - The Furnished Room by O. Henry. - The Phantom Rickshaw by Rudyard Kipling. - The Open Window by Saki Bonus: Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraft.

I Remember You

By Yrsa Sigurdardottir
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  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
  • Book Code : 1444729276
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 990
  • Pdf File: i-remember-you.pdf

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A terrifying ghost story from the Queen of Icelandic crime, Yrsa Sigurdardottir, author of the Thora Gudmundsdottir novels. 'Yrsa is one of the most exciting new voices in the crime thriller world.' - Peter James The crunching noise had resumed, now accompanied by a disgusting, indefinable smell. It could best be described as a blend of kelp and rotten meat. The voice spoke again, now slightly louder and clearer: Don't go. Don't go yet. I'm not finished. In an isolated village in the Icelandic Westfjords, three friends set to work renovating a derelict house. But soon they realise they are not alone there - something wants them to leave, and it's making its presence felt. Meanwhile, in a town across the fjord, a young doctor investigating the suicide of an elderly woman discovers that she was obsessed with his vanished son. When the two stories collide the terrifying truth is uncovered . . .

The Phantom ‘Rickshaw and other Eerie Tales

By Rudyard Kipling
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  • Publisher : BEYOND BOOKS HUB
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 104
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 336
  • Pdf File: the-phantom-rickshaw-and-other-eerie-tales.pdf

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A collection of five short stories by Rudyard Kipling; The Phantom 'Rickshaw; My Own True Ghost Story; The Strange Ride Of Morrowbie Jukes; The Man Who Would Be King; and, The Finest Story In The World.

The Story Grid

By Shawn Coyne
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  • Publisher : Black Irish Entertainment LLC
  • Book Code : 1936891360
  • Total of Pages : 344
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 441
  • Pdf File: the-story-grid.pdf

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WHAT IS THE STORY GRID? The Story Grid is a tool developed by editor Shawn Coyne to analyze stories and provide helpful editorial comments. It's like a CT Scan that takes a photo of the global story and tells the editor or writer what is working, what is not, and what must be done to make what works better and fix what's not. The Story Grid breaks down the component parts of stories to identify the problems. And finding the problems in a story is almost as difficult as the writing of the story itself (maybe even more difficult). The Story Grid is a tool with many applications: 1. It will tell a writer if a Story ?works? or ?doesn't work. 2. It pinpoints story problems but does not emotionally abuse the writer, revealing exactly where a Story (not the person creating the Story'the Story) has failed. 3. It will tell the writer the specific work necessary to fix that Story's problems. 4. It is a tool to re-envision and resuscitate a seemingly irredeemable pile of paper stuck in an attic drawer. 5. It is a tool that can inspire an original creation.

The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School

By Kim Newman
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  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Book Code : 1781165734
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 293
  • Pdf File: the-secrets-of-drearcliff-grange-school.pdf

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A week after Mother found her sleeping on the ceiling, Amy Thomsett is delivered to her new school, Drearcliff Grange in Somerset. Although it looks like a regular boarding school, Amy learns that Drearcliff girls are special, the daughters of criminal masterminds, outlaw scientists and master magicians. Several of the pupils also have special gifts like Amy’s, and when one of the girls in her dormitory is abducted by a mysterious group in black hoods, Amy forms a secret, superpowered society called the Moth Club to rescue their friend. They soon discover that the Hooded Conspiracy runs through the School, and it's up to the Moth Club to get to the heart of it.

Echoes

By Ellen Datlow,Dale Bailey,Nathan Ballingrud,Aliette de Bodard,Richard Bowes,Pat Cadigan,Siobhan Carroll,F. Marion Crawford,Indrapramit Das,Terry Dowling,Brian Evenson,Gemma Files,Ford Madox Ford,Jeffrey Ford,Alice Hoffman,Carole Johnstone,Stephen Graham Jones,Richard Kadrey,John Langan,Alison Littlewood,Bracken Macleod,Nick Mamatas,Vincent J. Masterson,Seanan McGuire,Garth Nix,Joyce Carol Oates,M. Rickert,M. L. Siemienowicz,Lee Thomas,Paul Tremblay,A. C. Wise
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1534413480
  • Total of Pages : 816
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 293
  • Pdf File: echoes.pdf

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The essential collection of beloved ghost stories, compiled by the editor who helped define the genre—including stories from award-winning, bestselling authors such as Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Hoffman, Seanan McGuire, and Paul Tremblay. Everyone loves a good ghost story, especially Ellen Datlow—the most lauded editor in short works of supernatural suspense and dark fantasy. The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories is her definitive collection of ghost stories. These twenty-nine stories, including all new works from New York Times bestselling authors Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Hoffman, Seanan McGuire, and Paul Tremblay, span from the traditional to the eclectic, from the mainstream to the literary, from pure fantasy to the bizarrely supernatural. Whether you’re reading alone under the covers with a flashlight, or around a campfire with a circle of friends, there’s something here to please—and spook—everyone. Contributors include: Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Hoffman, Vincent J. Masterson, A.C. Wise, M. Rickert, Seanan McGuire, Lee Thomas, Alison Littlewood, M.L. Siemienowicz, Richard Kadrey, Indrapramit Das, Richard Bowes, Nick Mamatas, Terry Dowling, Aliette de Bodard, Carole Johnstone, Dale Bailey, Stephen Graham Jones, Bracken MacLeod, Garth Nix, Brian Evenson, Jeffrey Ford, Gemma Files, Paul Tremblay, Nathan Ballingrud, Pat Cadigan, John Langan.

The Empty House

By Algernon Blackwood
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  • Publisher : 谷月社
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 182
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 408
  • Pdf File: the-empty-house.pdf

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Certain houses, like certain persons, manage somehow to proclaim at once their character for evil. In the case of the latter, no particular feature need betray them; they may boast an open countenance and an ingenuous smile; and yet a little of their company leaves the unalterable conviction that there is something radically amiss with their being: that they are evil. Willy nilly, they seem to communicate an atmosphere of secret and wicked thoughts which makes those in their immediate neighbourhood shrink from them as from a thing diseased. And, perhaps, with houses the same principle is operative, and it is the aroma of evil deeds committed under a particular roof, long after the actual doers have passed away, that makes the gooseflesh come and the hair rise. Something of the original passion of the evil-doer, and of the horror felt by his victim, enters the heart of the innocent watcher, and he becomes suddenly conscious of tingling nerves, creeping skin, and a chilling of the blood. He is terror-stricken without apparent cause....