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An excellent collection of creepy ghost stories from some of the most notable names of early horror fiction! 

Includes: “The Willows” by Algernon Blackwood, “The Shadows On The Wall” by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, “The Messenger” by Robert W.Chambers, “Lazarus” by Leonid Andreyev, “The Beast With Five Fingers” by W.F. Harvey, “The Mass Of Shadows” by Anatole France, “What Was It” by Fitz-James O’brien, “The Middle Toe Of The Right Foot” by Ambrose Bierce, “The Shell Of Sense” by Olivia Howard Dunbar, “The Woman At Seven Brothers” by Wilbur Daniel Steele, “At The Gate” by Myla Jo Closer, “Ligeia” by Edgar Allan Poe, “The Haunted Orchard” by Richard Le Gallenne, “The Bowmen” by Arthur Machen, “A Ghost” by Guy De Maupassant. 

Includes an essay, “The Imperishable Ghost”, by Dorothy Scarborough.

Public Domain (P)2019 Trout Lake Media

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As with any anthology some stories are better than others. I purchased this at a bargain price to hear the less familiar ones. My issue is the narrator. His voice is gravelly and his cadence is something like reading a grocery list. There are odd pauses and enough mispronunciations to be annoying. I definitely wouldn’t waste a credit on it.

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