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Ghost Fiction

Ghost Films

"There is no journey forward without ghosts; there is no telling without fear."

Gerry Turcotte in "Persistence of Vision" from Border Crossing: Words and Images (2004)

William Shakespeare, Hamlet
William Shakespeare, Macbeth
Horace Walpole, The Castle of Otranto (1765)
Bram Stoker, "The Judge's House"
Washington Irving, The Sketch Book (1819), incl. "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
Edgar Allan Poe, Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque (1840)
[Edgar Allan Poe, Tales of Mystery and Imagination (1928)]
Edgar Allen Poe, "The Fall of the House of Usher", "The Raven", "Ligeia"
Nathaniel Hawthorne, The House of the Seven Gables (1851)
Nathaniel Hawthorne, "Ethan Brand", "Rappaccini's Daughter"
Fitz-James O'Brien, "The Lost Room", "What Was It?"
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, "The Haunters and the Haunted, or the House and the Brain"
Charles Collins and Charles Dickens, "The Trial for Murder"
Charles Dickens, "The Ghost in Master B's Room", "The Signalman"
J. Sheridan Le Fanu, "Green Tea" (1869)
J. Sheridan Le Fanu, In a Glass Darkly (1872)
Alexander Dumas, "Marceau's Prisoner"
Guy de Maupassant, "The Horla", "Was It A Dream?", "Madam Crowl's Ghost"
Wilkie Collins, The Haunted Hotel and other Strange Tales (title story 1878, vol. 2006)
Robert Louis Stevenson, The Phantom Rickshaw and Other Eerie Tales (1888)
Ambrose Bierce, Can Such Things Be? (1893)
Ambrose Bierce, Ghost and Horror Stories of Ambrose Bierce (1964)
Ambrose Bierce, "Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge", "The Damned Thing"
Arthur Machen, "The Great God Pan" (1894)
Arthur Machen, The Hill of Dreams (1897)
Henry James, The Turn of the Screw (1898)
F. Marion Crawford, "The Screaming Skull"
W.C. Morrow, The Ape, the Idiot and Other People
Robert Hichens, "How Love Came to Professor Gildea" (1900)
M.R. James, Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (1904)
M.R. James, "Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad", "Casting of the Runes", "Mezzotint", "The Ash Tree"
Lafcadio Hearn, Kwaidan (1904)
Algernon Blackwood, The Empty House and Other Ghost Stories (1906)
Algernon Blackwood, John Silence: Physician Extraordinary (1908)
Algernon Blackwood, "The Willows", "The Listener"
William Hope Hodgson, The House on the Borderland (1908)
W.H. Hodgson, Carnaki, the Ghost-Finder (1910)
W.H. Hodgson, "The Hog"
W.H. Hodgson, The Night Land
Arthur Machen, The House of Souls (1906)
M.R. James, More Ghost Stories (1911)
Oliver Onions, Widdershins (1911), incl. "The Beckoning Fair One"
H.P. Lovecraft, "The Rats in the Walls" (1923)
M.R. James, Collected Ghost Stories (1931)
E.F. Benson, Visible and Invisible (1923)
E.F. Benson, More Spook Stories (1934)
E.F. Benson, The Room in the Tower
E.F. Benson, "Caterpillars"
H.R. Wakefield, "The Red Lodge",
"He Cometh and He Passeth By"
Oliver Onions, Collected Ghost Stories (1935)
Edith Wharton, Ghosts (1937), incl. "Afterward"
H.P. Lovecraft, The Outsider and Others (1939)
Herbert A. Wise and Phyllis Fraser, Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural (1947)
Peter S.Beagle, A Fine and Private Place Alan Brennert, Her Pilgrim Soul
Gene Wolfe, Peace
Robert Holdstock, Mythago Wood
Groff and Lucy Conklin (eds), The Supernatural Reader (1957)
Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House (1959)
Kingsley Amis, The Green Man (1969)
Peter Straub, Julia (1975)
Ramsey Campbell, The Height of the Scream (1976)
Stephen King, The Shining (1977)
Virginia Andrews, Flowers in the Attic (1979)
Peter Straub, Ghost Story (1979)
Richard Adams, Girl on a Swing
Jerome K. Jerome, "The Woman of the Saeter"
Barry Hughart, Bridge of Birds
Charles L. Grant, Tales from the Nightside (1981)
Susan Hill, The Woman in Black (1983)
Bill Wannan (ed.), Australian Horror Stories (1983)
Clive Barker, Books of Blood (1984)
James Herbert, Haunted (1988)
Robert Hood, "Last Remains" and "Necropolis" from Day-dreaming on Company Time (1988)
Victor Kelleher, Bailey's Bones (1988)
Stephen King, "Sneakers" (1988)
T.M. Wright, The Island (1988)
Robert Dalby (ed.), The Virago Book of Ghost Stories (1990)
Jonathan Carroll, "Voice of Our Shadow", "Mr Fiddlehead"
Bill Congreve (ed.), Intimate Armageddons (1992)
Patrick McGrath and Bradford Morrow, The Picador Book of the New Gothic (1992)
Leigh Blackmore (ed.), Terror Australis (1993)
James Herbert, The Ghosts of Sleath (1994)
Paul Collins (ed.), Strange Fruit: Tales of the Unexpected (1995)
Terry Dowling, An Intimate Knowledge of the Night (1995), inc. "Scaring the Train", "The Bullet That Grows in the Gun", "The Daemon Street Ghost-Trap"
Venero Armanno, My Beautiful Friend (1995)
Ramsey Campbell, The House on Nazareth Hill (1996)
Stephen King, Bag Of Bones (1998)
Stephen Dedman, "Madly"
Paul Collins (ed.), Tales from the Wasteland: Stories from the 13th Floor (2000)
Terry Dowling, Blackwater Days (2000), inc. "Beckoning Nightframe", "Jenny Come To Play"
Rick Kennett, 13: A Collection of Ghost Stories (2001)
Robert Hood, The Shades Series (2001), 1: Shadow Dance, 2: Night Beast, 3: Ancient Light, and 4: Black Sun Rising
Robert Hood, Immaterial. Ghost Stories (2002)
Rick Kennett, "Chinese Whispers" (2002) in Agog! Fantastic Fiction
Ellen Datlow (ed.), The Dark: New Ghost Stories (2003)

Joe Hill, 20th Century Ghosts (2005)

Lists compiled by Robert Hood 2002- ; last updated October 2007

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