Edited by Peter Washington
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Ghost Stories by Peter Washington
Book DescriptionA new anthology of classic ghost stories the second volume in the beautiful and collectible Pocket Classics format. The chilling classic stories gathered here offer a remarkable variety of approaches to the theme of haunting. Revenge comes from beyond the grave in Robert Louis Stevenson s The Body-Snatcher, while visions of the dead come between the living in Henry James s The Friends of the Friends. P. G. Wodehouse gives us a farcical take on the haunted house in Honeysuckle Cottage, and in L. P. Hartley s W.S., a writer is fatally stalked by his own aggrieved creation. Here are ghosts of every stripe and intent in stories from writers as varied as Elizabeth Bowen and Jorge Luis Borges, Eudora Welty and Vladimir Nabokov, Ray Bradbury and Edith Wharton, among others. In the hands of these masters, the ghost story ranges far beyond mere horror to encompass comedy and tragedy, pathos and drama, and even a touch of poetry."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780307269249
(183mm x 124mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Random House USA Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: India
Books By Author Peter Washington
Detective Stories, Hardback (August 2009)
A glorious collection of some of the best sleuths in the business. Including creators such as Poe and Conan Doyle to Hammet, Christie, Chandler, Rendell and Rankin. Perfect gift edition.
Russian Poets, Hardback (May 2009)
Ranging in extremes from the melting tenderness of unrequited love to the bitter comedy of political chaos, this collection of poems covering two centuries includes work by Lermontov, Tyutchev, Fet, Annensky,Mayakovsky, Bely, Mandelstam, Akhmatova, Tsvetaeva, Pasternak, Brodsky and others less celebrated but no less extraordinary.
Rumi, Hardback (September 2006)
This volume draws on a wide variety of translations--from the early 20th century to the present--of Rumi's deeply moving, sensually vibrant poetry.
Rumi Poems, Paperback (June 2006)» View all books by Peter Washington
It is often said that Rumi (aka Jalal al-Din, 1207-73) is the most popular poet in the United States. The main key to Rumi's success is the spiritual appeal of his work. It combines lyrical beauty with philosophical profundity, a sense of rapture and an acute awareness of human suffering in ways which speak directly to contemporary audiences.
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Author Biography - Peter Washington
Peter Washington is the editor of many of the Everyman's Library Pocket Poets, including "Love Poems," and is the author of Madame Blavatsky's "Baboon: A History of the Mystics," "Mediums," and "Misfits Who Brought Spiritualism to America."
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