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We will always select for you three great works to instigate your mind, this time the topic is:Ghost Stories.
- 7 Best Short Stories Of Ghost, edited by August Nemo
- A Phantom Lover by Vernon Lee
- The Uninhabited House by Charlotte RiddellA ghost story may be any piece of fiction, or drama, that includes a ghost, or simply takes as a premise the possibility of ghosts or characters' belief in them. The "ghost" may appear of its own accord or be summoned by magic. Linked to the ghost is the idea of "hauntings", where a supernatural entity is tied to a place, object or person.
In 7 Best Short Stories of Ghost the critic August Nemo selected seven tales that perfectly illustrate this concept.
A Phantom Lover has been compared to The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, in that there is a question about whether the ghost of the story was merely a figment of the imagination of two of the characters.
In An Uninhabited House, the hauntings are seen through the perspective of the solicitors who hold the deed of the property. Slowly the safer world of commerce and law gives way as the encounter with the supernatural entity becomes more and more unavoidable.
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