Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 1996 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, -, Veranstaltung: Proseminar British Short Stories, 8 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Since having read about Old Marley's apparitions in A Christmas Carol we have been fascinated by Dickens' way of creating suspense and a ghost-like atmosphere. A Christmas Carol is probably one of his best known ghost stories, but it is, however, not his first. Dickens' earliest stories were inset tales in the Pickwick Papers first published in 1837. In this paper we first of all have a flashback on Dickens' life and works. Also, we will focus on the ghost story itself and explain, what reasons made Dickens write such stories and how he actually developed his skills. In a last step we are eventually going to have a closer look at two of his works - The Signalman and A Madman's Manuscript. With the help of those stories similarities and differences will be analysed and typical elements of a ghost story pointed out. [...]
Chicago wizard Harry Dresden gets a taste of the dead life in this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series. In his life, Harry’s been shot, stabbed, sliced, beaten, burned, crushed, and tortured. And after someone puts a bullet through his chest and leaves him to die in the waters of Lake Michigan, things really start going downhill. Trapped between life and death, he learns that his friends are in serious trouble. Only by finding his murderer can he save his friends and move on—a feat which would be a lot easier if he had a body and access to his powers. Worse still are the malevolent shadows that roam Chicago, controlled by a dark entity that wants Harry to suffer even in death. Now, the late Harry Dresden will have to pull off the ultimate trick without using any magic—or face an eternity as just another lost soul...
Author: M. R. James
Release Date: 2015-10-17
The sale-room of an old and famous firm of book auctioneers in London is, of course, a great meeting-place for collectors, librarians, dealers: not only when an auction is in progress, but perhaps even more notably when books that are coming on for sale are upon view. It was in such a sale-room that the remarkable series of events began which were detailed to me not many months ago by the person whom they principally affected, namely, Mr. James Denton, M.A., F.S.A., etc., etc., some time of Trinity Hall, now, or lately, of Rendcomb Manor in the county of Warwick. He, on a certain spring day not many years since, was in London for a few days upon business connected principally with the furnishing of the house which he had just finished building at Rendcomb. It may be a disappointment to you to learn that Rendcomb Manor was new; that I cannot help. There had, no doubt, been an old house; but it was not remarkable for beauty or interest. Even had it been, neither beauty nor interest would have enabled it to resist the disastrous fire which about a couple of years before the date of my story had razed it to the ground. I am glad to say that all that was most valuable in it had been saved, and that it was fully insured. So that it was with a comparatively light heart that Mr. Denton was able to face the task of building a new and considerably more convenient dwelling for himself and his aunt who constituted his whole ménage. Being in London, with time on his hands, and not far from the sale-room at which I have obscurely hinted, Mr. Denton thought that he would spend an hour there upon the chance of finding, among that portion of the famous Thomas collection of MSS., which he knew to be then on view, something bearing upon the history or topography of his part of Warwickshire....
Author: Peter Marshall
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2008
In this remarkable piece of historical detective work, Peter Marshall sets out to discover the intriguing links between sightings of the ghost of an old woman in the small English coastal town of Minehead in the 1630s and the hanging of a disgraced Protestant bishop in Dublin several years later.
Jack is not a normal boy. He can talk to ghosts. In his new home, an aging farmhouse, he meets the Ghost Mother, a grief-stricken spirit who becomes very attached to himtoo attached. He learns that the Ghost Mother is preying in the cruelest imaginable way on four child ghosts who are trapped in the house, stealing their energy to sustain her own. Before Jack can figure out how to help them, the Ghost Mother takes possession of his real mothers body. Jack wants to fight back, but he has severe asthma and risks fatal attacks with any physical exertion. It will take all his resources, and his mothers as well, to fight off the Ghost Mother and save the ghost children from a horrible fate.
Author: Ty Scott
Release Date: 2008-07
This is a story about falling into maddness. This book is from the view of two people. It askes the question do you believe in ghosts? To find the answer to the question you only have to read and look inside your self. What do you believe?
Katie Russell is almost nine. As a matter of fact, her birthday is in two days! Katie and her family are moving into a big, old house. The house is out in the country. There is a big surprise waiting for Katie. Her name is Kimble. Kimble is the ghost of a ten-year-old girl! -- Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story is a chapter book at RL3 (reading level 3), and is the first in a series. The Katie & Kimble books are funny, engaging and exciting, but are not fear-based. For ages 7-10.
Author: Mary Downing Hahn
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: 2007-06-18
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
When he goes to spend the summer with his great-aunt in the family's old house, eleven-year-old Drew is drawn eighty years into the past to trade places with his great-great-uncle who is dying of diphtheria.
In 2010 thousands of people submitted ghost stories to The Daily Telegraph's first ghost story competition. Standards were chillingly high and only the spookiest went through to the shortlist of six. Presented here are short stories from Gill Baconnier, Justin Crozier, Ceri Hughes, Pat Black, Craig Drew and the winner, Richard Crompton, whose story 'Friends' is an uncanny take on social networking. Currently available only in ebook form they are the perfect company for a long winter's night.
Author: John Scott
Publisher: Text Publishing
Release Date: 2013-04-24
Warra Warra is a dot on the map, at least until a jumbo jet explodes above the town, killing all aboard the plane and many of the locals. For those who survive, though, this is only the beginning of their nightmare. After the emergency workers, the politicians and the journalists have gone - just when the townsfolk believe that they can rebuild their lives - strange things start to happen. Strange and menacing. The dead are rising. And they want Warra Warra for themselves. Warra Warra is an enthralling ghost story, both beautiful and chilling, from acclaimed prize-winning author John Scott. John Scott is the author of thirteen books of poetry and prose. His works have been published in the USA and the UK and have appeared in French, German and Dutch translation. Scott has received Victorian Premier's prizes for both poetry (St Clair, 1986) and fiction (What I Have Written, 1994). His Selected Poems (1968-90) appeared in 1995. His sequence of five short novels, Before I Wake, was shortlisted for the NBC Banjo and the Miles Franklin awards and the Victorian Premier's Prize. His novel The Architect, was shortlisted for the 2002 Miles Franklin Literary Award, and for the 2002 Adelaide Festival Award for Literature (Fiction). textpublishing.com.au 'Vivid and macabre.' Canberra Times 'Both a ghost story of truly horrific dimensions and a restrained yet powerful narrative of dislocation.' Sydney Morning Herald 'Ingenious and suspenseful.' Advertiser
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Google Play Books
Release Date: 1950
Genre: Christmas stories
“A national benefit and to every man or woman who reads it, a personal kindness.” --William Makepeace Thackeray The Western world typically thinks of Christmas as having a singular origin, away in a manger, but when you look at how the holiday is celebrated today, it’s hard to see a more powerful progenitor than Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. First published on December 17, 1843 as a novella, the story bestowed on Christmas its rich and complicated social character. Ebenezer’s epic Christmas Eve illustrates both the joy to be found in friends, family, and festive gatherings... and the dangers of letting such happiness and privilege blind you to the lives of the less fortunate. The story is a product of its time, a response to the ills of Victorian-era industrialization and the desire for tradition, but you only need to look at how varied the adaptations of A Christmas Carol have become--on stage, in film, and in song--to know that it is truly timeless. This exclusive edition of A Christmas Carol in Prose: Being a Ghost Story of Christmas is one adaptation not to miss. It is a scanned volume of the original novella--complete with original spooky title--enhanced with new illustrations and narration by artist and musician Jon Langford. Here Langford imagines the story as a stage production put on by a small West Yorkshire theater in 1916. Download it for free to see--and hear--each of the four ghosts as an early 20th century audience might have.
Eine humorig, skurrile Gruselgeschichte bei der auch Romantiker auf ihre Kosten kommen. Eine unterhaltsame Abendlektüre für Jugendliche und jung Gebliebene. Die Geschichte handelt von einer jungen Frau die ein altes verfallenes Haus kauft um sich einen Lebenstraum zu erfüllen. Ganz allein wohnt sie dort mitten irgendwo im Nirgendwo. Sie hat für Aberglauben und Humbug wenig übrig. Doch wie sich herausstellt spukt es doch tatsächlich in dem alten Haus. Skeptisch zweifelt sie anfangs noch an ihrer geistigen Gesundheit und fragt ob sie langsam wunderlich wird. Letztlich muss sie aber einsehen dass es wohl doch mehr zwischen Himmel und Erde gibt und tatsächlich ein Geist sein Unwesen in dem Haus treibt, welcher ihre Freunde verscheucht und ihr üble Streiche spielt, um sie auf schnellstem Wege wieder zu vertreiben. Doch auch sie ist nicht gerade die ideale Mitbewohnerin. Beide sind recht starrsinnige Charaktere. Jeder für sich ist etwas eigen und eine echte Herausforderung für den jeweils anderen. Die Geschichte um dieses verfallene Haus mit seiner irdischen und seinem übersinnlichem Bewohner, ist sowohl amüsant, als auch blutrünstig und romantisch und hat am Ende sogar noch ein Happy End.