Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories

Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories

Book - 1983
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Who better to investigate the literary spirit world than that supreme connoisseur of the unexpected, Roald Dahl? Of the many permutations of the macabre or bizarre, Dahl was always especially fascinated by the classic ghost story. As he realtes in the erudite introduction to this volume, he read some 749 supernatural tales at the British Museum Library before selecting the 14 that comprise this anthology. "Spookiness is, after all, the real purpose of the ghost story," Dahl writes. "It shouldgive you the creeps and disturb your thoughts." For this superbly disquieting collection, Dahl offers favorite tales by such masterful storytellers as E. F. Benson, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Rosemary Timperley, and Edith Wharton.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1983
ISBN: 9780374518684
Characteristics: 235 p. ; 23 cm
Call Number: DAH


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May 09, 2019

I got this book to read aloud to my at-the-time 8 year old daughter and 8 year old niece during a sleep-over. They both loved the stories. Later, after they went to bed, I read a story on my own and I found it very enjoyable and creepy also. This is one that I will continue checking out in the future, whenever the need to scare children arises! Lol.
(Side note, I wouldn't get this book for children younger than 8 only because the stories are a bit longer and require an attention span. The night my family and I were reading this, we only read two stories and that was enough, vs. other books like "More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" we will normal read 5-7 stories.)


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May 09, 2019

Ms_Tiddilybops thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over


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