Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 7 - 12n/an/an/an/a

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 should give 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.

Hardcover, 240 pages
Published on October 6, 1983 by Jonathan Cape Ltd
ISBN-10: 0224021494
ISBN-13: 9780224021494
4 Book Reviews
Add a Rating
  • scarletnews101
    scarletnews101Monday, November 13, 2017 at 5:26 pm
    • lolsomebulldog
      lolsomebulldogSunday, August 27, 2017 at 9:47 am
      I love scary stuff
      • rainfall
        rainfallThursday, January 26, 2017 at 3:26 pm
        I have not yet read this book but it does sound good and I really like Roald Dahl. I can't wait to read it!
        • minimo
          minimoMonday, October 24, 2016 at 9:03 am55 stars
          I think not all books are like this one because the layout and story is like nothing I have seen