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288 Pages | 10 b&w illustrations

5.55 x 8.5 inches

ISBN: 9781474417365


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Tales of the Troubled Dead

Ghost Stories in Western Culture

Catherine Belsey

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Traces examples of ghost stories from Homer to the present day.
  • Describes the aspects of storytelling designed to involve readers.
  • Includes stories of attested apparitions, as well as fiction by a wide range of both canonical and popular authors.
  • Respects the enigma of ghost stories, refusing approaches that explain away the supernatural.
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