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The Haunted Man And The Ghost's Bargain

Author: Charles Dickens

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The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain, A Fancy for Christmas-Time is a novella by Charles Dickens first published in 1848. It is the fifth and last of Dickens's Christmas novellas.

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The Jewel Of Seven Stars

Author: Bram Stoker

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The Lady Of The Shroud

Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2016)

Rupert Saint Leger inherits his uncle's estate worth more than one million pounds, on condition that he live for a year in his uncle's castle in the Land of the Blue Mountains on the Dalmatian coast. One wet night, he is visited in his room in the castle by a pale woman wearing a wet shroud, seeking warmth. He lets her dry herself before his fire, and she flees before morning. She visits several more times, all at night, and they hardly speak, but he falls in love with her, despite thinking she is a vampire. Cue 'X-Files' music.

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The Lair Of The White Worm

Author: Bram Stoker

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At the estate of Castra Regis in Derbyshire, mystery lurks in the woods, a place where snakes dwell and murderous deeds take place in the darkness. The behaviour of local residents Arabella March and Edgar Caswall further arouse the suspicions of Adam Salton, recently arrived at the invite of his great-uncle. Determined to quell the supernatural malevolence in his midst, Adam embarks on a quest to uncover evil and restore harmony. The final novel from the author of ‘Dracula’, ‘The Lair of the White Worm’ is a lesser-known but well-loved classic from the master of gothic horror.

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The Magic Cottage

Author: James Herbert

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd (1987)

"We thought we’d found our haven, a cottage deep in the heart of the forest. Charming, maybe a little run down, but so peaceful. That was the first part of the Magic. Midge’s painting and my music soared to new heights of creativity. That was another part of the Magic. Our love for each other – well, that became the supreme Magic. But the cottage had an alternative side. The Bad Magic." "What happened to us there was horrendous beyond belief. The healings, the crazy sect who wanted our home for themselves, the hideous creatures that crawled from the nether regions, and the bats – oh God, the bats! Even now those terrible things seem impossible to me. Yet they happened..."

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The Mammoth Book Of Modern Ghost Stories

Authors: Various, Peterr Haining

Publisher: Robinson (2007)

This spine-chilling new anthology of 20th and 21st century tales by big name writers is in the best traditions of literary ghost stories. It is just a little over a hundred years ago that the most famous literary ghost story, The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, was published and in the intervening years a great many other distinguished writers have tried their hand at this popular genre - some basing their fictional tales on real supernatural experiences of their own.

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The Mistletoe Bride

Authors: Kate Mosse, Rohan Daniel Eason

Publisher: Orion (2014)

I hear someone coming. It has happened before. I pause and listen but no longer hear anything. I sigh. As always, hope is snatched away before it can take root. And so then, as always, I am carried back to that first December so very long ago...Rooted in the elemental landscapes of Sussex, Brittany and the Languedoc, here are tales of ghosts and spirits seeking revenge, grief-stricken women and haunted men coming to terms with their destiny.

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The Mysterious Portrait

Author: Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol

Publisher: (1842)

The Mysterious Portrait is a short story by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (1809 - 1852), a Ukrainian-born Russian dramatist, novelist and short story writer. It tells the story of a penniless artist who feels compelled to buy a terrifyingly lifelike portrait that turns out to have magical powers. He then has the choice of struggling to make his own way in the world, or to accept the painting's help to achieve riches and fame.

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The Natashas

Author: Yelena Moskovitch

Publisher: Serpent's Tail (2016)

Béatrice, a solitary young jazz singer from a genteel Parisian suburb, meets a mysterious woman named Polina. Polina visits her at night and whispers in her ear: 'There are people who leave their bodies and their bodies go on living without them. These people are named Natasha.' César, a lonely Mexican actor working in a call centre, receives the opportunity of a lifetime: a role as a serial killer on a French TV series. But as he prepares for the audition, he starts falling in love with the psychopath he is to play. Béatrice and César are drawn deeper into a city populated with visions and warnings, taunted by the chorusing of a group of young women, trapped in a windowless room, who all share the same name ... Natasha

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The Phantom Rickshaw And Other Ghost Stories

Author: Rudyard Kipling

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