"An excellent selection, with an excellent bibliography included. the stories move smoothly through the decades--bringing in the modern and harkening back to the ancient."--Marjorie J. Burns, Portland State University"A splendid book."--The Chicago Tribune"Those who enjoy what Wharton called 'the fun of the shudder'...should shudder over The Oxford Book of Ghost Stories."--The St. Louis Post-Dispatch"Superb."--The Cincinnati Post"The forty-two stories gathered here are luminous examples of how affecting an immaculately wrought ghost story can be....A bounty of wonderful authors."--Booklist"Cox and Gilbert deserve praise for their scholarship and selection....The volume provides an education along with reading pleasure....Only the bravest will read The Oxford Book of Ghost Stories after dark."--Studies in Short Fiction
About the Author
Michael Cox is a publisher and the author of a biography of M.R. James (also available as an Oxford Paperback). He has edited a selection of James's ghost stories for the World's Classics series.R.A. Gilbert is a well-known antiquarian bookseller and an authority on the history of esoteric thought in the nineteenth century.