The Children S Ghost Story In America

Author: Sean Ferrier-Watson
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476629080
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 Ghost stories have played a prominent role in childhood. Circulated around playgrounds and whispered in slumber parties, their history in American literature is little known and seldom discussed by scholars. This book explores the fascinating origins and development of these tales, focusing on the social and historical factors that shaped them and gave birth to the genre. Ghost stories have existed for centuries but have been published specifically for children for only about 200 years. Early on, supernatural ghost stories were rare—authors and publishers, fearing they might adversely affect young minds, presented stories in which the ghost was always revealed as a fraud. These tales dominated children’s publishing in the 19th century but the 20th century saw a change in perspective and the supernatural ghost story flourished.

Dread And Delight

Author: Philippa Pearce
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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Forty ghost stories from English-speaking countries, written in the twentieth century by such well-known authors as A.C. Benson, Eleanor Farjeon, Joan Aiken and Leon Garfield.

The Headless Haunt

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Publisher: Trophy Press
ISBN: 9780064406024
Size: 64.84 MB
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A collection of ghost stories and anecdotes that are part of the folklore of African Americans.

Ghost Stories From The American South

Author: W. K. McNeil
Publisher: august house
ISBN: 9780935304848
Size: 54.73 MB
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Collects Southern legends and folk tales about haunted houses, supernatural events, and the appearances of ghosts

Famous Ghosts

Author: Michael Teitelbaum
Publisher: Childs World Incorporated
ISBN: 9781592967292
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Describes famous ghosts stories and leaves it up to the reader to decide if they are real or imagined.

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La Llorona

Author: Rodarte
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ISBN: 9781733814805
Size: 71.77 MB
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Have you heard of La Llorona? She is the most popular and infamous ghost in Latino folklore; in fact, the legend of La Llorona, the Wailing Woman, may be the oldest ghost story in the southwestern United States, South America, and Mexico. These images haunt the imaginations of millions of people.

Spooks Of The Valley

Author: Louis Clark Jones
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ISBN: 9780395068465
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All boys and girls like ghost stories. Most of them don't realize, though, that some of the most "ghostly" ones have been handed down for generations and are based on real events. America has scores of them, and the Hudson River Valley probably has more per mile than any other place. These are real "don't-stop-now" tales, especially as told by Louis Jones, who has a way with words and who knows what he is talking about--even to ghosts!

American Women S Ghost Stories In The Gilded Age

Author: D. Downey
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137323981
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This book shows just how closely late nineteenth-century American women's ghost stories engaged with objects such as photographs, mourning paraphernalia, wallpaper and humble domestic furniture. Featuring uncanny tales from the big city to the small town and the empty prairie, it offers a new perspective on an old genre.