The Ghost Story Representative Works - Essay

Representative Works

(Short Story Criticism)

Algernon Blackwood
“John Silence, Physician Extraordinary” (short story) 1908
The Listener and Other Stories (short stories) 1916
“Shocks” (short story) 1936

Elizabeth Bowen
“The Shadowy Third” (short story) 1923
“The Apple Tree” (short story) 1934
“The Demon Lover” (short story) 1941

Charles Brockden Brown
Carwin, the Biloquist, and Other American Tales and Pieces (short stories) 1822

Charles Dickens
The Christmas Books (short stories) 1923

Nathaniel Hawthorne
“Alice Doane's Appeal” (short story) 1835
The Legends of the Province House (short stories) 1838-42

Lafcadio Hearn
“Yuki-Onna” (short story) 1904; collected in Hearns's Kwaidan
Chinese Ghosts (short stories) 1925

Susan Hill
The Albatross (short stories) 1971
A Bit of Singing and Dancing and Other Stories (short stories) 1973

Washington Irving
The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. (short stories) 1819-1820

Henry James
“De Grey: A Romance” (short story) 1868
“The Romance of Certain Old Clothes” (short story) 1868
“The Ghostly Rental” (short story) 1876
“Sir Edmund Orme” (short story) 1891
The Two Magics: The Turn of the Screw, Covering End (novellas) 1898
The Ghostly Tales of Henry James (short stories) 1948

M. R. James
“The Treasure of Abbot Thomas” (short story) 1904
“Casting the Runes” (short story) 1911
The Collected Ghost Stories of M. R. James (short stories) 1931

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
“Green Tea” (short story) 1869

Penelope Lively
Fanny and the Monsters and Other Stories (short stories) 1982
Uninvited Ghosts and Other Stories (short stories) 1984

H. P. Lovecraft
The Weird Shadow over Innsmouth and Other Stories of the Supernatural (short stories) 1944

Edgar Allan Poe
“The Fall of the House of Usher” (short story) 1839
“The Pit and the Pendulum” (short story) 1842
The Complete Poems and Stories of Edgar Allan Poe (short stories and poems) 1946

Robert Louis Stevenson
“The Body Snatcher” (short story) 1885
The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables (short stories) 1887
“The Bottle Imp” (short story) 1889

Edith Wharton
“The Pomegranate Seed” (short story) 1931
“All Souls'” (short story) 1937