Supernatural by Michael Cox (12 titles)
1. J.S. LeFanu Ghost Stories and Tales of Mystery 1851
2. Bram Stoker Dracula 1897
3. M.R. James Ghost Stories of an Antiquary 1904
4. Algernon Blackwood The Listener 1907
5. H.R. Wakefield They Return at Evening 1928
6. Shirley Jackson The Haunting of Hill House 1959
7. H.P. Lovecraft The Dunwich Horror and Others 1963
8. Robert Aickman Dark Entries 1964
9. Stephen King Carrie 1974
10. Peter Straub Ghost Story 1979
11. Susan Hill The Woman in Black 1983
12. M. Cox and R.A. Gilbert (eds) The Oxford English Book of Ghost Stories 1986
So far, with RIP V in mind, I’ve read:
Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Pit and the Pendulum” (1842)
M.R. James’ short story “Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad” (1904)
and Daphne du Maurier’s collection, The Birds.
But I’d’ve been happy with a carbon copy of Michael Cox’s list, as the only one that I’ve read is the Shirley Jackson novel (terrifically good).
Are any of these on your beside table or in your bookbag just now?
Do you have rules about when you do or don’t read scary tales?