GHOST

Literature with ghosts, hauntings, and similar spectral phenomenon

  • 'Pallinghurst Barrow', Grant Allen (1892, printed in the Illustrated London News)

  • 'The Dead and the Countess', Gertrude Atherton (1902)

    • (1902, printed in The Smart Set)

    • (1905, printed in The Bell in the Fog and other Stories

  • 'The Ghost Club: An Unfortunate Episode in the Life of no. 5010', John Kendrick Bangs (1894, printed in The Water Ghost and Others, illustrated) 

  • 'The Middle Toe of the Right Foot', Ambrose Bierce (1891 printed in Tales of Soldiers and Civilians)

  • 'The Baron's Coffin', Ada Buisson (1869, printed in Belgravia, illustrated) 

  • 'The Ghost’s Summons', Ada Buisson (1868, printed in Belgravia

  • 'Christmas Eve on a Haunted Hulk', Frank Cowper (1889, printed in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine

  • 'The Doll's Ghost', F. Marion Crawford (1896)

    • (1896, printed in The Illustrated London News Christmas Supplement)​

    • (1911, printed in Wandering Ghosts)

  • 'Number Ninety', B. M. Croker (1895, printed in Chapman's Magazine of Fiction)

  • 'A Sworn Statement', Emma Frances Dawson (1881)

    • (1881, printed in The Wasp)​

    • (1897, printed in An Itinerant House and Other Stories

  • 'A Christmas Carol', Charles Dickens (1843, illustrated) 

  • 'The Signalman', Charles Dickens (1866, printed in All the Year Round)

  • 'Mr. Justice Hardbottle', Sheridan Le Fanu (1872, printed in In a Glass Darkly, vol. 1)

  • 'The Lost Ghost', Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman (1903, printed in The Wind in the Rose-bush and other stories of the supernatural, illustrated)

  • 'The Shadows on the Wall', Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman (1903, printed in The Wind in the Rose-bush and other stories of the supernatural, illustrated)

  • 'The Southwest Chamber', Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman (1903, printed in The Wind in the Rose-bush and other stories of the supernatural, illustrated)

  • 'The Vacant Lot', Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman (1903, printed in The Wind in the Rose-bush and other stories of the supernatural, illustrated)

  • 'The Wind in the Rose-bush', Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman (1903, printed in The Wind in the Rose-bush and other stories of the supernatural, illustrated)

  • 'The Old Nurse's Story', Elizabeth Gaskell (1852, printed in Household Words Christmas edition)

  • 'The Giant Wisteria', Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1891, printed in The New England Magazine, illustrated)

  • '19, Great Hanover Street', Lillie Harris (1889, printed in Sheffield Weekly Telegraph - this can be accessed via the British Newspaper Archive

  • 'The Memoir', Violet Hunt (1911, printed in Tales of the Uneasy)

  • 'The Operation', Violet Hunt (1911, printed in Tales of the Uneasy) 

  • 'The Telegram', Violet Hunt (1911, printed in Tales of the Uneasy)

  • 'The Ghostly Rental', Henry James (1876, printed in Scribner's Monthly)

  • 'The Romance of Certain Old Clothes', Henry James (1868) 

  • 'Sir Edmund Orme', Henry James (1892, printed in The Lesson of the Master)

  • The Turn of the Screw, Henry James (1898, printed in The Two Magics: The Turn of the Screw, Covering End)

  • 'The Tractate Middoth', M. R. James (1911, printed in More Ghost Stories)

  • 'Amor Dure', Vernon Lee (1890, printed in Hauntings: Fantastic Stories)

  • 'Oke of Okehurst; or, the Phantom Lover​', Vernon Lee (1890, printed in Hauntings: Fantastic Stories)

  • 'A Wicked Voice', Vernon Lee (1890, printed in Hauntings: Fantastic Stories)

  • 'The Spectral Hand'/'Le Main Gantée', Jean Lorrain (1895)

    • Original text in French by Jean Lorrain (1895, printed in Nightmares of an Ether Drinker/Sensations et Souvenirs)​

  • 'The Ghost of Charlotte Cray', Florence Marryat (1883)

    • (1883, printed in A Moment of Madness, and other stories)

    • (1883, printed in The Ghost of Charlotte Cray, and other stories)

  • 'Lady Farquhar's Old Lady', Mary Louisa Molesworth 

  • 'Portent of the Shadow', E. Nesbit (1905, printed in The Index, illustrated)

  • 'The Lady's Walk', Margaret Oliphant (1882, printed in Longman's Magazine; part 1, part 2)

  • 'The Open Door', Margaret Oliphant 

  • 'Eleonora', Edgar Allan Poe (1842)

    • (1842, printed in The Gift: A Christmas and New Year's Present for 1842)​

    • (1845, printed in The Broadway Journal

  • 'The Raven', Edgar Allan Poe (1845) 

    • (1845, printed in The Evening Mirror)

    • (1845, published under the pseudonym Quarles, printed in The American Review: A Whig Journal

    • (1884, published as a single poem in an illuminated edition)

  • 'The Tell-Tale Heart', Edgar Allan Poe (1843)

    • (1843, printed in The Pioneer)

    • (1845, printed in The Broadway Journal

  • 'A Strange Christmas Game', Charlotte Riddell 

  • 'Nut Bush Farm', Charlotte Riddell (1882, printed in Weird Stories

  • 'The Old House in Vauxhall Walk', Charlotte Riddell (1882, printed in Weird Stories

  • 'Old Mrs. Jones', Charlotte Riddell (1882, printed in Weird Stories

  • 'The Open Door', Charlotte Riddell (1882, printed in Weird Stories

  • 'Sandy the Tinker', Charlotte Riddell (1882, printed in Weird Stories

  • 'Walnut-Tree House', Charlotte Riddell (1882, printed in Weird Stories)  

  • 'The Tapestried Chamber: or the Lady in the Sacque', Sir Walter Scott (1829, printed in The Keepsake)

  • 'Crooken Sands', Bram Stoker (1894)

    • (1894, printed in Holly Leaves the Christmas Number of The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News)​

    • (1914printed in Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories)

  • 'A Dream of Red Hands', Bram Stoker (1894)

    • (1894, printed in The Sketch, illustrated - this can be accessed via the British Newspaper Archive)​

    • (1914, printed in Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories)

  • 'The Judge's House', Bram Stoker (1891)

    • (1891, Holly Leaves the Christmas Number of The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News)​

    • (1914printed in printed in Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories

  • 'The Secret of Growing Gold', Bram Stoker (1892)

    • (1892, printed in Black and White: A Weekly Illustrated Record and Review)

    • (1914, printed in printed in Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories

  • 'The Wicked Editor's Christmas Dream', Alice Mary Vince (1893, printed in Tamworth Herald - this can be accessed via the British Newspaper Archive

  • 'The Canterville Ghost', Oscar Wilde (1887)

    • (1887, printed in The Court and Society Review)​

    • (1891, printed in Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories)

  • 'A Mysterious Visitor', Ellen Wood (1857, printed in Bentley's Miscellany)