Literary Ghosts

Halloween is almost here. Check out these haunted tales for adults.

When I was a kid I loved reading scary stories and listening to spooky tales (does anyone else remember those Scholastic 45s?), especially at Halloween.  I still love all the children's Halloween books that we take out every October, but I've also been introduced to some great ghost stories for adults over the years. 

Listed below are ghost stories, gothic and supernatural tales, novels in which ghosts and hauntings are a central theme, and stories of local hauntings as well as those from around the world.  I've also included a children's title, More Bones, because there are some great stories contained within it.  And if you enjoy listening to a good ghost story, make sure to check out Great Classic Ghost Stories on CD.  What are some of your favorite haunted tales?

   Haunted Legends               the Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton            The Haunting of Hill House

The Turn of the Screw     Ghosts     Her Fearful Symmetry     Ghost Stories and Legends of Alameda

 Ghosts by Gaslight     Obake     Ghost Stories from Around the World     Great Classic Ghost Stories

Haunted legends / edited by Ellen Datlow and Nick Mamatas

The ghost stories of Edith Wharton / Illustrated by Laszlo Kubinyi

The haunting of Hill House / Shirley Jackson

The turn of the screw, and other short novels / Henry James ; with a new
introduction by Fred Kaplan

Ghosts / John Banville

Her fearful symmetry : a novel / Audrey Niffenegger

Ghost stories and legends of Alameda, Berkeley, and Oakland / Karen Zimmerman

Ghosts by gaslight : stories of steampunk and supernatural suspense /
edited by Jack Dann and Nick Gevers

Obake : ghost stories in Hawai'i / [compiled] by Glen Grant

More bones : scary stories from around the world / selected and retold by
Arielle North Olson and Howard Schwartz ; illustrated by E.M. Gist

Great classic ghost stories [sound recordings] : sixteen chilling tales

Posted by Rebekah Eppley on 10/25/14, Dimond Branch.

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