One might not expect a woman of Edith Wharton's literary stature to be a believer of ghost stories, much less be frightened by them, but as she admits in her postscript to this spine-tingling collection, ..".till I was twenty-seven or -eight, I could not sleep in the room with a book containing a ghost story." Once her fear was overcome, however, she took to writing tales of the supernatural for publication in the magazines of the day. These eleven finely wrought pieces showcase her mastery of the traditional New England ghost story and her fascination with spirits, hauntings, and other supernatural phenomena. Called "flawlessly eerie" by "Ms." magazine, this collection includes "Pomegranate Seed," "The Eyes," "All Souls'," "The Looking Glass," and "The Triumph of Night."
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Rich and strange, these stories reveal a seductive and little-known aspect of this superb writer.About the Author:
Edith Wharton was born in 1862 into one of New York's older and richer families and was educated here and abroad. Her works include "The Age of Innocence, Ethan Frome, The House of Mirth, " and "Roman Fever and Other Stories." As a keen observer and chronicler of society, she is without peer. Edith Wharton died in France in 1937.
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