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The Mammoth Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories - Haining - 1998

The Mammoth Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories is an anthology edited by Peter Haining. It was first published in 1998.


An outstanding collection of literary ghost stories includes 30 of the best examples of the genre, featuring contributions from Jack London, Agatha Christie, John Steinbeck, Muriel Spark, Daphne du Maurier, William Trevor, Mary Higgins Clark, and others.


  • The Third Person by Henry James
  • The Presence by the Fire by H. G. Wells
  • How It Happened by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • A Ghostly Duel by Jack London
  • The Hand by Theodore Dreiser
  • The Ghost of Down Hill by Edgar Wallace
  • Honeysuckle Cottage by P. G. Wodehouse
  • The Old Dark House by J. B. Priestley
  • Sophy Mason Comes Back by E. M. Delafield
  • In a Glass Darkly by Agatha Christie
  • The Bowmen by Arthur Machen
  • The Other Side of the Medal by Stella Gibbons
  • Three Lines of Old French by A. Merritt
  • The Lusitania Waits by Alfred Noyes
  • Vengeance Is Mine by Algernon Blackwood
  • We Are the Dead by Henry Kuttner
  • The Escort by Daphne du Maurier
  • The Elf in Algiers by John Steinbeck
  • The Mirror in Room 22 by James Hadley Chase
  • Is There a Life Beyond the Gravy? by Stevie Smith
  • Sloane Square by Pamela Hansford Johnson
  • The Leaf-Sweeper by Muriel Spark
  • At the Chalet Lartrec by Winston Graham
  • The Love of a Good Woman by William Trevor
  • The Haunting of Shawley Rectory by Ruth Rendell
  • Voices in the Coalbin by Mary Higgins Clark
  • A Good Sound Marriage by Fay Weldon
  • A Self-Possessed Woman by Julian Barnes
  • A Programmed Christmas Carol by John Mortimer
  • A Figment in Time by Peter Haining