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The Haunted House

Authors: Dickens, Charles
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC019000, FIC004000, FIC031020
ISBN: 9780307432285, Related ISBNs: 0307432289, 0812973062, 9780307432285, 9780812973068
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 160,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: On Christmas Eve, a party of friends descends on a purportedly haunted country retreat, charged with the task of discovering evidence of the supernatural. Sequestered in their rooms for the holiday, the friends reconvene on Twelfth Night at a great feast and share their stories of spectral encounter. “Conducted” by Charles Dickens and counting Elizabeth Gaskell and Wilkie Collins among its contributors, The Haunted House examines quintessentially Victorian themes–sex and longing, nostalgia and loss–in ways that continue to resonate today. Ingeniously conceived and written, and spiked with flashes of Dickensian humor, this volume is a strange and sheer delight.
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