Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories

Dahl, Roald

Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN 10: 0374251312 / ISBN 13: 9780374251314
Used / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
3.71 avg rating
(2,678 ratings)

Synopsis: Who better to investigate the literary spirit world than that supreme connoisseur of the unexpected, Roald Dahl? Of the many permutations of the macabre or bizarre, Dahl was always especially fascinated by the classic ghost story. As he realtes in the erudite introduction to this volume, he read some 749 supernatural tales at the British Museum Library before selecting the 14 that comprise this anthology. "Spookiness is, after all, the real purpose of the ghost story," Dahl writes. "It should give you the creeps and disturb your thoughts." For this superbly disquieting collection, Dahl offers favorite tales by such masterful storytellers as E. F. Benson, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Rosemary Timperley, and Edith Wharton.

Review: Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was a prickly, colorful character who wrote maliciously funny short stories for adults (The Best of Roald Dahl) as well as better-known works for children (James and the Giant Peach). As he relates in the introduction, he started the research for this book by making a call to the celebrated ghost-story anthologist/writer, Lady Cynthia Asquith. He then went to the British Museum Library, and read a total of 749 tales before selecting 14 for this anthology. His criterion: "Spookiness is, after all, the real purpose of the ghost story. It should give you the creeps and disturb your thoughts." Included here are not only acknowledged classics by Robert Aickman, Edith Wharton, J. S. Le Fanu, and F. Marion Crawford, but also tales by lesser-known writers such as L. P. Hartley, Rosemary Timperley, Jonas Lie, Mary Treadgold, and A. M. Burrage. The Washington Post writes, "Dahl's taste, it will surprise no one, is impeccable."

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Good

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Roald Dahl
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN 10: 0374251312 ISBN 13: 9780374251314
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
OwlsBooks
(Toledo, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2689559868

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 20.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Dahl, Roald
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN 10: 0374251312 ISBN 13: 9780374251314
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Atlanta Book Company
(Atlanta, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library copy with typical library marks and stamps. Dust jacket in good condition. Third printing. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Bookseller Inventory # 716952452

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 20.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Dahl, Roald
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN 10: 0374251312 ISBN 13: 9780374251314
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Sierra Nevada Books
(Reno, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust jacket in like new condition. A clean copy in excellent condition, appears unread. Bookseller Inventory # 1312429350

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 20.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Dahl, Roald
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1983)
ISBN 10: 0374251312 ISBN 13: 9780374251314
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # P020374251312

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 65.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Dahl, Roald
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1983)
ISBN 10: 0374251312 ISBN 13: 9780374251314
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Like New. Bookseller Inventory # P010374251312

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 70.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Dahl, Roald
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1983)
ISBN 10: 0374251312 ISBN 13: 9780374251314
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Booked Again
(Summit, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Bookseller Inventory # GD-139-21-3960303

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 66.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Dahl, Roald
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1983)
ISBN 10: 0374251312 ISBN 13: 9780374251314
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Booked Again
(Summit, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # HH-139-21-3960303

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 66.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Dahl, Roald
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1983)
ISBN 10: 0374251312 ISBN 13: 9780374251314
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110374251312

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 77.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Dahl, Roald
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1983)
ISBN 10: 0374251312 ISBN 13: 9780374251314
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Booked Again
(Summit, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Like new condition. Bookseller Inventory # XX-139-21-3960303

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 78.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Roald Dahl
Published by Farrar, Straus, Giroux, New York (1983)
ISBN 10: 0374251312 ISBN 13: 9780374251314
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Twinwillow Books
(Los Alamitos, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Farrar, Straus, Giroux, New York, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First American edition stated. 5 3/4 x 8 3/4 Book; mild bumping to top board corners else fine, as new, unread. Dust jacket ($12.95) has minor bumping to few edges with slight toning to flaps. Color sharp. Under archival quality mylar cover. Photos upon request. Packed well and shipped in a sturdy box. Bookseller Inventory # 092515BRR1c

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 100.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds