Sheridan Le Fanu, Saki (H.H. Munro), Elizabeth Gaskell, M. R. James, Lafcadio Hearn, O. Henry, Rudyard Kipling, August Nemo: 7 best short stories - Ghost Stories
A ghost story may be any piece of fiction, or drama, that includes a ghost, or simply takes as a premise the possibility of ghosts or characters' belief in them. The "ghost" may appear of its own accord or be summoned by magic. Linked to the ghost is the idea of "hauntings", where a supernatural entity is tied to a place, object or person. Ghost stories are commonly examples of ghostlore.
The critic Augst Nemo brings seven tales with tormented souls that will make you shiver:
- An Authentic Narrative of a Haunted House by Sheridan le Fanu
- The Old Nurse's Story by Elizabeth Gaskell
- A Warning to the Curious by M. R. James
- Nightmare-Touch by Lafcadio Hearn
- The Furnished Room by O. Henry
- The Phantom 'Rickshaw by Rudyard Kipling
- The Open Window by Saki
For more books with interesting themes, be sure to check the other books in this collection!