The empty house / Algernon Blackwood -- August heat / W.F. Harvey -- The signalman / Charles Dickens -- A visitor from Down Under / L.P. Hartley -- The thirteenth tree / R.H. Malden -- The body-snatcher / Robert Louis Stevenson -- Man-size in marble / E. Nesbit -- The judge’s house / Bram Stoker -- The shadow of a shade / Tom Hood -- The monkey’s paw / W.W. Jacobs -- The dream woman / Wilkie Collins -- Casting the runes / M.R. James.
The Haunted Looking Glass is the late Edward Gorey's selection of his favourite tales of ghosts, ghouls, and grisly goings-on. Included are stories by Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, M.R. James, W.W. Jacobs, and L.P. Hartley, among other masters of the fine art of making the flesh creep, all accompanied by Gorey's inimitable illustrations. (NYRB blurb)