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New England Ghosts by Frank D. McSherry
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New England Ghosts (1990)

by Frank McSherry (Editor), Martin Harry Greenberg (Editor), Charles G. Waugh (Editor)

Other authors: Josephine Daskam Bacon (Contributor), Stephen Vincent Benet (Contributor), Dana Burnet (Contributor), August Derleth (Contributor), Jeff Hecht (Contributor)9 more, Dahlov Ipcar (Contributor), H.P. Lovecraft (Contributor), Barry Malzberg (Contributor), Joyce Carol Oates (Contributor), Talmage Powell (Contributor), Seabury Quinn (Contributor), Anne Serling (Contributor), Rod Serling (Contributor), Donald E. Westlake (Contributor)

Series: The American Ghosts Series

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Bon apparition Home of the Pilgrims, birthplace of Thanksgiving, pointman for te American revolution, New England has been fertile ground for hundreds of ghost stories. Its weather-beaten mountains, covered bridges, isolated lighthouses, lonely locales, and rocky coastlines are ideal settings for flights of the imagination. Or perhaps ghosts are not merely a matter of the imagination. Draw your own conclusions as you feast on the hearty collection of New England ghost stories.… (more)

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The title and cover of this anthology might confuse some unobservant browsers. They have the appearance of a collection of "true" supernatural encounters. Actually the book contains fiction - 13 short stories featuring ghosts and set in New England. The most famous of the bunch are probably Stephen Vincent Benet's The Devil and Daniel Webster and Lovecraft's Herbert West - Reanimator. While they don't all fall into the literary genius category, the others are fun particularly if you enjoy the uncanny. I also liked the fact that after each story was a short blurb about the author.

Oh, and for other Twilight Zone fans out there, an adaptation of the episode "Changing of the Guard" by Rod Serling's daughter, Anne, is included. ( )
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
McSherry, FrankEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Greenberg, Martin HarryEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Waugh, Charles G.Editormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Bacon, Josephine DaskamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Benet, Stephen VincentContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Burnet, DanaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Derleth, AugustContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hecht, JeffContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ipcar, DahlovContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lovecraft, H.P.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Malzberg, BarryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Oates, Joyce CarolContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Powell, TalmageContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Quinn, SeaburyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Serling, AnneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Serling, RodContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Westlake, Donald E.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Welcome to New England - six states of historical importance and haunting beauty.
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