The Folio Society announces the release of The Folio Book of Ghost Stories

The Folio Book of Ghost Stories

Introduced by Kathryn Hughes

Illustrated by David McConochie

A collection of blood-curdling ghost stories destined to haunt the reader, presented with spookily atmospheric illustrations by David McConochie, winner of the 2015 Book Illustration Competition

In this collection, newly compiled by The Folio Society, ghost stories by well-known raconteurs of the paranormal such as Dickens and M. R. James sit alongside a selection of tales by modern writers, all of whom use the best-loved hallmarks of the ghost story with precision: dilapidated houses and taciturn servants; creaking floorboards and mysterious figures; hair-raising sightings of beings by turns benevolent, evil, or so alien as to defy comprehension.

All shades of the dark are explored here, from the crawling horror of Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘The Captain of the ‘Pole-Star’’ to Shirley Jackson’s pleasantly chilling ‘A Visit’.

With stories from writers such as Ambrose Bierce, Vladimir Nabokov, A. S. Byatt and F. Marion Crawford, this is a collection indeed destined to haunt its readers.

[Illustrations by David McConochie from The Folio Society edition of 
The Folio Book of Ghost Stories]

Illustrating a story where terrors are implied by a distant noise or a failing light is a unique challenge.

David McConochie won the commission to illustrate this edition through the 2015 Book Illustration Competition.

He has created a remarkable series of images that are both beautiful and unsettling, while journalist and historian Kathryn Hughes provides an introduction that examines the Victorian tradition and its modern-day inheritors.

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