The Chatto Book Of Ghosts
Jenny Uglow's anthology gathers together the literature of ghosts in the form of stories, poems, newspaper extracts and film scripts. It ranges from supernatural events in the Bible and Norse epics, through the 19th-century writers, Dickens and James, to contemporaries like Will Self, A.S. Byatt, Seamus Heaney, Angela Carter, Michel Roberts and Peter Ackroyd. Themes include: premonitions revenge guilt things that go bump in the night love and soldiers and sailors. These are woven together into a chronicle of the supernatural and its uses over the past 200 years.