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Tales of the Troubled Dead

catherine-belsey-tales-troubled-dead-ghost-stories-cultural-historyFrom the oldest known epics to present-day novels and films, ghost stories go on compelling attention. But there is no single way to practise haunting. Ghosts, in the margins of what passes for reality, turn out to be dedicated followers of fashion. This book recounts a history of their tales with reference to reported apparitions, as well as the fictional classics of the genre.

Tales of the Troubled Dead is available from Edinburgh University Press