Collected Ghost Stories

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Collected Ghost Stories
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Dust-jacket illustration by Frank Utpatel for Collected Ghost Stories
Author Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman
Cover artist Frank Utpatel
Country United States
Language English
Genre Fantasy, Horror short stories
Publisher Arkham House
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages xii, 189 pp
ISBN 0-87054-065-3

Collected Ghost Stories is a collection of stories by author Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman. It was released in 1974 by Arkham House in an edition of 4,155 copies. The book is the first collection of all of Wilkins-Freeman's supernatural stories and her first book published by Arkham House.


Collected Ghost Stories contains the following tales:

  1. "Introduction," by Edward Wagenknecht
  2. "The Shadows on the Wall"
  3. "The Hall Bedroom"
  4. "Luella Miller"
  5. "The Vacant Lot"
  6. "A Far-Away Melody"
  7. "A Symphony in Lavender"
  8. "The Wind in the Rose-Bush"
  9. "A Gentle Ghost"
  10. "The Southwest Chamber"
  11. "The Lost Ghost"
  12. "The Jade Bracelet"

In season one, episode four of Rod Serling's 1970s television program, "Night Gallery", a slightly modified version of "The Shadows On the Wall" was presented as "Certain Shadows On the Wall" and starred Agnes Moorehead.


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