• Fiction

This House is Haunted


Author: John Boyne
Publisher: Other PressLlc
ISBN: 1590516796
Category: Fiction
Page: 291
View: 4959
A tale inspired by 19th-century ghost story traditions follows the misadventures of Eliza Caine, who accepts a job from an anonymous employer as a governess to two children who she must protect from a malign presence. By the award-winning author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Reprint.

    • Fiction

This House is Haunted


Author: John Boyne
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448111803
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 643
1867. On a dark and chilling night Eliza Caine arrives in Norfolk to take up her position as governess at Gaudlin Hall. As she makes her way across the station platform, a pair of invisible hands push her from behind into the path of an approaching train. She is only saved by the vigilance of a passing doctor. It is the start of a journey into a world of abandoned children, unexplained occurrences and terrifying experiences which Eliza will have to overcome if she is to survive the secrets that lie within Gaudlin’s walls...

    • Fiction

This House Is Haunted


Author: John Boyne
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
ISBN: 0385681550
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
View: 817
A striking homage to the classic nineteenth century ghost story, from the award-winning and bestselling writer John Boyne. 1867. Eliza Caine arrives in Norfolk to take up her position as governess at Gaudlin Hall on a dark and chilling night. As she makes her way across the station platform, a pair of invisible hands push her from behind into the path of an approaching train. She is only saved by the vigilance of a passing doctor. When she finally arrives, shaken, at the hall she is greeted by the two children in her care, Isabella and Eustace. There are no parents, no adults at all, and no one to represent her mysterious employer. The children offer no explanation. Later that night in her room, a second terrifying experience further reinforces the sense that something is very wrong. From the moment she rises the following morning, her every step seems dogged by a malign presence which lives within Gaudlin's walls. Eliza realises that if she and the children are to survive its violent attentions, she must first uncover the hall's long-buried secrets and confront the demons of its past...

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

This House Is Haunted!


Author: Elizabeth Hoffman
Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree
ISBN: 9780817210335
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
View: 3546
The author describes the house she and her family moved into, only to discover it was haunted.

    • Canadian fiction

This House Is Haunted


Author: Maureen Bayless
Publisher: Scholastic Canada
ISBN: 1443104914
Category: Canadian fiction
Page: 80
View: 8533
Moving into a new house can be a scary experience! Howard's family has bought a new house -- a new old house, that is. It has 29 rooms full of spiders and creaky noises. It has a dark, spooky basement. And it has a ghost. Howard can live with the rest, but he won't share a house with a ghost. Nuh-uh. No way. He'll do anything -- even enlist the help of Punch McLaredy, the class bully, and his pet snake Chokey -- to get that ghost out! With a light-hearted tone, this story deals with issues of anxiety, bullying, fear and change, which are important curriculum and home life topics for this age group.

Beware! this House is Haunted


Author: Lance Salway
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780590135993
Category:
Page: 131
View: 1338
Jessica knows her holiday will be ruined now that her two horrible brothers are coming too. When she sees a note in the cottage warning her it is haunted, she thinks one of them wrote it. But soon there are more notes, and strange things begin to happen. It seems the house really is haunted.

    • Enfield (London, England)

This House is Haunted


Author: Guy Lyon Playfair
Publisher: White Crow Productions Ltd
ISBN: 9781907661792
Category: Enfield (London, England)
Page: N.A
View: 5389

    • Fiction

Every House Is Haunted


Author: Ian Rogers
Publisher: ChiZine
ISBN: 1927469198
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
View: 7347
"There are haunted places in the world, all existing in reality and every bit as tangible and accessible as the house next door. Sometimes it is the house next door." In this brilliant debut collection, Ian Rogers explores the border-places between our world and the dark reaches of the supernatural. The landscape of death becomes the new frontier for scientific exploration. A honeymoon cabin with an unspeakable appetite finally meets its match. A suburban home is transformed into the hunting ground for a new breed of spider. A nightmarish jazz club at the crossroads of reality plays host to those who can break a deal with the devil . . . for a price. With remarkable deftness, Rogers draws together the disturbing and the diverting in twenty-two showcase stories that will guide you through terrain at once familiar and startlingly fresh.

    • Fiction

The Haunting of Hill House


Author: Shirley Jackson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101663006
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 8194
The classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a "haunting"; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Body, Mind & Spirit

I Think My House Is Haunted!


Author: Joanne Emmons
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764341366
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 159
View: 4882
If you think your house may be haunted, you're not alone. Many people struggle with questions about ghosts and all the things that go along with them – disembodied voices, hearing furniture move across wooden floors that are really carpeted, cold spots, disappearing items; the list goes on. This, then, is the guide for you! Learn how to tell if your house is haunted, what ghosts are and why they are, what to expect from a paranormal investigation team (or how to investigate on your own if you'd prefer), and what to do if your house really is haunted. In this day of electronics, hauntings aren't just knocks, creaks, and footsteps... The way spirits can interact with the world – and you – may amaze you. You'll meet four families who have lived with some very active spirits within their homes. As you learn about what these families have experienced and how they've dealt with their hauntings, you may better understand your own situation. An essential guidebook for anyone who thinks they may be sharing their home with the paranormal.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Inside a House That Is Haunted


Author: Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780606233682
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 4167
A cumulative rhyme in which the spider, ghost, cat, and other inhabitants of a haunted house wake up and startle each other.

    • Fiction

The Haunted House, and Other Stories


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 145661228X
Category: Fiction
Page: 35
View: 3729
The Haunted House, and Other Stories Table Of Contents THE HAUNTED HOUSE NO. 1 BRANCH LINE: THE SIGNAL-MAN THE BOOTS AT THE HOLLY-TREE INN

    • Fiction

The Turn of the Screw (Annotated - Includes Essay and Biography)


Author: Henry James
Publisher: Golgotha Press
ISBN: 1610426940
Category: Fiction
Page: 100
View: 3740
The Turn of the Screw is a departure in a sense for Henry James it is a ghost story rather than a story of Americans and Europeans involved in romantic struggles. The Turn of the Screw begins in an old house on Christmas Eve where an old man tells a ghostly tale involving his sister's governess who saw ghosts many years ago. The governess had been left in the complete charge of two children, Miles and Flora, by their uncle. He wants nothing to do with them and tells her she must deal with any issue that arises.

    • Fiction

The Silence


Author: Tim Lebbon
Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)
ISBN: 1781168830
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 6489
A terror-filled story of one family and their friends, as they struggle to survive in a world overrun by ravenous creatures that hunt purely by sound...

    • Fiction

The Amityville Horror


Author: Jay Anson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416507698
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
View: 8879
The classic and terrifying story of one of the most famous supernatural events--the infamous possessed house on Long Island from which the Lutz family fled in 1975.

    • Fiction

Blood for Ghosts


Author: John Perryman
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1622882040
Category: Fiction
Page: 200
View: 1999
Figuratively speaking, Blood for Ghosts takes for its theme the burial of the dead. The eight stories in the collection dramatize the many ways Texans in the 21st century struggle to give voice to their ancestors and the region’s past, a task made increasingly difficult by the pressures of globalization, the lure of efficiency, and the claims of “progress.” Such struggles are necessary, however, and are premised on the belief that the healthiest communities affirm a meaningful relationship with as much of the past as is possible. The collection’s title makes a nod of the head toward Hugh Lloyd-Jones’s fine study of ancient Greece and Book XI of The Odyssey, when Odysseus enacts a rite that summons the shades of the dead to drink the blood of sacrificed animals and so be given voice to communicate with the living. The collection’s epigraph comes from the same scene in Book XI: and up out of Erebus they came/ flocking toward me now, the ghosts of the dead and gone.

    • Fiction

Bright's Passage

A Novel
Author: Josh Ritter
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperbacks
ISBN: 0812981847
Category: Fiction
Page: 210
View: 6523
World War I veteran Henry Bright grieves over the death of his young wife while he struggles to care for their new infant and travels a fire-stricken landscape accompanied by a guardian angel and a cantankerous goat.

    • Fiction

Haunted

A Novel
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780385515832
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
View: 5390
Haunted is a novel made up of twenty-three horrifying, hilarious, and stomach-churning stories. They’re told by people who have answered an ad for a writer’s retreat and unwittingly joined a “Survivor”-like scenario where the host withholds heat, power, and food. As the storytellers grow more desperate, their tales become more extreme, and they ruthlessly plot to make themselves the hero of the reality show that will surely be made from their plight. This is one of the most disturbing and outrageous books you’ll ever read, one that could only come from the mind of Chuck Palahniuk.

    • Body, Mind & Spirit

This House Is Haunted


Author: Guy Lyon Playfair
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781907661785
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 296
View: 5687
This is the Amazing Story of the Enfield Poltergeist On August 31st 1977, normal life ended for Mrs Harper and her four children in their modest council house in a hitherto quiet corner of the north London suburb of Enfield. Compared to what was to come, the initial phenomena were relatively minor - knockings on the walls, and pieces of furniture moving in ways that did not seem normal. The neighbours came in and searched the house, finding all in order, though they too heard the knocking. The police were called, and were able to witness a chair sliding along the floor. The disturbances went on, getting more intense and more frightening. They were eventually witnessed by at least thirty people. They included examples of everything a poltergeist can do - overturning chairs and tables, flinging things about, whipping off bedclothes, levitating one of the girls in full view of passers-by, making her speak with the voice of an old man and defying the laws of physics by passing matter through solid matter. Much of this bewildering and often terrifying activity was captured on tape and film by Maurice Grosse of the Society for Psychical Research and his colleague Guy Lyon Playfair, who were on the case within days of its outbreak stayed on it until it finally came to an end, with a twist as unexpected and surprising as in any detective story. No other case of its kind has been so well witnessed from start to finish or so thoroughly documented. Incidents are described as they happened, without embellishment, from some six hundred pages of transcripts of live tape recordings. The story of the Enfield poltergeist is already regarded as a classic in the annals of psychical research. It has been the subject of worldwide press coverage and several radio and television documentaries.

    • Fiction

The Dare


Author: John Boyne
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446497488
Category: Fiction
Page: 112
View: 5731
At the start of his school holidays, Danny Delaney is looking forward to a trouble-free summer. But when his mother returns home one afternoon, flanked by two policemen, he knows that something terrible has happened. Mrs Delaney has accidentally hit a small boy with her car. The boy is in a coma at the local hospital and nobody knows if he will ever wake up. Consumed by guilt, Danny's mother closes herself off, while Danny and his father are left to pick up the pieces of their fractured family. Told in John Boyne's unique style from the point of view of a twelve-year-old boy, The Dare is a brilliantly compelling story about how one moment can change a family forever.