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The Collected Supernatural and Weird Fiction of John Kendrick Bangs

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The first of three volumes by the master of satirical ghost stories American author John Kendrick Bangs was a well known writer a... Weiterlesen
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The first of three volumes by the master of satirical ghost stories American author John Kendrick Bangs was a well known writer and editor whose work appeared in Life, Harper's Bazaar and Harper's Magazine. His speciality was making his readers laugh and he was delightfully termed the editor in charge of the Department of Humour for all three publications. This job profile no doubt gave him enormous satisfaction and he went on to edit both The Metropolitan Magazine and Puck which was the foremost American humour magazine at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth century. It is by no means unusual for those with a taste for the weird and ghostly to also enjoy humour, for often is the sharp intake of a breath of fright followed by a burst of laughter-if only in relief? However, John Kendrick Bangs could combine both the other worldly and genuine satire in his stories to create truly humorous supernatural tales. The 'Associated Shades' novellas that appear in volume two of this Leonaur three volume collection are a good example; in them we follow real (but deceased) historical personalities as they 'live again' and join forces with famous fictional characters in incredible adventures on the banks of the River Styx. Although Bangs always looked for the opportunity to raise a smile in his stories readers may be assured that they can also be genuinely chilling. John Kendrick Bangs is a true 'original' of supernatural fiction and this special Leonaur collection, available in softcover and hardback with dust jacket, will enable collectors and aficionados alike to read and own this unique talent in an attractive matched set. Volume one contains the novel Toppleton's Client or A Spirit in Exile and ten short stories of the strange and unusual.

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Titel: The Collected Supernatural and Weird Fiction of John Kendrick Bangs
Untertitel: Volume 1-Including One Novel 'Toppleton's Client or a Spirit in Exile' and Ten Sh
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EAN: 9780857063250
ISBN: 0857063251
Format: Fester Einband
Genre: Romane & Erzählungen
Anzahl Seiten: 336
Gewicht: 595g
Größe: H222mm x B145mm x T23mm
Jahr: 2010