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Ghost-feeler By Edith Wharton

Ghost-feeler by Edith Wharton

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Ghost-feeler: Tales of Terror and the Supernatural by Edith Wharton

Diagnosed with typhoid fever at age of nine, Edith Wharton was beginning a long convalescence when she was given a book of ghost tales to read. Not only setting back her recovery, this reading opened up her fevered imagination to "a world haunted by formless horrors." So chronic was this paranoia that she was unable to sleep in a room with any book containing a ghost story. She was even moved to burn such volumes. These fears persisted until her late twenties. She outgrew them but retained a heightened or "celtic" (her term) sense of the supernatural. Wharton considered herself not "a ghost-seer"the term applied to those people who have claimed to have witnessed apparitionsbut rather a "ghost-feeler," someone who senses what cannot be seen. This experience and ability enabled Edith Wharton to write chilling tales that objectify this sense of unease. Far removed from the comfort and urbane elegance associated with the author's famous novels, the stories in this volume deal with vampirism, isolation, and hallucination, andwere praised by Henry James, L. P. Hartley, Graham Greene, and many others."

Ghost-feeler Reviews

"Wharton is rich in implication . . . the selection here is an excellent one." Scotland on Sunday"

About Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton was the author of more than40 acclaimed literary works, including The Age of Innocence, which won the Pulitzer Prize."

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Ghost-feeler: Tales of Terror and the Supernatural by Edith Wharton
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Peter Owen Publishers
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