Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Top ten ghost stories

For the Guardian, Peter Washington named a top 10 list of ghost stories.

One entry on the list:
RL Stevenson The Body-Snatcher

As beautifully written and atmospheric as you would expect from Stevenson, this tale set in mid-19th century Scotland is about the grave robbers who provided the gruesome materials for medical schools. A ferocious study in greed and ambition, it has the most chilling denouement of any ghost story.
Read about another entry on Washington's list.

Related: Brad Leithauser's five best ghost tales and James Hynes' 10 Halloween stories.

--Marshal Zeringue