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Bangs, John K.: A Ghostly Compendium (omnibus, illus). v1. 22 Jan 2019

A GHOSTLY COMPENDIUM
John Kendrick Bangs (1862–1922)

This omnibus includes:
The Water Ghost and Others (1894)
Ghosts I Have Met and Some Others (1898)
Over the Plum-Pudding (1901)

Bangs’ satirical tongue-in-cheek humor pokes fun at traditional beliefs about the supernatural, and at the writer, his contemporaries and critics, and social customs. Presented here, a gathering of ghost stories, a smattering of science fiction, and a group of contemporary pseudo-fables (the Hans Pumpernickel tales). A select few pieces are chilling or eerie rather than humorous (“Carleton Barker, First and Second,” “The Literary Remains of Thomas Bragdon”).

Dive in when you need a chuckle at Halloween, Christmas, or any time.

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John Kendrick Bangs (May 27, 1862 – January 21, 1922) was an American author, humorist, satirist, editor and lecturer. Between 1884 and 1906, he worked as editor at a number of magazines, among them Life, Munsey’s, The New Metropolitan, the Harper’s magazines, and the foremost humor magazine of its day, Puck. A highly popular and prolific writer, he had more than sixty books published.

He was the creator of “Bangsian fantasy,” which sets the plot wholly or partially in the afterlife, with important literary and historical personalities humorously portrayed as characters.

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Text is in the public domain in countries where the copyright term is “Life+90” or less, and in the USA. Illustrations are in the public domain where the copyright term is “Life+70” or less, and in the USA.

Texts were obtained from Project Gutenberg. Transcription and printer’s errors were silently corrected; punctuation, diacritics, and italics formatted; some spelling and punctuation standardized. Embedded font used for titling. Story titles are cross-linked to individual Tables of Contents.

Available in hefty illustrated and light-weight non-illustrated versions.
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