I couldn't find a topic detailing the new 'standard size' Irish Ghost Stories anthology edited by Rosemary Gray, so I figured I'd take a hand. Here for the interested is what you get:
'The Rival Dreamers' by Michael Banim 'The Three Wishes' by William Carleton 'The Gollan' by A. E. Coppard 'The Eyes of the Dead' by Daniel Corkery 'The Dead Smile' by Francis Marion Crawford 'Master and Man' by Thomas Crofton Croker 'The Legend of Knockgrafton' by Thomas Crofton Croker 'The Haunted Cellar' by Thomas Crofton Croker 'Legend of Bottle Hill' by Thomas Crofton Croker 'Daniel O'Rourke' by Thomas Crofton Croker 'The Blood-Drawing Ghost' by Jeremiah Curtain 'St Martin's Eve' by Jeremiah Curtain 'The Witch Hare' - simply credited to Dublin University Magazine 'The Brown Man' by Gerald Griffin 'Teig O'Kane and the Corpse' by Douglas Hyde 'The Field of Boliauns' by Joseph Jacobs 'Darby O'Gill and the Leprechaun' by Hermine Kavanagh 'Hairy Rouchy' by Patrick Kennedy 'The Ghosts and the Game of Football' by Patrick Kennedy 'The Watcher' by Sheridan Le Fanu 'The Spectre Lovers' by Sheridan Le Fanu 'An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street' by Sheridan Le Fanu 'Passage in the Secret History of an Irish Countess' by Sheridan Le Fanu 'Strange Event in the Life of Schalken the Painter' by Sheridan Le Fanu 'The Fortunes of Sir Robert Ardagh' by Sheridan Le Fanu 'The Dream' by Sheridan Le Fanu 'A Chapter in the History of a Tyrone Family' by Sheridan Le Fanu 'Narrative of the Ghost of a Hand' by Sherdian Le Fanu 'The Sexton of Cashel' by D. R. McAnally Jr. 'The Defeat of the Widows' by D. R. McAnally Jr. 'The Henpecked Giant' by D. R. McAnally Jr. 'The Leprechaun' by D. R. McAnally Jr. 'The Prisoner' by Dorothy Macardle 'Far Darrig in Donegal' by Letitia Maclintock 'Jamie Freel and the Young Lady' by Letitia Maclintock 'A Vision of Purgatory' by William Maginn 'A Play-House in the Waste' by George Moore 'The Ghost at the Rath' by Rosa Mulholland 'The Living Ghost' by Rosa Mulholland 'Courage' by Forrest Reid 'Herteford O'Donnell's Warning' by Charlotte Riddell 'The Last of Squire Ennismore' by Charlotte Riddell 'The Judge's House' by Bram Stoker 'Daniel Crowley and the Ghosts' - credited as 'traditional' 'John Reardon and the Sister Ghosts' - credited as 'traditional 'The Canterville Ghost' by Oscar Wilde
There you have it. Bit odd how heavy they went with Le Fanu, which was a problem with the omnibus edition. Also curious that Stoker would be limited to a single story, even if it is one of his best.
Many thanks carandini, a few of us were asking after the contents on the Wordsworth editions checklist thread. Please feel free to correct me if wrong, but the differences between Rosemary Gray's streamlined Mystery & the Supernatural effort and the massive special edition amount to the following?
Rosemary Gray's collection includes the following stories which do not appear in the Wordsworth special edition.
Sherdian Le Fanu - Narrative of the Ghost of a Hand Rosa Mulholland - The Living Ghost
The Wordsworth special edition includes the following stories which do not appear in Rosemary Gray's collection.
Sheridan Le Fanu - Green Tea ----------- The Familiar ----------- Mr Justice Harbottle ----------- The Room in Le dragon Volant ----------- Carmilla ----------- Madam Crowl's Ghoast ----------- Squire Toby's Will ----------- Dickon the Devil ----------- The Child that went with the fairies ----------- The White Cat of Drumgunniol ----------- Ghost Stories of Chapelizod ----------- Wicked Captain Walshawe of Wauling ----------- Sir Dominick's Bargain ----------- Ultor de Lacy ----------- The Vision of Tom Chuff ----------- Stories of Lough Guir Gerald Griffin - The Dilemma of Phadrig Shan F. Bullock - Th'Ould Boy James Berry - The Adventures of Fornan O'Fergus, the Physician William Carleton - Moll Roe's Marriage or The Pudding Bewitched Cecil Francis Alexander - The Legend of Stumpie's Brae Traditional - Donald and His Neighbours
From the first, I set myself against "literature"; the story was the thing, and no amount of style could persuade me to select a story that lacked genuine, unadulterated horror. For those who wanted something high-brow there was plenty.