The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton

It’s that time of year again… and a great excuse to read works by the author Edith Wharton.

Mary C. M. Phillips

Just as many faithful readers turn to Dicken’s A Christmas Carol in December, I turn to The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton in October.  Edith_Newbold_Jones_Wharton_in_hat_with_fur_muff

People are surprised to find that the author of The Age of Innocence, The House of Mirth and The Custom of the Country wrote ghost stories, but she did and frightfully well.

Today I read, The Triumph of Night, one of the eleven short stories within the collection.  Wharton wastes no time in telling a ghost story.  Right from the start, you get a strange sensation that some poor soul is going to experience a creepy or painful event.

It was clear that the sleigh from Weymore had not come; and the shivering young traveler from Boston, who had counted on jumping into it when he left the train at Northridge Junction, found himself standing alone on the open platform, exposed to the full…

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