Friday, August 18, 2006

Stories About Being Haunted

For three excellent horror/ghost stories with a psychological bent and a certain amount of ambiguity, I would recommend:

  1. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  2. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  3. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
All three are classics that can be rewarding when studied closely (sometimes with the help of a little research online). They're also great for discussion.

I believe The Turn of The Screw (novella) and The Yellow Wallpaper (short story) can by downloaded online for free. I will try to get links posted sometime this weekend.

1 comment:

Robert Ropars said...

Wow thanks for the flashback-haven't thought of Yellow Wallpaper since my English courses in college (graduated in 92 so a bit ago). I remember really being creeped out by that one.