The Body-Snatcher and Other Classic Ghost Stories

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This eBook is no longer available for sale. Renowned as the author of such popular adventure stories as Kidnapped and Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson also wrote gripping tales of terror and the supernatural.


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Stevenson's considerable gifts as a teller of tales shine brightly in this choice collection of three of his best short stories. Drawn from a rich heritage of horror stories that span the American and European continents, its contents give shape to that most ephemeral form—the ghost that lies in wait for the living, and that manifests to us in our most vulnerable moments. Selections include:. Here at Walmart.

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In your cart, save the other item s for later in order to get NextDay delivery. And so, their second collaboration, The Body Snatcher was actually completed before their initial film was finished. Production on The Body Snatcher finished in November and the film was released on May 25, , while Isle of the Dead finally wrapped production in December and opened September 7, By this time in his career, Lugosi was a heroin addict and took any part that was offered to him.

His role in The Body Snatcher is a very small part, and sadly marks the last time that Lugosi and Karloff would appear together on screen. Set in Edinburgh in , the film opens with cabman John Gray Karloff delivering a disabled little girl, paralyzed from an accident, and her mother to see Dr.

go to link MacFarlane Henry Daniell. MacFarlane is cold and impatient with the child and asks his student Fettes Russell Wade, in an ineffectual performance to examine her.

She needs an operation to remove a tumour on her spine, an operation MacFarlane says he does not have the time to perform. Fettes says he has to quit medical school; MacFarlane responds by making the student his assistant. Taking Fettes into his confidence, he reveals that cadavers for medical school are in short supply.

Though Gray can be callous and murderous, he also shows kindness and sympathy for the crippled child.

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He persuades MacFarlane to go through with the operation to restore her ability to walk. Karloff gives Gray a subtle smile that hints at some undercurrent of evil, even as he seems superficially accommodating. The hold he has over MacFarlane is revealed to be due to his taking the fall for the doctor, shielding him at a trial. Gray revels in this hold, and says in a key scene that without this power he is nothing.

MacFarlane and Fettes ride through a stormy night in a cab with a sheet-wrapped corpse propped between them, a body that appears to change and come to life.