Ghost Story Genre – What’s the best definition for the ghost story fiction genre? Books in the ghost story genre have stories that have ghosts or ghostly circumstances. They are stories about the intrusion of the spirits of the dead into the realm of the living. Sometimes the ghosts appear of their own accord or through the summoning of magic. The ghosts, or spirits, can also be linked to objects. The ghost story genre is about hauntings and other scary type stories, linking it to horror.

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ghost story genre book coverGhost Story Genre – Examples

Review this list of popular examples to help you get a better understanding of the ghost story fiction genre.

1. The Woman in Blackby Susan Hill

2. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

3. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

4. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

5. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

6. Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn

7. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

8. The Shining by Stephen King

9. Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn

10. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

11. Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill

12. The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton by Edith Wharton

13. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

14. The Old Willis Place by Mary Downing Hahn

15. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M.R. James

16. Ruined by Paula Morris

17. All the Lovely Bad Ones by Mary Downing Hahn

18. The Small Hand: A Ghost Story by Susan Hill

19. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

20. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

21. Doll Bones by Holly Black

22. Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender

23. Bag of Bones by Stephen King

24. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz

25. Joyland by Stephen King

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Ghost Story Genre – Related Book Genres

* Gothic Fiction Definition

* Horror Genre Definition

* Occult Fiction Genre

* Paranormal Fiction Genre

* Speculative Fiction Definition

* Supernatural Fiction Genre

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