October days grow shorter and shadows linger, growing ever more mischievous. Embrace the season with tales of mystery, terror, and imagination. Check out these haunting reads at Oakland’s online Museum Store today.
A cultural history spanning from the medieval period to today, The Ghost includes a wide range of artists and writers, including Hogarth, Blake, Rossetti, Shakespeare, Pepys, Shelley, and Dickens. Contemporary figures such as Muriel Spark, Hilary Mantel, and Jeremy Deller are also featured. The enduring popularity of ghosts in literature, art, folklore, and film attests to their continuing power to fascinate, terrify, and inspire. Our conceptions of ghosts—the fears they provoke, the forms they take—are connected to the conventions and beliefs of each particular era, from the marauding undead of the Middle Ages to the psychologically charged presences of our own age. $19.99. View title.
Ghosts, Goblins, Murder and Madness: Twenty Tales of Halloween
This volume features 21 different voices hailing from five different countries and 11 states, each with a unique presentation of terror. Ghosts, Goblins, Murder, and Madness is certain to strike a chord with every horror aficionado. $16.99. View title.