Lurkers at the Threshold

100 Ghost Tales from German Folklore , #1

15.24 x 2.24 x 22.86 cm, 304 pages

English language

Published by JürgenWerks.

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5 stars (1 review)

Most cultures have tales about the souls of the dead lingering on. The same was true of Germans of past centuries, who believed that ghosts haunted every corner of this world - from remote swamps and forests, to crumbling ruins and city alleys, to the houses of the living themselves.

This book presents a collection of 100 German folk tales featuring ghosts, each translated into English and given extensive translation notes and commentary to provide additional context.

Read on to discover:

• The many shapes of ghosts - from human, to animal, to protean horrors • Existence as a ghost - what causes it, and how it can be escaped • The use of ghost tales in propaganda • Romancing the dead - knowingly or not • Best practices in ectoplasmic waste disposal

1 edition

reviewed Lurkers at the Threshold by Jürgen Hubert (Sunken Castles, Evil Poodles, #1)

Great German Ghost Story Collection

5 stars

Part of a continuing series of translated German folktales, this one dedicated to the topic of ghosts and hauntings. Like previous works, it is well organized into broad themes: Haunted Locations both Urban and Wild, Ghostly Animals, Ghosts that find and ghosts denied peace, the Lingering Dead, and the Bound and Banished. Great for fans of folklore, and for anyone who loves regional ghost stories.