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Halloween: Top 10 Ghost Stories, The Guardian's Picks

10/27/2010 05:02 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The celebrated author of novels such as "The House of Mirth", Wharton was also a terrific writer of ghostly tales. A blend of Poe, Hawthorne and Henry James, she has a lightness of touch that belies the often very grisly tale.

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