Paperback Ghosts : a haunted history / Lisa Morton.
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781780238432 (pbk.) :
Originally published: 2015.
From that cheerful puff of smoke known as Casper to the hunkiest potter living or dead, Sam Wheat, there is probably no more iconic entity in supernatural history than the ghost. And these are just recent examples. From the earliest writings such as the 'Epic of Gilgamesh' to today's ghost-hunting reality TV shows, ghosts have chilled the air of nearly every era and every culture in human history. In this book, Lisa Morton uses her scholarly prowess - more powerful than any proton pack - to wrangle together history's most enduring ghosts into an entertaining and comprehensive look at what otherwise seems to always evade our eyes.
208 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm