Miss Mary Pask

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Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist and short story writer. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1927, 1928 and 1930.

Among her most popular and terrifying tales are the many masterly ghost stories which she wrote in her early career.

Miss Mary Pask is the story of a young man who calls in on the sister of his best friend's wife while he is travelling in Brittany, where she lives. But as he stands on the doorstep, he suddenly recalls hearing that the sister had died a year ago. And yet there is a figure in white coming down the stairs....