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Title: Selecting a Ghost Title Record # 944516
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Date: 1883-12-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Webpages: librivox.org
Language: English
Note: Non-supernatural, with a faked haunting. First published in London Society, December 1883, as "Selecting a Ghost: The Ghosts of Goresthorpe Grange." Not the same as Doyle's early story "The Haunted Grange of Goresthorpe."
Synopsis: Argentine D'Odd is a successful man with a lovely wife, thriving bank account and a dignified (if fabricated) knightly heritage. But Goresthorpe Grange, his newly-purchased 'ancestral' home, lacks the one thing he wants most in the world: a ghost. Fortunately, there are people that can help with that. Unfortunately, the one who arrives is a con man. Synopsis taken from publisher's website.
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1887 Selecting a Ghost: The Ghosts of Goresthorpe Grange
1889 The Secret of Goresthorpe Grange [as by A. Conan Doyle]
1893 Selecting a Ghost: The Ghosts of Goresthorpe Grange [as by A. Conan Doyle]
1895 The Secret of Goresthorpe Grange [as by uncredited]
1969 The Secret of Goresthorpe Grange [as by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle]
1988 The Ghosts of Goresthorpe Grange
1998 Selecting a Ghost [as by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle]
2010 The Secret of Goresthorpe Grange
Year Language Title
1981Translated by Albert Savine.
French Le manoir hanté de Goresthorpe
1990Translated by Marta Simonetti and Claudio De Nardi.
Italian Fantasma cercasi

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Dreamland and Ghostland: Volume III 1887-10-00 ed. uncredited G. Redway     308
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Ghost Stories and Presentiments 1888-11-00 ed. uncredited G. Redway     308
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Strange Secrets 1889-06-00 ed. uncredited Chatto & Windus   6/- viii+
336
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
My Friend the Murderer and Other Mysteries and Adventures 1893-00-00 A. Conan Doyle Lovell, Coryell & Company     288
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Strange Secrets Told by A. Conan Doyle and Others 1895-00-00 ed. uncredited R. F. Fenno & Co.     287
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Masterpieces of Mystery in Four Volumes: Mystic-Humorous Stories 1920-00-00 ed. Joseph Lewis French Doubleday, Page & Company     ix+
265
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Shapes of the Supernatural 1969-00-00 ed. Gogo Lewis, Seon Manley Doubleday 0-385-04116-0 $5.95 371
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Paul Covington Checkmark
The Best Supernatural Tales of Arthur Conan Doyle 1979-00-00 Arthur Conan Doyle Dover Publications 0-486-23725-7 $6.95 xiv+
302
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Lida Moser Checkmark
The Best Supernatural Tales of Arthur Conan Doyle 1979-08-00 Arthur Conan Doyle Dover Publications 0-486-23725-7 $4.00 xiv+
302
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Lida Moser Checkmark
L'horreur des altitudes 1981-00-00 Arthur Conan Doyle Union générale d'éditions (Les maîtres de l'étrange et de la peur) 2-264-00328-6   248
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Alain Tercinet  
Uncollected Stories: The Unknown Conan Doyle 1982-00-00 Arthur Conan Doyle Secker & Warburg 0-436-13301-6   xxiii+
456
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Uncollected Stories: The Unknown Conan Doyle 1984-05-00 Arthur Conan Doyle Doubleday 0-385-19028-X $14.95 xxiii+
456
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Supernatural Sleuths: Stories of Occult Investigators 1986-03-00 ed. Peter Haining William Kimber 0-7183-0597-3 £8.50 226
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Ionicus  
Ghost Stories 1987-06-00 ed. Aleš Haman, Irena Zítková Exeter Books 0-671-08750-9   208
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Jan Dungel Checkmark
The Supernatural Tales of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 1988-04-00 Arthur Conan Doyle W. Foulsham & Co. 0-572-01453-8 £12.95 272
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Best Supernatural Tales of Arthur Conan Doyle 1989-06-00 Arthur Conan Doyle Amereon House 0-8488-0752-9 $30.95 xiv+
302
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Il vampiro del Sussex 1990-04-00 Arthur Conan Doyle Fanucci Editore (I Miti di Cthulhu #35) 88-347-0099-6 Lit 15,000 229
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Chris Achilleos  
Mostly Ghostly 1998-00-00 ed. Steven Zorn Courage Books (Children's Illustrated Classics) 0-7624-0406-X   56
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Supernatural Tales of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 2000-00-00 Arthur Conan Doyle Gramercy Books 0-517-16201-6 $8.99 272
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Captain of the 'Pole-Star': Weird and Imaginative Fiction 2004-05-00 Arthur Conan Doyle Ash-Tree Press 1-55310-068-9 C$60.00 xxxviii+
460
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Paul Lowe  
Masterpieces of Mystery: Mystic-Humorous Stories 2006-11-28 ed. Joseph Lewis French Wildside Press 0-8095-0095-7 $19.95 ix+
265
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
The Speculative Conan Doyle 2010-00-00 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Coachwhip Publications 978-1-61646-024-2   396
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
Short Ghost and Horror Collection 008 2010-02-26 ed. LibriVox LibriVox      
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
anth  
The Captain of the 'Pole-Star': Weird and Imaginative Fiction 2012-02-22 Arthur Conan Doyle Christopher Roden & Ash-Tree Press 978-1-55310-217-5 $7.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Paul Lowe Checkmark
The Captain of the 'Pole-Star': Weird and Imaginative Fiction 2012-02-22 Arthur Conan Doyle Christopher Roden & Ash-Tree Press 978-1-55310-216-8 $7.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Paul Lowe  
The Secret of Goresthorpe Grange 2012-06-00 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Jurassic London (Jurassic London Novelette Series #2) 978-0-9571696-2-3    
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
chap Vincent Sammy  
Pandemonium: Lost Souls 2012-08-01 ed. Anne C. Perry, Jared Shurin Jurassic London 978-0-9570392-8-5 £14.99 276
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Pandemonium: Lost Souls 2012-08-15 ed. Anne C. Perry, Jared Shurin Jurassic London 978-0-9570392-9-2 £3.99 338
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Vincent Sammy  
Pandemonium: Lost Souls 2013-05-01 ed. Anne C. Perry, Jared Shurin Jurassic London 978-0-9576462-0-9 £7.99 338
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Vincent Sammy  
Masterpieces of Mystery: Mystic-Humorous Stories 2015-07-01 ed. Joseph Lewis French CreateSpace 978-1-5147-7117-4 $9.99 142
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
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