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    Thrilling graveyard scenes?

    I'm doing a studie for school about graveyards in fiction and could really need some help if you know any thrilling graveyard scenes.
    I'm mostly interested in the horror/terror genre but other as well.

    Bram Stoker - Dracula, when Lucy walks through the graveyard as a vampire.
    Edgar Allan Poe - Berenice, when Egaeus go to the graveyard to dig up his cousins grave.
    Stephen King - Pet Sematary, obviously.
    Dickens - Great Expectations, the opening scen.

    Any other that comes to mind?
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    Fog in the Barrow Downs in "The Fellowship of the Ring".

    The end of "Wuthering Heights".

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    Think there's one or two in Woman In White by Wilkie Collins. iirc Anne Catherick (is that her name) was cleaning Mrs Fairlie's grave stone.
    According to Aldous Huxley, D.H. Lawrence once said that Balzac was 'a gigantic dwarf', and in a sense the same is true of Dickens.
    Charles Dickens, by George Orwell

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    I don't know if you would call them "thrilling" but Twain uses graveyard settings in Tom Sawyer and in Huck Finn. Gaiman sets a novel in a graveyard. I recall that Moonfleet has scenes set in a cemetery and crypt. There are probably quite a few.

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    Wuthering Heights has a few graveyard scenes worth visiting.

    Also Confessions of a Justified Sinner is book-ended with the discovery of the Justified Sinner's bones.

    Waveley by Scott similarly so.

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    The graveyard scene in Hamlet. Duh ...

    One of Sherlock Holmes short stories takes place inside a tomb mausoleum. I have to check what the title is because I don't remember right now.
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