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Twenty ghostly tales from the supernatural masters of the Victorian age.

Wimbourne Books presents the twenty-third in a series of rare or out-of-print ghost stories from Victorian authors. The Wimbourne Book of Victorian Ghost Stories is the largest and most comprehensive collection of the genre anywhere. With an introduction by author Alastair Gunn, Volume 23 contains stories by female authors published in America and Britain between 1842 and 1897. Includes stories by Vernon Lee, Florence Marryat and Edith Nesbit. Readers new to this genre will discover its pleasures; the Victorian quaintness, the sometimes shocking difference in social norms, the almost comical politeness and structured etiquette, the archaic and precise language, but mostly the Victorians' skill at stoking our fears and trepidations, our insecurities and doubts. Even if you are already an aficionado of the ghostly tale there is much within these pages to interest you. Wait until the dark of night, lock the doors, shutter the windows, light the fire, sit with your back to the wall and bury yourself in the Victorian macabre. Try not to let the creaking floorboards, the distant howl of a dog, the chill breeze that caresses the candle, the shadows in the far recesses of your room, disturb your concentration.

Includes the stories;

The Necromancer; or Ghost versus Gramarye (1842) -- Isabella Frances Romer; The Haunted House (1852) -- Mary Ann Bird; The Man-in-the-Moon's Ghost Story (1861) -- Rosa Almeida Chawner; Grandmother's Story (1866) -- Julia Bachope Goddard; The Ghost of Russian Hill (1868) -- Margaret Kerr Hosmer; How Georgette Kept Tryst (1879) -- Mary E. Penn; A Culture-Ghost; or, Winthrop's Adventure (1881) -- Vernon Lee; A Stray Reveler: The Picture Which Was a Prophesy (1882) -- Emma Frances Dawson; "That Awful Face!" (1882) -- Florence Marryat; The Ghost of Manibere Court (1884) -- Louisa Grice Hutchinson; Miss Tweed's Ghost Story: A Tale for the People (1889) -- Sarah Doudney; John Charrington's Wedding (1891) -- Edith Nesbit; Caulfield's Crime (1892) -- Alice Perrin; The Missing Model (1893) -- Lettice Galbraith; The Stout Wooer and the Haunted Room (1894) -- A. M. Stein; The Prayer (1895) -- Violet Hunt; Whither Thou Goest (1896) -- Katharine Lee Bates; The Villa Lucienne (1896) -- Ella D'Arcy; My Fellow Travellers (1896) -- Mary Angela Dickens; There and Here: A Story (1897) -- Alice Brown.

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  • Publication Date: June 8, 2023
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