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Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Stories

Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Stories

An anthology of stories edited by

During the nineteenth century, ghost stories gained tremendous popularity in both Britain and the United States. Macabre and supernatural tales became a fashionable and much anticipated component of popular magazines. Writers such as Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu and Bram Stoker specialized in this genre, and successful novelists such as Charles Dickens and Harriet Beecher Stowe put aside their longer works to spin haunting short stories.

Victorian & Edwardian Ghost Stories presents over forty deliciously ceric tales, from Le Fanu's "Schalken the Painter" to Henry James's "The Romance of Certain Old Clothes" to Edith Nesbit's "The Shadow." (Nesbit was only one of many women who were consummate practitioners of the form; several are represented here.) The most avid enthusiast of ghostly fiction is likely to discover previously unread tales mixed in among old favorites. A brief preface places each story within the context of the author's writings.

Perfect bedtime reading, these classic short stories will suspend your disbelief long enough to startle your imagination and chill you to the core.

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Hardback Editions

September 2002 : USA Hardback
Title: Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Stories
Author(s): Richard Dalby
ISBN: 1-58663-737-1 / 978-1-58663-737-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Metro Books
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January 1997 : USA Hardback
Title: Victorian & Edwardian Ghost Stories
Author(s): Richard (Editor) Dalby
ISBN: 0-7607-0353-1 / 978-0-7607-0353-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
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