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There’s nothing like a good ghost story. The Victorians excelled at the ghost story, as it was as much a part of their literary culture as the realistic novel, and it was practiced by almost all the great writers of the age. In Twelve Victorian Ghost Stories, Michael Cox brings together well wrought tales of haunted houses, vengeful spirits, spectral warnings, invisible antagonists, and motiveless malignity from beyond the grave.
Here Cox provides eerie samples from J.S. LeFanu, Henry James, and Vincent O’Sullivan. The presence of tales by Amelia Edwards, Rhoda Broughton, and Margaret Oliphant also reflect the important contributions made by women writers to the development of the genre. Containing several genuine rarities, Twelve Victorian Ghost Stories will give even the most seasoned supernatural fiction enthusiast chills up the spine.
Traditional in its forms, but energetically inventive and infused with a relish of the supernatural, these classic ghost stories still retain their original power to unsettle and surprise. Twelve Victorian Ghost Stories is one chilling anthology no fan of the genre will want to be without.