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A Bottomless Grave: And Other Victorian Tales of Terror (Dover Thrift Editions)

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Publisher Comments:

Preoccupied with death, and repressed in many areas of their lives, Victorians seem to have found an emotional outlet in ghost stories, eerie tales, and a fascination with the macabre. Writers of the era fed this appetite with a continuing feast of stories steeped in terror and the supernatural.

This unique collection gathers together 21 of these Victorian-era spine-tinglers, but unlike most anthologies, which feature the same tired tales, this volume contains 21 outstanding, but neglected stories from that time period. The product of painstaking research in libraries, antique bookshops, and other out-of-the-way archives, these rare gems include the title story, a black comedy by Ambrose Bierce; "The Ship that Saw a Ghost," a tale of seafaring mystery by Frank Norris; "The Tomb," Guy de Maupassant's grotesque account of one man's incurable longing for his deceased lover; Richard Marsh's unsettling tale of "The Haunted Chair," and 17 more.

Compelling tales by such lesser-known writers as Dorothea Gerard, J. Keighley Snowden, Robert Barr, and Georgina C. Clark round out this collection of carefully chosen, hard-to-find narratives, sure to delight the most discerning reader of Victorian tales of terror and the supernatural.

Unabridged Dover (2001) republication of Victorian Nightmares, originally published by Taplinger Publishing Co., Inc., New York, 1977.

Synopsis:

Selected from the works of American, British, and French writers, 21 rare and seldom-anthologized stories include "A Bottomless Grave" by Ambrose Bierce, "The Ship that Saw a Ghost" by Frank Norris, Guy de Maupassant's "The Tomb," Richard Marsh's "The Haunted Chair," and other hard-to-find gems of the genre.

Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword

The Devil of the Marsh

A Tragic Honeymoon

The Battle of the Monsters

The Return

The Corpse Light

The Ship That Saw a Ghost

A Bottomless Grave

One Summer Night

Ghosts That Have Haunted Me

Haunted By Spirits

A Ghost Slayer

The Tomb

The Man With the Nose

My Nightmare

A Life-Watch

The Haunted Chair

Coolies

The Three Souls

A Strange Goldfield

An Alpine Divorce

The Story of Baelbrow

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486415901
Editor:
Lamb, Hugh
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Editor:
Lamb, Hugh
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Author:
Lamb, Hugh
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Horror tales, English
Subject:
Horror - Anthologies
Subject:
English fiction
Subject:
English fiction -- 19th century.
Subject:
Horror - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
no. 137
Publication Date:
20010231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.41 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Selected from the works of American, British, and French writers, 21 rare and seldom-anthologized stories include "A Bottomless Grave" by Ambrose Bierce, "The Ship that Saw a Ghost" by Frank Norris, Guy de Maupassant's "The Tomb," Richard Marsh's "The Haunted Chair," and other hard-to-find gems of the genre.

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