Synopses & Reviews
This select anthology spans 200 years of Anglo-Irish literature by women writers, ranging from the age of Romanticism to the modern era. Its short stories recount episodes of direst tragedy and triumphant heroism, offering a remarkable depth of experience. Rich in the splendors of Gothic fiction, the tales abound in family curses and haunted manors, melodramatic acts of wild passion, and frequent visitations by ghosts and other supernatural creatures.
Featured stories include George Eliot's horror tale, "The Lifted Veil"; "The Mortal Immortal," a fable by Frankenstein creator Mary Shelley; Mary Braddon's "The Cold Embrace"; and Elizabeth Bowen's "The Demon Lover." Additional contributors include Charlotte Brontë, Elizabeth Gaskell, Rosa Mulholland, Jane Barlow, Ella D'Arcy, May Sinclair, and others.
Ranging from the 18th through 20th centuries, this varied collection of outstanding stories includes George Eliot's Gothic horror tale "The Lifted Veil," and "The Mortal Immortal," a supernatural fable by Frankenstein
creator Mary Shelley. Also includes scintillating works by Charlotte Brontë, Mary Lamb, Elizabeth Bowen, Ella D'Arcy, and Joyce Carey.
This delicious variety of outstanding stories ranges over two centuries, from Romanticism to Modernism. It includes George Eliot's Gothic tale "The Lifted Veil"; "The Mortal Immortal," a supernatural fable by Frankenstein
creator Mary Shelley; plus scintillating stories by Charlotte Brontë, Elizabeth Gaskell, Rosa Mulholland, Elizabeth Bowen, Ella D'Arcy, and others.
Table of Contents
Maria Edgeworth, "The Limerick Gloves"
Anna Maria Fielding Hall, "The Last of the Line"
Mary Shelley, "The Mortal Immortal: A Tale"
Charlotte Brontë, "Napoleon and the Spectre"
Mary Anne Hoare, "The Knitted Collar"
Elizabeth Gaskell, "The Old Nurse's Story"
George Eliot, "The Lifted Veil"
Mary E. Braddon, "The Cold Embrace"
Rosa Mulholland, "Not to Be Taken at Bed-Time"
Ella D'Arcy, "Irremediable"
Jane Barlow, "M'Neills' Tiger-Sheep"
Charlotte Riddell, "Out in the Cold"
E. Œ. Somerville and Martin Ross, "Great-Uncle McCarthy"
May Sinclair, "Lena Wrace"
Elizabeth Bowen, "The Demon Lover"