Synopses & Reviews
This superb new anthology contains the cream from the golden age of the ghost story, spanning the Victorian era from 1839 right up to the end of the Edwardian decade in 1910. From the early years of Sheridan Le Fanu and Charles Dickens, the Victorians and later the Edwardians had a passion for weird, scary and richly embroidered tales of the bizarre and supernatural. No Christmas number of a popular magazine was complete without a new ghost story by a leading writer.
Table of Contents
Ghosts -- Schalken the painter -- M. Anastasius --Lost room -- No.1 Branch line: the signalman --Haunted -- Romance of certain old clothes -- John Granger -- Ghost in the mill -- Ghost in the cap'n Brown house --Poor pretty Bobby -- New pass -- White and the black --Underground ghost -- Christmas Eve on a haunted hulk --Dog or demon? -- Ghost from the sea -- Set of chessmen --Judge's house -- Pallinghurst Barrow -- Mystery of the semi-detached -- Sister Maddelena -- Trainer's ghost --Original revenge -- Caulfield's crime -- Bridal Pair --Watcher -- Spectre in the cart -- H.P. -- Yuki-Omna.