• Title: The Lady Chillers: classic ghost and horror stories by women authors (15 complete stories by Victorian and Edwardian mistresses of the macabre)
  • Author: Fast Editions H.D. Everett Elizabeth Gaskell Alice Perrin Charlotte Riddell Ellen Price Wood Catherine Crowe Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 348
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Lady Chillers classic ghost and horror stories by women authors complete stories by Victorian and Edwardian mistresses of the macabre If you enjoy period ghost stories of that bygone England of country house parties servants and hansom cabs with foggy London nights and sinister goings on in the churchyard you ll love this varied
    If you enjoy period ghost stories of that bygone England of country house parties, servants and hansom cabs, with foggy London nights and sinister goings on in the churchyard, you ll love this varied and entertaining collection of chillers from some of the greatest ever mistresses of the macabre and supernatural.The ghost and horror short story reached its zenith in VictorIf you enjoy period ghost stories of that bygone England of country house parties, servants and hansom cabs, with foggy London nights and sinister goings on in the churchyard, you ll love this varied and entertaining collection of chillers from some of the greatest ever mistresses of the macabre and supernatural.The ghost and horror short story reached its zenith in Victorian and Edwardian Britain, and women authors of the day seemed particularly attracted to the genre This brand new anthology presents fifteen complete tales of spooks, horror and the occult, ranging in length from a few pages to almost a novella, and including some extremely rare and hard to find gems that richly deserve a new readership Many of the tales were first published in the popular periodicals of the age such as Charles Dickens Household Words Each story is by a different lady author, and each is preceded by an introduction and biographical notes about these fascinating and talented women with their hyperactive imaginations and common desire to scare, shock, thrill and thoroughly rattle their readers.The text has been carefully edited and formatted for Kindle and compatible devices, with an active Table of Contents and section markers to enable easy browsing and a smooth, enjoyable reading experience.Contents The Whispering Wall by Henrietta Everett The Old Nurse s Story by Elizabeth Gaskell The Summoning of Arnold by Alice Perrin The Open Door by Charlotte Riddell Seen in the Moonlight by Ellen Wood The Missing Model by Lettice Galbraith The Dutch Officer s Story by Catherine Crowe Witnessed by Two by Mary Molesworth The Picture on the Wall by Katharine Tynan The Phantom Coach by Amelia Edwards John Charrington s Wedding by Edith Nesbit The Shadow in the Corner by Mary Braddon The Man with the Nose by Rhoda Broughton How He Left the Hotel by Louisa Baldwin The Haunted Organist of Hurly Burly by Rosa MulhollandTotal length 86,000 words, equivalent to around 250 paperback pages.Also check out these other great Kindle titles in the same series Hauntings and Horrors the collected ghost stories of E F Benson The Beast with Five Fingers the collected weird tales of W F Harvey, Edwardian master of the psychological mystery The Gap in the Curtain John Buchan s fascinating borderline science fiction story of predestiny and free will The Greatest Ghost Stories of M R James and His Circle 1871 1928 24 haunting tales from the golden age of supernatural short fiction

    One Reply to “The Lady Chillers: classic ghost and horror stories by women authors (15 complete stories by Victorian and Edwardian mistresses of the macabre)”

    1. I heartedly recommend “The Lady Chillers: Classic ghost and horror stories by women writers.” All the women flourished during the Victorian and Edwardian periods. Some, like Elizabeth Gaskell, Amelia Edwards, and Edith Nesbit, are still fairly frequently read but most of the 15 writers in this interesting collection are nearly forgotten--though they were well-known in their day. Each story is prefaced by an introduction which gives some information about the author and a few non-spoiler comm [...]

    2. When talking about ghost stories the writers whose names get bandied about a lot are often men. So it was nice to find an entire volume dedicated to the often overlooked lady ghost story writers of the Victorian and Edwardian eras.I actually discovered during the course of reading this book that I had read a couple before as part of various anthologies. You know how it is though, you read a story think 'that was good' and then can’t for the life of you find it again to re-read it because you [...]

    3. This has been a real treat to read. Some absolutely cracking stories, wonderful to read and some genuine chills from a handful of the varied tales. There were only about three that I couldn't get into and found myself skipping through the pages. Interesting that the more adventurous stories had male leads, in fact quite a lot of them did, which perhaps says something of the more restrictive lives of our Victorian sisters. Most of these are ghost stories but there are recognisable horror elements [...]

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