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Posts Tagged ‘Victorian’

Roger Luckhurst – Late Victorian Gothic Tales

Posted by demonik on June 17, 2011

Roger Luckhurst (ed.) – Late Victorian Gothic Tales    (Oxford World’s Classics, 2009)

Introduction
Note on sources
Note on Illustrations
Select Bibliography
A Chronology Of The 1890’s

Vernon Lee – Dionea
Oscar Wilde – Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime
Henry James – Sir Edmund Orme
Rudyard Kipling – The Mark Of The Beast
B. M. Croker – The Dark Bungalow At Dakor
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – Lot No. 249
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle -The Case Of Lady Sannox
Grant Allen – Pallinghurst Barrow
Jean Lorrain – Magic Lantern
Jean Lorrain – The Secret Hand
Arthur Machen – The Great God Pan
M. P. Sheil – Vaila

Explanatory Notes
Blurb:

He was a man of fairly firm fibre, but there was something in this sudden, uncontrollable shriek of horror which chilled his blood and pringled in his skin. Coming in such a place and at such an hour, it brought a thousand fantastic possibilities into his head…’

The Victorian fin de siècle: the era of Decadence, The Yellow Book, the New Woman, the scandalous Oscar Wilde, the Empire on which the sun never set. This heady brew was caught nowhere better than in the revival of the Gothic tale in the late Victorian age, where the undead walked and evil curses, foul murder, doomed inheritance and sexual menace played on the stretched nerves of the new mass readerships. This anthology collects together some of the most famous examples of the Gothic tale in the 1890s, with stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, Vernon Lee, Henry James and Arthur Machen, as well as some lesser known yet superbly chilling tales from the era. The introduction explores the many reasons for the Gothic revival, and how it spoke to the anxieties of the moment.

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Mike Ashley (ed.) – The Darker Sex: Tales of the Supernatural and the Macabre by Victorian Women Writers

Posted by demonik on February 6, 2011

Mike Ashley (ed.) – The Darker Sex: Tales of the Supernatural and the Macabre by Victorian Women Writers (Peter Owen, 2009)

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Emily Bronte – The Palace of Death
Elizabeth Gaskell – The Old Nurse’s Story
Mary E Braddon – The Shadow in the Corner
Charlotte Riddell – Nut Bush Farm
Mary E Penn – The Tenant of The Cedars
Louisa Baldwin – Sir Nigel Otterburne’s Case
Mary Wilkins Freeman – Luella Miller
Violet Quirk – The Three Kisses
Edith Nesbit – The Third Drug
George Elliot – The Lifted Veil
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps – The Presence

thanks to Sara of the very beautiful My Love Haunted Heart blog for providing the details for this one!

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‘C.J. T.’ – THE BEST TERRIBLE TALES

Posted by demonik on July 6, 2010

‘C.J. T.’ (ed.)  – THE BEST TERRIBLE TALES. (Gibbings, London, 1891: Reeves, London, 1912)

Originally published by Gibbings of London in 1891 with the editor given as ‘CJT’, the Reeves editions of 1912 retitle each volume The Best Terrible Tales Of … and lack even this helpful attribution. None of the authors are credited, but i’ve tried to identify the most likely suspects. For the curious, Hugh Lamb exhumed The Mountain Of Spirits and The Golden Bracelet for Tales from A Gaslit Graveyard (W. H. Allen, 1979: Coronet, 1980)

TERRIBLE TALES From The GERMAN. (Gibbings, London, 1891: Reeves, London, 1912)

Anon – The Crystal Dagger.
Anon – A Strange Bride. (aka ‘The Death-Bride’)
Anon – The Host of “The Sun.”
Baron De La Motte Fouque -The Crazy Half-Heller.
Anon – The Goldsmith of the Rue Nicaise.

TERRIBLE TALES From THE ITALIAN. (Gibbings, London, 1891: Reeves, London, 1912)

Anon – The Bridal Wreath
Anon – Domenico Matteo
Anon – The Betrothed.
Anon – The Story of the Lady Erminia.
Anon – The Brigands.
Anon – The Village Priest.
Anon – Eurispe.
Anon – Lanucci.
Anon – The Lovers.
Anon – The Unlucky Fortune.

TERRIBLE TALES From THE FRENCH (Gibbings, London, 1891: Reeves, London, 1912)

Erckmann-Chatrian – The Mysterious Sketch.
Anon – The Weaver of Steinbach.
Anon – The Lyons Courier.
Erckmann-Chatrian – The Cabalist.
Erckmann-Chatrian – The Citizen’s Watch.
Anon – A Scene in the Desert.
Erckmann-Chatrian – Cousin Elof’s Dream.
Anon – A Legend of Marseilles
Erckmann-Chatrian – The White and the Black
Anon – Lex Talionis.

TERRIBLE TALES From THE SPANISH. (Gibbings, London, 1891: Reeves, London, 1912)

Anon – The Golden Bracelet.
Anon – The Mirror of Friends.
Anon – The Green Eyes.
Anon – Jose Maria.
Anon – The Passion Flower.
Anon – The Thirteenth.
Anon – The Effect of being Unde­ceived.
Anon –  The White Doe.
G. Bequer – Maese Perez, the Organist.
Anon – Dorido and Clorinia.
Anon – The Moonbeam.
Anon – The Mountain of Spirits.


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Rex Collings – Classic Victorian & Edwardian Ghost

Posted by demonik on June 20, 2008

Rex Collings (ed) – Classic Victorian & Edwardian Ghost Stories (Wordsworth Classics, 1996)

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Sir Walter Scott – The Tapestried Chamber
Richard Harris Barham – The Spectre of Tappington
R.S. Hawker – The Botathen Ghost
Edgar Allan Poe – The Tell-Tale Heart
Elizabeth Gaskell – The Squire’s Story
William Makepeace Thackeray – The Story of Mary Ancel
Charles Dickens – The Story of the Bagman’s Uncle
Charles Dickens – To Be Taken With a Grain of Salt
J.S. le Fanu – An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Steert
J.S. le Fanu – Narrative of a Ghost of a Hand
John Lang – Fisher’s Ghost
Wilkie Collins – The Traveller’s Story of a Terribly Strange Bed
Amelia B. Edwards – The Phantom Coach
Miss Braddon – Eveline’s Visitant
Robert Louis Stevenson – Markheim
Edith Nesbit – Man-Size in Marble
The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde
M.R. James – The Haunted Doll’s House
M.R. James – A School Story
Perceval Landon – Thurnley Abbey
Howard Pease – In the Cliff Land of the Dane
Saki – Laura

Blurb:

This is a book to be read by a blazing fire on a winter’s night, with the curtains drawn close and the doors securely locked.

The unquiet souls of the dead, both as fictional creations and as ‘real’ apparitions, roam the pages of this haunting new selection of ghost stories by Rex Collings. Some of these stories are classics while others are lesser-known gems unearthed from this vintage era of tales of the supernatural.

There are stories from distant lands – Fisher’s Ghost by John Lang is set in Australia and A Ghostly Manifestation by ‘A Clergyman’ is set in Calcutta.

In this selection, Sir Walter Scott (a Victorian in spirit if not in fact), keeps company with Edgar Allen Poe, Sheridan Le Fanu and other illustrious masters of the genre.

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Richard Dalby – Mammoth Victorian and Edwardian Ghost

Posted by demonik on December 20, 2007

Richard Dalby (ed.) – The Mammoth Book of Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Stories (Robinson, 1995)

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Introduction – Richard Dalby

Anon – Ghosts (verse)
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu – Schalken the Painter
Dinah Maria Mulock – M. Anastius
Fitz-James O’Brien – The Lost Room
Charles Dickens – No. 1 Branch Line: The Signalman
Anon – Haunted
Henry James – The Romance of Certain Old Clothes
Mary E. Braddon – John Granger
Harriet Beecher Stowe – The Ghost in the Mill
Harriet Beecher Stowe – The Ghost in the Cap’n Brown House
Rhoda Broughton – Poor Pretty Bobby
Amelia B. Edwards – The New Pass
Erckmann-Chatrian – The White And The Black
John Berwick Harwood – The Underground Ghost
Frank Cowper – Christmas Eve On A Haunted Hulk
Theo Gift – Dog or Demon?
J. E. P. Muddock – A Ghost From The Sea
Richard Marsh – A Set of Chessmen
Bram Stoker – The Judge’s House
Grant Allen – Pallinghurst Barrow
E. Nesbit – The Mystery of the Semi-Detached
Ralph Adams Cram – Sister Maddelena
Lettice Galbraith – The Trainer’s Ghost
W. C. Morrow – An Original Revenge
Alice Perrin – Caulfield’s Crime
Robert W. Chambers – The Bridal Pair
Robert Benson – The Watcher
Thomas Nelson Page – The Spectre In The Cart
Sabine Baring-Gould – H. P.
Lafcadio Hearn – Yuki-Onna
M. R. James – The Ash-Tree
Allen Upward – The Story of the Green House, Wallington
A. C. Benson – The Slype House
Bernard Capes – A Ghost-Child
Alice Perrin – The Bead Necklace
Clive Pemberton – A Dead Man’s Bargain
Tom Gallon – The House that Was Lost
Henry James – The Jolly Corner
F. Marion Crawford – The Doll’s Ghost
Ambrose Bierce – The Moonlit Road
Alexander Harvey – The Forbidden Floor
E. Nesbit – The Shadow
William Hope Hodgson – The Gateway of the Monster

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