Twelve Victorian Ghost Stories


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To savour these stories fully we must imagine ourselves in a slower, quieter world, lit by gas and tallow. Sitting by a crackling fire after a good dinner, we are disposed to be frightened a little. We may read of familiar settings: of railway stations, city streets, or country houses, but these are inhabited by fictional ghosts who often pursue their prey with deadly persistence, displaying both cunning and indiscriminate hostility. Our expectations of what a good ghost story should be, as well as how a ghost should behave ...

Twelve Victorian Ghost Stories 1997, Oxford Paperbacks, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780192880260

Mass-market paperback