The Valancourt Book of Victorian Christmas Ghost Stories, Volume Two
ISBN: 1943910898
EAN13: 9781943910892
Language: English
Publication Date: Nov 28, 2017
Pages: 232
Dimensions: 0.71" H x 8.07" L x 4.92" W
Weight: 0.57 lbs.
Format: Paperback

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Fifteen more chilling tales of Yuletide terror, collected from rare Victorian periodicals

Following the popularity of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol (1843), Victorian newspapers and magazines frequently featured ghost stories at Christmas time, and reading them by candlelight or the fireside became an annual tradition. This second volume of Victorian Christmas ghost stories contains fifteen tales, most of which have never been reprinted. They represent a mix of the diverse styles and themes common to Victorian ghost fiction and include works by once-popular authors like Grant Allen and Eliza Lynn Linton as well as contributions from anonymous or wholly forgotten writers. This volume also features a new introduction by Prof. Allen Grove.

At first I was aware only of a bluish, misty, phosphorescent light, and then a ghastly terror, that froze the very blood in my veins, seized me, for suddenly I saw rise up out of the inky darkness the form of a man--the eyes of a hideous red, fixed on mine with a look of hate . - Coulson Kernahan, Haunted

As I stood in breathless horror, unable to stir a limb, the figure raised its arm, a skeleton hand emerged from the heavy folds of the cloak, and touched my elbow. A scorching pain shot through me, I Read More chevron_right

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