The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost Stories

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Review from previous edition The Oxford editors have tried to be comprehensive, to map out the development of the Victorian ghost story from c.1850. As a result, they have given us some gems. ( Daniel Easterman, Books)

They have produced a thoroughly eclectic sampling of the era. ( Evening Standard)

splendid collection...Just the thing for long dark evenings. ( Andrew Langley, Bath & West Evening Chronicle)

the genuine article, not an anthology that crumbles at a touch ... This is an anthology far larger than its 500 pages, for it will have readers hastening to a decent library to follow up the authors here sampled. ( Daily Telegraph)

the perfect literary shop of horrors ( The Observer)

finely produced ( Times Literary Supplement)

you'll want nothing more than morning to come darned quick ( SHE)

Cox and Gilbert's canny rummagings into the spooky annals of a century or so ago unearth some relishable lesser-known blood-curdlers ... Victorian Ghost Stories contains a tremendous clutch of tales and, as the era nears its end, they tighten their gruesome grip. ( Sunday Times)

Gripping tales perfect for reading aloud. ( Independent on Sunday)

In the midst of life we are in death' had real meaning for the Victorians, so perhaps it's not surprising that they excelled at ghost stories. Here are 35 of the best of them. ( Books)

a fat collection of some 31 tales, with a knowledgeable and useful introduction ... What is most fascinating about these stories is the indirect picture of Victorian life they give ... this mammoth Oxford volume illustrates the richness of that lamented literary harvest. ( Financial Times)

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The Oxford editors have tried to be comprehensive, to map out the development of the Victorian ghost story from c.1850. As a result, they have given us some gems. ( Daniel Easterman, Books)

They have produced a thoroughly eclectic sampling of the era. ( Evening Standard)

splendid collection...Just the thing for long dark evenings. ( Andrew Langley, Bath & West Evening Chronicle)

the genuine article, not an anthology that crumbles at a touch ... This is an anthology far larger than its 500 pages, for it will have readers hastening to a decent library to follow up the authors here sampled. ( Daily Telegraph)

the perfect literary shop of horrors ( The Observer)

finely produced ( Times Literary Supplement)

you'll want nothing more than morning to come darned quick ( SHE)

Cox and Gilbert's canny rummagings into the spooky annals of a century or so ago unearth some relishable lesser-known blood-curdlers ... ( Sunday Times)

Gripping tales perfect for reading aloud. ( Independent on Sunday)

In the midst of life we are in death' had real meaning for the Victorians, so perhaps it's not surprising that they excelled at ghost stories. Here are 35 of the best of them. ( Books)

a fat collection of some 31 tales, with a knowledgeable and useful introduction ... What is most fascinating about these stories is the indirect picture of Victorian life they give ... this mammoth Oxford volume illustrates the richness of that lamented literary harvest. ( Financial Times)

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Descripción Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2003. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 192 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Victorians excelled at telling ghost stories. In an age of rapid scientific progress the idea of a vindictive past able to reach out and violate the present held a special potential for terror. Throughout the nineteenth century fictional ghost stories developed in parallel with the more general Victorian fascination with death and what lay beyond it. Though they were as much a part of the cultural and literary fabric of the age as imperial confidence, the best of them still retain their original power to surprise and unsettle. The editors map out the development of the ghost story from 1850 to the early years of the twentieth century and demonstrate the importance of this form of short fiction in Victorian popular culture. As well as reprinting stories by supernatural specialists such as J. S. Le Fanu and M. R. James, this selection also emphasizes the key role played by women writers - Elizabeth Gaskell, Mrs Craik, Rhoda Broughton, and Charlotte Riddell, among many others - and offers one or two genuine rarities for the supernatural fiction enthusiast to savour. Other writers represented include Charles Dickens, Henry James, Wilkie Collins, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and R. L. Stevenson. The editors also provide a fascinating introduction, detailed source notes, and a chronological list of ghost stories collections from 1850 to 1910. Nº de ref. de la librería AOP9780192804471

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Descripción Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2003. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 192 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Victorians excelled at telling ghost stories. In an age of rapid scientific progress the idea of a vindictive past able to reach out and violate the present held a special potential for terror. Throughout the nineteenth century fictional ghost stories developed in parallel with the more general Victorian fascination with death and what lay beyond it. Though they were as much a part of the cultural and literary fabric of the age as imperial confidence, the best of them still retain their original power to surprise and unsettle. The editors map out the development of the ghost story from 1850 to the early years of the twentieth century and demonstrate the importance of this form of short fiction in Victorian popular culture. As well as reprinting stories by supernatural specialists such as J. S. Le Fanu and M. R. James, this selection also emphasizes the key role played by women writers - Elizabeth Gaskell, Mrs Craik, Rhoda Broughton, and Charlotte Riddell, among many others - and offers one or two genuine rarities for the supernatural fiction enthusiast to savour. Other writers represented include Charles Dickens, Henry James, Wilkie Collins, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and R. L. Stevenson. The editors also provide a fascinating introduction, detailed source notes, and a chronological list of ghost stories collections from 1850 to 1910. Nº de ref. de la librería AOP9780192804471

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Descripción Oxford University Press, 2003. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The Victorians excelled at telling ghost stories, and the best still retain their power to unsettle and surprise. This chilling selection includes work by such supernatural specialists as J. S. Le Fanu and M. R. James; also emphasizes the role played by women writers such as Elizabeth Gaskell and E. Nesbit. There are also tales by Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Henry James, as well as one or two genuine rarities for the enthusiast to savour. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0192804472

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