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"Imaginative....Splendid....A sumptuous array of settings and styles."--New York Times Book Review
"The stories in this superior anthology, each one satisfying on its own, represent a great variety of period styles and spectres."--Mystery and Detective Monthly
"The genuine article, not an anthology that crumbles at a touch....Here is much to chill the fireside reader."--The Daily Telegraph
"Cox and Gilbert's canny rummagings into the spooky annal 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."--Peter Kemp, The Sunday Times London)
"Finely produced."--The Times Literary Supplement
Ghost stories were something at which the Victorians excelled. In an age of rapid material and scientific progress the idea of a vindictive past able to reach out and violate the present held an especial potential for terror, and throughout the 19th century fictional ghost stories developed in parallel with the more general Victorian fascination for death and what lay beyond it. In this anthology, the editors of the "Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories" map out the development of the ghost story from 1850 to the early years of the 20th 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, M.R. James and Algernon Blackwood, this selection also emphasizes the key role played by woman writers - Elizabeth Gaskell, Mrs Craik, Rhoda Broughton, Mrs Henry Wood, M.E. Braddon, Amelia B. Edwards, Charlotte Riddell, B.M. Croker and E. Nesbit, among many others - and offers one or two rareties for the supernatural fiction enthusiast to savour. Other writers represented include Charles Dickens, Henry James, George MacDonald, Wilkie Collins, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, R.L. Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, Jerome K. Jerome, Bernard Capes, R.H. Benson and W.W. Jacobs. This collection is aimed at lovers of traditional ghost stories: here are 35 well-wrought tales of haunted houses, vengeful spirits, spectral warnings, invisible antagonists, and motiveless malignity from beyond the grave.
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Descripción Oxford University Press, USA, 1993. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0192829998
Descripción Oxford University Press, 1993. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110192829998