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Victorian ghost stories

Victorian ghost stories

an Oxford anthology

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementselected and introduced by Michael Cox and R. A. Gilbert.
SeriesOxford paperbacks
ContributionsCox, Michael, 1948-, Gilbert, R. A.
The Physical Object
Paginationxx,497p. ;
Number of Pages497
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22179795M
ISBN 100192829998

  The first-ever collection of Victorian Christmas ghost stories, culled from rare 19th-century periodicals. During the Victorian era, it became traditional for publishers of newspapers and magazines to print ghost stories during the Christmas season for chilling winter reading by the fireside or : Valancourt Books. Plot summary. The Mammoth Book of Victorian & Edwardian Ghost Stories is an anthology of 43 tales from the Victorian and Edwardian eras.. Reception. Bob Barker reviewed The Mammoth Book of Victorian & Edwardian Ghost Stories for Arcane magazine, rating it a 7 out of 10 overall. Barker comments that "Disappointingly few of the 43 tales have a sense of fun, but then these were people busy with.

In Victorian Ghost Stories, the editors map out the development of the ghost story from 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 3/5(1). Ghost stories thus represent a countercurrent in the trend toward increased secularism in the Victorian period. By employing the theories and methodologies of the psychologist, ghost story writers reimagined the mind's ability to access the : Jen Cadwallader.

  9 Spooky Literary Ghost Stories That You Can Read Right Now. By But anyone who spent her childhood blowing her allowance on books with spooky Victorian ladies on Author: Gabrielle Moss. The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost Stories Michael Cox, R. A. Gilbert Limited preview - About the author () Michael Cox is Senior Commissioning Editor, Reference Books, at OUP and is currently compiling The Oxford Chronology of English Literature on a freelance basis. His previous books include A Dictionary of Writers and Their Works.


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The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost Stories, compiled by Michael Cox (The Meaning of Night) and R.A. Gilbert, is a fantastic collection of mostly 19th century ghost stories. There are stories by well-known authors such as Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, R.L.

Stevenson, and J.S. Le Fanu, and stories by authors whom I was unfamiliar with /5(16). Twenty ghostly tales from the Victorian ghost stories book masters of the Victorian age. Wimbourne Books presents the first in a series of rare or out-of-print ghost stories from Victorian authors. With an introduction by author Alastair Gunn, Volume 1 in the series spans the years to and includes stories from a wide range of female authors; English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh and American/5(15).

* Victorian ghost stories have the same style and voice as other Victorian literature. The language is very precise and It took a long Victorian ghost stories book to finish, but boy, did it end with a good one.

I was given The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost Stories as s Christmas present/5. A collection of 21 ghost stories by Victorian women writers. Interestingly at the time women led the field in Gothic novels and stories in this genre, although they were often published anonymously, in magazines such as Charles Dickens's "Household Words".This collection includes many famous names such as Mary Braddon and Charlotte Brontë, but also some lesser known authors, and makes for /5.

Why Can't Ghosts Let Go of the Victorian Era. - Atlas Obscura. The best ghost stories from the Victorian era to read for Halloween or Christmas – selected by Dr Oliver Tearle. As the nights are drawing in, how about a ghost story.

The Victorians loved a ghost story, and many of the most celebrated writers of Victorian novels had a go at this ghoulish genre, from Elizabeth Gaskell to Charles Dickens to.

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Victorian ghost stories by Michael Cox, R. Gilbert; 2 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Gespenstergeschichte, Hayalet öyküleri, İngiliz, Littérature fantastique anglaise, English Ghost stories, Roman anglais.

Watch Ruth Robbins discussing Victorian ghost stories Ever one to spot a commercial opportunity, she says, Charles Dickens produced his own highly successful ghost story, A Author: Kira Cochrane.

The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost Stories Selected and Introduced by Michael Cox and R. Gilbert. From Charles Dickens and Elizabeth Gaskell, to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Henry James, this book brings together the best of Victorian ghost stories. Wecome to the Facebook page for The Wimbourne Book of Victorian Ghost you will find links enabling you to purchase the book series as well as updates on new releases or editions and the occasional post from author Alastair Gunn concerning Victorian ghost stories, their subjects and their authors.

Please feel free to contact us via this page and to invite your friends to 'like' it.5/5. In Victorian Ghost Stories, the editors map out the development of the ghost story from 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. Le Fanu and M. James, this selection 3/5(1).

In Victorian Ghost Stories, the editors map out the development of the ghost story from to the early years of the twentieth century and demonstrate the importance of this form of /5(). Victorian Ghost Stories: An Oxford Anthology has some of the best constructed and most chilling stories I have ever laid my eyes on.

The characters, the settings, the plots and the dialogue from each of the stories all seem well thought out and written/5(5). Victorian Ghost Stories. likes 8 talking about this. BookFollowers: The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost Stories The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories, and The Oxford Book ofTwentieth-Century Ghost Stories.R.

Gilbert is a well-known antiquarian bookseller and a world authority on the historiography of esoteric thought in general, and on the occult currents of the nineteenth century in particular. Book Description The first-ever collection of Victorian Christmas ghost stories, culled from rare 19th-century periodicals During the Victorian era, it became traditional for publishers of newspapers and magazines to print ghost stories during the Christmas season for.

A ghost story may be any piece of fiction, or drama, that includes a ghost, or simply takes as a premise the possibility of ghosts or characters' belief in them. The "ghost" may appear of its own accord or be summoned by to the ghost is the idea of "hauntings", where a supernatural entity is tied to a place, object or person.

Ghost stories are commonly examples of ghostlore. Top 10 ghost stories No list of ghost stories could exclude this Victorian classic set in a remote country house. intense and beautiful book was selected for the Man Booker International. Sullivan says that most of the ghost stories in periodicals during the Victorian era were not accompanied by too many illustrations, and that there weren’t, surprisingly, much of a consensus on.

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Includes American and British selections, and contributions from both well known authors, such as Henry James, Dickens, Harriet Beecher Stowe (with dreadful "slave" dialect!) and /5(3). Victorian Ghost Stories contains a tremendous clutch of tales and, as the era nears its end, they tighten their gruesome grip.

* Sunday Times * you'll want nothing more than morning to come darned quick * SHE * finely produced * Times Literary Supplement * the perfect literary shop of horrors * The Observer * the genuine article, not an /5().