Narrativesof the French and Indian War
Bergen op Zoom, 1814
The Scarlet Pimpernel Volumes 3 & 4
The Supernatural and Weird Fiction of Catherine Crowe
and many others
Eunice Hetherington (editor)
Date Published: 2017/12
Page Count: 376
Softcover ISBN-13: 978-1-78282-695-8
Hardcover ISBN-13: 978-1-78282-694-1
Christmas and the dark winter nights—the perfect time for a ghost story
During the Christmas season, when the nights are long and the worst weather that winter offers is kept safely outside, it has long been a tradition that in the evenings stories of ghosts and hauntings are read aloud to the accompaniment of the crackling flames of a real fire. Christmas is a time for gifts and what better gift could there be than a book of creepy, fireside tales by the finest exponents of the craft? Ghost stories can, of course, be read at any time of year and the key to reader satisfaction is that an anthology should contain only excellent stories. For the two volumes in this series, Eunice Hetherington has drawn on the opinions of many knowledgeable experts, from the Golden Age of the genre, on the subject of ‘the best ghost stories’. Of course, the tales they recommended included old favourites as well as the much less familiar, but the one thing the stories have in common is that their authors all write well and tell an enthralling story. Every expert had their personal favourites, and the editor has used her own knowledge of the genre to compile two substantial volumes of what we hope readers will agree are very fine ghost stories indeed. Draw the curtains tight, don’t look over your shoulder and enjoy!
This first volume contains twenty classic tales including ‘The Spectre of Tappington’, ‘To Let’, ‘The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost’, ‘The Crooked Branch’ and many others.
Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket; our hardbacks are cloth bound and feature gold foil lettering on their spines and fabric head and tail bands.