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Twelve Victorian Ghost Stories By Edited by Michael Cox

Twelve Victorian Ghost Stories
by Edited by Michael Cox

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These stories take place in familiar settings - railway stations, city streets, and country houses. They are inhabited by fictional ghosts who often pursue their prey with deadly persistence, displaying both cunning and indiscriminate hostility.
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Twelve Victorian Ghost Stories Summary


Twelve Victorian Ghost Stories by Edited by Michael Cox

To savour these stories fully we must imagine ourselves in a slower, quieter world, lit by gas and tallow. Sitting by a crackling fire after a good dinner, we are disposed to be frightened a little. We may read of familiar settings: of railway stations, city streets, or country houses, but these are inhabited by fictional ghosts who often pursue their prey with deadly persistence, displaying both cunning and indiscriminate hostility. Our expectations of what a good ghost story should be, as well as how a ghost should behave, derive largely from the Victorian period. The presence here of tales by Amelia Edwards, Rhoda Broughton, and Margaret Oliphant reflect the important contributions made by women writers to the development of the genre, and with stories by J. S. Le Fanu, Henry James, and Vincent O'Sullivan, this is an anthology to attract both the newcomer and addict of the genre. This book is intended for lovers of ghost stories, Victorian literature, and short stories in general. Balance of classic and more recherche stories will appeal to both the newcomer and aficianado of the genre.

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About Edited by Michael Cox



About the Editor:
Michael Cox is a senior commissioning editor with Oxford University Press. He has edited The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories, Victorian Ghost Stories (both with R. A. Gilbert), Victorian Detective Stories, The Oxford Book of Historical Stories (with Jack Adrian), The Oxford Book of Spy Stories, and The Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories.

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GOR001044987
Twelve Victorian Ghost Stories by Edited by Michael Cox
Edited by Michael Cox
Oxford Twelves S.
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1997-09-30
222
0192880268
9780192880260
N/A
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