This collection contains twenty of the very best supernatural tales from the golden age of the ghost story. It includes classics by some of the most esteemed writers of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, among them Sheridan Le Fanu, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ambrose Bierce, Washington Irving and M.R. James. Also included are neglected masterpieces of terror by the likes of William Hope Hodgson, Mrs B.M. Croker, Louisa Baldwin and Amyas Northcote. The stories themselves range from the quaintly wistful to the genuinely disturbing and, hopefully, will delight and surprise aficionados of the ghost story and newcomers alike. Each tale comes complete with a brief biography of the author.
David Pickering is a prolific author of fiction and reference books. His other titles include ‘Classic Ghost Stories’, ‘Classic Horror Stories’, and the short stories ‘The Ghost at the Foot of the Stairs’ and ‘The Thing with No Eyes’.