The Collected Supernatural and Weird Fiction of Mrs. J. H. Riddell (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
468
Utgivningsdatum
2012-12-09
Förlag
Leonaur Ltd
Illustrationer
Illustrations, black and white
Dimensioner
216 x 140 x 30 mm
Vikt
726 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
HC gerader Rücken mit Schutzumschlag
ISBN
9780857069986

The Collected Supernatural and Weird Fiction of Mrs. J. H. Riddell

Volume 3-Including Two Novels "The Disappearance of Jeremiah Redworth, " and "The

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Eight fantastic tales of the ghostly and bizarre

Aficionados of supernatural fiction are aware that its golden age was during the later Victorian and Edwardian eras. There was a huge public appetite for spine chilling tales and many magazines published their ideal form-the short story. This created opportunities for many writers to produce supernatural fiction. Among the huge number of stories published, some were exceptionally good and these came from the pens of those who became recognised masters of the form. Popular authors were often incredibly prolific and an individual writer's canon of supernatural fiction could be substantial. Almost every commercially minded writer wrote some supernatural fiction and many of the finest exponents of the craft were women. While Mrs. J. H. Riddell had much in common with her peers, she was highly regarded by some of the genres severest critics including the 'grand-master' himself, M. R. James.
Charlotte Cowan was born in Ireland in 1832, the daughter of the High Sheriff of Antrim. She moved to London in 1855 and shortly thereafter married the civil engineer Joseph Hadley Riddell. As was often the practice at the time she subsequently wrote under her formal married name. Besides her career as a writer she was also a publisher, being part owner of the highly regarded literary periodical 'The St. Jame's Magazine.' This comprehensive Leonaur collection of Charlotte Riddell's strange stories comprises three substantial volumes to captivate both enthusiasts and collectors.
This third and final volume of the Leonaur collected supernatural and weird fiction of Charlotte Riddell includes two novels 'The Disappearance of Jeremiah Redworth' and the well known 'The Uninhabited House' together with two novelettes, 'Diarmid Chittock's Story' and 'The Open Door.' Also included are five short stories, 'Walnut-Tree House,' 'The Last Squire of Ennismore,' 'Why Dr. Cray Left Southam,' 'The Old House in Vauxhall Walk' and 'Conn Kilrea.'

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.
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