The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories by Women
  • Author : Marie O'Regan
  • Release Date : 18 October 2012
  • Publisher : Robinson
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 13 : 9781780330259

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Book excerpt: 25 chilling short stories by outstanding female writers. Women have always written exceptional stories of horror and the supernatural. This anthology aims to showcase the very best of these, from Amelia B. Edwards's 'The Phantom Coach', published in 1864, through past luminaries such as Edith Wharton and Mary Elizabeth Braddon, to modern talents including Muriel Gray, Sarah Pinborough and Lilith Saintcrow. From tales of ghostly children to visitations by departed loved ones, and from heart-rending stories to the profoundly unsettling depiction of extreme malevolence, what each of these stories has in common is the effect of a slight chilling of the skin, a feeling of something not quite present, but nevertheless there. If anything, this showcase anthology proves that sometimes the female of the species can also be the most terrifying . . .

The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories by Women

The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories by Women

Author : Marie O'Regan
Publisher : Robinson
Genre : Fiction
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25 chilling short stories by outstanding female writers. Women have always written exceptional stories of horror and the supernatural. This anthology aims to showcase the very best of these, from Amelia B. Edwards's 'The Phantom Coach', published in 1864, through past luminaries such as Edith Wharton and Mary Elizabeth Braddon, to modern ...

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