From the Depths and Other Strange Tales of the Sea


This title opens a new series, Tales of the Weird, with 4 further titles this year, and more to follow in 2019. It features stories plucked from obscurity by the foremost expert on popular fiction of the late-19th and early 20th centuries, Mike Ashley. These rediscovered stories have never been republished, so offer a genuinely fresh view of the genre.

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From atop the choppy waves to the choking darkness of the abyss, the seas are full of mystery and rife with tales of inexplicable events and encounters with the unknown.

In this anthology we see a thrilling spread of narratives; sailors are pitched against a nightmare from the depths, invisible to the naked eye; a German U-boat commander is tormented by an impossible transmission via Morse Code; a ship ensnares itself in the kelp of the Sargasso Sea and dooms a crew of mutineers, seemingly out of revenge for her lost captain…

The supernatural is set alongside the grim affairs of sailors scorned in these salt-soaked tales, recovered from obscurity for the 21st century.

About the Author: Mike Ashley is an internationally renowned expert on popular fiction of the 19th and 20th century with a superior collection of magazines and journals and an encyclopedic knowledge of their contents. His previous books on popular fiction include Out of this World (British Library, 2011) and Adventures in the Strand (British Library, 2016).

Mike Ashley (ed)
British Library Publishing
Publication date
July 2018
288 pages
190 x 130 mm

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