Glimpses of the Unknown: Lost Ghost Stories


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

Product details

A figure emerges from a painting to pursue a bitter vengeance; a faithful butler continues to serve his master despite being shot dead days ago; the last words of a dying man haunt the airwaves, only to return via telegram to reveal his murderer.

From the vaults of the British Library comes a new anthology celebrating the best works of forgotten, never since republished, supernatural fiction from the early 20th century.

Waiting within are malevolent spirits eager to possess the living and mysterious spectral guardians – a diverse host of phantoms exhumed from the rare pages of literary magazines and newspaper serials to thrill once more.

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
September 2018
190 x 130 mm

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