A strange figure foretells tragedy on the railway tracks. A plague threatens to encroach upon an isolated castle. A game of scrabble between a husband and wife escalates to murderous intentions.
Spanning 1839–2006, the stories in this anthology depict the haunting moment when characters come face-to-face with their own mortality. Featuring some of the finest writers in the English language – from Edgar Allan Poe to Daphne du Maurier – this collection explores humanity’s transient existence, and what it means to be alive.
About the Author: Greg Buzwell is Curator of Contemporary Literary Archives and Manuscripts at the British Library, and an expert in fin-de-siècle fiction.
- Greg Buzwell (ed.)
- British Library Publishing
- Publication date
- October 2018
- 190 x 130 mm