Mortal Echoes: Encounters with the End


Part of a new series, Tales of the Weird, with 4 more titles this year, and more to follow in 2019. This title is an original and creative selection of stories on the theme of mortality, encompassing a range of modern and classic authors.

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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

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