Such ponderous writing!
Heck yeah, circa 1904 narrator, fourth-wall break at me!
#pricedrop! Yes, I will buy you!
The illustrations in this series are always prettier in person (in the print editions), but I'll take what I can get.
All seven stories within this book are in the public domain, but this collection has enriching illustrations by Bill Bragg and cool gothic endpapers. I completely enjoyed sampling these authors‘ Victorian ghost stories which left me with just enough feeling of the unsettled and uncanny with none of the modern demonic or slasher horror. If you, like me, like the old-fashioned things that go-bump-in-the-night light scare then this is for you, too.
One place I don‘t want to be #onmyown? Stranded in the snowy, desolate moors of England at night, being picked up by a “phantom coach” being driven by a creepy old dude.
This anthology of “spine chilling stories of the Victorian age” was part of my recent Book Outlet haul. 👌🏻