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Ghostly Tales
Ghostly Tales: Spine-Chilling Stories of the Victorian Age | Chronicle Books
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A vengeful phantom lurks in a country graveyard. A whaling crew becomes trapped on a haunted ship. A human skull is kept locked in a cupboard, but sometimes at night, it screams. . . . This collection of tales transports the reader to a time when staircases creaked in old manor houses, and a candle could be blown out by a gust of wind, or by a passing ghost. Penned by some of the greatest Victorian novelists and masters of the ghost story genre, each story is illustrated with exquisitely eerie artwork in this special ebook.
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Caroline2 😆 2mo
TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
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Such ponderous writing!

esurient 1866 and not to my taste: 2mo
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Heck yeah, circa 1904 narrator, fourth-wall break at me!

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esurient
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#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.

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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.

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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. 👌🏻

#musicalnewyear

DivineDiana Agree! 😱 11mo
vivastory I love Victorian stories like this. Good choice! 11mo
Tamra Sound fun and up my alley! 11mo
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WhatThePuck My nails are that color too! #random 11mo
LeahBergen I love Victorian ghost stories! 👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
Cinfhen ❤️ 11mo
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So cute! Saw this on my local bookstore‘s instagram.

Chelleo Adorable! 14mo
sisilia 😻 14mo
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