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Fifteen more chilling tales of Yuletide terror, collected from rare Victorian periodicals Following the popularity of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol (1843), Victorian newspapers and magazines frequently featured ghost stories at Christmas time, and reading them by candlelight or the fireside became an annual tradition. This second volume of Victorian Christmas ghost stories contains fifteen tales, most of which have never been reprinted. They represent a mix of the diverse styles and themes common to Victorian ghost fiction and include works by once-popular authors like Grant Allen and Eliza Lynn Linton as well as contributions from anonymous or wholly forgotten writers. This volume also features a new introduction by Prof. Allen Grove. "At first I was aware only of a bluish, misty, phosphorescent light, and then a ghastly terror, that froze the very blood in my veins, seized me, for suddenly I saw rise up out of the inky darkness the form of a man—the eyes of a hideous red, fixed on mine with a look of hate ..." - Coulson Kernahan, "Haunted!" "As I stood in breathless horror, unable to stir a limb, the figure raised its arm, a skeleton hand emerged from the heavy folds of the cloak, and touched my elbow. A scorching pain shot through me, I uttered a shriek——" - Emily Arnold, "The Ghost of the Treasure-Chamber" "Again that shudder passed through his body, and again he unwillingly met the glance of those diabolical eyes upon the scroll. Horror of horrors! was the face alive, or was he going mad?" - Anonymous, "The Weird Violin" Contents: Albert Smith, "A Real Country Ghost Story" • Emily Arnold, "The Secret of the Treasure Chamber" • Theo Gift, "Number Two, Melrose Square" • Anonymous, "The Weird Violin" • E. Morant Cox, "Walsham Grange" • Coulson Kernahan, "Haunted!" • W. W. Fenn, "The Steel Mirror" • Anonymous, "White Satin" • Alfred Crowquill, "Nicodemus" • Grant Allen, "Wolverden Tower" • Eliza Lynn Linton, "Christmas Eve at Beach House" • Isabella F. Romer, "The Necromancer" • James Grant, "The Veiled Portrait" • Anonymous, "The Ghost Chamber" • A. S., "The Terrible Retribution"
Electronic reproduction. Richmond : Valancourt Books, 2018. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1414 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
9781943910885 (electronic bk)
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Widescreen ed.
1 videodisc (ca. 97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Andy Nyman, Martin Freeman, Paul Whitehouse, Alex Lawther, Paul Warren.
Director, Jeremy Dyson, Andy Nyman.
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DVD, wide screen.
English audio; English subtitles.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
Wide screen.
A debunker of all things paranormal, Professor Philip Goodman has devoted his life to exposing phony psychics and fraudulent supernatural shenanigans on his own television show. His skepticism is put to the test however, when he receives a file of three chilling, inexplicable cases. Even scarier, each of these macabre stories seems to have a sinister connection to Professor Goodman's own Ife. Will they make a believer of him yet?
"...The goosebumps it raises are real, and honestly earned."--Variety.
"... A witty and well-crafted love letter to old-school horror tropes."--Hollywood Reporter.
"This collection of spooky tales expands from its stage origins to fill every corner of the screen with malevolent threats."--Observer (UK).
"... A creepy, disturbing ghost train with a beefier backbone than its source material, trading on tropes but still making your skin itch."--Empire Magazine.
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Nyman, Andy.
Freeman, Martin, 1971-
Whitehouse, Paul, 1958-
Lawther, Alex.
Warren, Paul.
Shout! Factory (Firm).
Scream Factory (Firm).
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xl, 339 pages ; 20 cm
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The romance of certain old clothes -- The last of the Valerii -- Sir Edmund Orme -- Owen Wingrave -- The friends of the friends -- The turn of the screw -- The third person -- The jolly corner.
"In 'The Turn of the Screw, ' one of the most famous ghost stories of all time, a governess becomes obsessed with the belief that malevolent forces are stalking the children in her care. It is accompanied here by several more of the very best of Henry James's short stories, all exploring ghosts and the uncanny."
Includes bibliographical references.
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Boyt, Susie, 1969-
9780141389752 (pbk.)
0141389753 (pbk.)
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