Glimpses of the Unknown

Glimpses of the Unknown : Lost Ghost Stories

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A figure emerges from a painting to pursue a bitter vengeance; the last transmission of a dying man haunts the airwaves, seeking to reveal his murderer; a treasure hunt disturbs an ancient presence in the silence of a lost tomb...

From the vaults of the British Library comes a new anthology celebrating the best works of forgotten, never since republished, supernatural fiction from the early 20th century.

Waiting within are malevolent spirits eager to possess the living and mysterious spectral guardians - a diverse host of phantoms exhumed from the rare pages of literary magazines and newspaper serials to thrill once more.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 130 x 190 x 25.4mm | 249.48g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 071235266X
  • 9780712352666
  • 84,971

Table of contents

On the Embankment - Hugh E. Wright; The Mystery of the Gables - Elsie Norris; The Missing Word - Austin Philips; Phantom Death - Huan Mee; The Wraith of the Rapier - Firth Scott; The Soul of Maddalina Tonelli - James Barr; Haunted! - Jack Edwards; Our Strange Traveller - Percy James Brebner; A Regent of Love Rhymes - Guy Thorne; Amid the Trees - Francis Xavier; The River's Edge - Mary Schultze; A Futile Ghost - Mary Reynolds; Ghosts - Lumley Deakin; Kearney - Elizabeth Jordan; When Spirits Steal - Philippa Forest; The House of the Black Evil - Eric Purves; The Woman in the Veil - E. F. Benson; The Treasure of the Tombs - F. Britten Austin
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About Mike Ashley

Mike Ashley is the author and editor of more than one hundred books, and is one of the foremost historians of popular fiction. He is series consultant for British Library Science Fiction Classics and his books include Adventures in The Strand, Out of This World, and The Age of Storytellers: British Popular Fiction Magazines 1880-1950. His multi-volume history of science fiction magazines is published by Liverpool University Press.
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