The Outcast

The Outcast : and Other Dark Tales by E F Benson

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The terrifying presence of a restless spirit on the top deck of a London bus; a possession at the bridge table on a cruise up the Nile; a nightmare encounter with druidic sacrifice in the innocuous setting of a terraced back garden...

E F Benson's 'spook stories' pushed the boundaries of the ghost story tradition by exploring new, previously 'out of bounds' settings - such as public transport and even hauntings by daylight - to frighten his readers from the 1890s to the 1930s.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 130 x 190 x 17.78mm | 408.23g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0712353860
  • 9780712353861
  • 440,415

Table of contents

Introduction by Mike Ashley 7
Dummy on a Dahabeah 21
A Winter Morning 41
Between the Lights 47
The Thing in the Hall 62
The Passenger 78
The Light in the Garden 88
The Outcast 100
The Top Landing 123
The Face 130
The Corner House 148
By the Sluice 165
Pirates 180
The Secret Garden 202
The Flint Knife 209
The Bath-Chair 224
The Dance 244
Billy Comes Through 261
Story Sources 283
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About E. Benson

E F Benson (1867-1940) was first renowned for authoring the Victorian satire novel Dodo in 1893, but gradually gained a devoted following for his supernatural fiction which included novels and shorter 'spook stories', and for his popular Mapp and Lucia series of novels.
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