Twelve Tales of the Supernatural
From the shadowy appearances of a preying mantis to the eerie phenomenon of disembodied footsteps, these tales of the supernatural portray ordinary men and women confronted by mysteries that are beyond both nature and reason, suggesting that the fabric of our lives is but a thin and fragile bridge across an abyss, out of which, at any moment, can come the thing we fear most. The supernatural genre has a strong appeal which shows no sign of waning. This collection beginning with J. S. Le Fanu, and including Mrs Riddell, W. W. Jacobs, and A. N. L. Munby, features tales of the supernatural set not only in traditional mists and shadows, but also in modern bungalows, railway carriages, and well-lit city streets. Featuring a combination of both familiar and rare stories, this is an anthology which will appeal to both the newcomer and the aficianado of the genre. This book is intended for lovers of ghost stories, of the supernatural, and short stories in general. Balance of classic and more recherche stories will appeal to both the newcomer and aficianado of the genre.
- Paperback | 198 pages
- 129.54 x 190.5 x 17.78mm | 113.4g
- 01 Dec 1997
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford Paperbacks
- Oxford, United Kingdom
About Michael Cox
About the Editor: Michael Cox is a senior commissioning editor with Oxford University Press. He has edited The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories (1986), Victorian Ghost Stories (1991) (both with R. A. Gilbert), Victorian Detective Stories (1992), The Oxford Book of Historical Stories (with Jack Adrian, 1994), The Oxford Book of Spy Stories (1996), and The Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories (1996).