Twenty ghostly tales from the supernatural masters of the Victorian age. Wimbourne Books presents the fifth in a series of rare or out-of-print ghost stories from Victorian authors. With an introduction by author Alastair Gunn, Volume 5 in the series spans the years 1872 to 1901 and includes stories from a wide range of male authors; British, French and American. Includes tales by Henry James, Arthur Conan Doyle and Rudyard Kipling. Readers new to this genre will discover its pleasures; the Victorian quaintness, the sometimes shocking difference in social norms, the almost comical politeness and structured etiquette, the archaic and precise language, but mostly the Victorians’ skill at stoking our fears and trepidations, our insecurities and doubts. Even if you are already an aficionado of the ghostly tale there is much within these pages to interest you. Wait until the dark of the stormy night arrives, lock the doors, shutter the windows, light the fire, sit with your back to the wall and bury yourself in the Victorian macabre. Try not to let the creaking floorboards, the distant howl of a dog, the chill breeze that caresses the candle, the shadows in the far recesses of your room, disturb your concentration. Includes the stories; No Living Voice (1872) – Thomas Street Millington; Lady Kitty (1876) – Walter Besant & James Rice; The Ghostly Rental (1876) – Henry James; The Transferred Ghost (1882) – Frank Richard Stockton; Apparition (1883) – Guy de Maupassant; Selecting a Ghost (1883) – Arthur Conan Doyle; No. 11 Welham Square (1885) – Edward Masey; The House of Strange Stories (1886) – Andrew Lang; By Word of Mouth (1887) – Rudyard Kipling; A Set of Chessmen (1890) – Richard Marsh; The Haunted Mill (1891) – Jerome K. Jerome; The Haunted Station (1892) – Hume Nisbet; Pallinghurst Barrow (1892) – Grant Allen; The Man Who Was Not on the Passenger List (1892) – Robert Barr; The Saving of a Soul (1893) – Sir Richard Francis Burton; No 252. Rue M. le Prince (1895) – Ralph Adams Cram; Colonel Halifax’s Ghost Story (1897) – Sabine Baring-Gould; The Haunted Burglar (1897) – William Chambers Morrow; How Love Came to Professor Guildea (1900) – Robert Hichens; The Case of Vincent Pyrwhit (1901) – Barry Pain.