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The Lady Chillers: classic ghost and horror stories by women authors (15 complete stories by Victorian and Edwardian mistresses of the macabre)

The Lady Chillers: classic ghost and horror stories by women authors (15 complete stories by Victorian and Edwardian mistresses of the macabre) [Kindle Edition]

H. D. Everett , Elizabeth Gaskell , Alice Perrin , Charlotte Riddell , Ellen Wood , Amelia Edwards , Catherine Crowe , Mary Molesworth , Katharine Tynan , Edith Nesbit
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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If you enjoy period ghost stories of that bygone England of country house parties, servants and hansom cabs, with foggy London nights and sinister goings-on in the churchyard, you’ll love this varied and entertaining collection of chillers from some of the greatest-ever mistresses of the macabre and supernatural.

The ghost and horror short story reached its zenith in Victorian and Edwardian Britain, and women authors of the day seemed particularly attracted to the genre. This brand-new anthology presents fifteen complete tales of spooks, horror and the occult, ranging in length from a few pages to almost a novella, and including some extremely rare and hard-to-find gems that richly deserve a new readership.

Many of the tales were first published in the popular periodicals of the age such as Charles Dickens’ ‘Household Words’. Each story is by a different lady author, and each is preceded by an introduction and biographical notes about these fascinating and talented women with their hyperactive imaginations and common desire to scare, shock, thrill and thoroughly rattle their readers.

The text has been carefully edited and formatted for Kindle and compatible devices, with an active Table of Contents and section markers to enable easy browsing and a smooth, enjoyable reading experience.


‘The Whispering Wall’ by Henrietta Everett
‘The Old Nurse’s Story’ by Elizabeth Gaskell
‘The Summoning of Arnold’ by Alice Perrin
‘The Open Door’ by Charlotte Riddell
‘Seen in the Moonlight’ by Ellen Wood
‘The Missing Model’ by Lettice Galbraith
‘The Dutch Officer’s Story’ by Catherine Crowe
‘Witnessed by Two’ by Mary Molesworth
‘The Picture on the Wall’ by Katharine Tynan
‘The Phantom Coach’ by Amelia Edwards
‘John Charrington’s Wedding’ by Edith Nesbit
‘The Shadow in the Corner’ by Mary Braddon
‘The Man with the Nose’ by Rhoda Broughton
‘How He Left the Hotel’ by Louisa Baldwin
‘The Haunted Organist of Hurly Burly’ by Rosa Mulholland

Total length: 86,000 words, equivalent to around 250 paperback pages.

Also check out these other great Kindle titles in the same series (search for “Fast Editions” using quotation marks):

‘Hauntings and Horrors’ – the collected ghost stories of E. F. Benson.

‘The Beast with Five Fingers’ – the collected weird tales of W. F. Harvey, Edwardian master of the psychological mystery.

‘The Gap in the Curtain’ – John Buchan’s fascinating borderline science fiction story of predestiny and free will.

'The Greatest Ghost Stories of M. R. James and His Circle (1871-1928)' - 24 haunting tales from the golden age of supernatural short fiction

‘The Open Door’ – collected ghost stories of Charlotte Riddell, Victorian mistress of the macabre.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 442 KB
  • Print Length: 239 pages
  • Publisher: Fast Editions (14 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0081LF2NA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #38,135 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great classic horror 1 Aug 2012
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I love ghost and horror stories and am well read in the genre. This collection is superb. For me, many of the stories were already familiar, but I expect that most other readers won't have read them.
The stories are of the atmospheric, suspenseful, creepy kind. Unlike most modern horror, they don't use much violence or gore, so some readers may find them "tame" but personally, I love this kind. Another difference between modern and Victorian stories is the pace. If you're used to modern fiction, you may find these stories slow to start and slow to move.
I recommend this collection.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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I recommend it to anyone who enjoys beautifully crafted Victorian and Edwardian ghosts and mystery stories. Ideal for a rainy Sunday afternoon by the fireplace and with a glass of good brandy to help recover after each chill!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good old ghost stories.... 24 Jan 2013
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These are a selection of ghost stories written by women. They are easy to read and so enjoyable, they are not like the modern day slasher/torture genre but are about ghostly apparitions of past ancestors, murder victims wanting help and ghostly husbands appearing to claim their brides. Fantastic to read on a cold winters night!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good old ghost stories 5 Nov 2013
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Good old fashioned ghost stories with unexpected twists and turns, all beautifully written and carrying echoes of a bygone age.
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