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I love these classics!
on 21 August 2012
I love these ghost stories by Victorian and Edwardian era writers. I never knew some of them wrote horrors and was very impressed.
My favourites were "The Room in the Tower", "The Middle Bedroom", "The Spectre Bride", "The Tapestried Chamber" and "The Cold Embrace".
I think that the language and intensely prim and proper writing styles sucks you right into the stories better than any modern book is capable of doing.
Most are dead creepy, very atmospheric and some definitely give you goosebumps. Some were a bit slow and had a somewhat cautionary ending, but they always had at least a hint of resolution to the mystery and didn't leave you wildly guessing.
I only skipped one story in the middle, which I thought was a little too rambly and difficult to get into.
Will definitely re-read these little gems. If you like these, you'd like "Nineteen Ghost Stories of M. R. James to Keep You Up At Night The Complete Three Volume Collection" by M.R. James and obviously, "The Woman in Black" by Susan Hill!