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Decent collection, but not scarily so...
on 9 February 2009
A reasonable compendium of ghost stories from the era, drawing in some classics from MR James, Oscar Wilde, Walter Scott and Edith Nesbit. Certainly some of these are spine tingling by virtue of the authors, but as a whole it feels like they've been somewhat thrown together such that little gems are offset by much weaker pieces and there is no real coherence across the collection. All the same, as a starting point for exploring this genre and finding which authors appeal, it's not too bad.