The Valancourt Book of Victorian Christmas Ghost Stories, Vol. Two
Edited by Grant Allen
Review by Mario Guslandi
Valancourt Books Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781943910892
Date: 28 November 2017 List Price $16.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK
Product Description: Fifteen more chilling tales of Yuletide terror, collected from rare Victorian periodicals.
Following the popularity of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol (1843), Victorian newspapers and magazines frequently featured ghost stories at Christmas time, and reading them by candlelight or the fireside became an annual tradition. This second volume of Victorian Christmas ghost stories contains fifteen tales, most of which have never been reprinted. They represent a mix of the diverse styles and themes common to Victorian ghost fiction and include works by once-popular authors like Grant Allen and Eliza Lynn Linton as well as contributions from anonymous or wholly forgotten writers. This volume also features a new introduction by Prof. Allen Grove.
(Source: Valancourt Books)