Virago Book of Ghost Stories: The Twentieth Century
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Virago Book of Ghost Stories: The Twentieth Century

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Book Description
The British anthologist gathers savory tales of the supernatural by 34 first-rate female authors, ranging chronologically from Edith Wharton and E. Nesbit to Fay Weldon and Angela Carter. Nearly every entry captivates, whether comfortably old-fashioned weavings of classic foggy nights, lonely governesses and tragic romances, or sophisticated psychological studies of alienation, grief and passion. From the collection as a whole emerge distinctly female uses of the supernatural. Ghosts function as the disembodied anger of the powerless: the spirits of wronged wives and lovers return to avenge old injustices. The greatest terror is that of lossthe death of a child, the parting from a sister, the defection of a
Book Specifications
ISBN-13 9781853812590
Language English
Binding Hard Bound
Publisher Little Brown Book Group Limited
Publishing Date August 1994
Total Pages 336