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Lost in a Pyramid
Lost in a Pyramid

Lost in a Pyramid

& Other Classic Mummy Stories

Edited by Andrew Smith


224 Pages, 5 x 7.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $20.95)

Publication Date: January 2017

ISBN 9780712356176

Rights: US & CA

British Library Publishing (Jan 2017)

Price: $14.95


Including tales by major writers such as Arthur Conan Doyle and Louisa May Alcott, as well as rare discoveries unearthed for the first time in over 100 years

'As he rushed madly and wildly through the night, he could hear a swift, dry patter behind him, and could see that this horror was bounding at his heels, with blazing eyes and one stringy arm out-thrown.' A mummy disappears from its sarcophagus in the dead of night; a crazed Egyptologist entombs a beautiful young woman; a student at Oxford reveals the terrible secrets of an ancient papyrus. These are among the 12 tales from the golden age of the mummy story collected here—stories that still cast a spell with their different versions of the mummy's curse, some chilling, others darkly romantic and even comic. This enthralling collection is introduced by Andrew Smith, a leading expert on ghost stories and Victorian gothic.

Author Biography

Andrew Smith is the author of 17 books including The Ghost Story 1840–1920: A Cultural History, Gothic Literature, Victorian Demons and Gothic Radicalism. He is a past President of the International Gothic Association.