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The Darker Sex
The Darker Sex

The Darker Sex

Tales of the Supernatural and Macabre by Victorian Women Writers

Edited by Mike Ashley

FICTION

250 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

PDF, $9.99 (US $9.99) (CA $11.99)

Publication Date: July 2009

ISBN 9780720614671

Rights: US & CA

Peter Owen Publishers (Jul 2009)

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Overview

Ghosts, precognition, suicide, and the afterlife are all themes in these thrilling stories by Britain and America's greatest Victorian women, proving their talent for creating dark, sensational, and horrifying tales of the supernatural. This anthology showcases some of the best and most representative work by female writers during this period, including Emily Bronte, Mary Braddon, George Eliot, and Edith Nesbit, as well as Elizabeth Gaskell, Charlotte Riddell, Louisa Baldwin, Mary Penn, Violet Quirk, and Elizabeth Stuart Phelps. Editor Mike Ashley provides valuable insight into the authors' lives. Each story still has the ability to shock, frighten, and show how Victorian women perfected and developed the Gothic genre.

Reviews

"Ashley does his usual fine job . . . sure to appeal to fans of both Victorian fiction and ghost stories."  —Publishers Weekly

Author Biography

Mike Ashley is a British bibliographer, author, and editor of science fiction, mystery, and fantasy. He is the editor of the Mammoth Book series of short-story anthologies. He won the Edgar Award for The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Modern Crime Fiction.