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The Haunted Library
The Haunted Library

The Haunted Library

Classic Ghost Stories

Edited by Tanya Kirk


224 Pages, 5 x 7.5

Formats: Trade Paper

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

Publication Date: January 2017

ISBN 9780712356046

Rights: US & CA

British Library Publishing (Jan 2017)

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The Haunted Library is a new collection of classic ghost stories—many of which have never before been anthologized—from the golden age of the genre in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Each of these stories revolves around the arcane secrets and dark psychic traces to be found in libraries, museums and other treasure troves of hidden knowledge. The 12 stories included are "The Nature of the Evidence" by May Sinclair, "Mr Tallent's Ghost" by Mary Webb, "The Lost Tragedy" by Denis Mackaill, "Bone to His Bone" by Edmund Gill Swain, "Herodes Redivivus" by A. N. L. Munby, "The Book" by Margaret Irwin, "The Whisperers" by Algernon Blackwood, "The Tractate Middoth" by M. R.  James, "Afterward" by Edith Wharton, "Fingers of a Hand" by Theo Douglas, "The Apple Tree" by Elizabeth Bowen, and "The Work of Evil" by William Croft Dickinson.

Author Biography

Tanya Kirk is lead curator of printed heritage collections at the British Library. She was co-curator of the exhibition Terror and Wonder (2014), a major survey of Gothic culture.