The Collected Supernatural and Weird Fiction of Mrs Henry Wood: Volume 1-Including One Novel, 'Featherston's Story, ' One Novella, 'a Mystery, ' One N

The Collected Supernatural and Weird Fiction of Mrs Henry Wood: Volume 1-Including One Novel, 'Featherston's Story, ' One Novella, 'a Mystery, ' One N

by Henry Wood
     
 

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Volume one of a unique three volume collection

Mrs. Henry Wood was one of a notable cadre of proficient authors of all manner of fiction, much of which appeared serially in the numerous periodicals of the Victorian period. Ellen Wood (formerly Price) was born in Worcestershire in 1815 and is principally remembered as the author of 'East Lynne'-one of the most

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Volume one of a unique three volume collection

Mrs. Henry Wood was one of a notable cadre of proficient authors of all manner of fiction, much of which appeared serially in the numerous periodicals of the Victorian period. Ellen Wood (formerly Price) was born in Worcestershire in 1815 and is principally remembered as the author of 'East Lynne'-one of the most popular sensation novels of the mid-19th century. She wrote over 30 novels as well as many shorter works of mystery, crime and suspense. Her supernatural fiction has endured by virtue of its lasting quality and has been acclaimed by aficionados and critics alike, including the not lightly given approbation of M. R. James. The Victorian public's appetite for stories of the weird and ghostly was insatiable and huge amounts of it was published. This resulted in a golden age for the genre. Almost every popular fiction writer of the period tried their hand at ghostly or terrifying stories, including some of the most notable authors of the time such as Dickens, R. L. Stevenson, Kipling and Conan Doyle. Some became well known and well regarded 'specialists' in the ghostly tale; foremost among these were women writers who had a particular talent for supernatural themes. Among the first rank of these was Mrs Henry Wood and this substantial Leonaur three volume collection is probably the first comprehensive collection of her other worldly fiction to be published.

In volume one readers will discover 'Featherston's Story,' 'A Mystery,' 'Gina Montani' and ten more stories of the strange and unusual.

Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket; our hardbacks are cloth bound and feature gold foil lettering on their spines and fabric head and tail bands.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781782820529
Publisher:
Oakpast
Publication date:
03/22/2013
Pages:
500
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.25(d)

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