Victorian Ghost Stories

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The Victorian era was a golden age of the paranormal. Famous writers, such as Charles Dickens and Edgar Allan Poe, created fantastic tales that remain the models for contemporary ghost stories. As the interest in the paranormal grew, body-snatchers stole corpses from cemeteries and scientists tried to reanimate them, reflecting a society on the brink of madness. Join bestselling author Jo-Anne Christensen as she explores the most bizarre and remarkable stories from this ...
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Overview

The Victorian era was a golden age of the paranormal. Famous writers, such as Charles Dickens and Edgar Allan Poe, created fantastic tales that remain the models for contemporary ghost stories. As the interest in the paranormal grew, body-snatchers stole corpses from cemeteries and scientists tried to reanimate them, reflecting a society on the brink of madness. Join bestselling author Jo-Anne Christensen as she explores the most bizarre and remarkable stories from this fascinating era of haunted history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781894877350
  • Publisher: Lone Pine Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/13/2004
  • Series: Ghost House Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 888,613
  • Age range: 9 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6
Introduction 7
Chapter 1 Famous Phantoms
Raynham Hall's Sinister Lady 12
Willington Mill 16
A Riveting Maritime Tale 19
The Greenbrier Ghost 22
An Adventure at Versailles 26
Number 50, Berkeley Square 33
A Horror in Amherst 37
Ballechin House 47
"The Morton Case" 51
Chapter 2 The Spiritualists
Emanuel Swedenborg 60
Andrew Jackson Davis 64
The Fox Sisters 68
Seances in High Places 73
Worth a Thousand Words: The Era of Spirit Photography 76
Lily Dale and Cassadaga: Communities of Spriits 80
Rulers of the Darkened Room 83
Chapter 3 Haunted Victorian Storytellers
Edgar Allan Poe 102
Henry James 106
Mark Twain 108
The Brownings 110
Nathaniel Hawthorne 116
Guy de Maupassant 119
Charles Dickens 121
Chapter 4 A Selection of Shades
The Croglin Vampire 129
The Nurse 139
The Screaming Skeleton 146
The Gray Lady of Hackwood 148
A Ghostly Telegram 152
Quarantined with a Ghost 154
A Devilish Tenant 157
A Spirit Seeks Forgiveness 159
Lady Arabella 161
The Wrotham House Wraith 165
The Monk's Eternal Walk 171
Chapter 5 Victorian Mysteries
Puzzling Discoveries 179
"Jonah" Bartley 186
The Shades of Jack the Ripper 191
Strange Victorian News 201
Dellschau, Keely and Spear: Inventive Minds 211
Without a Trace 225
Victorian Maritime Mysteries 230
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