Fox Editing Classics presents this newlly edited and designed publication of Elizabeth Gaskell's short story collection.
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (1810-1865), while better known for her 1857 biography of Charlotte Brontë and her still-popular novels, such as Cranford (1851-1853) and Wives and Daughters (1864-1866), her literary works also included several Gothic ghost stories. Curious, if True, originally published in 1861, collects five of these "strange tales":
"The Old Nurse's Story" was written in 1852.
"The Poor Clare" was first published in Charles Dickens' periodical Household Words in three parts in 1856.
"Lois the Witch" was first published in Charles Dickens' magazine All the Year Round in three parts in October 1859.
"The Grey Woman" was published in the short story collection Lois the Witch and Other Tales in 1861.
"Curious, if True" was written in 1860 and first published as the title story of this collection in 1861.
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About the Author
Tremendously popular in her lifetime, the books of the English author Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) have often been overshadowed by her contemporaries the Brontës and George Eliot. Yet the reputation of her long-neglected masterpiece Wives and Daughters continues to grow. Gaskell wrote six novels in all — of which North and South and Cranford remain two of the best known — as well as numerous short stories, novellas, and a biography of her great friend Charlotte Brontё.
Table of Contents
THE OLD NURSE'S STORY: 1
THE POOR CLARE
Chapter 1: 19
Chapter 2: 29
Chapter 3: 53
LOIS THE WITCH
Chapter 1: 65
Chapter 2: 81
Chapter 3: 104
THE GREY WOMAN
Portion 1: 139
Portion 2: 152
Portion 3: 168
CURIOUS, IF TRUE: 185