"Another recent volume of the Gothic Fantasy series is Haunted House Short Stories, which offers another selection of excellent fiction." - Kirkus
Following the great success of our Gothic Fantasy deluxe edition short story compilations, Supernatural Horror,Murder Mayhem, Lost Souls and many others, this latest title takes housebound trapped spirits and creepy gothic mansions as its chilling subject. Contains a potent mix of classic and brand new writing, with authors from the US, Canada, and the UK. Oh, what is that sound within the walls? The creaking floorboards, the children hiding in the mirror, the spirits that rake across the flesh of the mind – all find a home in this anthology of spine-tingling tales.
Classic authors include:E.F. Benson, Ambrose Bierce, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Rhoda Broughton, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Bernard Capes, Ralph Adams Cram, B.M. Croker, Joseph Sheridan le Fanu, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Elizabeth Gaskell, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, O. Henry, William Hope Hodgson, W.W. Jacobs, M.R. James, Rudyard Kipling, H.P. Lovecraft, Guy de Maupassant, Edith Nesbit, Vincent O'Sullivan, Margaret Oliphant, Edgar Allan Poe, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, Charlotte Riddell, Mark Twain, Hugh Walpole, Edith Wharton.
About the Author
Flame Tree Studio creates carefully curated collections of new and classic fiction. We Commission new authors, compile new editions, and promote submissions from a wide range of communities in the literary, horror, sci-fi and fantasy readership. Our short story anthologies are designed to be both beautiful and useful, with comprehensive coverage of each theme, from ancient tales and myths to core texts and contemporary fiction.
Dr. Rebecca Janicker (foreword) is a senior lecturer in Film and Media Studies at the University of Portsmouth and an editorial advisory board member for The Journal of Popular Culture. She is the author of The Literary Haunted House: Lovecraft, Matheson, King and the Horror in Between (2015). Her other publications have focused on the Gothic fictions of Robert Bloch, Stephen King, Richard Matheson and H.P. Lovecraft, including work on horror in film, TV and comics.