A darkly luminous new anthology collecting the most terrifying horror stories by renowned femaleauthors, presenting anew these forgotten classics to the modern reader.
Readers are well aware that Mary Shelley wroteFrankenstein: few know how many other tales of terror she created. In addition toUncle Tom’s Cabin,Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote some surprisingly effective horror stories. The yearafterLittle Womenappeared, Louisa May Alcottpublished one of the first mummy tales. These ladies weren’t alone. From the earliest days of Gothic and horror fiction, women were exploring the frontiers of fear, dreaming darkdreams that will still keep you up at night.
More Deadly than the Maleincludesunexpected horror tales by Louisa May Alcott and Harriet BeecherStowe, and forgotten writers like Mary Cholmondely and Charlotte Riddell, whose work deserves a modern audience.Readers will be drawnin by the familiar names and intrigued by their rare stories.
InThe Beckside Boggle, Alice Rea brings acommon piece of English folklore to hair-raising life, while HeleneBlavatsky, best known as the founder of the spiritualist TheosophicalSociety, conjures up a solid and satisfying ghost story in The Cave of the Echoes. Edith Wharton’sgreat novelThe Age of Innocencewon her the Pulitzer prize, yetherhorror stories are known only to a comparative few.
Readers will discover lost and forgotten women who wrote horror every bit aseffectively as their male contemporaries. They will learn about their lives and careers, thechallenges they faced as women working in a male-dominated field, the way they overcame those challenges, and the way they approached the genrewhich was oftensubtler, more psychological, and more disturbing.
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About the Author
and among many other credits he helped develop Games Workshop’s blockbuster Warhammer dark-fantasy franchise and the
90s Gothic hit Vampire: The Masquerade,
as well as more than 40 electronic games. This is his second anthology for
Pegasus, following on from the 2017 collection Colonial Horrors. He lives in Lafayette, Colorado.