A wonderful collection of the short stories by one of America's most underrated authors, Harriet Prescott Spofford. Including the stories, 'In a Cellar' and 'Circumstance'. Spofford was a regular contributor of short stories to the journal, The Atlantic Monthly. She was well known and well liked at the end of the 19th century for her vivid gothic and fantastic tales. We are republishing these stories together with a new introductory biography of the author.