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The Valancourt book of Victorian Christmas ghost stories / edited with an introduction by Tara Moore.

Moore, Tara (Tara Stern), (editor,, writer of introduction.).


During the Victorian era, it became traditional for publishers of newspapers and magazines to print ghost stories during the Christmas season for chilling winter reading by the fireside or candlelight. Now for the first time thirteen of these tales are collected here, including a wide range of stories from a diverse group of authors, some well-known, others anonymous or forgotten. Readers whose only previous experience with Victorian Christmas ghost stories has been Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol" will be surprised and delighted at the astonishing variety of ghostly tales in this volume.

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  • ISBN: 9781943910571
  • ISBN: 194391057X
  • ISBN: 9781943910564
  • ISBN: 1943910561
  • Physical Description: 291 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: Richmond, Virginia : Valancourt Books, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 12).
Formatted Contents Note:
Tapestried chamber / Walter Scott -- Old nurse's story / Elizabeth Gaskell -- Horror: a true tale / John Berwick Harwood -- "Bring me a light!" / Anonymous -- Old hooker's ghost / Anonymous -- Ghost's summons / Ada Buisson -- Jack Layford's friend / Anonymous -- How Peter Parley laid a ghost / Anonymous -- Mysterious visitor / Ellen Wood -- Haunted rock / W.W. Fenn -- Lady's walk / Margaret Oliphant -- Captain of the Pole-star / Arthur Conan Doyle -- Doll's ghost / F. Marion Crawford.
Subject: Ghost stories.
Christmas stories.
Genre: Ghost stories.
Christmas fiction.
Horror fiction.
Short stories.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Swinomish Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Regional Library. (Show)


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La Conner Regional Library FIC VALANCOURT 112115 FICTION Available -

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