A Suggestion of Ghosts

Supernatural Fiction by Women 1854-1900

edited by J.A. Mains

Casebound hardback, available late 2017

Table of Contents

  • Introduction – Lynda E. Rucker
  • A Veritable Ghost Story – Susanna Moodie
  • The Spectral Rout – Francis Power Cobbe
  • A Legend of All-Hallow Eve – Georgiana S. Hull
  • The Ghost of the Nineteenth Century – Phoebe Pember
  • The Ghost Room – Clara Merwin
  • Miss Massareene’s Ghost – E.A. Henty
  • Vindication of the Supernatural – Manda L. Crocker
  • The Warneford Abbey Ghost – Ada Maria Jocelyn
  • A Speakin’ Ghost – Annie Trumbull Slosson
  • The Closed Cabinet – Lady Gwendolyn Gascoyne-Cecil
  • The Little Green Door – Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman
  • The Death Spancel – Katharine Tynan
  • The House That Wouldn’t Let – Mrs Hattie H. Howard
  • At the Witching Hour – Elizabeth Gibert Cunningham Terry
  • The Oakleigh Ghost – Annie Armitt

From British Fantasy Award-winning editor J.A. Mains comes A Suggestion of Ghosts, an all-female anthology of ghost stories written between 1854 and 1900. Mains has been deep in the cobwebbed archives of decaying periodicals, collections and newspapers, and has found British, Irish, American and Australian stories that have not been anthologised since their original publications up to 190 years ago. Mains is also thrilled to be able to attribute the correct authorship of ‘The Closed Cabinet’ – a tale which has been continuously published under the byline ‘Anon’ since its original appearance in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine in January 1895 – to Lady Gwendolyn Gascoyne-Cecil.

Featuring cover art from multiple time British Fantasy Award-winner Les Edwards, and interior artwork from acclaimed artist, author and screenwriter Mike Mignola, A Suggestion of Ghosts will be an invaluable book for those desperately seeking to read and research supernatural tales which have been long forgotten and faded away.

This hardback edition of A Suggestion of Ghosts will be limited to 50 numbered copies, each signed by editor J.A. Mains and artist Les Edwards.

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