An Obscurity of Ghosts


Edited by J A Mains
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  • A Live Ghost by Miss Ellen MacKibin
  • A Chestnutting Ghost by Margaret Barringer
  • Lady Dorothy by Ralli West
  • Miss Tweed’s Ghost Story by Sarah Doudney
  • The Home Across the Way by Laura Eldridge
  • The Pin Ghost by Mrs E T Corbett
  • The Room with the Staircase by Mrs E Fitzmaurice
  • A Bristol Ghost Story by Alice Horlor
  • Grannie’s Ghost Story by Lucy Hardy
  • A Night in a Haunted House by (Mattie) May Jordan
  • Mrs Johnson’s Ghost Story by Mary Linington
  • Old Delford’s Ghost by Josephine Lovelace
  • The Broadacre Ghost by Emma Ray
  • Not Exactly a Ghost Story by Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • My Friend’s Story by Mrs Crowe
  • The Sociable Ghost by Olive Harper


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Following the success of A Suggestion of Ghosts, British Fantasy Award-winning editor J.A. Mains presents a second all-female anthology of ghost stories written between 1876 and 1902. Mains has once again been trawling the archives to find another sixteen tales which have not been anthologised since their original publications.
Featuring cover art from multiple time British Fantasy Award-winner Les Edwards, and an introduction by Melissa Edmundson, AN OBSCURITY OF GHOSTS will be another important volume for those interested in the Victorian era of supernatural tales.
This hardback edition of AN OBSCURITY OF GHOSTS will be limited to 50 numbered copies, each signed by editor J.A. Mains and artist Les Edwards.