To be published on 14th May 2024 Handheld Weirds 10
The House of Silence is an anthology of the best ghost stories of E Nesbit. She was one of the great British Edwardian storytellers, whom we now remember most for her children’s novels. But she wrote ghost stories prolifically for adults. Her imagination focused on the detail of the domestic to draw out horror, chills and delight.
Revel in the dark side of Victorian and Edwardian England, where visiting a house of strangers becomes a trial of nerve, and rediscovering the past leads you into strange and terrifying places. Melissa Edmundson, a noted authority on supernatural writing from this period and the curator of Women’s Weird and Women’s Weird 2, has selected the best of E Nesbit’s short scary fiction for this new Handheld Classic.
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Stories include: ‘John Charrington’s Wedding’, ‘The Ebony Frame’, ‘The Mass for the Dead’, ‘The White Lady’, ‘From the Dead’, ‘Hurst of Hurstcote’, ‘The Haunted Inheritance’, ‘The Power of Darkness’, ‘The House of Silence’, ‘No. 17’, ‘In the Dark’, ‘The Violet Car’, ‘The Haunted House’, ’The Pavilion’ and ‘The Detective’.
Edith Nesbit (1858-1924) was a British author and political activist, who co-founded the Fabian Society, later to merge into the new Labour Party. She is best remembered now for timeless classic fiction for children, such as Five Children and It (1902) and The Railway Children (1906).
This will be the tenth Handheld Weird! Explore the others here
Women’s Weird: the original anthology edited by Melissa Edmundson. Contains thirteen excellent supernatural stories encompassing the boundaries of Weird by outstanding women authors. Includes stories by Edith Wharton, May Sinclair, Margery Lawrence and E Nesbit.
Women’s Weird 2: our second anthology edited by Melissa Edmundson, this collection of short supernatural fiction from 1893 to 1937 broadens the geographical territory of Weird with fiction from Canada, Australia, India, the USA and New Zealand.
British Weird: edited by James Machin, this collection of short British supernatural fiction from 1981 to 1937 displays an unsettling mastery of Weird preoccupations.
The Villa and The Vortex, by Elinor Mordaunt: we bring this exceptionally good writer of Weird fiction back into print with this new anthology of her best supernatural writing, first published between 1916 and 1924.
The Outcast and The Rite, by Helen de Guerry Simpson, a forgotten Australian novelist who was a skilful writer of the subtlest of superantural short stories. Weird, but not as we know it.
From the Abyss, by D K Broster, a spectacularly good collection of the Weird short fiction that this very popular historical novelist wrote alongside her novels of the eighteenth century.
Strange Relics, an anthology of classic supernatural stories about archaeological finds, curated by Amara Thornton and Katy Soar.
The Unknown, by Algernon Blackwood, a collection of 12 short stories and biographical writing and reflection by Blackwood, exploring his fascination with the indescribable and his brilliance at conveying the impossible.
The Living Stone, edited by Henry Bartholomew. An anthology of lithic horror and short stories of uncanny sculpture, originally from 1858 to 1943.