The Haunted House (Paperback)

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By Charles Dickens, Wesley Stace (Introduction by)
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On Christmas Eve, a party of friends descends on a purportedly haunted country retreat, charged with the task of discovering evidence of the supernatural. Sequestered in their rooms for the holiday, the friends reconvene on Twelfth Night at a great feast and share their stories of spectral encounter. Conducted by Charles Dickens and counting Elizabeth Gaskell and Wilkie Collins among its contributors, "The Haunted House" examines quintessentially Victorian themes sex and longing, nostalgia and loss in ways that continue to resonate today. Ingeniously conceived and written, and spiked with flashes of Dickensian humor, this volume is a strange and sheer delight.

About the Author


WESLEY STACE is the author of the novel "Misfortune." Under the name John Wesley Harding, he has recorded more than a dozen albums, most recently "Adam s Apple." He lives in Brooklyn."
Product Details
ISBN: 9780812973068
ISBN-10: 0812973062
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: October 12th, 2004
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Modern Library Classics (Paperback)