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Ghostly Tales
Ghostly Tales: Spine-Chilling Stories of the Victorian Age | Chronicle Books
12 posts | 3 read | 11 to read
A vengeful phantom lurks in a country graveyard. A whaling crew becomes trapped on a haunted ship. A human skull is kept locked in a cupboard, but sometimes at night, it screams. . . . This collection of tales transports the reader to a time when staircases creaked in old manor houses, and a candle could be blown out by a gust of wind, or by a passing ghost. Penned by some of the greatest Victorian novelists and masters of the ghost story genre, each story is illustrated with exquisitely eerie artwork in this special ebook.
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Litlady
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My #Litsypenpal outdid herself once again for our Halloween gift exchange! Thanks, Becky(@beck9lol) for all the ghoulish goodies! My manager at B&N read ‘The Death of Jane Lawrence‘ and said the creep factor is off the charts! 🎃 I can‘t wait to do a deep dive into all of these. The candy was en pointe .. so much so that this is all that‘s left .. Lol! Thanks again to the best #Litsypenpal on the planet. 😎🎃👻💀🧡🖤

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StaceGhost
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These stickers were so much fun! 🦇Eliot and I spent part of this morning decorating my iPad cover haha @Karisa the Disney Halloween cartoons are his favorite! Solid choice 🕷

Clare-Dragonfly Is the lady in the middle a sticker or part of the iPad cover? 1mo
StaceGhost @Clare-Dragonfly she‘s a sticker too! It‘s Eir, the Norse goddess. I got it off Etsy from Anetteprs Shop. I love her illustrations! And she donates a portion of her sales to a women‘s shelter ❤️ 1mo
Karisa 💗💗💗 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly Ooh, thanks! I‘ll look her up! 1mo
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LeahBergen
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I‘m starting off October with a story from this lovely book (an #AllHallowsReadSwap gift from @Read-y_Picker last Halloween).

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DrJAdMerricksson That was a fun read! The hardcopy is gorgeous. Haha, I just have a digi version 2mo
merelybookish With a mug to match! 👻 2mo
Read-y_Picker It is such a gorgeous volume! Can‘t believe tou waited all year! 2mo
Cathythoughts What a great cover .. you‘re getting in the mood ! 👻 2mo
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LeahBergen
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Thank you so much for the lovely #AllHallowsReadSwap gifts, @Read-y_Picker ! 🧡🖤💙

The illustrations and endpapers in this book of classic ghost stories are GORGEOUS and I‘ve already wolfed down a chocolate (or three). I especially loved your pretty card and letter, telling how you stalked me and all the little things you found out along the way.

Thank you for this “one book, one treat” swap, @MaleficentBookDragon . It‘s so much fun! 🧡🖤💙

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Caroline2 😆 2y
BeansPage 🧟‍♀️ 2y
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esurient
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Such ponderous writing!

esurient 1866 and not to my taste: 2y
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esurient
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Heck yeah, circa 1904 narrator, fourth-wall break at me!

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esurient
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#pricedrop! Yes, I will buy you!

The illustrations in this series are always prettier in person (in the print editions), but I'll take what I can get.

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All seven stories within this book are in the public domain, but this collection has enriching illustrations by Bill Bragg and cool gothic endpapers. I completely enjoyed sampling these authors‘ Victorian ghost stories which left me with just enough feeling of the unsettled and uncanny with none of the modern demonic or slasher horror. If you, like me, like the old-fashioned things that go-bump-in-the-night light scare then this is for you, too.

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Reviewsbylola
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One place I don‘t want to be #onmyown? Stranded in the snowy, desolate moors of England at night, being picked up by a “phantom coach” being driven by a creepy old dude.

This anthology of “spine chilling stories of the Victorian age” was part of my recent Book Outlet haul. 👌🏻

#musicalnewyear

DivineDiana Agree! 😱 3y
vivastory I love Victorian stories like this. Good choice! 3y
Tamra Sound fun and up my alley! 3y
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WhatThePuck My nails are that color too! #random 3y
LeahBergen I love Victorian ghost stories! 👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Cinfhen ❤️ 3y
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