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Out of the Past: Tales of Haunting History

Out of the Past: Tales of Haunting History

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“Come inside, my bonny witch-finder. Here is shelter for thee…”

A tale of callous murder and deranged revenge rings out from fifteenth-century Italy. A witch-finder’s great triumph is also the herald of his own doom in Civil War Britain. A prisoner’s fate at the hands of the Inquisition in sixteenth-century Mexico leads to an encounter with the bestial and bizarre beneath the waves.

Summoning eleven stories chosen for their uncanny portrayals of weird history, this collection presents a dark timeline of grim visions harking from plague-racked England to revolutionary France and culminating in the last gasps of the nineteenth century.

Including stories by the greatest writers of history-turned-horrifying such as Marjorie Bowen, Frederick Cowles, Vernon Lee and the lost genius Vincent O’Sullivan, this volume is capped by two of Aaron Worth’s own tales of Victorian macabre alongside a chiller evoking M. R. James by the adapter of his stories for radio, Sheila Hodgson.

Publication date: 21/04/2024

Author: Edited by Aaron Worth

Brand: British Library Publishing

Number of pages: 288

Binding: Hardback

Dimensions: 190 x 130 mm

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