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I love Victorian ghost stories because they express one of my

I love Victorian ghost stories because they express one of my


The Independent Culture. 'I don't know about ghosts,' she was saying, 'but. '

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Marley's ghost appearing to Scrooge. Illustration for Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," 19th century.

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I love Victorian ghost stories because they express one of my favorite storytelling elements–the

"Marley's Ghost" Original illustration from A Christmas Carol "

John Dee and Edward Kelley invoking the spirit of a deceased person (engraving from the Astrology by Ebenezer Sibly, 1806)

Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886) was a classic Gothic work of the 1880s, seeing many stage adaptations.

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The ghost of a pirate, from Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates (1903)

19th-century etching by John Leech of the Ghost of Christmas Present as depicted in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

The Unjustly Overlooked Victorian Novelist Elizabeth Gaskell

... The Fashionable Science of Parlour Magic [page: back cover]

A Key to Physic, and the Occult Sciences

Eight Ghosts: The English Heritage Book of New Ghost Stories English Heritage invited eight award-winning British writers to visit historic sites under ...

Image of The Ghost that Dwells in Each of Us

'Ghost' throws woman to the ground in creepy CCTV footage

The Gray Ghost (1917).


Many an old house has a story to tell

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My Ghost Story


Why horror is having its moment at the London Film Festival

Hitchcock brought 'The Birds', Daphne du Maurier's horror story ...

The ghost of TV Christmas past: Television over the years. A powerful ghost story is like being possessed

The Kiss by Auguste Rodin. Photograph: Christophel Fine Art/UIG via Getty Images

Devil's Day by Andrew Michael Hurley I loved Hurley's Costa-winning debut The Loney, so I was pretty excited about this book. Like its predecessor, Devil's ...

Witch of Endor by Nikolai Ge, depicting King Saul encountering the ghost of Samuel (1857)

Illustration for a classical Japanese kaidan story Yotsuya from the series One Hundred Tales (Hyaku monogatari). The ghost of Oiwa manifesting herself as a ...

The Impact of the Ghost of Christmas Past

Brown book cover bearing the words "A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens" ...

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Seven Dials London

John McLenan's illustration of the dramatic moment the fire breaks out in Satis House, from the American edition of Great Expectations, 1861.

In the nineteenth century, the Arctic, then still largely undiscovered, captured the imagination of the Western world.


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The Silent Companions: Winner of the WHSmith Thumping Good Read Award and an ITV Zoe Ball Book Club pick: Amazon.co.uk: Laura Purcell: 9781408888094: Books

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Woman wearing a mask in a field GETTY. Henry James' Turn of the Screw is one of the best Victorian ghost stories

Ghostly image in the woods

Rumors of hauntings abound with claims that ghosts traveled from Europe along with the parts of the house that were originally salvaged from castle ruins.

Catrinas, one of the most popular figures of the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico

Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol (1843) was a phenomenal success in the 19th century and is still closely associated with the author.

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The Restless Dead: Ten Original Stories of the Supernatural by Deborah Noyes

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Hand reaching out in ghostly fashion GETTY. Henry James is one of the literary kings of ghost stories

Pulp magazines such as Weird Tales reprinted and popularized Gothic horror from the prior century.


... Poster advertising the mesmerist Miss Annie De Montford at the Music Hall, Barnstaple, Devon

In this illustration of Chesney Wold - the Dedlocks' stately home - Hablot Knight Browne draws out the setting's Gothic elements. From the original monthly ...

1902) by Albert Robida showing a futuristic view of air travel over Paris in the year 2000 as people leave the opera

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus (1818) has come to define Gothic fiction in the Romantic period. Frontispiece to 1831 edition shown.

A cartoon showing an exploding celluloid bowtie

Athenodorus and the Ghost, by Henry Justice Ford, c.1900

Edgar Allan Poe

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Why do we read scary books?

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Viy, lord of the underworld, from the story of the same name by Gogol

From beyond the Grave (1974)

The Sublimely Inaccurate Portrait of the Brontë Sisters

The Restless Dead: Ten Original Stories of the Supernatural by Deborah Noyes

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

The Little Stranger

black and white drawing of small house of complex design raised above the surrounding buildings on. "

The best books for Halloween

Relief from a carved funerary lekythos at Athens showing Hermes as psychopomp conducting the soul of the deceased, Myrrhine into Hades (ca. 430-420 B.C.)

Every ghost story introduces an element of uncertainty: are these things really happening, or are they in your head? Like The Innocents, The Others is ...

The picturesque and evocative ruin is a common theme in Gothic literature. This image shows the ruins of Kenilworth Castle.

Small boy asleep at work. Dickens at the blacking warehouse, as ...

William Harvey, The Story of the Fisherman, 1838–40, woodcut

If you were only ever going to watch two haunted house movies, the second one should definitely be The Conjuring. James Wan's ode to 70s horror has plenty ...

Victorian Gothic[edit]. Cover of a Varney the ...

Macbeth Seeing the Ghost of Banquo by Théodore Chassériau

Getting the timing of a holiday wrong can have disastrous consequences, as City Of The Dead illustrates. Nan Barlow is a history student who, ...

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Death Line (1972)

11. Introduction • 'I really wrote it as an exercise almost. I love traditional English, classic, ghost stories, particularly Victorian ...

... was synonymous with poverty and crime, a black hole to most Londoners. Dickens stormed it with pen and paper. (The Print Collector / Alamy)

This abandoned mansion in Gonzales could be haunted for two reasons. First, just the

Ghosts in Great Dunmow: Up the fear factor with a night in the Haunted Bedroom

The archetype of the Creator is a familiar image in Blake's work. Here, the demiurgic figure Urizen prays before the world he has forged.

Scrooge pushing a large candle damper over the first ghost

In the Preface to the Lyrical Ballads, Wordsworth writes that he has 'taken as much pains to avoid [poetic diction] as others ordinarily take to produce it' ...

A Christmas Carol: The Influence of Charles Dickens on Christmas Traditions

The Fashionable Science of Parlour Magic

Frank Brangwyn, Story of Ansal-Wajooodaud, Rose-in-Bloom ("The daughter of a Visier sat at a lattice window"), 1895–96, watercolour and tempera on millboard

The Whitechapel monster' from the Illustrated Police News [page: [1]]

“It is happening, and no one is safe.” Night Of The Living Dead features some of the most brilliantly ominous radio broadcasts in all horror.