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Old Nurse's Story, the (1852) [Short Story]
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When the five-year-old Rosamond Furnivall is orphaned, she, and her nurse Hester, are invited to live at Furnivall Manor. When they both begin to hear strange organ music and see a small child out in the snow, the tragic history of the Furnivall's is recounted to the old nurse.

First published in Household Words, Christmas 1852. Reprinted in:

  • Ghosts (1981)
  • The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories, ed. J. A. Cuddon, Penguin 1984
  • Book of the Dead (1986)
  • The Twelve Frights of Christmas, ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg & Carol-Lynn Rössel Waugh, Avon 1986
  • The Virago Book of Victorian Ghost Stories, ed. Richard Dalby, Virago 1988
  • Ghosts: A Classic Collection, ed. Anon., Morris Plains, NJ: Unicorn Pub. House 1989
  • Victorian Ghost Stories, ed. Michael Cox & R. A. Gilbert, Oxford University Press 1991
  • The Lifted Veil, ed. A. Susan Williams, Xanadu 1992
  • Horror by Lamplight, ed. Anon., Chancellor Press 1993
  • 4 Classic Ghostly Tales, ed. Anita Miller, Academy Chicago 1993
  • The Penguin Book of Classic Fantasy by Women, ed. A. Susan Williams, Penguin 1995
  • Great Ghost Stories, ed. Anon., London: Reader’s Digest Association Limited 1997
  • Gothic Short Stories (2002)

Original title: The Old Nurse's Story
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHorrorGhosts

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Ghosts (1981) [Anthology]
      Authors: Bram Stoker , Charles Dickens , Isaac Asimov , Ambrose Bierce , Henry James , H. G. Wells , Oscar Wilde , Frederik Pohl , Algernon Blackwood , Wilkie Collins , Fritz Leiber , Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu , Robert Louis Stevenson , M.G. Lewis , Bernhardt J. Hurwood , Washington Irving , Al Sarrantonio , Guy de Maupassant , Donald A. Wollheim , Edward D. Hoch , H. Russell Wakefield , F. Marion Crawford , John Kendrick Bangs , Parke Godwin , John Masefield , Frank R. Stockton , E. T. A. Hoffmann , Elizabeth Gaskell , Mary E. Wilkins Freeman , E. F. Benson , Amelia B. Edwards , A.M. Burrage , Unknown Author , Nigel Kneale , W. Stephen Gilbert , Jeanne Ray , Eugčne Montfort , Barbara Gallow , Helena Blavatsky , Z.Z. Jeromm , Saralee Terry , Anatole Le Braz , Faith Lancereau , Robert Hugh Benson , Dick Baldwin , Jack Snow , James Grant
     Book of the Dead: Thirteen Classic Tales of the Supernatural, the (1986) [Anthology]
      Authors: Edgar Allan Poe , Charles Dickens , Walter Scott , Mary Shelley , Wilkie Collins , Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu , F. Marion Crawford , Elizabeth Gaskell , Edward Bulwer-Lytton , Perceval Landon , Margaret Oliphant
     Gothic Short Stories (2002) [Anthology]
      Authors: M. R. James , Edgar Allan Poe , Charles Dickens , Ambrose Bierce , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Walter Scott , Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu , Robert Louis Stevenson , Charlotte Perkins Gilman , Elizabeth Gaskell , Mary E. Wilkins Freeman , Richard Middleton , William Harrison Ainsworth , E. F. Benson , Unknown Author , Charles Robert Maturin , Nathan Drake , Anne Laetitia Barbauld , Ralph Adams Cram , John Wilson , S. Carleton

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