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Spectre Bride, the (1822) [Short Story]
by William Harrison Ainsworth Rating: Weighted - 7.2 / Average - 7.0 of 10 (2 votes) (Rate!)
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Who is the tall dark stranger that appears at the birthday celebrations of Clotilda, only daughter of the Baron of Hernswolf, and proceeds to ingratiate himself into her life?

Originally published anonymously in Arliss's Pocket Magazine in 1822. It is often attributed to Ainsworth, but even acknowledged experts cannot 100% verify his authorship.

Also published in:

  • Great British Tales of Terror: Gothic Stories of Horror and Romance 1765-1840 (1972)
  • Gothic Ghost Stories (2002)

Original title: The Spectre Bride
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHorrorSatanism, Demonology, and Black Magic

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     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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