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Basilisk and Other Tales of Dread, The (2003) [Collection]
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Robert Murray Gilchrist (1868-1917) is perhaps best known for his interest in topography, and for his stories set in Derbyshire's Peak District. But he was also a master of mystery and horror, as this richly varied collection shows.

If you are looking for a conventional horror story, in which the supernatural element is paramount, try The Crimson Weaver, Dame Inowslad, Witch In-Grain, or A Night on the Moor. If you are more taken with the psychology of the participants, often allied to a fascination with the killing of friends or lovers, then Francis Shackerley, The Noble Courtesan, Althea Swathmore, and My Friend will be right up your street. For humour we are offered the Peakland comedy of The Panicle or A Witch in the Peak. And when it comes to love, there are the tragic and poignant tales we might expect (The Return, The Lost Mistress, The Madness of Betty Hooton), but also the engaging and unusual Bubble Magic - a story of romantic betrayal which hints at a happy ending.


  • The Crimson Weaver
  • The Stone Dragon
  • The Lover's Ordeal
  • The Manuscript of Francis Shackerley
  • Midsummer Madness
  • The Return
  • Dame Inowslad
  • The Lost Mistress
  • Witch In-Grain
  • The Basilisk
  • The Noble Courtesan
  • The Writings of Althea Swarthmoor
  • Roxana Runs Lunatick
  • The Grotto at Ravensdale
  • Excerpts from Witherton's Journal: also a Letter of Crystalla's
  • My Friend
  • The Madness of Betty Hooton
  • Bubble Magic
  • Dryas and Lady Greenleaf
  • The Priest's Pavan
  • A Night on the Moor
  • The Pageant of Ghosts
  • The Panicle
  • A Witch in the Peak

Original title: The Basilisk and Other Tales of Dread
Alternative titles: A Night on the Moor and Other Tales of Dread
Original languages: English


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Edition #1: Basilisk and Other Tales of Dread, the

Basilisk and Other Tales of Dread, the (2003)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: John Pelan Christopher Roden
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Night on the Moor and Other Tales of Dread, a (November 2006)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Ware, Herts, U.K.
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 1840225416
Dimensions: 5.9 x 7.7 x 0.6 in
Pages: 192

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Basilisk and Other Tales of Dread, The (May 2003)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Ashcroft, BC
Publisher: Ash-Tree Press
ISBN: 1553100530
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.8 in
Pages: 187

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