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Victorian Nightmares (1977) [Anthology]
by John Kendrick Bangs Robert Barr Ambrose Bierce Guy Boothby Rhoda Broughton Georgina C. Clark W. Carleton Dawe Dick Donovan Erckmann-Chatrian George Manville Fenn Dorothea Gerard R. Murray Gilchrist E. Heron H. Heron H. B. Marriott-Watson Richard Marsh Guy de Maupassant Frank Norris Morgan Robertson George R. Sims J. Keighley Snowden Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Preoccupied with death, and repressed in many areas of their lives, Victorians seem to have found an emotional outlet in ghost stories, eerie tales, and a fascination with the macabre. Writers of the era fed this appetite with a continuing feast of stories steeped in terror and the supernatural.

This unique collection gathers together 21 of these Victorian-era spine-tinglers, but unlike most anthologies, which feature the same tired tales, this volume contains 21 outstanding, but neglected stories from that time period. The product of painstaking research in libraries, antique bookshops, and other out-of-the-way archives, these rare gems include A Bottomless Grave, a black comedy by Ambrose Bierce; The Ship That Saw a Ghost, a tale of seafaring mystery by Frank Norris; The Tomb, Guy de Maupassant's grotesque account of one man's incurable longing for his deceased lover; Richard Marsh's unsettling tale of The Haunted Chair, and 17 more.

Compelling tales by such lesser-known writers as Dorothea Gerard, J. Keighley Snowden, Robert Barr, and Georgina C. Clark round out this collection of carefully chosen, hard-to-find narratives, sure to delight the most discerning reader of Victorian tales of terror and the supernatural.


  • Introduction by Hugh Lamb
  • The Devil of the Marsh by H.B. Marriott-Watson
  • A Tragic Honeymoon by G.R. Sims
  • The Battle of the Monsters by Morgan Robertson
  • The Return by R. Murray Gilchrist
  • The Corpse Light by Dick Donovan
  • The Ship That Saw a Ghost by Frank Norris
  • A Bottomless Grave by Ambrose Bierce
  • One Summer Night by Ambrose Bierce
  • Ghosts That Have Haunted Me by J.K. Bangs
  • Haunted by Spirits by George Manville Fenn
  • A Ghost Slayer by J. Keighley Snowden
  • The Tomb by Guy de Maupassant
  • The Man with the Nose by Rhoda Broughton
  • My Nightmare by Dorothea Gerard
  • A Life-Watch by Georgina C. Clark
  • The Haunted Chair by Richard Marsh
  • Coolies by W. Carlton Dawe
  • The Three Souls by Erckmann-Chatrian
  • A Strange Goldfield by Guy Boothby
  • An Alpine Divorce by Robert Barr
  • The Story of Baelbrow by E. and H. Heron

Original title: Victorian Nightmares
Alternative titles: A Bottomless Grave and Other Victorian Tales of Terror
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHorrorGeneral

The following works are contained within this one:
     Story of Baelbrow, the (1898) [Short Story]
      Authors: H. Heron , E. Heron

Edition #1: Victorian Nightmares

Victorian Nightmares (1977)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Hugh Lamb
Introduction by: Hugh Lamb
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Bottomless Grave and Other Victorian Tales of Terror, a (2001)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Mineola, NY
Publisher: Dover Thrift Editions
ISBN: 0486415902
Dimensions: 5.2 x 8.3 x 0.6 in
Pages: 224

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Victorian Nightmares (1980)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Coronet
ISBN: 0340250992

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Victorian Nightmares (1977)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: London
Publisher: W.H. Allen
ISBN: 0491020309
Pages: 224

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Victorian Nightmares (May 1977)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Taplinger Pub. Co.
ISBN: 0800879848
Dimensions: 5.2 x 8.2 x 1.1 in
Pages: 224

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