A rare treasure of ghostly tales from the Victorian era
Shropshire born James Hain Friswell (1825-78) was a prolific author of the Victorian age. A noted defender of the Christian faith, much of his non-fiction output quite naturally concentrated on religious matters. He also contributed to a number of journals of his time, wrote non-fiction on a plethora of subjects and penned a number of novels and short stories. He was especially regarded in his own time for his efforts to improve the quality of literature for young readers. In this special Leonaur edition is Friswell's small, but select, collection of the ghostly and other worldly fiction. Here is Ghost Stories and Phantom Fancies, a dozen or so pieces (including a poem) to please aficionados of supernatural fiction as it was a written during its golden age including, 'The Dead Man's Story,' 'The Black Madonna,' 'The Oxford Ghost,' 'A Phantom of the Du Barry' and others. This comparatively concise work published in 1858 is, of course, rare on the antiquarian market so the Leonaur editors are pleased to be able to represent it to modern readers as part of our Collected Supernatural and Weird Fiction series.
Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket; our hardbacks are cloth bound and feature gold foil lettering on their spines and fabric head and tail bands.