The Power of Darkness: Tales of Terror

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Wordsworth Editions, 2006 - Ghost stories - 255 pages
The figure of my wife came in... it came straight towards the bed... its wide eyes were open and looked at me with love unspeakable' Edith Nesbit, best known as the author of The Railway Children and other children's classics, was also the mistress of the ghost story and tales of terror. She was able to create genuinely chilling narratives in which the returning dead feature strongly. Sadly, these stories have been neglected for many years, but now, at last, they are back in print. In this wonderful collection of eerie, flesh-creeping yarns, we encounter love that transcends the grave, reanimated corpses, vampiric vines, vengeful ghosts and other dark delights to make you feel fearful. These vintage spooky stories, tinged with horror, are told in a bold, forthright manner that makes them seem as fresh and unsettling as today's headlines.
 

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Those who know Edith Nesbit only for her children’s books, most notably The Railway Children, would be surprised to hear that she also wrote many chilling horror stories, collected here in The Power ... Read full review

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Perhaps best know for her Boxcar Children series, E. Nesbit also wrote many entertaining ghost stories. The stories are fairly lightweight, similar to what one would expect from an episode of The ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
7
Uncle Abrahams Romance
29
The Three Drugs
45
The Violet Car
63
John Charringtons Wedding
77
Hurst of Hurstcote
101
The Head
125
The Mystery of the Semidetached
139
The Five Senses
153
The Power of Darkness
169
The Haunted Inheritance
195
The Letter in Brown Ink 197
217
The Haunted House 213
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