The Haunted House

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The Haunted House

By Charles Dickens; Wesley Stace (Introduction by)

Modern Library, Paperback, 9780812973068, 160pp.

Publication Date: October 12, 2004

On Christmas Eve, a party of friends descends on a purportedly haunted country retreat, charged with the task of discovering evidence of the supernatural. Sequestered in their rooms for the holiday, the friends reconvene on Twelfth Night at a great feast and share their stories of spectral encounter. Conducted by Charles Dickens and counting Elizabeth Gaskell and Wilkie Collins among its contributors, "The Haunted House" examines quintessentially Victorian themes sex and longing, nostalgia and loss in ways that continue to resonate today. Ingeniously conceived and written, and spiked with flashes of Dickensian humor, this volume is a strange and sheer delight.

About the Author
WESLEY STACE is the author of the novel "Misfortune." Under the name John Wesley Harding, he has recorded more than a dozen albums, most recently "Adam s Apple." He lives in Brooklyn."