The Haunted House (Paperback)

By Charles Dickens, Wesley Stace (Introduction by)

Modern Library, 9780812973068, 160pp.

Publication Date: October 12, 2004

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Description

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.
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