Ghostly Tales (Hardcover)

Spine-Chilling Stories of the Victorian Age

By Various, Bill Bragg (Illustrator)

Chronicle Books, 9781452159270, 176pp.

Publication Date: July 25, 2017

List Price: 22.95*
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A vengeful phantom lurks in a country graveyard.
A whaling crew becomes trapped on a haunted ship.
A human skull is kept locked in a cupboard, but
sometimes at night, it screams. . . .

This collection of tales transports the reader to a time when staircases creaked in old manor houses, and a candle could be blown out by a gust of wind, or by a passing ghost. Penned by some of the greatest Victorian novelists and masters of the ghost story genre, each story is illustrated with exquisitely eerie artwork in this special gift edition featuring an embossed textured case and a ribbon marker.

About the Author

Chronicle Books publishes distinctive books and gifts. From award-winning children's titles, bestselling cookbooks, and eclectic pop culture to acclaimed works of art and design, stationery, and journals, we craft publishing that's instantly recognizable for its spirit and creativity. Enjoy our publishing and become part of our community at

Bill Bragg is an internationally exhibited artist whose work appears regularly in the Guardian and the New York Times. In 2016, he received the V&A Editorial Illustration Award. He lives in London.

Praise For Ghostly Tales: Spine-Chilling Stories of the Victorian Age

"This charming collection is full of atmosphere, anticipation and spooky goings on, enough to keep you awake at night and not just because you need to read just one more page."
-Erisea Magazine