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Darkness Looms on Christmas

Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, George MacDonald, Saki Saki, Robert Louis Stevenson, Grant Allen, John Kendrick Bangs, Bithia Mary Croker, Florence Marryat, J. M. Barrie, E.F. Benson, Jerome K. Jerome, M.R. James, Algernon Blackwood, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Arthur Conan Doyle, Sabine Baring-Gould, Frank R. Stockton, Fergus Hume, James Bowker, Thomas Hardy, Catherine Crowe, Katherine Rickford, William Douglas O'Connor, Leonard Kip, Catherine L. Pirkis, Lucie E. Jackson, Louisa M. Alcott, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Publisher: DigiCat

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Summary

Darkness Looms on Christmas is an eclectic anthology that juxtaposes the warmth and joy of the holiday season against the stark, often chilling narratives of gothic and supernatural fiction. This collection spans a variety of literary styles, from the ghostly and macabre to tales of psychological horror and the uncanny. Its diversity is its strength, presenting readers with a multifaceted exploration of fear, hope, and the complexities of the human condition. Standout pieces illuminate the sheer range of storytelling prowess among the authors, making the anthology a significant compendium for both aficionados and scholars of the genre. The contributing authors, including luminaries like Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle, bring with them backgrounds as varied as their stories. The anthology traces lines through multiple historical, cultural, and literary movements, blending the Victorian fascination with the supernatural with more modernist explorations of the psyche. Through this collective endeavor, Darkness Looms on Christmas offers a unique vantage point on the themes of isolation, redemption, and the spectral. It showcases how these seasoned voices from different eras use the backdrop of Christmas to both challenge and reaffirm notions of the paranormal and the everyday. Darkness Looms on Christmas is an essential read for those seeking to immerse themselves in a rich tapestry of haunting holiday tales. It not only celebrates the diversity of gothic and supernatural literature but also invites readers to reflect on the deeper meanings that can be found in the shadows of our festal celebrations. This anthology is a treasure trove of eerie delights and somber reflections, making it a perfect companion for long winter evenings. It promises educational value, captivating insights, and an engaging dialogue between the myriad perspectives of its distinguished contributors.
Available since: 11/13/2022.
Print length: 1015 pages.

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