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British Weird

James Machin

Publisher: Handheld Classics

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Summary

For fans of the best-selling Women’s Weird anthology comes British Weird, a new installment of stories by British writers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century that embrace the supernatural, horror, and the Gothic. 
 
Curated by James Machin, the author of Palgrave Gothic’s Weird Fiction in Britain, 1880 – 1939, who details the background of these stories in the Weird tradition, identifying their use of peculiarly British preoccupations in supernatural short fiction. Immense church effigies walk at night, man find a prehistoric tribe in the Scottish Highlands, canoeing on a haunted river—these are some examples of Weird stories that are uniquely British in style and content.
 
Authors include Edith Nesbit (“Man-Size in a Marble”), John Buchan (“No-Man’s Land”), Algernon Blackwood (“The Willows”), E.F. Benson (“Caterpillars”), John Metcalfe (“The Bad Lands”), Eleanor Scott (“Randalls Round”), L.A. Lewis (“Lost Keep”), Arthur Machen (“N”), and Mary Butts “Mappa Mundi”).
 
This collection is certain to thrill, entertain, and chill any fan of classic Weird fiction.

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