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Richard Dalby’s ‘Mistresses of the Macabre’ volume 7: Mrs Catherine Crowe (1790-1872) became the first great literary authority on the supernatural with her bestselling and extremely influential work The Night Side of Nature, or Ghosts and Ghost Seers (1848). She was fascinated by spiritualism and the occult, and spent many years researching the subject, becoming the best known of all Victorian ‘ghost hunters’. Most of her best stories were related so that they read like fiction, and can be enjoyed either way, but are generally regarded to be much closer to fiction than fact! Although The Night Side of Nature has been reprinted many times right up to the present day, her later collection Ghosts and Family Legends (1859) has been unfairly neglected. The book was effectively a Christmas double-number of ghost stories, related (or invented) by friends of the author. Only 175 copies hardcover copies printed.
Title: Ghosts And Family Legends.
Categories: Sarob Press: Wales.,
Edition: First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Publisher: Sarob Press: Wales.: 2005.
ISBN Number: 1902309561
ISBN Number 13: 9781902309569
Grading: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 16160