Shadows on the Wall

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The disquieting tales of New England author Mary E. Wilkins Freeman explore a world of domestic spaces turned uncanny, hopeful youths grasped by the spirits of vengeful ancestors and nature made sinister when the effects of twisted physics suggest some supernormal influence. Collecting the best of the author’s strange and unsettling tales – including two stories which have long evaded her anthologists – this volume casts a light on an underappreciated contributor to weird fiction, and the shadowy corners of a dark imagination.

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Introducing an influential American author to the series, offering a view of how weird fiction developed in the U.S. alongside the works of British authors. It includes two stories missed by the ‘complete’ strange story anthologies which have been assembled thanks to Mike Ashley’s expertise.

Suddenly he began hastening hither and thither about the room. He moved the furniture with fierce jerks, turning ever to see the effect upon the shadow on the wall. Not a line of its terrible outlines wavered.

The disquieting tales of Mary E. Wilkins Freeman explore a world of contrast, where the supernatural erupts out of authentically drawn portraits of New England life. This is a world of witchcraft, secrecy, domestic spaces turned uncanny and ancestral vengeance inflicted upon the unfortunates of the present.

Collecting the best of the author’s strange tales – including ‘The White Shawl’, which was unpublished during her lifetime – this volume casts a light on an underappreciated contributor to weird fiction and the shadowy corners of a dark imagination.

Additional information

Weight 0.26 kg
Dimensions 19 × 12.7 × 2.8 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

288

Language

English

Edition

Short stories

Dewey

813.4 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K