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The Darker Sex: Tales of the Supernatural and Macabre by Victorian Women Writers

ISBN13: 9780720613353
ISBN: 0720613353
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $19.95
Publisher: Peter Owen Ltd
Published Date:
Pages: 253
Average Goodreads rating: 3.76/5 (58 ratings)

Ghosts, precognition, suicide, and the afterlife are all themes in these thrilling stories by Britain and America's greatest Victorian women, proving their talent for creating dark, sensational, and horrifying tales of the supernatural. This anthology showcases some of the best and most representative work by female writers during this period, including Emily Bronte, Mary Braddon, George Eliot, and Edith Nesbit, as well as Elizabeth Gaskell, Charlotte Riddell, Louisa Baldwin, Mary Penn, Violet Quirk, and Elizabeth Stuart Phelps. Editor Mike Ashley provides valuable insight into the authors' lives. Each story still has the ability to shock, frighten, and show how Victorian women perfected and developed the Gothic genre.