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Supernatural Tales

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Pennedat a time when the literature of the fantastic was at its peak, thischilling collection of eerie tales fuses the fantastic with the decadent,creating new artistic forms redolent with satanic imagery, morbid atmospheres, and obsessive notions of decay. Soaked in the intoxicating warmth and aromas of Italian pastoral idylls,these stories are also pervaded by eerie or m ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published November 1st 2003 by Peter Owen Publishers (first published September 1st 1987)
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I started reading some of these tales for Bibliogoth back in the summer, the four that were part of that collection were some of the best ghost tales I've read. Very atmospheric, well written and with very interesting women. It felt odd to be reading such great stories in the heat of summer so decided I'd wait till it got cold to finish the book. Unfortantely by the time I got around to finishing it I didn't care for the rest of the tales as much. This may have been partly because they didn't ha ...more
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Vernon Lee was the pseudonym of the British writer Violet Paget (1856 – 1935). She is now known mostly for her supernatural fiction; she wrote also essays and poetry; she contributed to The Yellow Book. She was a follower of Walter Pater.
An engaged feminist, she always dressed á la garçonne, and was a member of the Union of democratic control[1].

Her literary works explored the themes of haunting a
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