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Uncanny Tales

3.10  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Published 1896 by Hutchinson
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Apr 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
A warning: some of these stories are not 'uncanny' but the first two in the collection are excellent and worth reading if you read nothing else.
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Shelves: ebooks
(Actually, I read this in the Project Gutenberg ebook edition.)

I knew Molesworth through her children's books, which aren't bad for Victorian children's books. Since I love tales of the uncanny, I was pleased to find that she'd written them, too.

"Uncanny" is the proper word here: there's only two actual ghost stories; the others are tales of the weird. "The Tapestry Room" was for me the creepiest, with the shadow of the unseen figure circling and circling. And, somehow, when kids are involved an
These were unexpectedly cool stories. Some were ghostly, some were as the title suggests uncanny, and a few were simply mysterious. But I enjoyed them all, and hope the author wrote more stories in this vein. Many thanks to the hard work of all the Librivox volunteers who narrated this book.
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Mary Louisa Molesworth, née Stewart was an English writer of children's stories who wrote for children under the name of Mrs Molesworth. Her first novels, for adult readers, Lover and Husband (1869) to Cicely (1874), appeared under the pseudonym of Ennis Graham. Her name occasionally appears in print as M.L.S. Molesworth.

She was born in Rotterdam, a daughter of Charles Augustus Stewart (1809–1873)
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