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More Deadly than the Male: Masterpieces from the Queens of Horror

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Readers are well aware that Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein: few know how many other tales of terror she created. In addition to Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote some surprisingly effective horror stories. The year after Little Women appeared, Louisa May Alcott published one of the first mummy tales. These ladies weren’t alone. From the earliest days of Gothi ...more
Hardcover, 496 pages
Published February 5th 2019 by Pegasus Books
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tightrope.to.the.sun
Feb 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
"'Wal, I talked with Jed about it; and says I to Jed, says I, 'Now, ef you'll take my advice, jist you give that are old house a regular overhaulin', and paint it over with tew coats o' paint, and that are'll clear 'em out, if any thing will. Ghosts is like bedbugs,--they can't stan' fresh paint,' says I.'" -- Tom Toothacre's Ghost Story by Harriet Beecher Stowe

*I received a review copy from the publisher in return for an honest review*

Guys! This short story collection was amazing. All of the
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Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Review coming to blog and Booklist soon
Lukas Holmes
May 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I got to meet/listen to Davis talk about this book at The Bookies in Denver and enjoyed the heck out of his talk and then the heck out of the book. The stories were, of course great, but the concept and the research are top notch as well.

Great pickup and I even got a signed one for my daughter.
Genevieve Taylor
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An incredible collection of lesser-known ghost stories from female writers of the 18th and 19th centuries. The collection includes stories from an array of famous female writers who weren’t known for horror, like Louisa May Alcott and Harriet Beetcher Stowe, in addition to lesser known authors lost to history, and the best ghost advice I’ve encountered all year: nothing drives off ghosts like a fresh coat of paint.
Ruth
Jul 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Good old stories that illuminate society of >100 years ago. The highlight was The Yellow Wall Paper, a story of sinking into madness. Always good to have evidence that women have been full participants in literature since long before it was acceptable. However, none of these stories were at all scary or "horror."
Amelia
May 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
So good, especially for fans of gothic horror. I love the creepy castles, the ghosts, the prophecies, twists of fate. It's all so good. And I love the stories the editor decided to compile for this anthology. Fun to read, and I was introduced to many female authors who I need to read more of!
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Shelves: classics
Stories included:
The Transformation by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
The Dark Lady by Mrs. S. C. Hall
Morton Hall by Elizabeth Gaskell
A Ghost Story by Ada Travanion
An Engineer's Story by Amelia B Edwards
Lost in a Pyramid by Louisa May Alcott
Tom Toothacre's Ghost Story by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Kentucky's Ghost by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
At Chrighton Abbey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
The Fate of Madame Cabanel by Eliza Lynn Linton
Forwarned, Forarmed by Mrs J.H Riddell
The Portrait by Margaret Oliphant
The Sh
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Graeme Davis was born at an early age and has lived ever since.

His enduring fascination with creatures from myth and folklore can probably be blamed equally on Ray Harryhausen and Christopher Lee. He studied archaeology at the University of Durham before joining Games Workshop in 1986, where he co-wrote the acclaimed Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay game among others.

He has worked on over 40 video games
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