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`handsome Oxford collection of spooks...plenty of flesh-creeping matter here' The Times
`The perfect book for long winter evenings of drawn curtains and flickering firelight.' Books and Bookmen
`an excellent cross-section of familiar and unfamiliar stories' New Statesman
`an excellent collection, varied and original' Susan Hill
`Some of the best and scariest ghost stories ever written' Emma Dally, Cosmopolitan
`a wonderful cross-section of the familiar and less well-known' Oxford Times
`Excellent collection of famous and less known authors illustrates the variety of this very English genre.' The Times
`All in all, this is a remarkably well-chosen selection.' David Holloway, Sunday Telegraph
`Entertaining, unsettling classics to read by firelight - if you dare.' Woman and Home
`excellent volume ... Readers can enjoy the cream of the 19th century ghost story and see for themselves how the genre developed.' Sara Hudston, Dorset Evening Echo
Michael Cox is author of M.R. James (Oxford, 1983) and editor of a selection of anthologies including Victorian Ghost Stories, Victorian Dective Stories and The Oxford Book of Historical Short Stories. R.A. Gilbert is an antiquarian bookseller and author of A.E. Waite: A Bibliography (1983).