The Outcast - And Other Dark Tales by e F Benson

Author(s): Mike Ashley (Editor); Edward Frederic Benson

Anthologies, Essays & Journals

The terrifying presence of a restless spirit on the top deck of a London bus; a possession at the bridge table on a cruise up the Nile; a nightmare encounter with druidic sacrifice in the innocuous setting of a terraced back garden . . . E F Benson's "spook stories" pushed the boundaries of the ghost story tradition by exploring new, previously "out of bounds" settings--such as public transport and even hauntings by daylight--to frighten his readers from the 1890s to the 1930s. Benson delighted in twisting every idea and image and experimenting with the unexpected; this new collection of short stories from across his long career in writing draws together the most innovative, satisfyingly dark, and still resonant tales to thrill anew, and to give a clear picture of this playful master of the form, to whom many writers of supernatural fiction have been indebted. This edition also features a detailed introduction containing the fascinating story of Benson's life, and the never before-republished story "Billy Comes Through."

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780712353861
  • : British Library
  • : British Library
  • : November 2020
  • : --- length: - '5.25' width: - '7.5' units: - Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mike Ashley (Editor); Edward Frederic Benson
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 304