Ghosts in the House by A. C. Benson, R. H. Benson

A collection of rare ghosts and horror stories by the brothers of one of the finest writers of the genre, E. F. Benson. The Benson brothers – Arthur Christopher, Edward Frederic and Robert Hugh – were one of the most extraordinary and prolific literary families, between them writing more than 150 books. Arthur alone left four million words of diary, although his most lasting legacy is the words to Elgar’s Land of Hope and Glory, while Fred is acknowledged as one of the finest writers of Edwardian supernatural fiction: the name E. F. Benson is mentioned in the same breath as other greats such as M. R. James and H. R. Wakefield. In fact, all three brothers wrote ghost stories, although the work of Arthur and Hugh in this field has long been overshadowed by their brother’s success. Now the best supernatural tales of A. C. and R. H. Benson have been gathered into one volume by anthologist Hugh Lamb, whose introduction examines the lives and writings of these two complex and fascinating men.

Stories Included:
Out of the Sea
Mr Percival’s Tale
The Traveller
Basil Netherby
Father Brent’s Tale
The Snake, the Leper and the Grey Frost
Father Bianchi’s Story
The Gray Cat
Father Maddox’s Tale
The Watcher
The Hill of Trouble
Haunted Houses
The Uttermost Farthing
Father Macclesfield’s Tale
The Red Camp
My Own Tale
The Closed Window
The Blood-Eagle
The Slype House
Father Meuron’s Tale

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