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A strange figure foretells tragedy on the railway tracks. A plague threatens to encroach upon an isolated castle. A game of scrabble between a husband and wife escalates to murderous intentions. Spanning 1839–2006, the stories in this anthology depict the haunting moment when characters come face-to-face with their own mortality. Featuring some of the finest writers in the English language – from Edgar Allan Poe to Daphne du Maurier – this collection explores humanity’s transient existence, and what it means to be alive.
Part of the British Library Tales of the Weird series.
Author: Greg Buzwell (ed. )
Brand: British Library Publishing
Number of pages: 288 pages
Dimensions: 190 x 130 mm