For fans of H.P. Lovecraft and Mary Shelley, female writers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century embrace the supernatural, horror, science fiction, fantasy, and the Gothic in Women's Weird.
Edited by literary historian Melissa Edmundson, Women's Weird features the best classic Weird short stories that showcase how these authors moved beyond the traditional ghost story and into areas of Weird fiction and dark fantasy. A haunted house, some very haunted gloves, a love that will never die--these are examples of the classic gothic settings reimagined by these turn of the century authors.
Authors include Charlotte Perkins Gilman ("The Giant Wistaria"), Edith Nesbit ("The Shadow"), Edith Wharton ("Kerfol"), May Sinclair ('Where Their Fire Is Not Quenched"), Mary Butts ("With and Without Buttons"), and D K Broster ("Crouching At The Door").
Featuring stories that explore beyond the primarily domestic concerns of earlier supernatural fiction, Women's Weird is sure to thrill new readers and delight these authors' fans.
About the Author
Melissa Edmundson researches and publishes on nineteenth and early twentieth-century British women writers, with a particular interest in women's supernatural fiction. She is the editor of a 2011 critical edition of Alice Perrin's East of Suez (1901), and author of Women's Ghost Literature in Nineteenth-Century Britain (University of Wales Press, 2013) and Women's Colonial Gothic Writing, 1850-1930: Haunted Empire (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). She edited Avenging Angels: Ghost Stories by Victorian Women Writers (Victorian Secrets, 2018).