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  • Published: 28 November 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241261774
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 300
  • RRP: $26.00

Horror Stories

Penguin Worlds




Before she became a world-famous children's author E. Nesbit wrote for adults. She penned a great many ghost and horror stories, of which the very best are gathered here.

A groom promises to be at the church on time, even if he has to come back from the grave to do it.
A man inherits a property where he discovers a portrait of a woman that will change his life forever.
Two newlyweds find their dream country cottage, unaware of an ancient curse from the previous owners.
A gripping, unsettling and utterly chilling collection of short stories from one of Britain's best loved storytellers.

  • Pub date: 28 November 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241261774
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 300
  • RRP: $26.00

About the Author

E. Nesbit

Edith Nesbit was born in 1858. Her father died when she was only three and so her family moved all over England. Poverty was something she had known first hand, both as a child and as a young married woman with small children. Like the Railway Childrens' Mother, she was forced to try and sell her stories and poems to editors. Her first children's book, The Treasure Seekers, was published in 1899. She also wrote Five Children and It but her most famous story is The Railway Children which was first published in 1905 and it hasn't been out of print since. Edith Nesbit was a lady ahead of her time - she cut her hair short, which was considered a very bold move in Victorian times, and she was a founding member of a group that worked towards improvements in politics and society called The Fabian Society. She died in 1924.

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Praise for Horror Stories

“Darkness teems at the corners of these stories”

from the introduction


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