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Ghost Stories of an Antiquary By Montague Rhodes James
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Ghost Stories of an Antiquary is the title of M. R. James' first collection of ghost stories, published in 1904 (some had previously appeared in magazines). Some later editions under this title... More > contain both the original collection and its successor, More Ghost Stories (1911), combined in one volume. There are eight classics by great Edwardian scholar and storyteller. "Number Thirteen," "The Mezzotint," "Canon Alberic's Scrapbook," more. Renowned for their wit, erudition and suspense, these stories are each masterfully constructed and represent a high achievement in the ghost genre. Montague Rhodes James (1862–1936) was a medieval scholar; Provost of King's College, Cambridge. He wrote many of his ghost stories to be read aloud in the long tradition of spooky Christmas Eve tales. His stories often use rural settings, with a quiet, scholarly protagonist getting caught up in the activities of supernatural forces.< Less
Ghost Stories of an Antiquary By Montague Rhodes James
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Ghost Stories of an Antiquary is the title of M. R. James' first collection of ghost stories, published in 1904 (some had previously appeared in magazines). Some later editions under this title... More > contain both the original collection and its successor, More Ghost Stories (1911), combined in one volume. There are eight classics by great Edwardian scholar and storyteller. "Number Thirteen," "The Mezzotint," "Canon Alberic's Scrapbook," more. Renowned for their wit, erudition and suspense, these stories are each masterfully constructed and represent a high achievement in the ghost genre. Montague Rhodes James (1862–1936) was a medieval scholar; Provost of King's College, Cambridge. He wrote many of his ghost stories to be read aloud in the long tradition of spooky Christmas Eve tales. His stories often use rural settings, with a quiet, scholarly protagonist getting caught up in the activities of supernatural forces.< Less
The Voyage Out By Virginia Woolf
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Rachel Vinrace embarks for South America on her father's ship and is launched on a course of self-discovery in a kind of modern mythical voyage. The mismatched jumble of passengers provide Woolf with... More > an opportunity to satirize Edwardian life. The novel introduces Clarissa Dalloway, the central character of Woolf's later novel, Mrs. Dalloway. Two of the other characters were modeled after important figures in Woolf's life. St John Hirst is a fictional portrayal of Lytton Strachey and Helen Ambrose is to some extent inspired by Woolf's sister, Vanessa Bell. And Rachel's journey from a cloistered life in a London suburb to freedom, challenging intellectual discourse and discovery very likely reflects Woolf's own journey from a repressive household to the intellectual stimulation of the Bloomsbury Group.< Less
Widdershins By Oliver Onions
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A collection of nine marvellous stories of the supernatural. The Edwardian era was the last great period of the English ghost story, and Oliver Onion's "Widdershins" is one of the classic... More > collections of the age. Although each of the nine stories here is worth reading, the collection is famous because of "The Beckoning Fair One," a novella of ghostly obsession and mental disintegration just as powerful as Henry James' "The Turn of the Screw." "The Beckoning Fair One" is one of the most oft-anthologized horror tales. This ghost story has been called one of the best in the English language by such luminaries as Algernon Blackwood and H. P. Lovecraft. The tale concerns an author who moves into a deserted house and starts to become influenced by its ghostly female occupant? Or...is it just in his mind?< Less
Zoé's Revenge By M. Y. Halidom
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A strong tale of the supernatural. Zoé is murdered in a fit of rage by her lover. Her skeleton is disposed of as the basis of an anatomically correct artist manikin. In the fullest extent of... More > the concept, you can't keep a good girl down. Reanimated, she sets out for revenge. Zoé's Revenge is a gruesome fin-de-siecle thriller by the largely-unknown British author M.Y. Halidom (pseud. for Alexander Huth), notable not only for its rarity and the author's pedigree, but for its carefully composed balance of terror and romance. Moreso than in Halidom's The Woman in Black, a similarly-themed supernatural shocker, this novel focuses on the protagonist's budding romance alongside his shaded past in a measured, chapter by chapter interplay. By contrasting an optimistic Edwardian grand tour storyline with the titular gloomy, brooding horror, Halidom manages to concoct a unique brand of beyond-the-grave revenge tale.< Less
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Stories In Other Worlds By George Griffith
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Stories In Other Worlds of George Griffith. This has been described as: "A lurid mix of Jules Verne's futuristic air warfare fantasies, utopian vision, and war invasion literature."... More > Steampunk anyone? The internal illustrations are by Fred T Jane - best known for Jane's Fighting Ships. This collection of works includes: A Visit to the Moon, The World of the War God, A Glimpse of the Sinless Star, The World of the Crystal Cities, In Saturn’s Realm and Homeward Bound, Gambles with Destiny, A corner in Lightning, Five Hundred Carats, The Raid of Le Vengeur and From Pole to Pole. George Griffith (1857 – 1906), full name George Chetwyn Griffith-Jones, was a prolific British science fiction writer and noted explorer who wrote during the late Victorian and Edwardian age. Many of his visionary tales appeared in magazines such as Pearson's Magazine and Pearson's Weekly before being published as novels. Griffith was extremely popular in the UK.< Less
A French Chamber Maid Album - Vintage Postcard Slideshow Album By FishesEye Publishing
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A digital scrapbook album filled with sexy French chamber-maids, serving girls, housemaids, hotel room service, school matrons etc. in frilly bonnets, pinnafores, aprons and stockings! Dozens of... More > digitized risqué and erotic images, women in uniform or semi-nude, taken from old photographs and postcards, including such publishers as Filmart. Includes numerous saucy scenes of Lesbian interest - mistresses with their servants... naughty ladies armed with amusing and suggestive props, such as feather dusters, step ladders and early vacuum cleaners - these pretty chambermaid models really know how to do the French polishing! A sampler of Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco classic B&W and sepia images, thru the 1920's and 1930's. Supplied as a PDF format ebook. Features optional built-in rolling slideshow function, with fade transition effects between the photos - makes a great alternative to a screensaver. ** Revised and extended, May 2007 **< Less
Thrills In Frills By various
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Four tales of sissy-bois and girls. A Degree in Womanhood, Alessandra de Lyte; a new student is talent-spotted by lesbian librarian, and introduced to the life and duties of a sissy-girl; including... More > entertaining real men. Sex-Shunned, Turning my Back on my Male Existence, Annabelle Lacy; recovering from a breakdown he becomes a baby-girl for bereaved mother; and loves it. The Plan, Rosie, be careful where those thrilling dreams may lead, if you turn them into real life! My Life With Aunt Audrey, Vince Wince, wayward boy brought to heel by petticoat discipline. Plus three snippets of instructions from an Edwardian manual for maids, timeless advice for any maid; ‘Attendance At Street Door’, ‘Personal Qualifications And Dress Of A Maid’ and ‘House-Parlourmaid's Weekly Duties’. Thoughtful gender-role studies from The Academy Club< Less
The Man Who was Thursday: A Nightmare By G. K. Chesterton
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The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare is a novel by G. K. Chesterton, first published in 1908. The book is sometimes referred to as a metaphysical thriller.In Edwardian era London, Gabriel Syme is... More > recruited at Scotland Yard to a secret anti-anarchist police corps. Lucian Gregory, an anarchistic poet, lives in the suburb of Saffron Park. Syme meets him at a party and they debate the meaning of poetry. Gregory argues that revolt is the basis of poetry. Syme demurs, insisting that the essence of poetry is not revolution, but rather law. He antagonizes Gregory by asserting that the most poetical of human creations is the timetable for the London Underground. He suggests that Gregory isn't really serious about his anarchism. This so irritates Gregory that he takes Syme to an underground anarchist meeting place, revealing that his public endorsement of anarchy is a ruse to make him seem harmless, when in fact he is an influential member of the local chapter of the European anarchist council.< Less

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