Haunted Houses :

Fairy Water & The Uninhabited House /
Charlotte Riddell ; edited by Professor Andrew Smith.
Bibliographic Details
Main Creator: Riddell, J. H., Mrs., 1832-1906, author.
Contributors: Smith, Andrew, 1964- editor.
Summary:Enter the Victorian haunted house: a world of glowering shadows, heart-stopping visions and phantom footfall by night. But whilst spirits disturb the realm of the living, the stark realities of surviving in Victorian England remain equally pressing. From the once-beloved yet unfairly neglected Victorian writer Charlotte Riddell come two chilling yet charming novels. In "An Uninhabited House," Charlotte Riddell presents a curious proposition: how does one let a property when the tenents cannot stand their otherworldly lodger? Horror meets humour as a host of solicitors and clerks struggle to find the solution to their impending financial - and perhaps mortal - peril. "Fairy Water" follows young lovers navigating their new position in society, an effort frustrated by the interruptions of a spectral houseguest. Narrated by the couple's bombastic and disgruntled landlord, the economic obsessions and anxieties of late Victorian England are expertly, and entertainingly, laid bare.
Format: Book
Published / Created: London, England : British Library, 2018.
Series:Tales of the Weird.
Notes:"Fairy water originally published in 1873 as 'The haunted house at Latchford. The uninhabited house originally published in 1875"--Title page verso.

Includes bibliographical references (page 13).

Physical description: 334 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.

Cover title: Haunted Houses : Two Novels by Charlotte Riddell

Cover title: Fairy water & The uninhabited house

Cover title: Fairy water and The uninhabited house

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