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WEIRD WOMEN 2
edited by LISA MORTON &
Following the success of Weird Women: Volume 1, acclaimed anthologists Lisa Morton and Leslie S. Klinger return with another offering of overlooked masterworks from early female horror writers, including George Eliot, Zora Neale Hurston, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Edith Wharton.
ABOUT THE BOOK
This volume once again gathers some of the most famous voices of literature--George Eliot, Zora Neale Hurston, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Edith Wharton--along with chilling tales by writers who were among the bestselling and most critically-praised authors of the early supernatural story, including Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Vernon Lee, Florence Marryat, and Margaret Oliphant.
There are, of course, ghost stories here, but also tales of vampirism, mesmerism, witches, haunted India, demonic entities, and journeys into the afterlife. Introduced and annotated for modern readers, Morton and Klinger have curated more stories sure to provide another "feast of entertaining (and scary) reads" (Library Journal).
Lisa Morton is a screenwriter, author of non-fiction books, and award-winning prose writer whose work was described by the American Library Association’s Readers’ Advisory Guide to Horror as “consistently dark, unsettling, and frightening”. She is the author of four novels and 150 short stories, a six-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award®, and a world-class Halloween expert. Her most recent books are the anthology Weird Women 2: Classic Supernatural Fiction by Groundbreaking Female Writers (co-edited with Leslie S. Klinger) and the collection Night Terrors & Other Tales, and her original weekly fiction podcast Spine Tinglers recently debuted at myparanormal.net . Lisa lives in the San Fernando Valley and online atat www.lisamorton.com.
Leslie S. Klinger is the editor of the highly-acclaimed New Annotated Dracula, New Annotated Frankenstein, and the two-volume New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft as well as the anthologies In the Shadow of Dracula and In the Shadow of Edgar Allen Poe, featuring 19th-century
supernatural fiction. Together with Lisa Morton, he’s also edited the anthologies Ghost Stories and Weird Women, both with extensive selections of Victorian horror. He co-edits (with Eric Guignard) the HWA’s Haunted Library of Horror Classics and serves as Treasurer of the Horror Writers Association.