Sullivan’s Island, Charleston, South Carolina. “I asked myself- “Of all melancholy topics what, according to the universal understanding of mankind, is the most melancholy?” Death, was the obvious reply. “And when,” I said, “is this most melancholy of topics most poetical?” From what I have already explained at some length the answer here also is […]
Gothic Short Story: The Lost Ghost by Mary Wilkins
Ghosts of children are among the most terrifying of the horror genre. Mary Wilkins was born on Halloween in 1852, and her writings realistically depicted life in New England in the 19th Century. Enjoy this piece from the Gothic Curiosity Cabinet.
The Shadow in the Corner
A creepy tale from the pen of Mary Elizabeth Braddon, one of the most popular writers of sensational fiction of Victorian England, from the Gothic Curiosity Cabinet.
The Roll Call of the Reef
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch was a British writer of the 19th and 20th centuries, who published under the curious pen-name of Q. An academic as well as a writer, he is best known for the anthology the Book of English Verse. His short story, The Roll Call of the Reef is another treasure from the Gothic Cabinet of Curiosities and Mysteries.
The Judge’s House
The Judge’s House by Bram Stoker is a chilling tale of a malicious spirit which carries on after death, as it did in life. A truly great, gothic ghost story, from the Cabinet of Gothic Curiosities