At a Winter's Fire

by Bernard Capes
Release date: 1899
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: horror, short stories

It so fell that one dark evening in the month of June I was belated in the Bernese Oberland. Dusk overtook me toiling along the great Chamounix Road, and in the heart of a most desolate gorge, whose towering snow-flung walls seemed – as the day sucked inwards to a point secret as a leech's mouth – to close about me like a monstrous amphitheater of ghosts... Bernard Edward J. Capes is generally remembered as a writer of eerie fiction, and, as you can see, he had a feel for the form.

Contents:

  • The Moon Stricken
  • Jack and Jill
  • The Vanishing House
  • Dark Dignum
  • William Tyrwhitt's Copy
  • A Lazy Romance
  • Black Venn
  • An Eddy on the Floor
  • Dinah's Mammoth
  • The Black Reaper
  • A Voice from the Pit
updated 2010-11-21

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