The Haunted Hotel & Other Stories - David Stuart Davies, Wilkie Collins N/A

Edited and with an Introduction by David Stuart Davies.

‘Have you ever heard of the fascination of terror?’

This is a unique collection of strange stories from the cunning pen of Wilkie Collins, author of The Woman in White and The Moonstone. The star attraction is the novella The Haunted Hotel, a clever combination of detective and ghost story set in Venice, a city of grim waterways, dark shadows and death. The action takes place in an ancient palazzo coverted into a modern hotel that houses a grisly secret. The supernatural horror, relentless pace, tight narrative, and a doomed countess characterise and distinguish this powerful tale.

The other stories present equally disturbing scenarios, which include ghosts, corpses that move, family curses and perhaps the most unusual of all, the Devil’s spectacles, which bring a clarity of vision that can lead to madness.

Other Stories include:

  • The Haunted Hotel
  • The Dream Woman
  • Mrs Zant and the Ghost
  • A Terribly Strange Bed
  • Miss Jéromette and the Clergyman
  • The Dead Hand
  • Blow Up with the Brig!
  • Nine o’Clock
  • The Devil’s Spectacles

 


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Release date May 8, 2006 (Wordsworth)
Details updated November 28, 2022

Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural :: Series

Series contains 4 total works.

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The Haunted Hotel & Other Stories N/A
The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton N/A
Night Terrors: The Ghost Stories of E. F. Benson N/A