Women's Weird 2: More Strange Stories by Women, 1891-1937 / ISBN 9781912766444 / paperback from Handheld Classics
For fans of the best-selling Women’s Weird anthology comes the next installment of stories by female writers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century that embrace the supernatural, horror, and the Gothic.
Edited by literary historian Melissa Edmundson, Women’s Weird 2 features thirteen classic Weird short stories that showcase how these authors moved beyond the traditional ghost story and into areas of Weird fiction and dark fantasy. A detective, a young woman caught in a rainstorm, an author acquiring witchcraft skills—these are examples of how women continued to push and defy the genre expectations of the era.
Authors include Edith Stewart Drewry (“A Twin Identity”), Katherine Mansfield (“The House”), Lettice Galbraith (“The Blue Room”), Sarah Orne Jewett (“The Green Bowl”), Barbara Baynton (“A Dreamer”), Mary Wilkins Freeman (“The Hall Bedroom”)… and more!
Featuring thirteen remarkably chilling stories, Women’s Weird 2 is sure to thrill new readers and delight these authors’ fans.