I Am Stone - The Gothic Weird Tales of R. Murray Gilchrist

British Library Tales of the Weird


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I Am Stone: The Gothic Weird Tales of R. Murray Gilchrist, edited by Daniel Pietersen / From the British Library's "Tales of the Weird" series / ISBN 9780712354004 / 317-page paperback


Through vampiric trysts, heady visions of ghostly processions, and metaphorical tales of murdering one’s own psyche, the portrait of a truly unique writer of the strange tale emerges.

R. Murray Gilchrist was lauded for his imagination and florid, illustrative style during the fin-de-siecle period, and this new collection showcases the very best of his short fiction. Despite being admired by H. G. Wells and described by Arnold Bennett as "almost the peak of perfection in that difficult genre [of short fiction]," Gilchrist and his works are now largely forgotten. Packed with thrilling encounters and unforgettable descriptions from the weirdest ebb of the writer’s mind, this anthology aims to introduce a new readership to Gilchrist’s entrancing and influential oeuvre.

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