Sunday, 11 April 2010

Spooky Sunday

The latest addition to my ghost book collection is this rather sumptuous first edition of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang, published in 1897. Lang was one of the founders of the Folklore Society and although his book contains a lot of familiar stories I thought it was worth buying (even if only for the stylish art nouveau binding!).
I did find a few accounts which, though old, were previously unknown to me. The final story in the book is one of them, even though it comes from Notes and Queries, an often quoted source of strange information. It features a young woman woken up by a 'crisis apparition' in the early hours of the morning and who then has a very peculiar physical interaction with the ghost.

No comments:

Post a Comment