|Mary E Wilkins
||[Jun. 10th, 2015|10:52 am]
The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories features work by many all but forgotten authors- some whose present obscurity is no great surprise and others who deserve better.|
So here's a shout-out for Mary E Wilkins* (1852-1930) a prolific American novelist and short story writer whose "The Lost Ghost" has everything you want from the genre- genuine chills, considerable pathos and (not to be discounted) a convincing social framework to accentuate the otherness of the ghostly goings-on.
I've just ordered her collection The Wind in The Rose Bush from Amazon.
*She married late in life and is also known as Wilkins-Freeman.