NOT TO BE TAKEN AT BED TIME & OTHER STRANGE STORIES by Rosa Mulholland, edited by Richard Dalby. Neuilly-Le-Vendin, France/Wales, UK; Sarob Press; 2013. 1st edition hardcover. LIMITED to 165 NUMBERED COPIES.
In the late nineteenth century Rosa Mulholland achieved great popularity and acclaim for her many novels, several of which chronicled the lives of the Irish poor. These novels, notably The Wicked Woods of Toberevil (1872), incorporated weird elements of Irish folklore. She became one of the select band of authors employed by Charles Dickens to write stories for his popular magazine All the Year Round, together with Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskell, Hesba Stretton and Amelia B. Edwards. Her best seven supernatural and weird short stories have never been gathered together in one volume before, and this collection seeks to remedy the gap to celebrate this gifted late Victorian ‘Mistress of the Macabre’.
“Introduction” “Not to be Taken at Bed-Time” “The Ghost at the Rath” “The Haunted Organist of Hurly Burly” “The Mystery of Ora” “A Strange Love Story” “The Ghost at Wildwood Chase” “The Lady Tantivy”
Limited Edition Hardcover. Printed Boards. Cream Bookwove. Cover illustrations by Paul Lowe.
Publication scheduled for late February/early March 2013.
Limited to 165 numbered hardcover copies. Fine copy in pictorial boards, as issued without dustjacket (as new).