Ghost stories date back centuries, but those written in the Victorian era have a unique atmosphere and dark beauty. Michael Sims, whose previous Victorian collections have been widely praised, has gathered twelve of the best stories about humanity's oldest obsession.
The Phantom Coach includes tales by a surprising, often legendary cast, from Charles Dickens and Margaret Oliphant to Henry James, Rudyard Kipling and Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as lost gems by forgotten masters such as Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and W. F. Harvey. Amelia Edwards's chilling story gives the collection its title, while Ambrose Bierce, Elizabeth Gaskell and W. W. Jacobs will turn you white as a sheet. With a skilful introduction to the genre and notes on each story, The Phantom Coach is a spectacular collection of ghostly Victorian thrills.