Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

Local Ghosts: The Complete Weird Stories of Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Mary E Wilkins Freeman


This volume presents the weird fiction of the American writer Mary E Wilkins Freeman (1852-1930). Better known for her mainstream writings focusing on the lives of men and women in New England, Freeman was frequently attracted to the weird, and her work culminated in the notable volume The Wind in the Rose-bush and Other Stories of the Supernatural (1903). But that book contained only a small number of her weird tales, and this volume for the first time reprints all the weird work written over her long career, including a rare play about the Salem witchcraft, Giles Corey, Yeoman.

With an introduction by S T Joshi.

Paperback, 256pp
Hippocampus Press, 2018
ISBN 9781614982135



Introduction by S T Joshi
A Symphony in Lavender
A Far-Away Melody
A Gentle Ghost
The Twelfth Guest
The Little Maid at the Door
The White Witch
The School-Teacher’s Story
The Prism
The Wind in the Rose-Bush
The Vacant Lot
Luella Miller
The Shadows on the Wall
The Hall Bedroom
The Southwest Chamber
The Lost Ghost
The Witch’s Daughter
The Jade Bracelet
Giles Corey, Yeoman