New Title: A Night on the Borders of the Black Forest

A Night on the Borders of the Black Forest by Amelia B. Edwards.
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Widely-recognised as an authority on Egypt and a celebrated archaeologist, Amelia B. Edwards also engaged in journalism and wrote novels, poetry and short fiction throughout her life. She was a regular contributor to Dickens’ All the Year Round.

Born in London in 1831, she spent the early part of her career as a novelist. At the age of thirty, after the death of her parents, she embarked on a life of travel that led her through Europe to Egypt, where she was active in the excavation of the Temple of Rameses II. She wrote several travel guides, the most famous of which is A Thousand Miles up the Nile. She died in 1892 after a severe bout of influenza.

A Night on the Borders of the Black Forest was published in New York in 1890 by the Frederick A. Stokes Company. It was largely ignored by British publishers at the time. The stories in this exquisitely written volume combine the best of the Victorian supernatural tale with the nascent mystery story. Prepare to be thrilled and disturbed in equal measure.

Contents:

A Night on the Borders of the Black Forest
The Story of Salome
In the Confessional
The Tragedy in the Palazzo Bardello
The Four-Fifteen Express
Sister Johanna’s Story
All-Saints’ Eve

2 thoughts on “New Title: A Night on the Borders of the Black Forest”

  1. my congratulation for the birth of a new press devoted to an old love of mine, victorian ghost & mystery stories. i’ll certainly buy this edition of amelia b. edwards tales; only, please notice a curious typo in the table of contents (very apparent to an italian like me):
    “the tragedy in the palazzo bordello” is obviously “palazzo bArdello”, because “bOrdello” in italian means “brothel” … i tend to exclude it to be a viable option for a victorian title ;) ….
    salvatore romano, a sicilian

  2. Hi, Salvatore,

    You are so right! How embarrassing – my mind must have been on other things wnen I was typesetting the table of contents ;-)

    Many thanks for pointing this out – I will get it changed straightaway.

    Best regards,

    Ken

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