Uncommon Classics: A book club celebrating lost, forgotten, or underappreciated works from the past that could easily be on any high school syllabus.
This month's book club pick is a collection of three haunting tales by various authors, all from Seth's Christmas Ghost Stories distributed by Biblioasis.
Aunt Julia, an elderly spinster with a mania for psychical research, has the keys to the haunted house on the square. She invites her nephew to accompany her on a midnight investigation into what really happened a hundred years ago when a servant girl fell to her death. But the house may not be as empty as it seems . . .
Algernon Henry Blackwood was an English broadcasting narrator, journalist, novelist and a prolific English writer, most famous for his ghost stories.
An antique collector hears of an ancient woman with a large collection of china. Hoping to complete a particular set, the collector pays a visit to the woman's ramshackle house, where she makes a terrifying discovery.
Marjorie Bowen (1885-1952) was a prolific British author who wrote historical romances, supernatural horror stories, popular history, and biography.
Originally published on Christmas in 1931 and widely regarded as A.M. Burrage's masterpiece, "One Who Saw" tells the story of a wrtier enchanted by a spectre of a weeping woman. His obsession builds until her ghostly hand falls from her face and he, in horror, becomes "one who sees."
Alfred McLelland Burrage (1889 - 1956) was a British writer. Under the pseudonym Frank Lelland, he published many books including a popular series called "Tufty." After his death, Burrage became best known for his ghost stories.
Gregory Gallant, better known by his pen name Seth, is the Canadian cartoonist behind the comic book series Palookaville. His comics have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Best American Comics, and McSweeneys Quarterly. His illustrations have appeared in numerous publications including the cover of the New Yorker. He is also Lemony Snicket's partner for the new Young Readers series, All the Wrong Questions, and has illustrated and designed a new, deluxe edition of Stephen Leacock's Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town. He is the designer for several classic comics reprint series, notably collections of work by Charles Schulz, John Stanley, and Doug Wright.
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