❮EPUB❯ ✴ The Moonstone Mass and Others Author Harriet Prescott Spofford – Buyprobolan50.co.uk In 1859 a twenty four year old author burst upon the American literary scene with a short story 'In the Cellar' which caused a sensation Although not a supernatural tale it was followed in uick succes Mass and PDF/EPUB å In a twenty four year old author burst upon the American literary scene with a short story 'In the Cellar' which caused a sensation Although not a supernatural tale it was followed in uick succession with two weird stories and the novel SIR ROHAN'S GHOST all of which earned Harriet Prescott comparisons with Matthew 'Monk' Lewis Nathaniel Hawthorne and The Moonstone PDF/EPUB ² Ann Radcliffe; while there were those who due to the rich Romanticism of her work were ready to crown her as the successor to Edgar Allan Poe In one critic predicted that Prescott would one day write 'the greatest novel by any American so far' Today however Harriet Prescott Spofford's reputation rests mainly on a handful of early tales written Moonstone Mass and MOBI ô before she was persuaded to abandon her inclination for the weird and uncanny and focus instead on the New England regional tales which were so popular with late nineteenth century readers and publishers Jessica Amanda Salmonson has now rescued Spofford's weird tales and poems collecting them all together into one volume; a project which the author herself pursued in the last years of her life but which came to nothing In addition Salmonson has written a lengthy introduction in which she draws on extensive research to examine the life and ghostly fiction of a woman who was in her day one of the most respected and popular authors in America.
- 183 pages
- The Moonstone Mass and Others
- Harriet Prescott Spofford
- 10 January 2015 Harriet Prescott Spofford