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A Century of Supernatural Stories free pdf "Dare you enter the Labyrinth of Fear?" A man cutting his own mother as a witch- parents murdering their children as fairy changelings- villagers staking the living as vampires... Ghosts in towns, on farms, on ships- poltergeists that baffle all investigators- spectral cats, owls, dogs and sheep- a man shot dead as a ghost- an apparition which the witness falls right through- magical candles made from human fat and human hands... Not that long ago, the world was haunted: by superstitions, imaginary terrors, and even seemingly crude hoaxes which might cause their victims to quite literally die of fear. Strange as all this is, one thing is even stranger. Some of it was probably true. Given in the original voices of nineteenth century newspaper accounts, this Century of Supernatural Stories offers us a shadowy labyrinth of terrors real and imagined. Drawing on years of research into the supernatural, Richard Sugg offers to guide readers through this Labyrinth of Fear. But be warned: those who make it through may find that the world never looks quite the same again.

About Richard Sugg

Richard Sugg is Lecturer in Renaissance Literature at the University of Durham. He is the author of John Donne (Palgrave, 2007), Murder After Death (Cornell University Press, 2007), The Secret History of the Soul (Cambridge Scholars, 2013), The Smoke of the Soul (Palgrave, 2013), and Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires: the History of Corpse Medicine from The Renaissance to the Victorians (Routledge, 2015). He has just completed The Real Vampires, and is researching a new book on ghosts and poltergeists. He has written articles on corpse medicine, cannibalism, vampires, witches, ghosts, poltergeists and mummies for encyclopedias and international newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian, The Lancet, and Der Spiegel. A few years ago he appeared on television, helping Tony Robinson to make corpse medicines. It was educational.

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Author : Richard Sugg
Publisher : Createspace
Data Published : 14 August 2015
ISBN : 1515295346
EAN : 9781515295341
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 314 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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