I Am Stone: The Gothic Weird Tales of R. Murray Gilchrist (Tales of the Weird) (Paperback)
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Through vampiric trysts, heady visions of ghostly processions, and metaphorical tales of murdering one’s own psyche, the portrait of a truly unique writer of the strange tale emerges.
R. Murray Gilchrist was lauded for his imagination and florid, illustrative style during the fin-de-siecle period, and this new collection showcases the very best of his short fiction. Despite being admired by H. G. Wells and described by Arnold Bennett as "almost the peak of perfection in that difficult genre [of short fiction]," Gilchrist and his works are now largely forgotten. Packed with thrilling encounters and unforgettable descriptions from the weirdest ebb of the writer’s mind, this anthology aims to introduce a new readership to Gilchrist’s entrancing and influential oeuvre.
About the Author
R Murray Gilchrist (1867–1917) was a prolific writer, penning twenty-two novels, four regional guide books, and six short story collections mostly from his home in the Peak District. Recognized for his special talent by his contemporaries, his tales are long overdue recognition by today’s readers. Daniel Pietersen is an author of short fiction and critical non-fiction with a particular focus on gothic and weird horror. He is a regular contributor to Sublime Horror and the journal Dead Reckonings, as well as a guest lecturer for the Romancing the Gothic project.