Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman

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Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman

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aug 31, 2009, 5:39 pm

I just received my copy of Collected Ghost Stories by Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman in the mail today from Arkham House.

Excellent, another writer of ghost stories from the late 19th-early 20th century whose works I have only found scattered through anthologies.

It's a curious book. No ISBN, just a LC Card Catalog number. The only contact info for the publisher is a mailing address on the back of the dust jacket, which also lists current (at the time I would guess) titles available for $5.00 to $7.50. The price listed in the book is $6.00. According to my research, it is a first edition published in 1974.

I'm quite pleased overall and am putting it away until October, to savor the stories in the right season.

Check out Arkham House, support independent publishers.

It's good to be back stateside for Halloween again. Iraq sucked, the wrong kind of scary if you know what I mean.

aug 31, 2009, 7:41 pm

I never heard of her. I will have to keep my eyes open.

I'm glad you are here, getting ready for thrills and chills instead of horrors that I can't imagine. Glad to have you home.

sep 1, 2009, 9:35 am

Welcome home, OldSarge, and thank you.

I have the same Wilkins-Freeman book. The dealer I bought it from said it's a first edition. I haven't read all of it yet, but "The Wind in the Rose-Bush" has stayed in my mind. I hope you'll enjoy the book once autumn's here (as you say, the right season for ghost stories).