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In this original anthology, 19 short stories cover nearly a century of speculative fiction by women authors, ranging from Mary Shelley's "Transformation" (1830) to "Where Their Fire Is Not Quenched" (1922) by May Sinclair. Additional contributors include Virginia Woolf, E. Nesbit, Sarah Orne Jewett, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Edith Wharton, Elizabeth Gaskell, and others. Includes an extensive Introduction and Notes on the Authors., This original anthology presents 19 short stories that cover nearly a century of speculative fiction by women authors. Selections range from Mary Shelley's "Transformation" (1830), a pendant to "Frankenstein" in its themes and motifs, to "Where Their Fire Is Not Quenched" (1922) by May Sinclair, a tale of time travel that follows its heroine to Hell and back.Gripping narratives include Virginia Woolf's "A Haunted House," in which a ghostly couple revisit their former home; "A Wedding Chest" by Vernon Lee, a story of romance and revenge that unfolds in Renaissance Italy; and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper," recounting a woman's psychic possession by the previous occupant of her attic bedroom. Additional tales include E. Nesbit's "From the Dead," "The Eyes" by Edith Wharton, Elizabeth Gaskell's "Curious If True," and many others. Editor S. T. Joshi offers an extensive Introduction as well as notes on each of the authors.

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