Published: September 14, 2021
Publisher: Handheld Press
Trim: 0.00 x 0.00 Inches
The Villa and The Vortex
Supernatural Stories, 1916-1924
Mordaunt Elinor, Edmundson Melissa
By Mordaunt Elinor
Introduction by Edmundson Melissa
About the BookElinor Mordaunt was the pen name of Evelyn May Clowes (1872-1942), a prolific and popular novelist and short story writer, working in Australia and Britain in the first thirty-five years of the twentieth century.
Melissa Edmundson has curated this selection of the best of Mordaunt’s supernatural short fiction, which blend the technologies and social attitudes of modernity with the classic supernatural tropes of the ghost, the haunted house, possession, conjuration from the dead and witchcraft. Each story is an original and compelling contribution to the genre, making this selection a marvellous new showcase for women’s writing in classic supernatural fiction.