Edward Plunkett (Lord Dunsany)

Lord Dunsany – ‘The Ghosts’ (1908)

Written in 1908, Lord Dunsany’s short story ‘The Ghosts’ was first published in his collection ‘The Sword of Welleran & Other Stories’. The story’s narrator recounts a ghostly encounter one winter night, as he debates the existence of the supernatural while sojourning in a decaying English mansion…

Hans Christian Andersen – ‘The Old Grave-Stone’

Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) is now chiefly remembered for his popular fairy tales, despite his broader output as a prolific author of novels, travelogues, plays & poems. The story featured here, ‘The Old Grave-Stone’, has also been translated as ‘The Old Tombstone’ & was originally published in 1852.