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Weird fiction story from the 19th century
Posted by: Minicthulhu (IP Logged)
Date: 1 August, 2020 01:15PM
Hello.

Does anybody know about a good weird fiction story from the 19th century that should deserve more attention than it has received?

Re: Weird fiction story from the 19th century
Posted by: Ashurabani (IP Logged)
Date: 13 September, 2020 08:35AM
Minicthulhu Wrote:
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> Hello.
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> Does anybody know about a good weird fiction story
> from the 19th century that should deserve more
> attention than it has received?


Quite a lot, I highly advise you to check out "The Finding of Lot's Wife" by Alfred Clark and "The Doom of Mamelons" by W. H. H. Murray for example.

Re: Weird fiction story from the 19th century
Posted by: Sawfish (IP Logged)
Date: 13 September, 2020 11:14AM
Thanks! I will try these out.

--Sawfish

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Re: Weird fiction story from the 19th century
Posted by: Minicthulhu (IP Logged)
Date: 5 October, 2020 02:21PM
Thank you very much! I have never heard about the authors at all so I am definitely going to give them a try.

Re: Weird fiction story from the 19th century
Posted by: Ashurabani (IP Logged)
Date: 12 December, 2020 07:38AM
No problem : D I also advise you to read Leonid Andreyev and "The statue in the air" by Caroline Eaton Le Conte : D

Re: Weird fiction story from the 19th century
Posted by: Purple Smurf (IP Logged)
Date: 24 January, 2021 03:54PM
These are some of my favorites:

E.A. POE - Manuscript Found in a Bottle

BULWER-LYTTON - The Coming Race

N. Hawthorne - Rappacinni's Daughter
N. Hawthorne - The Celestial Railroad
N. Hawthorne - The Prophetic Pictures
N. Hawthorne - Earth's Holocaust
N. Hawthorne - The Birthmark
N. Hawthorne - Chapter 18 of "House of Seven Gables"3

Theophile Gautier - THE EVIL EYE
Theophile Gautier - SPIRIT LOVE

Best regards,

PS

Re: Weird fiction story from the 19th century
Posted by: Platypus (IP Logged)
Date: 24 January, 2021 06:22PM
The way the question is framed makes it hard to contribute. I can tell if I like a story, but it is harder to tell if it has received less attention than it deserves.

After I read THE SHINING PYRAMID (1895) by Arthur Machen, I was a bit surprised that I had never heard of it before. But I don't think it deserves to be more famous than THE WHITE PEOPLE or THE GREAT GOD PAN.

I was also impressed by H.G. Wells' THE SEA RAIDERS (1896) and equally surprised that I had never heard of it before I read it. But that's just me, I guess. HG Wells is sufficiently well known that none of his work is truly forgotten.

I could list many 19th century stories that I consider worth reading, without necessarily claiming that the deserve to be more well known than they are.

Re: Weird fiction story from the 19th century
Posted by: Platypus (IP Logged)
Date: 24 January, 2021 07:08PM
"The Family of the Vourdalak" (1839) by A. Tolstoy, written in French, and published in Russian in 1884. I found it recently on youtube, and was shocked that I had never heard of it before, as I thought all the early examples of vampire fiction had all been pretty-well tracked down. But it never appeared in English until 1978.



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Re: Weird fiction story from the 19th century
Posted by: Purple Smurf (IP Logged)
Date: 26 January, 2021 10:42PM
Nice one.

Will definitely track this down.

PS

Re: Weird fiction story from the 19th century
Posted by: Knygatin (IP Logged)
Date: 27 January, 2021 06:38AM
I read H. G. Wells' "The Flowering of the Strange Orchid", which was fairly entertaining. He wrote very straightforward, matter of fact, with many scientific tools and props at his hand; all except atmosphere.
But I really enjoyed The First Men in the Moon when I was younger, very colorful, and think I shall eventually revisit it.



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