Read the Introductions to the Phantom Traditions Library Books. They’re Free (and Hopefully Make Me Look a Bit Smart)!

I put a fair amount of research into the introductions and footnotes found in each volume of the Phantom Traditions Library. Granted, I’m one of those curious types who gobble up learning about popular literature and the history surrounding it. And I like to share what I’ve discovered, too.

With this in mind, I made those introductions available in pdf format on the pages for the following books:

Entranced by Eyes of Evil: Tales of Mesmerism & Mystery
Echoing Ghost Stories: Literary Reflections of Oral Tradition
Ghostly Clients & Demonic Culprits: The Roots of Occult Detective Fiction
Imagining Life on the Moon During the Rise of the Telescope

Give me a few days, and I’ll do the same with my two non-fiction anthologies of historical ghostlore: Spectral Edition and The Victorian Ghost Hunter’s Casebook.

In other news, work on After the End of the Line: Railroad Hauntings in Literature and Lore is coming along nicely! This will be the fifth volume in the Phantom Traditions Library, and it should be available by early October. It’ll be perfect for setting a Halloween mood.

— Tim

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