Insistent Visions (Series)
Insistent Visions is a series dedicated to republishing supernatural fiction, mysteries, science fiction, and adventure stories from the nineteenth century that deserve to be more widely known and appreciated. As of Winter 2016/2017 the series is made up of four volumes:
The Library Window
A new edition of a classic story by Margaret Oliphant, edited and introduced by Elizabeth Winston.
A Study of Destiny
Count Louis Hamon—also known as Cheiro—was an Irishman who achieved international celebrity as a seer, palmist, numerologist, and bestselling author. A Study of Destiny (also published as The Hand of Fate) was his only work of fiction. This masterful story of a curse—and the fate of the cursed—has been out of print, except for one anthology appearance, since the 1890s.
The Caves of Death
A collection of the supernatural and weird fiction of California author Gertrude Atherton (1857-1948). She was a best-selling and prolific writer with a long career, spanning the 1890s to the 1940s, who made occasional forays into the supernatural field. Those stories were published in several mixed collections during her lifetime. The University of Tampa Press is proud to gather them together in this new edition edited by scholar S. T. Joshi, who provides an introduction, afterword, and notes on the text.
The Dead Hand & The Bride’s Chamber
“The Dead Hand” by Wilkie Collins and “The Bride’s Chamber” by Charles Dickens originally appeared as parts of The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Dickens and Collins (1857), a collaboration between two giants of nineteenth century literature, with the more famous of the two authors claiming the right to list his name first. The complete work is not often read today, but through Maria Bachman’s discerning presentation of this pair of intriguing stories—published together as stand-alone pieces for the first time here—we hope they will reach a new and wider audience. Edited with an introduction, afterword, and notes by Maria Bachman.
Each title is also available individually, in both paperback and hardback editions.