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Amelia B. Edwards

Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards (1831 – 1892) was an English writer and Egyptologist that showed writing talent at a young age, publishing poetry at age 7 and her first story at age 12. Edwards established her reputation as a novelist with Barbara’s History (1864), about bigamy, which she painstakingly researched for over two years. She is best known for her classic ghost story, The Phantom Coach (1864), which we feature in our collection of Gothic, Ghost, Horror & Weird Library. Later in her career, Edwards wrote an Egyptian travelogue, A Thousand Miles up the Nile (1877), and toured the U.S. lecturing on Egyptian exploration. Certainly fitting, studying mummies to compliment her talents writing spooky ghost stories!
Edwards is featured in our Gothic Literature Study Guide. Enjoy reading her works and many other spooky tales in our Gothic, Ghost, Horror & Weird Library and Halloween Stories

Short Stories

  • An Engineer’s Story
  • A Service of Danger
  • A Story of Salome
  • How the Third Floor Knew the Potteries
  • The Four-Fifteen Express
  • The Phantom Coach
  • Was it an Illusion? A Parson’s Story