Woods play an important and recurring role in horror, fantasy, the gothic, and the weird. They are places in which strange things happen, where you often can’t see where you are or what is around you. Supernatural creatures thrive in the thickets. Trees reach into underworlds of earth, myth, and magic. Forests are full of ghosts. In this new collection, immerse yourself in the whispering voices between the branches in Wistman’s Wood on Dartmoor, witness an inexplicable death in Yorkshire’s Strid Wood and prepare yourself for an encounter with malignant pagan powers in the dark of the New Forest. This edition also includes notes on the real locations and folklore which inspired these deliciously sinister stories.
About the Author
John Miller is Senior Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century Literature at the University of Sheffield. His research ranges across multiple topics in late Victorian and Edwardian literature, including literary depictions of animals, exoticism, and tattoos, as explored in Tales of the Tattooed, published in this series.