Chris Woodyard, author of the The Ghosts of the Past series, digs through long-buried newspapers and journals for this fascinating look at the 19th century obsession with the culture of death.
The Victorian Book of the Dead
The Victorian Book of the Dead unearths extraordinary tales of Victorian funeral fads and fancies, ghost stories, bizarre deaths, mourning novelties, gallows humor, premature burial, post-mortem photographs, death omens, and funeral disasters. Packed with macabre anecdotes, this diverting, yet gruesome collection presents tales ranging from the paranormal and shocking to the heartbreaking.
By Chris Woodyard