Women’s Weird. Strange Stories by Women, 1890-1940


Women’s Weird contains thirteen stories by Louisa Baldwin, D K Broster, Mary Butts, Mary Cholmondeley, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Margaret Irwin, Margery Lawrence, Elinor Mordaunt, Edith Nesbit, Eleanor Scott, May Sinclair, Francis Stevens and Edith Wharton.

Highlights include:

  • Edith Nesbit’s horror story ‘The Shadow’, about the dangers of telling a ghost story after the excitement of a ball.
  • Edith Wharton tells an alarming story of Breton dogs and a jealous husband, in ‘Kerfol’.
  • May Sinclair’s ‘Where Their Fire Is Not Quenched’ is about a love that will never, ever die.
  • Mary Butts, modernist poet and novelist, wrote ‘With and Without Buttons’, a story of some very haunted gloves.
  • D K Broster, best known for her historical novels, tells an unholy story of a mistress’s feathery revenge, ‘Couching At The Door’.
  • Rarities include Margery Lawrence’s ‘The haunted saucepan’, and Francis Stevens’s Lovecraftian tale of tentacles in an alternate dimension, ‘Unseen – Unfeared’.