Album artwork for Spectral Sounds: Unquiet Tales of Acoustic Weird by Manon Burz-Labrande

My bell had rung. I sat up, terrified by the unusual sound, which seemed to go on jangling through the darkness. My hands shook so that I couldn’t find the matches... I began to think I must have been dreaming; but I looked at the bell against the wall, and there was the little hammer still quivering...

From the ringing of a disconnected bell to footsteps in the halls of an abandoned house and the whisper of an unexplained voice in the ear, uncanny sounds are often the heralds of danger and terror in Gothic and supernatural fiction. Yet, when examining the range of stories which best manipulate our aural sense it is clear that there is more room to explore how significant sound is to our experience of fear.

This new collection presents tales in which ghosts interact with the corporeal world through noise, bodiless voices wander through the ether, and the objects whose sounds we trust, like the telephone, betray us. Featuring obscure pieces alongside some of the pioneers of the weird including B M Croker, Algernon Blackwood, H D Everett and Sheridan Le Fanu.

Manon Burz-Labrande

Spectral Sounds: Unquiet Tales of Acoustic Weird

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Released 22/09/2022Catalogue Number

9780712354172

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Manon Burz-Labrande

Spectral Sounds: Unquiet Tales of Acoustic Weird

Album artwork for Album artwork for Spectral Sounds: Unquiet Tales of Acoustic Weird by Manon Burz-Labrande by Spectral Sounds: Unquiet Tales of Acoustic Weird - Manon Burz-Labrande
Album artwork for Spectral Sounds: Unquiet Tales of Acoustic Weird by Manon Burz-Labrande
Paperback

£9.99

Released 22/09/2022Catalogue Number

9780712354172

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

My bell had rung. I sat up, terrified by the unusual sound, which seemed to go on jangling through the darkness. My hands shook so that I couldn’t find the matches... I began to think I must have been dreaming; but I looked at the bell against the wall, and there was the little hammer still quivering...

From the ringing of a disconnected bell to footsteps in the halls of an abandoned house and the whisper of an unexplained voice in the ear, uncanny sounds are often the heralds of danger and terror in Gothic and supernatural fiction. Yet, when examining the range of stories which best manipulate our aural sense it is clear that there is more room to explore how significant sound is to our experience of fear.

This new collection presents tales in which ghosts interact with the corporeal world through noise, bodiless voices wander through the ether, and the objects whose sounds we trust, like the telephone, betray us. Featuring obscure pieces alongside some of the pioneers of the weird including B M Croker, Algernon Blackwood, H D Everett and Sheridan Le Fanu.