by Charles G. Harper
English author Charles G. Harper writes in his preface: "Do you believe in ghosts?" asked a gentleman of Madame de Deffand. "No," replied the witty lady, "but I am afraid of them." Such is the nature of the supernatural; we profess non-belief yet have a deep seeded fear of the very thing we profess does not exist. This denial of fact may be one of the reasons why we have a love/fear relationship with ghost stories and haunted houses. In this work, Harper takes us on a fascinating literary tour of many of the delightfully creepy English haunted houses. Photographic Reprint of the 1907 edition.