Man Size In Marble
Man size in marble is a short horror story by the british author edith nesbit.
Man size in marble. Free shipping on qualifying offers. The story was later collected in nesbit s 1893 anthology grim tales. Although every word of this story is as true as despair i do not expect people to believe it.
The best horror and ghost stories of e. Edith nesbit is best known for her novel the railway children famously filmed starring jenny agutter and bernard cribbins. This tale is her most widely anthologised short story.
Man size in marble book. It was first published in the december 1887 issue of the home chimes magazine. But she was also the author of numerous weird tales.
You can read it at project gutenberg as part of nesbit s grim tales collection. A newly married couple relocate to the country always an unwise move where folk horror is concerned and fall foul of the local legend of the shapes that walked in their marble. Man size in marble is one of my top 50 ghost stories in spite of the typically victorian heroine.
When a young pair of newlyweds settle down into a small cottage. The best horror and ghost stories of e. Nesbit oldstyle tales of murder mystery horror.
However local legend has it that no one ever stays in the cottage on all saints eve. Bbc radio 4 fm 11 april 1987 20 15. A young couple enjoy a life of bliss in their remote country cottage and even make use of the local legends of things that walk t.