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  • Six classic ghost stories from the first recipient of the William Dean Howells Medal for Distinction in Fiction. Lightly edited for modern readers, the bones of the stories are just as she told them with no changes to plot or settings. Best of all th...


  • Out in front of the cemetery stood a white horse and a covered wagon.The horse was not tied, but she stood quite still, her four feetwidely and ponderously planted, her meek white head hanging. Shadowsof leaves danced on her back. There were many tre...


  • It was very early in the morning, it was scarcely dawn, when the young man started upon a walk of twenty-five miles to reach Alton, where he was to be assistant to the one physician in the place, Doctor Thomas Gordon, or as he was familiarly called, ...


  • When that music ceased he did not wait any longer nor enter the house, but stole away silently. This time he travelled the main road, which intersected the old one at the Hautville house. The village lights shone before him all the way. He was half-w...


  • Freeman was born in Randolph, Massachusetts and at fifteen moved with her family to Brattleboro, Vermont. In 1884, left without any immediate family, she returned to Randolph, where she lived for almost twenty years with her childhood friend Mary Wal...


  • Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman's husband, who suffered from alcoholism and an addiction to sleeping powders, was committed to the New Jersey State Hospital for the Insane in Trenton, and the two legally separated a year later. After his death in 1923, ...


  • Six months after Arthur's attempt to purchase back his ancestral acres, a man came to him with a proposal for him to furnish on contract a large quantity of coal for the railroad. Arthur jumped at the chance. The contract was drawn up by a lawyer in...


  • Originally published in 1936, here is a charming novel of a rural doctor's life, trials, and tribulations. Barter, conniving horse traders, and more face 'Doc.' Gordon! MARY E. WILKINS FREEMAN (1852-1930) was born in Randolph, Massachusetts and died ...


  • This volume brings together the works of two important American writers. Both Jewett and Freeman used as their settings the small towns of 19th-century New England, both created as their principal characters mature and elderly women. Their etched dra...







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    This Indenture Wittnesseth, That I Margaret Burjust of Boston, in the County of Suffolk and Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England. Have placed, and by these presents do place and bind out my only Daughter whose name is Ann Ginnins to be an...


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    THAT affair of Jim Simmons's cats never became known. Two little boys and a little girl can keep a secret-that is, sometimes. The two little boys had the advantage of the little girl because they could talk over the affair together, and the little gi...


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    Excerpt from The Fair Lavinia Henry gave the other young man an im patient Shove. Enough of this nonsense He cried, angrily. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenboo...


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    "We express our unfeigned admiration for her delicate work, when we first made acquaintance with it in A Far-away Melody. Miss Wilkins's fiction is, so far as the English tongue is concerned, unrivalled-a thing to itself. It depicts the humble villag...


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    "This 1904 collection of Mary E. Wilkins Freeman's short stories contains: ""The Givers,"" ""The Revolt of Sophia,"" ""Lucy,"" ""Eglantina,"" ""Joy,"" ""The Reign of the Doll,"" ""The Chance of Araminta,"" ""The Butterfly,"" and ""The Last Gift."""...






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    At half-past six o'clock on Sunday night Barnabas came out of his bedroom. The Thayer house was only one story high and there were no chambers. A number of little bedrooms were clustered around the three square rooms—the north and south parlors and...


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    Excerpt from Chapter 1: ..".Run along." Wesley Elliot obeyed. He always obeyed, at least in the literal sense, when Mrs. Solomon Black ordered him. There was about her a fairly masterly maternity. She loved the young minister as firmly for his own go...


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    Collected Ghost Stories is a posthumous collection of stories by author Mary E. Wilkins Freeman. It was released in 1974 by Arkham House in an edition of 4,155 copies. The book is the first collection of all of Freeman's supernatural stories and her ...


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    Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and...


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    “There are few writers of short stories whose work has such distinction as that of Miss Mary E. Wilkins. Much as we admire the many good qualities in her longer novels, especially Pembroke, we feel that she is at her best in those dainty little ske...


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    Mary Wilkins Freeman (1852 1930), born in Randolph, Massachusetts, began to publish stories about New England in the early 1880s. In the following decades, Freeman drew widespread praise for her intimate portraits of women and her realistic depiction...


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    A collection that shows Freeman's many modes - romantic, gothic, and psychologically symbolic - as well as her use of pathos and sentimentality, humour, satire and irony. These stories centre on questions of women's integrity, courage and privation; ...


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    Excerpt from Once Upon a Time: And Other Child-VersesRusting to the sweet Char ity Of little folk TO find some grace, in spite Of halting rhyme And frequent telling, in these little tales.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thous...


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    Freeman began writing stories and verse for children while still a teenager to help support her family and was quickly successful. When the supernatural caught her interest, the result was a group of short stories which combined domestic realism with...






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    MARY E. WILKINS FREEMAN (1852-1930) was born in Randolph, Massachusetts and died in Metuchen, New Jersey. Among her published regional short fiction and novels are A Humble Romance and Other Stories, A New England Nun and Other Stories, Jane Field, a...