I Am Stone: The Gothic Weird Tales of R. Murray Gilchrist edited by Daniel Pietersen
Paperback – British Library Board – Jan 2022 – 319 pages
R. Murray Gilchrist was lauded for his imagination and florid, illustrative style during the fin-de-siècle period, and this new collection showcases the very best of his short fiction.
Despite being admired by H. G. Wells and described by Arnold Bennett as “almost the peak of perfection in that difficult genre [of short fiction],” Gilchrist and his works are now largely forgotten.
Packed with thrilling encounters and unforgettable descriptions from the weirdest ebb of the writer’s mind, this anthology aims to introduce a new readership to Gilchrist’s entrancing and influential oeuvre.