Though she initially rose to acclaim with the publication of a series of critical works focusing on the Italian Renaissance, Violet Paget (who wrote under the pen name Vernon Lee) later turned to fiction as a creative outlet. The sophisticated, spare ghost stories collected in Hauntings are more akin to the tales of psychological suspense crafted by her friend Henry James than to the lurid, sensationalistic tales written for mass consumption during the period.
More Winter Ghosts
A further selection of vintage ghost and horror stories by masters of the genre. Set during the Christmas period, these are perfect festive reading for long winter nights...
Renaissance Fancies and Studies
A groundbreaking critic who also made a name for herself as a writer of supernatural fiction, Violet Paget, writing under the name Vernon Lee, applied her unique analytical lens to the aesthetic and cultural sensibilities of numerous eras over the…
Vernon Lee wrote essays and poetry, but she is best known for her supernatural fiction.This is a murder mystery set in a castle near Stimigliano. After the murder the suspicion rested on the widow especially since she had the murdered killed by two…
What is it that makes us regard one object or artwork as aesthetically pleasing, while considering another to be unattractive? In a series of engaging and well-argued essays, author Vernon Lee tackles the issue of aesthetics from a number of…
Euphorion: Volume II
The female writer and critic born Violet Paget rose to prominence using the pen name Vernon Lee. Over time, she came to be regarded as one of the foremost experts on the Italian Renaissance, and the engaging essays collected in Euphorion amply…
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