Gather in close as we share a reading of a classic Victorian ghost story!
Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s The Haunted and the Haunters is an exceptional example of Gothic fiction, a genre that emerged in the late 18th century and was characterized by its use of supernatural elements, melodramatic plots, and gloomy, often ruined settings. It tells the story of an unnamed protagonist, his servant and his dog, who visit a grand but dilapidated mansion that is rumoured to be haunted. The story follows their experiences as they investigate the truth behind the ghost stories and the eerie occurrences that happen inside the house. It is not only a thrilling and spooky adventure, but it also delves into themes of betrayal, revenge, and the power of the mind, making it not just a spine-chilling journey, but also a thought-provoking one.