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The Invisible Eye : Tales of Terror by Emile Erckmann and Louis Alexandre Chatrian, Paperback / softback Book

The Invisible Eye : Tales of Terror by Emile Erckmann and Louis Alexandre Chatrian Paperback / softback

Part of the Collins Chillers series


A collection of the finest supernatural tales by two of the best Victorian writers of weird tales - Erckmann-Chatrian, authors who inspired M.

R. James, H. P. Lovecraft, and many others. Emile Erckmann and Louis Alexandre Chatrian began their writing partnership in the 1840s and continued working together until the year before Chatrian's death in 1890.

At the height of their powers they were known as `the twins', and their works proved popular translated into English.

After their deaths, however, they slipped into obscurity; and apart from the odd tale reprinted in anthologies, their work has remained difficult to find and to appreciate. In The Invisible Eye, veteran horror anthologist Hugh Lamb has collected together the finest weird tales by Erckmann-Chatrian.

The world of which they wrote has long since vanished: a world of noblemen and peasants, enchanted castles and mysterious woods, haunted by witches, monsters, curses and spells.

It is a world brought to life by the vivid imagination of these authors and praised by successors including M.R.

James and H. P. Lovecraft. With an introduction by Hugh Lamb, and in paperback for the first time, this collection will transport the reader to the darkest depths of the nineteenth century: a time when anything could happen - and occasionally did.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 416 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9780008265380



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