Everybody loves a ghost story, and the Christmas season is traditionally a good time for them. So I've been perusing this little collection that contains a group of stories from the gaslight era, all but one of them written by people I'd never heard of. Even the editors can't tell us much about a couple of them, but don't let that discourage you. These are some creepy tales from a time when the ghost story was held in high regard. The general introduction and the introductions to each story are especially valuable if, like me, you're unfamiliar with most of the authors. If you're interested in this kind of thing, you can find lots of cheap copies on the 'Net.