In the Dark


Published in 1988 by Equation.

Edith Nesbit’s natural gift for storytelling has brought her worldwide renown as a classic children’s author. But beyond her beloved children’s stories lay a darker side to her imagination, revealed here in her chilling tales of the supernatural.

Haunted by lifelong phobias which provoked, in her own words, ‘nights and nights of anguish and horror, long years of bitterest fear and dread’, Nesbit was inspired to pen terrifying stories of a twilight world where the dead walked the earth.


Introduction – Hugh Lamb
Man-Size In Marble
Uncle Abraham’s Romance
From The Dead
The Three Drugs
The Violet Car
John Charrington’s Wedding
The Pavilion
Hurst Of Hurstcote
In The Dark
The Head
The Mystery Of The Semi-Detached
The Ebony Frame
The Five Senses
The Shadow


This was the first edition of the Edith Nesbit anthology entitled In the Dark by Hugh Lamb. The collection was expanded for the Ash-Tree Press edition in 2000, and then republished by HarperCollins in 2017.

Hugh Lamb had previously published a shorter collection of Edith Nesbit stories in 1985 entitled E. Nesbit’s Tales Of Terror.

A large print version of this anthology was was also published by Chivers Press in the same year. 

Other Editions

Paperback – Published in 2017 by HarperCollins

Hardcover – Published in 2000 by Ash-Tree Press

Hardcover – Large print version published in 1989 by Chivers Press

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