In January we’ll start up with “Tales of the Uneasy” by Violet Hunt
Violet Hunt was a British novelist, biographer, and literary hostess born in 1862 to novelist Margaret Hunt and painter Alfred Hunt. She was a part of the pre-Raphaelite social circle that included Oscar Wilde, Radclyffe Hall, and Ford Madox Brown with whom she lived for 10 years. Hunt was considered a New Woman novelist, and her works are comprised of seventeen novels, three collections of short stories, two autobiographical memoirs, and numerous journal articles.
Hunt also wrote two collections of supernatural stories, Tales of the Uneasy and More Tales of the Uneasy. Tales of the Uneasy was described by E. F. Bleiler as containing “Excellent stories, in which the supernatural is used as a technical device to indicate ironies of fate and the intimate relationship of life and death.” Tales of the Uneasy was also included by horror historian R. S. Hadji on his list of “unjustly neglected” horror books.