Supernatural short story written especially for the young Anne (Nannie) Wynne. It was originally published as The Ghost’s Touch in The Irish Fireside, 30 September – 14 October 1885; Harper’s Weekly, 23 October 1885; and in The Ghost’s Touch and Other Stories (with My Lady’s Money and Percy and the Prophet, Harper’s Handy Series, no 30, 1885).
William Wilkie Collins (1824-1889), was born in London’s Marylebone where he lived more or less continuously for 65 years. Today he is best known for The Moonstone (1868), often regarded as the first true detective novel, and The Woman in White (1860), the archetypal sensation novel. During his lifetime, however, he wrote over thirty major books, well over a hundred articles, short stories and essays,… Read more »