About the book
The anthology brings together tales of woe and angst, loneliness, redemption and humour, featuring starving artists, possessed Popes, damned kings and hopeful prisoners. Lost Souls is an exploration of what it is that makes us human - and what happens when that's stripped away.
- "An Experiment in Misery" by Stephen Crane
- "Quality" by John Galsworthy
- "Amanda Todd" by Mary Wilkins Freeman
- "The Professor" by Calista Halsey Patchin
- "The King is Dead, Long Live the King" by Mary Coleridge
- "P'r'aps" by Charles Bayly, Jr
- "Ixion in Heaven" by Benjamin Disraeli
- "The Demon Pope" by Richard Garnett
- "The Outcasts of Poker Flat" by Bret Harte
- "Miranda Higgins" by William Atwell Cheney
- "Christopherson" by George Gissing
- "Emperor Norton" by May Wentworth
- "The Secret of Goresthorpe Grange" by Arthur Conan Doyle
- "A Butterfly in the Fog" by Latrobe Carroll
- "Marooned" by Robert W. Chambers
- "Hepaticas" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
- "The Prisoners" by John Reynolds (abridged by Osgood Vance)
- "The Devil's Age", a new tale by David Bryher (based on Franchun Beltzarri)
- "The Four-Fifteen Express" by Amelia B. Edwards
- "The Parrot" by Mary Wilkins Freeman
- "A Double-Dyed Deceiver" by O. Henry
Illustrated by Vincent Sammy
Edited and introduced by Anne C. Perry and Jared Shurin
The Limited Edition
Lost Souls was released as a 100-copy, hand-numbered limited edition hardcover, bound in purple buckram with yellow endpapers and gold foil stamping.
The hardcover also contains a half-dozen pieces of additional material: fragments, reviews and ephemera found by the editors as they researched the stories.
Published August 2012 (hardcover) / May 2013 (paperback)
Hardcover (100 numbered copies): SOLD OUT
"In spite of their age, most of these stories remain eminently readable, even if at times their prose is a little dated. Taken together, this resurrection of these out-of-print stories makes for a rich reading experience as well as a reminder that love, loss, sorrow and all the other human emotions displayed herein are timeless. With Lost Souls Shurin and Perry have not only delivered another wonderful anthology, but have shown themselves to have a great eye for what makes a good story, be it speculative or not." - A Fantastical Librarian
"Something very special.... The collection as a whole reveals a portrait of the development of horror, fantasy, and the weird that we all know and love." - The British Fantasy Society
Richard Garnett's "The Demon Pope" on Pornokitsch.
Interview with artist Vincent Sammy on This is horror.
And another, this time on Fortress of Solitude.