Edited with an introduction, afterword, and notes by Maria Bachman.
The University of Tampa Press is pleased to publish two tales of
the supernatural—“The Dead Hand” by Wilkie Collins and “The Bride’s
Chamber” by Charles Dickens–as the fourth volume of Insistent Visions.
The stories originally appeared as parts of The Lazy Tour of Two Idle
Apprentices by Dickens and Collins (1857), a collaboration between two
giants of nineteenth century literature, with the more famous of the two
authors claiming the right to list his name first. The complete work is
not often read today, but through Maria Bachman’s discerning
presentation of this pair of intriguing stories—published together as
stand-alone pieces for the first time here—we hope they will reach a
new and wider audience.
Also available in paperback.