We Are Proud to Be the FIRST Internet Blog to Publish the Original Manuscript Pages of a New-Found Ghost Story by H. G. Wells!

Nice literary detective work over at Haint-Blue Shudders! Love these ms. pages of a previously unpublished ghost story “The Haunted Ceiling” by H. G. Wells!

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Credit must be given, of course, to The Strand Magazine (Sherlock Holmes stories first appeared here) for being the first publication to bring us, in transcribed print format, “The Haunted Ceiling”, a previously unpublished ghost story, in their 2016 pre-Christmas issue. The story was written by H. G. Wells (The War of the Worlds, The invisible Man, The Time Machine) around 1895 (date approximated by The Strand).

Haint Blue recently discovered the actual hand-written manuscript in the Public Domain; and we wanted to share it with our readers, here, on Haint-Blue Shudders!

It would rock to be able to say we are the first place Wells’ hand-written manuscript (ms.) was published. The ms., though, which includes 16 pages, complete with markups (how cool is that?), has been sleeping quietly in an archives at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champlaign since 1954* when it was purchased with Wells’ personal papers. The…

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One response to “We Are Proud to Be the FIRST Internet Blog to Publish the Original Manuscript Pages of a New-Found Ghost Story by H. G. Wells!

  1. What?? Seriously nice work over there, guys! Reading these was a pleasure. I felt like Wells was in the room with me. Thank you for that experience! I also picked up The Strand Magazine issue containing “The Haunted Ceiling” transcribed and published for the first time. That’s sure to be a collector’s item one day!

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