Download the Free Fishpond App!
Download on the App Store

Android App on Google play

Already own it?

Sell Yours
Home » Books » Fiction & Literature » Classics

The Statement of Stella Maberly, and an Evil Spirit

Valancourt Classics

By F. Anstey, Thomas Anstey Guthrie, Peter Merchant

Free shipping Australia wide
Ships from UK
Order Now for Christmas with e-Gift
Register or sign-in to rate and get recommendations.
Format: Paperback, 188 pages
Published In: United States, 21 February 2017
A rediscovered classic of madness and possession by the author of the famous bodyswap novel Vice Versa

After her father loses his fortune, Stella Maberly is forced to go into service as a paid companion to her former schoolfellow, Evelyn Heseltine. When Stella finds Evelyn one morning apparently dead from an accidental--or perhaps intentional--poisoning, she is shocked and horrified. But it is nothing compared to her horror when Evelyn reawakens. Stella believes her friend's body is animated by something evil. Is Stella insane, or has a spirit of darkness actually taken possession of Evelyn?

When originally published in 1896, The Statement of Stella Maberly was subtitled 'Written by Herself' and presented as the real-life confession of a possibly mad woman, but the identity of the book's true author, F. Anstey (1856-1934), famous for his oft-filmed bodyswap novel Vice Versa (1882), was soon revealed. This first-ever scholarly edition of Anstey's lost classic features a new introduction and notes by Peter Merchant, plus the first-ever appearance of unpublished manuscripts pertaining to the novel, including a 1916 screenplay for a never-produced film version, An Evil Spirit.

'A very curious and interesting story ... either a study of hallucination, of madness ... or else it is a sober statement of how, on a young girl's death, her body was revivified by a wandering spirit ... The book has very great interest ... written very skilfully and convincingly'--The Review of Reviews

'A unique and weird experience'--The Literary World

'Has a kinship with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ... a most striking tale'--Godey's Magazine

EAN: 9781943910618
ISBN: 1943910618
Publisher: Valancourt Books
Dimensions: 20.32 x 12.7 x 1.09 centimetres (0.21 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
Tell a friend

Their Email:

Sell Yours

Already own this item?
Sell Yours and earn some cash. It's fast and free to list! (Learn More.)

Review this Product


Related Searches


Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners

You can earn a 5% commission by selling The Statement of Stella Maberly, and an Evil Spirit (Valancourt Classics) on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep!



Are you the Author/Publisher? Improve sales by submitting additional information on this title.


This item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.