The House by the Poppy Field: A Ghost Story for Christmas

Category: Book
By (author): Bowen, Marjorie
Illustrated By: Seth
Series: Seth's Christmas Ghost Stories
Subject:  FICTION / Ghost
  FICTION / Gothic
  FICTION / Holidays
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Biblioasis
Published: October 2023
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 64
Size: 6.00in x 4.00in
Our Price:
$ 9.95
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

World-renowned cartoonist Seth returns with three new ghost stories for 2023.

Maitland returns to his ancestral estate after having lived a largely solitary life. He soon finds himself increasingly obsessed with the magnificent field of poppies surrounding his home, as well as the man harvesting them.

Review Quote*

Praise for Christmas Ghost Stories

"[This] series of Christmas ghost stories, miniature books chosen and illustrated by the cartoonist Seth … [offers] chills-and charm."
-John Williams, New York Times Book Review

"Internationally celebrated Guelph cartoonist Seth dug deep into his archive of ghost stories to resurrect a Victorian tradition of reading one on Christmas Eve."
-Deb Dundas, Toronto Star

"I just bought my set of these and they … are … PERFECT. I hope they do these every year."
-Patton Oswalt

"As good as the story selection is, the design of each book is the star … In [Seth's] work I see the brilliant use of shadow a la' Mike Mignola, combined with the dark whimsey of Tim Burton ... Highly recommended for the horror lovers looking for something special in this post-Halloween season."
-Cemetery Dance

"A nice, creepy reprieve from all the holly and jolly of the holidays. Seth's black and white illustrations provide a delicious sense for foreboding and unease to these tales of the dearly departed."
-Lindsey Childs, Prairie Fire

"Seth's books-petite and illustrated with gorgeous minimalist designs-feel somehow like a more mature version of my childhood traditions. In reality, Seth's Christmas Ghost Stories are a tradition everyone, young and old, can make a part of their holidays. With these beautifully illustrated books, it seems in this case one really can judge a book by its cover."
-The Charlatan

"Really beautiful art, and great stories."
-So Many Damn Books

Biographical NoteMarjorie Bowen (1885–1952) was a prolific British author who wrote historical romances, supernatural horror stories, popular history, and biography.

Seth is the cartoonist behind the comic-book series Palookaville, which started in the stone age as a pamphlet and is now a semi-annual hardcover. His comics have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Best American Comics, and McSweeney's Quarterly. His illustrations have appeared in numerous publications including the cover of the New Yorker, The Walrus, and Canadian Notes & Queries. He is the subject of a recent documentary from the National Film Board of Canada, Seth's Dominion. Seth lives in Guelph, Ontario, with his wife Tania and their two cats in an old house he has named "Inkwell's End."