Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Supernatural and Gothic Tales published in Spanish!

It is with great pleasure that I announce the publication of a collection of Braddon’s supernatural and gothic short stories in Spanish: The Face in the Mirror and Other Gothic Tales (2018). The publisher, La Biblioteca de Carfax, based in Spain, publish horror literature from all eras and subgenres, and they also devote special attention to the literature written by women, forgotten in the genre but with a high quality production – so Braddon fits their remit perfectly.


Translated by María Pérez de San Román, the whole collection highlights Braddon’s range in supernatural writing, from ghost stories, to vampires and other-worldly beings. The fact that Braddon is being read world-wide demonstrates her continuing interest to and influence on a wide range of readers.

I was also honoured to be asked to write an introduction to the collection – which they also translated into Spanish. My introduction briefly outlines Braddon’s life, career and gothic works. For those of you who don’t speak or read Spanish, fear not – the publisher kindly gave me permission to post my original English language version online. You can download it from my page.

If you can read Spanish, you may well like to read the entire collection for yourself, in which case – please visit La biblioteca de Carfax’s website.


Janine Hatter

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