RICH REVIEWS: Mary Shelley Presents # 1
Title: Mary Shelley Presents # 1
Publisher: Kymera Press
Story: Elizabeth Gaskell
Written by: Nancy Holder
Artist: Amelia Woo
Letterer: Saida Temofonte
Colorist: Sandra Molina
Color Separations: Alejandro Garcia
Price: $ 9.73 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Comments: Mary Shelley hosts a tale by Elizabeth Gaskell “The Old Nurse’s Story”. Furnivall Manor House, Cumberland, England is a picturesque house with a gothic look to it. A young family is moving in with a relative there. The house does seem strange and things begin to happen.
The way the story is written makes it hard to fully understand everything that is going on.
As the story progresses you get a sense and feel that something strange is going on. Are ghosts living at this house?
The Victorian setting is lovely to see. The style of dress is beautifully presented.
There was drama here and still is. A ghost haunts this place and a curse. A sister was mistreated and now her sister lives a lonely pathetic life. In this story, redemption happens. The ending is not fully clear yet enough so you do get a happy ending.
At the end, the original story “The Old Nurse’s Story” by Elizabeth Gaskell is reprinted. This is an excellent short ghost story.