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Some volumes of ghost stories

The work Mary Shelley cites is Fantasmagoriana; ou Recueil d'Histoires d'Apparitions, de Spectres, Revenans, Fantômes, &c. Traduit de l'allemand, par un Amateur, 2 vols. (Paris, 1812), anonymously published by Jean Baptiste Benoît Eyriès (1767-1846). The following year, in turn, this text was translated into English as Tales of the Dead. Principally Translated from the French (London: White, Cochrane, and Co., 1813). This English translation is included, as being more universally accessible to a reader of Frankenstein.