Vernon Lee

The Legend of Madame Krasinska

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A short story from the British Library Tales of the Weird collection A Phantom Lover and Other Dark Tales by Vernon Lee. Inspired by a sketch of a poor woman driven to madness by artist Cecchino, wealthy Madame Krasinska attends a ball in fancy dress mocking the old woman. But after the ball she is overcome by severe depression. Could the old woman be haunting her as punishment?
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