Lifetime: 1803 - 1876 Passed: ≈ 148 years ago





Catherine Crowe

Catherine Ann Crowe (20 September 1803 – 14 June 1876) was an English novelist, a writer of social and supernatural stories, and a playwright. She also wrote for children.

What were her principles?

Crowe was a devout Christian, and her work often reflected her religious beliefs. She was also a strong advocate for social justice, and her writing often explored themes of poverty, inequality, and discrimination.

What was she famous for?

Crowe is best known for her supernatural stories, which were popular in the Victorian era. Her most famous work is the collection of ghost stories Night-Side of Nature, published in 1848.

What were her notable works?

Crowe's notable works include:

  • Susan Hopley (1841) - A novel about a young woman who is framed for a murder she didn't commit.
  • The Night-Side of Nature (1848) - A collection of ghost stories.
  • Linny Lockwood (1854) - A novel about a young woman who is forced to confront her own prejudices.
  • Men and Women; or, Man and Nature (1854) - A novel that explores the relationship between men and women.

What was her philosophy?

Crowe believed in the power of storytelling to teach and inspire. She also believed that the supernatural world was real, and that ghosts and other spirits could communicate with the living.

When did she die and how is she remembered?

Crowe died on June 14, 1876, at the age of 76. She is remembered as one of the most popular and influential writers of supernatural stories in the Victorian era.

Anything interesting to know about the author?

Crowe was a prolific writer, and she published over 30 books during her lifetime. She was also a popular public speaker, and she gave lectures on a variety of topics, including the supernatural, social reform, and women's rights.

Crowe's work has been praised for its vivid descriptions, its well-developed characters, and its suspenseful plots. Her supernatural stories are particularly notable for their realistic and believable portrayal of the spirit world.

Crowe's work continues to be enjoyed by readers today. Her novels and ghost stories have been adapted for film and television, and they are still widely read in classrooms and book clubs.

Books by Catherine Crowe

The Night-Side of Nature; Or, Ghosts and Ghost-Seers Cover image

The Night-Side of Nature; Or, Ghosts and Ghost-Seers

Horror Fiction
Dream Nature Ghost Story Myths Life Legends Supernatural Fiction

What if the world around us is not as it seems? What if there is a hidden side to nature, where ghosts and spirits roam? The Night-Side of Nature; Or, Ghosts and Ghost-Seers by Catherine Crowe is a collection of ghost stories that were popular in th...

Ghosts And Family Legends; A Volume For Christmas Cover image

Ghosts And Family Legends; A Volume For Christmas

Fifteen ghost stories to hear around the Yule log. "It happened that I spent the last winter in a large country mansion, in the north of England, where we had a succession of visitors, and all manner of amusements—... In short, we began to tell ghost...