Dreamland and Ghostland

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
Dreamland and Ghostland
(George Redway, 1887)

Dreamland and Ghostland is a series of 3 volumes including short stories written by various authors including Arthur Conan Doyle published by George Redway in october 1887.

The Conan Doyle stories in vol. 2 and 3 are the first to appear in book form in England.

Each volumes were reissued separately in november 1888 and retitled as follow :

  • Vol 1. > Dream Warnings and Mysteries
  • Vol 2. > Strange Stories of Coincidence and Ghostly Adventures
  • Vol 3. > Ghost Stories and Presentiments


Volume 1

  • Preface
  • Mab, the Woman of the Dream (anonymous)
  • Fore-Armed, by A. Savile
  • Only Ten Minutes; or, What My Dream Told Me (anonymous)
  • The Ghost of Lawford Hall (anonymous)
  • A Strange Fact (anonymous)
  • A Double Event; or 200 to 1, by D. Belgrave
  • A Warning Bell (anonymous)
  • Cousin Geoffrey's Chamber, by Mrs. Henry Clifford
  • Three Strange Stories, by C. A. M.
  • The Brand of Cain; or, What Could It Be? (anonymous)
  • Unmasked by a Bullet, by B. H. West
  • Twelve O'Clock, Noon (anonymous)
  • Seen in the Mirror (anonymous)

Volume 2

  • J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement, by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Three Overheard Whispers (anonymous)
  • Madame Valeria; An Italian Ghost Story (anonymous)
  • A Blind Man's Notions about Ghosts (anonymous)
  • A Coach Full of Ghosts, by Eleanor C. Price
  • The Argument in Favour of Ghosts (anonymous)
  • My Adventure: the Story of a Granted Wish (anonymous)
  • The Mystery of The Mess Room (anonymous)
  • Half a Minute Late (anonymous)
  • How I Came to Believe in a Ghost (anonymous)

Volume 3



By the courtesy of the proprietors of "The Cornhill Magazine," "Belgravia," "Chambers's Journal," and "Cassell's Saturday Magazine," the Editor is able to include several striking stories, written from material picked up in various countries by a member of a distinguished family, — Mr. A. Conan Doyle, the grandson of H. B. and nephew of the late Richard Doyle. His contributions are distinguished by the Δ affixed to them. They introduce some curious examples of the power of superstition, and a singular mixture of truth and error, as in the Diamond Story of the Sassassa Valley.