Wharton's Ghost Stories: A Live Reading

with Elric Walker

October 20, 2021

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

"It was the autumn after I had the typhoid. I'd been three months in hospital, and when I came out, I looked so weak and tottery that the two or three ladies I applied to were afraid to engage me." 

So begins the haunting tale told by the Lady's Maid.

In October, we celebrate Halloween with a live reading of Edith Wharton's short ghost story, "The Lady's Maid's Bell," published in 1902 by Scribner's Magazine. Join us near the Stable for this outdoor event; enjoy the warmth from the heaters and complimentary hot apple cider!

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As of August 3, we have updated our face-mask policy at The Mount. We strongly encourage vaccinated visitors to wear masks when attending outdoor events. Unvaccinated visitors must wear masks at all times. When indoors, masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

Thank you for your cooperation.

The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact The Mount at 413-551-5100 or by email, info@edithwharton.org, to discuss accommodations needed to participate fully in this event.

Purchase the new edition of Wharton Ghost Stories from The Mount's bookshop.org page!

  • $5 for members; $10 non-members.
  • We recommend advance registration; the event is outside of The Mount's Stable.
  • If it rains, this event will move into the Stable auditorium.
Elric Walker
Artist Website

Elric Walker is a widely known performing songwriter and poet living in the Western Hills of Massachusetts. Elric has been associated with The Mount for several years as a docent and a member of our Backstairs Tour, where he joined our “meet the servants” dramatization as Alfred White–the Wharton’s beloved butler. Elric returns this fall to The Mount as part of the ghost tour team and will present a dramatic reading of one of Edith Wharton’s most chilling ghost stories, “The Lady’s Maid’s Bell.”