"A knight living alone in his isolated mountain fortress shows hospitality to a pair of pilgrims who appear one day from the mountains, seeking shelter. Entreating him to tell them of his sorrow, the knight unburdens himself of his tragedy and loss, unaware of the true nature of the two young people's pilgrimage - until a revelation transforms his understanding of the past and reveals the possibility of a new future." "A poignant tale of betrayal, heartbreak, revenge and redemption, 'The Pilgrims' is an exquisite work of Gothic storytelling, and is accompanied here by four other short stories, 'The Dream', 'The False Rhyme', 'The Invisible Girl', and 'The Mourner'. Harking on the troubled relationship between father and daughter, returning again and again to the theme of premature mortality, these stories echo parallel tragic and difficult aspects of Mary Shelley's own life as a daughter, wife and writer."--BOOK JACKET.