Das Gemälde: Eine Geistergeschichte
Format: Gebundene Ausgabe
Pages no: 160
Edition language: Deutsch
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Ghost Stories
Das Gemälde zeigt einen Straßenumzug in Venedig am Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts. Dementsprechend sind die abgebildeten Personen ganz in Tradition der venezianischen Maskerade gekleidet und trotz des heiteren Anlasses geht von dem Bild eine düstere Bedrohung aus.Eine Gräfin aus Yorkshire bietet dem Besi...
I'll admit that this one confused me a little which made me zone in and out every so often, so that would have affected my enjoyment. This was a short creepy read, quite original and well written but I didn't enjoy it as much as I did 'The Woman in Black'. I like a good scare but this just didn't gi...
Pleasing enough but rather too predictable to be truly enjoyable: the tension felt overstretched in places.
I thought I was a sucker for ghost stories, but it seems I've changed a bit since high school. I wonder how I would perceive The Ghost Stories of M.R. James if I were to read them again at this age. Or better let them untouched on the pedestal built from my childhood memories.Maybe The Man in the Pi...
Bolstered by Hill's ingenuity when it comes to ghost stories, as well as her tastes for the classical, the story just seems to be missing something for me. Of course it is not, as other reviewers have pointed out, in The Woman in Black's league, though it tries, and in my eyes, mostly fails to meet ...
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