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High Spirits: A Collection of Ghost Stories - Robertson Davies
High Spirits: A Collection of Ghost Stories
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Robertson Davies first hit upon the notion of writing ghost stories when he joined the University of Toronto's Massey College as a Master. Wishing to provide entertainment at the College's Gaudy Night, the annual Christmas party, Professor Davies created a "spooky story," which he read aloud to... show more
Robertson Davies first hit upon the notion of writing ghost stories when he joined the University of Toronto's Massey College as a Master. Wishing to provide entertainment at the College's Gaudy Night, the annual Christmas party, Professor Davies created a "spooky story," which he read aloud to the gathering. That story, "Revelation from a Smoky Fire," is the first in this wonderful, haunting collection. A tradition quickly became established and, for eighteen years, Davies delighted and amused the Gaudy Night guests with his tales of the supernatural. Here, gathered together in one volume, are those eighteen stories, just as Davies first read them.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780142002469 (0142002461)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
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4.0 High Spirits: A Collection of Ghost Stories
High Spirits, Robertson Davies' collection of Massey College ghost stories, is a pleasing little set of tales, which would, however, lose most of their charm, I think, for someone who didn't know the College. For me, they were intensely evocative, although of an era in the college that I just missed...
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